Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
MOOCS offer university-level courses without the need to complete an entire programme of study, and are becoming increasingly popular. They offer a large number of students the opportunity to study high quality courses online with prestigious universities, often at no cost.
They are ideal for independent study and users can select courses from any institution offering them. MOOCs do not always lead to formal qualifications but students are awarded for their successful completion. Video-based, they offer interaction either through peer review and group collaboration or automated feedback through objective, online assessments (including quizzes and exams).