Entries by a MOOC participant
Participation in a MOOC adventure is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s a bit like the extreme sport of tow-in surfing. Without a partnership of a skilled team of driver and surfer, who develop a rapport and an understanding of ocean conditions that allows them to pro-actively watch out for each other, you can be wiped out by a monstrous wave in no time.
Without the support of a group of like-minded individuals, you could find yourself frustrated, confused and likely not to complete the class. In fact, statistics show that on average, only about 10% of MOOC participants receive a completion certificate.
When you are the featured writer for the week, the other three members of your Quad will focus on commenting, and extending discussions beyond the quad members, by promoting the featured blog and inviting more visitors through other social media, such as Twitter (#cicmooc), the #cicmooc Facebook group, and the #cicmooc Google Plus community. In this way, every blogger involved would be guaranteed attention, feedback, and a rapidly expanding network.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of a quadblogging team. Once the MOOC starts, you may be overwhelmed by the number of people, information and NOISE. Quadblogging is a way to make sense of it all!
Check out the Google Doc here for QuadBlogs looking for team members and sign up today!
Additional resources for blogging
QuadBlogging (Ary Aranguiz’s suggestion to start Quadblogging and Why)
QuadBlogging is an excellent ‘life preserver’ to take with you on any MOOC.
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
How creating works by hand opens the mind, establishes a sense of self and brings peace.
Doug Belshaw's blog
Amy's Whimsical Musings