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MOOC, online courses

What is a MOOC


These are online courses accessible to all ( French acronym "cours en ligne ouvert et massif" : CLOMs, in English "massive open online courses" MOOCs ). They are organized in multimedia formats with knowledge acquisition tests. These courses are of various levels and themes , with or without prerequisites. Very eminent professors, very prestigious universities and institutions offer these courses through internet platforms. (A non-exhaustive list of the main sites is attached at the end of this article) The MOOCs are, for the most part, free and with a certificate of success in the online quizzes.

These present educational objectives , and not simply resources disseminated online. MOOCs are pleasant to follow and surprising, by their spirit of transmission of knowledge without geographical and time constraints . Indeed, these courses distributed online allow everyone to follow the subject of their choice (provided the course exists) at their own pace and from the location of their choice (subject to internet connections). These two points are essential in this choice of type of learning, especially in a lifelong mode. Because yes, even people who have left the initial school system want to be able to train, improve, well in short, stay up to date. The evolution of MOOCs now makes it possible to have several levels of learner investment. He has the opportunity, with checks of his knowledge and the issuance of a certificate, (without verification of identity) to demonstrate his participation, his attendance, and his knowledge of the subject.

MOOCs organizers are increasingly offering to take an online exam with identity verification, allowing access to an authenticated certificate, in some cases accompanied by ECTS points, equivalent to university rights. The principle of issuing a certificate with ECTS pays off unlike the attestation, this is normal because there is real work and monitoring of the person behind this principle. The related costs are not exaggerated. This new certification approach, with ECTS, opens important doors for the learner, because he will be able to assert more easily a right to a diploma. Indeed, after having accumulated certificates in a certain number of fields, with the related ECTS , he will be able to claim a diploma as of right and make a request for validation of prior learning (VAE) at any professional establishment or university offering this one. Obviously it will be necessary that the candidate presents his file and submits to the additional constraints, such as the payment of school fees, and certainly the delivery of an end of study work of the type "internship report" with defense. , before full validation of the diploma concerned.

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