So, there is quite a lot about right now about Moocs, and I’ve been a bit curious. My progress so far has included:
I started off by signing up for an OU pilot Mooc in education but found it really hard to get started – didn’t feel I knew how to navigate the page – to me, it didn’t feel intuitive, and I probably didn’t give it enough time.
There are quite a few programmed on the radio about Moocs, and I’m aware of Cousera in the States, and the OU et al recently-ish started ?UK venture.
I signed up for an interesting look course on modernity by Coursera, building on some things I wanted to clarify from an OU course I studied (U207 Issues in Women’s Studies) many moons ago, and a beloved module I tutored (K221 Perspectives in Complementary and Alternative Medicine). I probably didn’t give it enough time – I found the lectures a bit ‘teacher-led’ – and I didn’t really get engaged. However, I was impressed with how many people were – and high-powered sounding in the sense that many of them seemed to already have MAs in the Arts.
Now I’m engaging with a course on The Upper Limb, having fractured a relevant bone recently, in tandem with cpd for my Shiatsu practice. Given it quite a bit of time this morning, catching up on the first couple of weeks – seems pretty clear – again, pretty much a video lecture, with more Powerpoints I think than the modernity course. Pretty orthodox, and I would personally like to see some reference to eg acupuncture points and how and where they fit.
all for now,
anyone else any thoughts on this and related comments? – please post your thoughts as response within this blog.