April 5, 2013 § 2 Comments
As part of the learning experience of a MOOC, students not only watch lectures and read articles or texts. They also have the chance to virtually engage with other students, teachers, and monitors of the course in a forum. There, they can ask questions, send opinions and post other additional materials they might find interesting. Although MOOCs do not present a learning formula, within its interface, the forum is the first option for interactivity. Indeed, courses developers are looking for other interactive possibilities such as social networks and wikipages to enable connectivism, but forums always have been popular among e-learners and online communities, even before web 2.0. Along with e-mail, it was one of the first digital tools to be used in courses.
February 28, 2013 § 2 Comments
After joining the kickoff for the first UvA MOOC, it was impossible not to be curious. How many classes would we have? Where do students come from? What kind of doubts participants will have? Will they join the forum, create a Facebook group or even a Meet Up? Where will I look for additional information about the topic?