I’ve decided to sign up and join David Wiley’s MOOC, Introduction to Open Education 2012. A MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) is an online course, typically run by a lecturer at a university, which is freely accessible and built around the ideas of connectivism and social learning.
The content of the course, which is about the various ‘kinds’ of openness currently practised in higher education, fits nicely with what I’m doing at the moment so I thought I’d give it a try.
Although I could theoretically find, study and blog about all of the content in this course on my own, I think that the social aspect and the defined set of objectives (in the form of “badges”) combined make it more likely that I will follow through.
Let’s see if that’s actually true…