The MOOC and me. Week 7

I had several attempts to do courses over MOOC platforms, Coursera, Udemy, Pluralsights and a few more that I don’t remember…

I tried different types of courses, from philosophy, design and programming in Phyton or IOs.

All courses I did follow more or less the same approach, video lectures and exercises in your own computer and in terms of evaluation only on a few they were doing some sort of process of evaluation… 

It was ironic that the ones who attempt to do some sort of evaluation were the free ones, the other ones, where I was looking for specific technical advice (Software or design tips), any evaluation would be made by me because the result of their teaching was directly shown on my work, hence it was pointless to require any sort of evaluation…

I certainly believe MOOCs can be a very good contribution to education, the experience so far was more positive than negative, yet I find that the limitations are not in the platform or the tool but rather in the imagination and the connection that we create with large audiences.