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Hi all! I'm looking forward to using this space to discuss massive online courses and other open learning experiences as they relate to teaching, learning and educational institutions. There has been quite a bit of buzz around this over the past few months, and I'm hoping we can use this opportunity to start collecting our blog posts and Twitter reactions in an ongoing dialogue.
Perhaps an interesting place to start is by reflecting on our own experiences (or non-experiences) with MOOCs. As educational technology practitioners, I think we are in a unique position to learn by being introspective about this paradigm. Observing and reflecting on what works and what doesn't work will help us steer large-scale, open learning initiatives in a productive direction.
Have you participated in a MOOC? If so, what was your motivation? Was it a positive learning experience? How did it compare to your "formal" education? If you haven't participated in any open courses, why not?
Have you facilitated a MOOC? How did you decide to teach in an open format? What were the challenges you faced from the standpoint of the technology, course design, or your institutional affiliation?
Feel free to jump in on this topic or start a new one!
Also, please note that we are looking for additional group leaders to help facilitate discussion and represent the group at conferences. If you are interested, feel free to post here or contact me directly.
// Jason Blanchard