UIS online course draws big response
But after four days of registration, more than 2,000 people from more than 50 countries had signed up for the “MOOC” — Massive Open Online Course — that will focus on the topic “Online Learning Today … and Tomorrow.”
So — other than the fact the course is free — what’s the attraction?
“It allows people to dig deeply into one part or learn broadly across a topic,” said Ray Schroeder, director of the UIS Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, or COLRS. “It will build a network of people interested in this topic, or part of it.”
The MOOC was featured in an June 25, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.
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