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MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses


A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale participation via the web.

The Most Recent Development in Distance Education

Online courses aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web are fondly known as MOOCs.  No relation to a bovine, the Massive Open Online Courses are free non-degree online courses with open unlimited global enrollment.  Classes are available to anyone desiring to learn, regardless of current educational levels.   Course work utilizes traditional materials such as videos, readings and problem sets and provides interactive user forums to build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants. 

EXPLORE the world of MOOC at these sites

     -MOOC List - complete list of courses offered by the best universities and entities

     -MOOCs: Top 10 Sites - elite universities

    -Coursera - an education company that partners with top universities and  
     -MIT OpenCourseWare - By topic, FREE web-based publication of MIT course content


On-line learning and services via Rapid City Public Library databases; 
                       requires cardholder status to access. Get a library card

     -Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - Comprehensive school search for high school juniors and seniors, job search advice, career interest assessment, job postings, and more.

     -Learning Express Library - database via Rapid City Public Library.  Over 300 practice tests for grade school through adulthood. *Requires cardholder status to access.

      - Mango Languages- teaches actual conversational language skills for adults and youth.

     -Tumble Books -  an online collection of interactive e-books for kids features:Story narration, Animation and sound, Literacy building activities, Choice to read or be read to, Bilingual titles, Search by title or author

     -Tumble Books Jr - an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books

    - Universal Class - Continuing Education classes with real instructors, remote 24/7 access via the internet and connections with other students.


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