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A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course designed based on the learning theory connectivism. Since 2008, there have been a series of these free open online courses offered. This course is informed by their design and implementation.

EduPunxer are currently involved in  designing a MOOC – Virtual Worlds, Games and Education.

To get a better idea of how to make the most of a MOOC, please watch the video below:

What is a MOOC?


The first part or prologue starts three weeks before the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference.

The Prologue will take place on this wordpress site and will be facilitated by the Program and Social Committees from VWBPE

The second part or the epilogue starts the week after the conference and runs for four weeks.  This portion will be held at P2P U.

Program streams from the conference volunteered to continue the discussion – so for the Epilogue here are the discussion

1) Virtual World Tours and Exploration

2) Machinima

3) World of Warcraft

4) Bleeding Edge

MOOC participates will be doing readings, participating in discussions, field trips and an end of the week blog.