We want to say a huge thank you to the 10,000 teachers and learners that have registered with the Cambridge GCSE Computing Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) since its launch in September 2013.
Created by the Cambridge-based partnership of OCR, Cambridge University Press and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the MOOC is based on OCR’s current GCSE Computing curriculum and gives participants an excellent opportunity to investigate how computers work, how they are used, and to develop computer programming and problem-solving skills.
Users are registering for the MOOC with a wide range of aspirations. Over 46% of learners are hoping to support their GCSE studies, and more than 32% are signing up to learn new things. Finding ideas to use in the classroom has attracted 43% of the registered teachers, with a further 32% using the MOOC to help them go through the ICT to Computing curriculum transition.
The MOOC is growing all the time with a new wave of videos added this week, covering more key areas in greater depth, and bringing the total number of videos to over 300.
With the new computing curriculum starting in schools this September, OCR continues to support teaching and learning in this dynamic area of the school curriculum.
OCR has also teamed up with educational games experts zondle who have made the entire computing MOOC available as a free app for your mobile. This is the first time that a complete MOOC course has been accessible on a mobile device. To download this free app, visit the iTunes store. As well as providing this flexible access to the MOOC, zondle has also brought its expertise to the content with new games on the app to test learning, that sit alongside the GCSE Computing curriculum.
Natalie Robson, OCR Commercial Services Manager, said: “With the commitment and input of the Cambridge partners, the MOOC continues to meet the growing demand from all ages to learn computing. We are delighted that this pioneering initiative is now benefitting thousands of people.”
Keep on coding at the Cambridge GCSE Computing MOOC!