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New insights following Stephen Downes: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs

Posted on: November 23, 2011

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

2 Responses to "New insights following Stephen Downes: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs"

[…] when nobody comments. Why do some blogs get commented and why yours not? In a Mooc most people only read and lurk (of 1600 persons some 50 did engage in publishing in Plenk Mooc. It is like dating you must invest […]

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