These days almost everything is possible from your armchair. You can find any information, order food, or do your job without leaving home. So why are courses the exception? You are right! They are not! Several training institutes, even famous universities, run well-developed online courses, so you can get your dream certificate without moving close to the university that provides the best course in your field. Of course, you cannot be a doctor after you finish an online course, but you still have several other topics that can fit with them. But first things first, let’s see why MOOCs are valuable for learners.
The MOOC means massive open online courses, so online courses are available for anyone interested in the topics they provide to their learners. MOOCs are game changers in high education. They are not simply available at any time, but:
- Providing inclusive content
MOOCs use various content which supports all students, especially those with Specific Learning Disorder. For example, MOOCs often use video lectures, quizzes, assignments, and interactive learning modules.
The course is divided into smaller units to help the individual learning process of the learners.
Even though MOOCs are limited in time, the venue and learning schedule depends on the learners, so you can learn after work, on weekends, or whenever it fits your life.
MOOCs provide you certificates so that you will have proof to be more valuable in the labour market
- Collaborative learning
Interactive and collaborative learning is one of the greatest assets of MOOCs. They provide you with the opportunity to share your knowledge with others and also to learn best practices from each other.
One of the main characteristics of MOOCs is the micro-learning structure. It means that the course is built by small and skill-based units. The units focus on the key components of the topic and provide more perspective and methods to learners with different learning approaches. Even though the units could be diverse content wisely, most importantly, they’re
- readable in 1-10 minutes
- requires little effort from individual sessions.
- involve simple and/or narrow topics.
These characteristics help to engage the learners and support personalized and flexible learning. So, MOOCs can be helpful and valuable for everyone who would like to broaden their knowledge in any topic.
As a part of project VAMOOC, we will provide you with a micro learning-based MOOC about the life and tasks of different virtual assistants. So, if you are interested in the topic, take advantage of this amazing MOOC, and let us lead you through this wonderful journey of being a VA.
Remember that lifelong learning is a key to our world, and it is never too late to start a new profession or learn something new by curiosity.
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