'Mooc' makes Oxford online dictionary

The acronym Mooc has made Oxford Dictionaries Online – a web-based lexicon of current English by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary, writes Chris Parr for Times Higher Education.

Defined as “a course of study made available over the internet without charge to a very large number of people”, the word Mooc has become commonplace in academia over the past 18 months, after many higher education institutions began offering such courses.

Angus Stevenson, head of dictionary projects at Oxford Dictionaries, said: “New words, senses, and phrases are added when we have gathered enough independent evidence from a range of sources to be confident that they have widespread currency in English.”
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