Week 3: Assignment 8: Reflection

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Everything has to come to an end!

We, the moderators, want to thank you for your commitment and hope that you got insights into a MOOC creation process and that this experience was fun for you as well! 🙂

Purpose

Conclude your learning in the MOOC Camp

Task

In every group interaction and learning scenario the closing is an important issue. This is valid as well in the Cyber World. Therefore we ask you to reflect your learning process in the MOOC Camp and say goodbye to everybody.

Use this questions in your reflection but feel free to add further aspects as well.

  1. What did you like about your MOOC experience? What was helpful? What was encouraging?
  2. What problems did arise in this MOOC? What problems can occur in a MOOC in general? How can these problems be solved?
  3. What have you learned for your own MOOC or E-Learning project? Did ideas came up?
  4. Say good bye to all the other learners and add a picture or a song (via link) if you want to.

Interaction

Respond to comments which you like.

Postscript

The image on this page represents a method of reflection We used it as advanced assignment in the cope15 MOOC. If you are curios visit assignment 6.2 in the cope15 MOOC.

15 Comments

  1. dino

    Hi dear all ,

    Sorry I am a bit late with my comment. I can see as great tool and communication platform. Still, I am not sure how it is look like in teaching and learning on/line classroom.
    As we are using moodle I guess it will be similar experience. Also could not upload my video.
    Anyways , looking forward d to improve my knowledge and to our cooperation.

    I promise that we shall continue promotion of MOOK as were in the good MOOKMOOD .

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  2. Irena Valantine

    1. What did you like about your MOOC experience? What was helpful? What was encouraging?
    As MOOC platform was new for me, I was a little bit scared if it will be easy to use but after all it seams “Friendly platform” and easy to use.

    2. What problems did arise in this MOOC? What problems can occur in a MOOC in general? How can these problems be solved?
    I haven’t any problems  but during the first week of AtLeTyC project we have to explain clearly the MOOC platform for the learners.

    3. What have you learned for your own MOOC or E-Learning project? Did ideas came up?
    I like more F2F teaching method as you can discuss and explain the course more deep.

    4. Say good bye to all the other learners and add a picture or a song (via link) if you want to.

    I would like to thank all of you especially for those Project coordinators team for such great opportunity to participate and also patience to follow all of us.

    Wish all the best for the teachers and future MOOC users!

    Lets celebrate 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBOFjnvL_NQ

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    1. Jutta Pauschenwein

      Yes, let’s celebrate 🙂

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  3. Corrado

    At the end of this experience, I can appreciate the MOOC tool with higher awareness. I did my best to follow each proposed steps. I’m sure that the quality of my feedbacks didn’t always be enough satisfactory, however I wanted to proof myself. The experiences of other learners as well as the interaction (such as moderators’ feedbacks) were absolutely useful to be involved in the process and to better understand the potentialities of MOOC. Now, I’m a little more confident in facing the next MOOC experience, the most important for our common project.
    Thank you to everybody,
    Corrado

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  4. Giedre Gudaityte

    Hello everybody,

    As distance learning specialist, I can say that this MOOC camp was VERY easy. Also I think that it was more dedicated for beginners who are looking for new ways to learning in online space. For the more I think that Mooc camp was very helpful for people who have never been confronted with the e-learning system techniques.
    I think the main problem was information about Mooc system installation flaw. Also is very low level information about that how works MOOC system, Does Mooc system is designed only to share information with international people? what Mooc idea?

    If we talk about e-learning techniques, Mooc is one of the easiest ways to share information. It is very simple and easy to understand system

    Thank you for great time! I wish you all the Best!

    Thankyou

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  5. Valeria Gherardini

    Hello everyone, what I liked about your MOOC experience: the freedom felt doing all the assignment and the chance to be creative along the way. Moreover the support I got using links provided on the platform because they were consistent with the tasks and useful to go deeper on the specific topic. The constant feedbacks to me and the ones given to the other learners came out as an encouragement to go on with the work.

    I had no problems with this Mooc epxerience, nevertheless the problems that can occur in a MOOC in general could be linked to the weekly planning of other committments you have (so the consequent drop out), I found very useful the chance to be part at the online meeting so to have direct exchange of experience with other learners and coordinators. I believe that the strong interaction between coordinators and learners and between learners as well is a key-element to prevent/manage drops out.

    What I have learned from this MOOC or E-Learning project: basically to use this platform, to use both text and videos as tool to support the e-learning process, to undertake decisions effective-oriented to design a mooc learning project.

    Thank you very much for the support of the coordinators and the works done by the other learners, I can’t wait to meet you again for designing our Mooc into the Atletyc Eu project!

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  6. Bence

    -) What did you like about your MOOC experience? What was helpful? What was encouraging?

    I enjoyed the scheduling of the MOOC – in traditional education settings, everything seems to be very structured, same goes for distance learning and online education. A lot of times there is a 1to1 transfer, so that the scheduling mirrors a live-course, but it is one of the great advantages of any online learning to work asynchronously, where it will be interesting in future developments in education, if the traditional cycle of a school-year/university-year will be changed or broken up to fit asynchronous work more naturally. Especially when you have more international learners, timezone differences make it impossible to work at the same time anyway, but if we leave that out then the possibilities are even better – more communication, more collaboration and more internationalization.

    -) What problems did arise in this MOOC? What problems can occur in a MOOC in general? How can these problems be solved?

    The only problem that I experienced, here in the MOOC and at my work in general, is that the communication part is always the toughest – how do you get the participants to communicate properly and interact – videos, pictures, podcasts? Also which form of communication setup is the best, a forum, a comment section like here, a hashtag like on twitter, FB groups etc? I am not sure how these problems can be solved because learners are individual and have individual preferences, a solution might be to ask the learners beforehand what type of interaction they prefer among themselves. Then the course could be adjust to the specific communication method.

    -) What have you learned for your own MOOC or E-Learning project? Did ideas came up?

    I posted couple of my learnings in Assignment 7 I think with the pictures, but for me it was interesting in general how a MOOC like this can be set up without an explicit “learning platform” like Moodle or Mahara. So my take-away is definitely that the methods used are more important than the surroundings, meaning good teaching can make up for shortcoming in the structure!

    To say goodbye, I am posting another picture, this one from my time in Göteborg, Sweden!

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  7. Captain Elizabeta

    Hello everybody,

    I liked in this MOOC that I had the opportunity to be a learner and to meet a for me new way of learning. After a short period of time I felt pretty comfortable on the MOOC platform and it was amazing how many interesting material was online. Enough to learn, read and research far more than three weeks.
    Helpful and encouraging for me were the assignments and examples of the fellow learners and of course the comments of the moderators & facilitators.
    I had no big problems during the three weeks. I think an important problem can arise because of dropouts during a MOOC. This problem could maybe be solved through stronger interaction from moderators and facilitators. But also with assignments which focus more on commenting other contributions and on cooperation. It is easier when the learner experiences the feeling of a community.
    I learned a lot of the way how MOOCs work and how they are structured. In the assignments I have already started to build a week in the AtLETyC MOOC to come and I have already some further good ideas.

    It was a pleasure learning with you. Thanks to all. All the best! Elizabeta

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  8. Klaus Landauf

    Hello at the end of a very interesting time.
    The participation of this weeks was very difficult for me, because it was a very busy time with other different jobs in the meantime.
    so it was not possible for me to reflect all comments and answers.
    But in any way, this MOOC gives me a new sight to to deal with learning matters.
    To organize it and to bring a crowd of interesting people together.
    Especially this learning when ever I want, better I have time, was one of the best experiences for me.
    But the most important thing was, if I will someone organize a own MOOC, there must be enough time!
    Closed by the picture of good old times is the best visual abstract of the last 3 weeks.
    I enjoyed it.
    Thank you Jutta and Thomas

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  9. Paolo Brustio

    Good morning, here my reflections,

    What did you like about your MOOC experience? What was helpful? What was encouraging?

    I consider positive my experience in the MOOC. I haven’t experience in the participation to MOOC course and to e-learning course in general. Sincerely, I have known the MOOC only superficially.
    This course has allowed me to better understand the concept of MOOC and what it means to participate in an online MOOC, especially thanks to the work performed by the moderate and by the facilitators to propose the right reflections about certain issues and encourage the learners to participate actively. Moreover, as I read on a post by Jutta, I found very encouraging to receive continuous feedback on my work. This fact brings me obviously to participate with much more interest. I admit to have checked several times, even in the same day, if someone had replied to my assignment.

    What problems did arise in this MOOC? What problems can occur in a MOOC in general? How can these problems be solved?

    The problem, I found in my MOOC projects, is to think about it and how to make it interesting for the possible learners and the consequent management of the different topics within it. Nevertheless, for the future I think that this will be a surmountable problem thanks to the direct experience in MOOC (thanks to this course).
    Another possible problem, you might encounter in any MOOC, is not to be able to engage the possible learners in the right way and try to make them to participate, through sharing. In any case I believe that the ability to include everybody depends on the direct experience of a facilitator or moderator in a MOOC.

    What have you learned for your own MOOC or E-Learning project? Did ideas came up?

    In my MOOC project, I learnt how to transmit the message in a new way (not written) because I never used photos before for transmitting a subject . I think this has been helpful and it will come in handy in the future.

    Thank to everybody!

    Paolo

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    1. Jutta Pauschenwein

      Hi Paolo, it was great to get into contact and I like it to get to know people online 🙂 It is possible when I’m monitoring ‘my’ learners that there start’s a sort of relationship. And yes I know, I was checking the MOOC Camp several times a day as well and didn’t want to miss new posts. Bye, Jutta

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  10. Marc

    Dear all,

    this was my first MOOC experience, I liked the free time management and the opportunities to share my learning results. I think the MOOC gave a good insight into the matter. I learned that a MOOC is not only about posting text, in fact networking, sharing photos and videos is also important. Therefore, I learned to join photos together.

    Finally, I want to say thank you to the moderators and facilitators for the well-organized learning platform and their contributions.

    AtLETyC – start your second career!

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  11. Saulius

    Good evening,

    This three weeks passed very quickly (it is a little bit sad). Anyway there are my reflection.

    1. What did you like about your MOOC experience? What was helpful? What was encouraging?

    First of all, I would like to say thanks for those who invited me to this course. As my experience related with MOOC was almost absolutely zero (I just hear such a word MOOC), this course was good beginning to get familiar with. I can’t say at this moment that I clearly understand everything, but some point was quite clear. For example, I understood that MOOC could be one of the good platforms for sharing ideas, for inviting other in some project and etc. Anyway it was beneficial. What was encouraging? Difficult to answer. Some parts quite encouraging. For example, picturizing. Also information about learning objectives, text.

    2. What problems did arise in this MOOC? What problems can occur in a MOOC in general? How can these problems be solved?

    Personally, some technical problems. Sometimes I had to watch all material by my mobile phone and it was not very comfortable. Why I did so? First week i have a problem with my computer sound (actually this is true, but not a real problem). Secondly, I did not clearly understand Assignment 5. I am not using social networks as Facebook, twitter and etc. (it is disaster of modern world :(, don’t take it seriously) and absolutely hate selfie. So it could be a problem. That is why I tried to find pictures of other but not mine. That’s about other problems in this MOOC? Some videos just too long (sorry, but sometimes I just did not have enough time to watch till the end).

    3. What have you learned for your own MOOC or E-Learning project? Did ideas came up?

    I just tried to entitle my MOOC, write introduction and learning objectives. But I am sure that this is not enough to start real MOOC. I need some more time and some advice. It would be nice to continue your project till the Christmas?

    I would like to say thanks for all of you. And finally i would like to wish you creative ideas together this nice picture of sky angel.
    (Christmas is coming)

    Sincerely Yours
    Saulius

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    1. Thomas Sommerer

      Hi Saulius, thanks for your reflection!
      it’s ok if don’t want to present yourself in a digital room, you can work with other media forms as well. But taking to present yourself, can help to engage the other learners because it easier to establish a personal connection.

      Of course after a 3 week MOOC you can’t know everything and be a perfect MOOC creater/moderator. But you have been in the role of a learner yourself now and the reflection will help to learn what to improve in your own project.
      Also check out other MOOC sites, to get a feeling how they are built.

      Best regards,
      Thomas

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      1. Saulius

        Dear Thomas,

        Thank you for your suggestion.

        Best regards,

        Saulius

        Saulius

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