Definition of MOOC in English:

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Pronunciation: /mo͞ok/


A course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people: anyone who decides to take a MOOC simply logs on to the website and signs up
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  • The leaders of the MOOC revolution have been the likes of Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Princeton.
  • Werbach, a legal studies and business ethics professor, is teaching a MOOC this summer.
  • From the beginning, MOOC providers have struggled with the issue of cheating.


Early 21st century: from massive open online course, probably influenced by MMOG and MMORPG.

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