What is a MOOC?
MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses
The massive influx of MOOCs in recent years has provided a large amount of people with access to education on a wide range of topics, regardless of country or level of education. Whether for personal education or to build professional skill sets, MOOCs are a great alternative to conventional training. This online learning format was created from Ivy League American universities and thanks to MOOCs, it is now possible for people around the world to access knowledge gathered from the most prestigious institutions.
This online learning format was born from the initiative of major American universities like Harvard or MIT. Thanks to the MOOCs, it is now possible to access the knowledge delivered by the most prestigious institutions around the world.
In French, this means that courses offered by schools, universities, or businesses, are accessible to everyone for free on the Internet. MOOCs allow for thousands of people to come together and access free training. Better than e-learning and simple online tutorials, MOOCs give the advantage of creating a strong interactivity not only between learners, but between stakeholders as well. After following a MOOC and completing the requirements of the teaching team (earning a passing grade in quizzes, projects/assignments, peer evaluations), you will obtain a certificate of achievement. It is important to note that once registered for a MOOC, there is no obligation to finish it if it does not meet your expectations or the difficulty level is too high.
After following a MOOC and fulfilling the expectations of the teaching team (results in quizzes, projects/assignments, peer evaluations), you will obtain a certificate of achievement. Be aware, however, that once registered, there is no obligation to finish a MOOC if it does not meet your expectations, or seems too difficult.
Why follow a MOOC?
- Improve or acquire new professional skills.
- Build your resume by adding your MOOC certificates.
- Take the courses delivered by the best schools/universities.
- Learn at any time, anywhere.
- Work at your own pace whenever you want.
Get a certificate
On My Mooc, we clearly indicate on the MOOC description page if it is possible or not to obtain a certificate after completing a MOOC.
The issue of a certificate of follow-up/certificate is often free. To fight against cheating, some institutions have implemented authenticated certificates, but they necessarily require a financial contribution (exam monitored by webcam).
Every platform that you get redirected from outside our portal has their own policies regarding obtaining certifications. Award procedures and prices can be found on the MOOC registration page.
Register for a MOOC
Registering for a MOOC is very simple! On each MOOC file presented on our portal you have the "Access to the course" button, it redirects you to the partner platform hosting the course. It will be sufficient to follow the instructions to create an account and take your MOOC.