Well..... in a rather unconventional break for a participant of a MOOC on technology, I met up with a colleague Tony for a face to face reflection with yummy coffee in a lovely local Café.
We were both impressed with the range of experiences and preferences of ocTEL participants, I am also a little in awe as I haven't applied my self to serious research despite the nagging feeling that I ought to.
I was surprised that so many people elected to leave the mailing list so early in the course. The number of emails were considerable but to be expected? (surely)? Multiple opportunities to select how and what to study, when and where to study and where to post.
So many readings and so little time,
It gives the participant the choice in how to engage, post, discuss etc and in doing so it promotes the opportunity to engage with technologies, master their functionalities building skills and knowledge along the way.
Although I do admit to 'lurking' in the forums (I just couldn't help myself).