In December, I wrote an introductory blog on MOOCs entitled The Digitization of Education: What is all the fuss about MOOC? It is very basic and almost outdated, but it does have a great Ted talk video by Cousera's founder Daphne Koller that I recommend. Vanderbilt is on board with Cousera.
Still in their infancy, MOOCs are popping up around the country's universities and I imagine some readers of this blog have first hand experience or at least more insight on what its like to start or use a MOOC. Any answers to these questions wouldl be of help to myself and readers.
1. How has the experience been with setting up or using a MOOC?
2. What is fundamentally different or unexpected in using a MOOC?
3. What has worked well? What would you do differently in MOOCs?
4. Do you receive a break or compensation from your normal teaching load?