Summary of Mastering MOOCs

Using Open Online Courses to Achieve Your Goals

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Mastering MOOCs book summary
Prestigious universities offer top-flight, mostly free MOOCs – massive open online courses.

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Prestigious universities offer many, top-flight massive open online courses (MOOCs), and most of them are free to the public. MOOCs are a new and exciting development in distance learning. Now you have access to the level of education offered at top universities and to classes such as Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract and Fundamentals of Neuroscience from Harvard, Introduction to Negotiation from Yale, and Calculus and Principles of Synthetic Biology from MIT. Millions of online students participate in MOOCs. Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, produced this useful MOOC manual: a superb, hands-on guide that explains how online learners can get the most from these classes. getAbstract recommends this timely, useful e-book to anyone intrigued by – or already participating in – online learning.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How massive open online courses (MOOCs) work
  • Who offers them
  • What they cost
  • What they require
  • What benefits they offer
 

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The Value of MOOCs
Max Buckley was close to graduating from Ireland’s Cork Institute of Technology when he learned about massive open online courses (MOOCs). A business administration student, Buckley wanted to broaden his knowledge about up-to-date technology and computers. He signed...
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Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. It publishes a global edition in English and regional editions in Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.


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