Cre­at­ing MOOC Cour­ses

It is very likely that, in the near fu­ture, you may get your de­gree from a univer­sity but will really learn from a Mas­sive Open On­line Course.

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MOOC ( wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas­sive_open_ on­line_­course) should not be con­fused with the stream­ing of tra­di­tional lec­tures over the In­ter­net. Th­ese open cour­ses are, or will be, as rad­i­cal a de­par­ture from cur­rent ed­u­ca­tion as the ear­lier re­place­ment of per­sonal tu­tors for the elite with pub­lic schools. As th­ese cour­ses are heav­ily de­pen­dent upon tech­nol­ogy, es­pe­cially soft­ware, it is very in­ter­est­ing to ex­am­ine the soft­ware needed to cre­ate and run them.

For those in­ter­ested in know­ing the va­ri­ety of cour­ses now avail­able on var­i­ous sites, look at coursetalk. org. An­other re­source for more about jOOC, in­clud­ing its wider sig­nif­i­cance as a way of jointly ex­chang­ing knowl­edge, can be found at moocguide. wik­ispaces. com. hino, Cinel­erra as well as vlmc from VideoLan, the cre­ators of VLC Player. In or­der to make your video avail­able to view­ers from dif­fer­ent lan­guage back­grounds, you could use sub­ti­tles. vou can even get your view­ers to cre­ate the sub­ti­tles for you ( uni­ver­sal­sub­ti­tles.org).

Anil Seth

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