Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are a new way of teaching and learning. MOOC’s are large scale internet classes that have seen an increase in popularity. GSU is leading the way by adopting a new policy that could allow students to receive credit for taking MOOCs.
Biology Open Learning Opportunities (BOLO) are similar and are being offered by Robert Maxwell here at GSU. According to their website, “BOLO is a project to build online learning communities among biology students and those interested in the life sciences. The goal is to bring the foundations of biology to a wide audience while furthering the education of biology majors at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, USA.”
To learn more about MOOCs check out the library Open Education research guide and these recent publications, available in full-text through the GSU Library:
M. Mitchell Waldrop and Nature magazine. (2013, March 13). Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs, Transform Higher Education and Science. Scientific American.
What you need to know about MOOCs. (2013, March 27). The Chronicles of Higher Education.
New, Jake. (2013, January 22) Georgia State U. to Grant Course Credit for MOOCs. Chronicle Of Higher Education Blog: The Wired Campus.