MOOC – or massive open online courses – is usually free, credit-less and, well, massive. Anyone connected to the Internet can enroll, so the course design counts for a lot. Very different of the traditional learning model which each classroom supports 40 positions, classmates may lean on one another in study groups organized in their towns, in online forums or, the prickly part, for grading work. Differences include in therms of student assessment(*) and certificate offering(*).
- MIT: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
- Harvard: http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative
- Yale: http://oyc.yale.edu/
- UCLA/Berkeley: http://webcast.berkeley.edu/
- USP:(**) http://www.veduca.com.br/
- Open University: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/