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MOOCs (Web-based instruction)

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Topical headingMOOCs (Web-based instruction)
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Variant(s)Massive open online courses
See alsoWeb-based instruction
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Found inWork cat.: Giving a MOOC: a survival guide: (usage: MOOC stands for massive open online course, taken from the video game industry and MMORPG, or massively multi-player online role playing games)
Oxford Dictionary Online, viewed September 6, 2013: MOOC (a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people)
New York Times online, Sept. 27, 2013: article dated Sept. 16, 2013: The Rise of MOOCs (Two years ago the modern massive open online course, or MOOC, came to prominence when a Stanford computer-science professor named Sebastian Thrun made his artificial-intelligence course freely available to anyone with an Internet connection -- and 150,000 people signed up)
Wikipedia, Sept. 27, 2013 (A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education (article includes 127 bibliographical references and 13 external links))