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MOOCs are ‘massive open online courses,’ made popular by platforms like edX and Coursera. Here’s how they work — and why they’re one of the best ways to learn online

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If you’re interested in online learning, you’ve probably heard the term MOOC — Massive Open Online Course — before. But you might have questions about what they are, what exactly “open” means, how much they cost, or how they generally differ from other forms of e-learning, like apps or online degrees. Here’s everything you need to know:

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What are MOOCs?

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. In order for an online course to be considered a MOOC, it needs to be:

Massive, or able to be taken by large details ⇒

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