MOOCs aren't for everyone. But they should be.
We all have our own unique and different ways of learning, be it learning by doing, engaging in discussions or reading a book. It also varies depending on what you're trying to learn and the outcomes you're hoping
Is this for me?
There were a few things that became obvious rather quickly, something I feel that you would lack
Where is the time?
This could go either ways, you're struggling to make time or are wondering if you'll be better able to tackle this topic under 24/7 culture of the Internet that we've gotten used to. The truth is, a MOOC is what you make it to be. At the same time, no one has
If you're a busy bee, MOOCs are probably the easiest way to critically reflect upon a discipline as it allows you to do it on your own time and you get back as much as you give. And if you're the kind who wants that constant stream of knowledge immersion you'll always be able to find at least one or another person who's online at the same time as you. However, if you're hoping to be in touch with your tutor 24/7 or be told what is the right answer to something a MOOC probably isn't for you. Once a MOOC goes live and is populated much of its success depends upon the ones taking the course, engaging in conversations and pushing each other to expand on their critical skills.
What Should I Study?
Now that's a question worth exploring for
This is why I think MOOCs aren't for everyone because many of you might feel there are so many things you need to learn for a number of social/professional reasons such as career development but perhaps aren't inherently passionate about. If that is the case, it makes you reflect upon where you are in life and if you're doing what you really want to be doing.