How to Be a Successful MOOC Student

Wayzgoose Press
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MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments. This second edition includes a new chapter on how to stay motivated.

This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).

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About the author

Maggie Sokolik, Ph.D. was born in Olympia, Washington. She is a writer/editor living in the Bay Area. She graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and received a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley. She is also the instructor for a popular online course, Principles of Written English, offered through edx.org. This class is offered for English language learners and writers around the world, and has attracted tens of thousands of students. Her book Principles of Written English are companion textbooks for the course.

Dorothy Zemach is an author, editor, teacher, and teacher trainer in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). She taught English, French, and Japanese for over 18 years in Asia, Africa, and the US and holds an MA in TESL from the School for International Training in Vermont. Now she concentrates on writing and editing English language teaching materials and textbooks and conducting teacher training workshops. Her areas of specialty and interest include teaching writing, teaching reading, business English, academic English, testing, and humor. She is a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences, and a regular blogger for Teacher Talk at Azar Grammar.

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Publisher
Wayzgoose Press
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Published on
May 6, 2016
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Pages
75
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Online Services
Computers / Social Aspects / General
Education / Distance, Open & Online Education
Education / Higher
Education / Home Schooling
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
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