How do MOOCs work?

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Written by Dhawal Shah Last updated on March 19th, 2023

MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5–20 mins) pre-recorded video lectures. You watch these videos on a self-paced or weekly schedule when it is convenient for you. MOOCs also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

Class Central also lists online courses that do not include discussion forums, graded items, and/or online quizzes or exams.

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