What is it about the timetable for a course that catches you unaware? You do the first 2 weeks all on time and completely, then week 3 arrives almost unannounced and then is gone. Good intension are not enough it seems. The one thing it does do is focus you. What is it hat really has to be done, forget the side tracks to see ne wthings, look at the tasks and do what has to be done. Does this really help us learn things?
I wonder about the structure of my courses now, I thought they were doing the best they could do, allowing for varied learning styles trying if not completely succeeding to be accessible as per the WWW reguirements. Planning and breaking down learning to smaller bights or is it bytes now? It appears that the discovery section of the courses may need more scope without relecntless Assessment/Assignments in the earlier stages.
This MOOC has focused my thinking on the discovery in learning and how when we are discovering new things time is required to investigate explore and examine the new, concept, method, approaches an dall this is learning. However like learning anything new, say music, you may pick up the concept quickly, even get all the notes rights, tempo and timing, but it is the feel and nuances that allow you to transfer these across your your playing. My next course will take this on board and it will influence the course design. Testing will tell if the results are worth the change and show me if there are any unexpected results. Who knows and to Quote Jim Carey in the Grinch “Airbags are a little slow. That’s what these tests are for!” Continuous Improvement.