In the field of open education one of the latest trends is that of open courses, called MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses). MOOC is a course where the participants are distributed and course materials also are dispersed across the web.
Massive open online courses is a chance for all those hungry for knowledge and looking to learn and make use of other people’s experiences. MOOC is free for all who are interested in increasing their knowledge in specific fields. It was initiated as an opportunity for free knowledge, opinions and thoughts to be exchanged in an open wide environment. Participants do not have to be a member of the institution which hosts the MOOC.
MOOC In KKU
As a desire to reach the best standards in education, KKU has initiated the KKU MOOC for all those who are seeking knowledge to learn from the best professors, teachers and doctors in KKU. Believing that knowledge is the right and everyone is worthy of it, KKU has opened a gate for you to learn from the best and most experienced faculties.
How it works?
This poroject is using moodle as the main platform for delivering courses. Moodle is one of the main powerful learning management systems that enhance interaction between student - student, student - content, student - instructor.
Our vision in this initiative is to design courses that help people to develop themselves and increase learning, and to achieve this we focused during courses designing process to provide meaningful activities that help learner achieves the maximum benefit from the course contents .
So, we design our courses to be the place in which learners can meet and interact to build their new knowledge under the support of KKU’s instructors.
Any MOOC course is typically the same of any online course, however it is open and free, so it will connect a lot of learners from different countries who have various knowledge and cultures and have a highly intention to learn one subject matter. Each MOOC course is scheduled in weeks. Each week you will find the following:
1- Content (reading, audio, videos)
2- Activities (discussion, essay, assignments, etc... )
3- Assessments ( exams , assignments, etc...)
As an online learner, your role should be changed to be active learner rather than being passive learner. so the more you contribute and being active the more you get from this courses.
How to register?
To be one of our learners you have to fill this webform, we need to regester you in our moodle, and to follow up with you. Register now by Click here
( Note: we will ensure your privacy and confidentiality)
For more information contact us at : Mooc@ekku.edu.sa