A week ago I could not clearly explain the concept of a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course. Now I am participating in one and writing about them. It has been a week of learning from colleagues near and far. After one week, I am already searching for other MOOCs that I could participate in, once I have more time.
Here is a Storify about my experiences in MOOC world this week. I’ve included some criticisms of MOOCs and some of the pitfalls I encountered. What do you want to learn? I’m sure there is a MOOC to meet your needs.
On a related note, I really struggled with Storify this week. My MOOC Storify disappeared the first time I published it. The second time, after recreating it from scratch, most of it was lost in cyberspace. Finally, after two days and nights and a total of four tries it seems to be working. I made a backup version on Google Docs to be safe. I have experienced deep, deep learning about the shortcomings of technology this week.