Almost 10 years ago, MOOC started as a proof of concept. Now, according to HolonIQ, we have 380 million students, taking over 30 thousand courses in different 50 degrees from over 1000+ universities.
With this fact, we should realize the successful model of MOOC and how it has become a very important tool in modern education.
MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses, Massive means the eLearning platform should support a huge number of students to be enrolled in different courses, maybe 10,000 or even more.
Open, means that these courses should be available for anyone, anytime and anywhere. Online, as the readers already know, means that the course material should be delivered over the internet.
Finally, the Course is for any kind of course, school course, university course or even a training course a company wants to give to their employees or so. Having said that, a lot of MOOCs nowadays like Coursera and Udacity, provide paid courses, or free courses with paid certificates.
In 2001, MIT started an initiative to publish MIT courses online and make them widely available to everyone.
When MIT took this initiative, a lot of students all over the world enrolled in these courses, and MIT was astonished by the huge number of students learning from their material that exceeded their on-site numbers.
Now, MIT has 2400 online courses, over 500 million visitors. In 2011, Stanford university built its own MOOC as well. After a year, in 2012, we witnessed the birth of the three most popular MOOCs: Two professors from computer science at Stanford University founded Coursera, Harvard and MIT launched edX in the same year, 2012, and finally Udacity was born.
Since then, we witnessed a non-stop movement of building MOOCs, MOOC is the now and the future, people should not be late joining them.
We, in edWaves, have been working with building MOOCs since 2013, we built many MOOC platforms that are widely used, and since then, we continue building and contributing to enhancing the educational experience either for universities, schools or for learning and development in companies.
We offer help for both students and universities to meet in one platform to enhance the learning experience, universities can be limited by their capacities, with edWaves, they can make students come to the physical classroom one or twice a week, and learn online the rest of the week. Also, distance learning will solve a lot of problems, like the case we see now in China, a lot of schools did not adopt eLearning, and now they ask their teachers to record videos and send them to students.
edWaves could help the teachers to organize their content, break it down and deliver it efficiently to students.
We have the know-how of how to put course content, and how to not make it boring for students. We offer help for both the learner and the educator to enhance the overall experience.