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Do MOOCs have a critical mass?

Hello everyone,
another MOOC! I promised myself I wouldn’t take part.

Having participated in OpCo11 (the first German MOOC) I’m afraid this will MOOC will also expose me to fascinating content and perspectives toward it, will lead to interesting contacts, wanting to meet up with people, share ideas, start projects… And that’s the last I can do with right now.

But here I am. Pulled into it by the community I found/created/got in the context of the German MOOC. I guess you cannot put off lifelong learing, can you?

So why am I here – against all odds:

  • #change11 seems to provide content in a field I’m intersted in – and most of all: ways of participation and communication – and as I believe in participating in terms of writing, discussing, trying out and sharing experience as my way of learning – this might be a place for me.
  • I’m still out for forward-looking and workable ideas regarding moderated e-learning activities and settings.
  • Looking for exchange: Hoping to find a way of reflection and inspiration that’s fun at the same time.
  • Consolidating and maybe even extending my e-learning-network – by participating as well as by finding interesting bits and pieces to share with non-MOOCs.

What moves me to start with:
Is there a critical mass to a MOOC?

A general one – and an individual one.

How many contributers and contributions can a community deal with/can I deal with – without the individual pick and choose becoming mere arbitrariness? And would then provide no more of a preselection than – let’s say: a search enginge?

I’m curious to watch and try
spend time – and ask why…;-)

Jasmin

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