Massive Open Online Astronomy Courses

Paul Francis

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    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are controversial free online courses, designed to be taken by tens of thousands of students. I discuss why you might want to teach a MOOC, and share practical tips and tricks that I have learned in developing and teaching my four MOOCs to over 300,000 students. I provide an overview of the MOOC scene, how astronomy fits into it, and show data on the types of students who study MOOCs, and the very small fraction who actually complete a course.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAstronomy Education, Volume 2
    EditorsChris Impey, Matthew Wenger
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7503-1719-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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