Getting the Most Out of MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses



Hi Everyone!

Not only did I have fun writing this book, I learned a lot in the process! I learned that there are numerous places online to get a free education. There are institutions that offer access to their courses; there are organizations like Project that offer free ebooks and pdf’s of old or out-of-print books. I even found and enrolled in an absolutely free Spanish course.

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Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: Digital and Information Literacy
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Rosen Young Adult (January 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477779507
ISBN-13: 978-1477779507
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces

Although I wrote this book for teens, it’s also perfect for lifelong learners. Hope you enjoy it!


Great idea for a book that fell flat to me. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t like reading it in as much that I felt like there was so much more that could have been done with a better imagination. The author’s writing style was solid, and he wrote good dialogue. However, his world building was much too shallow, and the magical system was a great idea that was never utilized to its potential. The main crime is all of interesting paths the author chose not to take. You have an engineer sent to a medieval world, and the only thing the author can think of him to do is invent gun powder. Of all the inventions that he could have made and he chose the obvious. This could have been a story about grand social ideas and new technology, and how that effected their world, but instead it was just gun powder and war.

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Rita Lorraine,

Rita Lorraine Hubbard


Rosen Publishing



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Editorial Review

Alternative education models are becoming increasingly popular with students who may not be able to afford the high tuitions of traditional brick-and-mortar schools or commit to their rigid schedules. Requiring only an Internet connection and minimal software, Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are amongst the most accessible distance learning programs. They often offer free enrollment and a wide range of courses from top schools across the globe to students in even the remotest of areas. This volume evaluates the pros and cons of MOOCs in relation to traditional education and the exciting possibilities they open for students of all ages.

--Rosen Publishing

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