MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Now you can attend courses at top universities for free by signing up for a MOOC. Learn about a topic of interest in a variety of subject areas, or take professional development courses. Provide low risk higher education experiences for students by introducing them to MOOC courses. They will learn to take online courses and a bit about what will be expected of them in college courses. Here are some of the top sites for MOOCs:
Sophia: Get flipped classroom certified with Sophia
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Udutu and MyUdutu Teach and Learn on Facebook: Turn your Facebook account into an LMS! Download the MyUdutu Teach and Learn apps on Facebook and search for classes to take, or create and upload your own SCORM compliant online courses using the Udutu course builder application. Track student progress via Facebook.
University of the People: The world’s first tuition-free online university
Universal Class: Professional and personal development courses and certificates available.
Here is a video about why MOOCs are successful: http://youtu.be/kp7DKzTxFSw