#edcmooc - Late for Class, a MOOC Musing.

Last week was just "one of those weeks" so my moocing was limited. But I suppose that's a benefit of a MOOC - that there's no pressure to perform, conform or attend, hence I am a week behind the majority of active participants.

But I also think that the supposed benefit is also a potential flaw in the MOOC model. In my formal learning experiences (both face to face and online) it was very often the pressure to compete with others that ensured my success. In some ways a MOOC is too nice, friendly and uncompetitive. It's how some people believe education should be, but for me (and many others by numbers of people who fail to compete their MOOCs) it needs to be a bit more pressured.

That's not to say I am not enjoying the learning, but it feels just a bit too non-committal for me. So in this posting I aim to summarise my Week 1 thoughts and get some things off my chest.

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