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Gayle Nicholas
8 January 2013

G'day all,

I'm Gayle from Melbourne, Australia.  This is my first MOOC experience and one of my reasons for registering is just that - to experience a MOOC.   I can see information management and time management are going to be crucial to get the most out of this course.  At the time I write this I am feeling a little overwhelmed with so many media locations and the number of participants.

8 January 2013


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Last evening (7 Jan) I got out of bed at 3 am for the OLD MOOCS Launch.  I managed to log in to the launch but was rather disappointed at how difficult it was to read the screed (PPT?).  Even on full volume the sound was low.  My interest picked up when the presenter started a review of literature and my reading list seemed to grow by the second.  Then the sound cut out!  Was it me or the broadcast?  It was so early in the morning I went back to bed intending to view the recording.  How disappointing it was today to go to the YouTube video to hear jibberish.  I really hope things move well from here as there is so much interesting material to get into!

Gayle Nicholas
11:16 on 8 January 2013

What do I want to achieve in Week 1?

Given my experience of the MOOC so far I think the following outcomes would be achievable:

  • To be confident at moving around the MOOC site and Cloudworks
  • To interact with at least 5 other participants in the MOOC environment (following, discussion posts, learning journals etc)
  • To read at least one article of publication on learning design, and
  • hopefully be underway with a study group or learning design project.

Gayle Nicholas
10:07 on 15 January 2013 (Edited 10:52 on 15 January 2013)

What do I want to achieve in Week 2?

An important goal for this week is to draw up a plan on how I am going to interact with this MOOC to achieve learning objectives, given the limited amount of time I have.  Participating in all aspects of the MOOC and following the day by day schedule is just not achievable, nor is it enjoyable. The question then becomes whether I can limit my participation and still have a positive outcome - I believe I can.

Gayle Nicholas
03:25 on 23 January 2013

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