ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios

Great synthesis and reflection of change11 week 4 by Colin Milligan

Posted on: October 13, 2011

I enjoyed browsing Colin’s post and his links – and there emerged some questions:

Reading Colin’s synthesis and reflection I discovered 4 familiar contributions (out of 7).

So I have read and remembered 4 blog posts which were interesting for Colin as well. How is this possible in a multiple online course?? In which thousands of persons write at least hundred of blog posts a day – or aren’t they??

I would be curios about numbers: how many persons joined the change MOOC, how many are active – to set myself in relation to this online “crowd”.

1 Response to "Great synthesis and reflection of change11 week 4 by Colin Milligan"

From what I understand, many join, but the majority aren’t really active (in MOOCs in general). In traditional classes you have
* people who register for the class and attend and participate
* people who register for the class and attend and but seldom participate
* people who register for the class and attend and but not participate
* people who register for the class but then drop it (and they are no longer in it

We tend to see the first two categories. I would be interested in having a mechanism for people to unregister if they are inactive for the first 3 weeks (inactivity can be defined), so zombie accounts can be eliminated from the sample size. Then the people who remain (but don’t participate) can be queried as to their motivations for participating (or observing as the case may be). I think it’s important to keep track of those who have left (but didn’t bother telling us) and those who are still here (but are lurking)

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