My dabbling with MOOCs has been quite well self-documented. Today I registered for a MOOC I feel rather differently about… let me explain.
This MOOC is offered by Georgia’s Virtual Learning/Schools. https://www.openteachertraining.org There is an inherent appeal to me since I am currently a Georgia educator, but maybe because I sat through an in-person presentation on it at a local ed tech conference I feel like it might be more relevant to me right now. And my current obsession is to “see” how others organize an online course – always. I really like the idea of a presentable LinkedIn badge as well.
I like the three levels of participation: Observer, Participant, and Verified ($) Participant. I feel like I have acted as an Observer in all of my prior MOOCs and maybe the added expectation of interaction could be what propels me to completion in a MOOC. I have even asked for some accountability partners via Twitter and have found a kindred spirit which should result in some extra motivation.
Only time will tell you say? Wise soul. Stay tuned to my blog and look for my posted assignments here. I feel the eye roll of starting another MOOC, but the hope of finishing this one!