MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
I took this class in November 2012. It was an interesting experience. We were supposed to work in teams... Our original team had 6 people, but only I and my partner finished the course. It's disappointing. We were planning to share the workload and collaborate... Anyway, I learned a lot of interesting facts and still believe in my idea and its future as well as finding good partners to share it with.