New insights following Stephen Downes: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs
Posted November 23, 2011on:
November 23, 2011 Keynote presentation delivered to CQU OLT Educational Technology, Online to Queensland, via WebX – Slides
Slide 10: We are currently offering a 30 week monster course called #Change11 with 2200 students
Answering my question from today about the actual number of participants in the change.mooc – and isn’t it more than 30 weeks?
Slide 11: link to an interesting article: The Challenges to Connectivist Learning on Open Online Networks: Learning Experiences during a Massive Open Online Course
Especially the graph of the participation rates is interesting – what are „we Moocers“ doing all day? At the end 1600 persons participated the PLENK MOOC but only „40–60 individuals on average contributed actively to the course on a regular basis“.
Brooding over slide 12: The decline can be dramatic – ??
In my opinion the offer of the change.mooc – experts designing one week after the other for us „moocers“ – is really great – and we should be responsible for our motivation ! (not Stephen …)
See Stephen’s summary