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massive open online courses (MOOCs)

A form of distance learning MOOCs are massive in the sense that they are open and free for anyone to participate in: some MOOCs have thousands of students participating from across the globe.

Openness also refers to the open-access philosophy of some of these courses (but by no means all) in which materials are made available under a creative commons license for reuse and adaptation.


The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.