How was it? The UK’s first Coursera Moocs assessed

Chris Parr, Apr 18, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Here's something you don't read every day: "Introduction to Philosophy the most popular, drawing almost 100,000 participants." It was one of five MOOCs offered in Britain by the University of Edinburgh. The one I saw most was the university’s E-learning and Digital Cultures Mooc (#edcmooc) and this is the focus of the article, which marvels at both the completion rate (12%) and the level of community-formation around the course. “There was a very engaged group that began forming a community before the course even started,” Knox explains. “They were using social media to meet each other, and were very happy with the idea of self-directing their study. They got it.”

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