Before I can truly comment on being successful in a MOOC, I had to find out exactly what a MOOC is. " A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course". (Moocguide, 2013) One of the most interesting parts of a MOOC is that it is often not a paid class. I see it as a great way to truly promote collaboration and professional development across the miles.
Key componets of being successful in a MOOC:
1. Time to actively contribute to the MOOC
2. Willingness to ask questions and share your knowledge
3. Not reading everything, a filter mode
The only way a MOOC will be beneficial to you is to active participate in the course. As you engage in the course others will benefit from you. So get out there to tweet, pin, diigo, and discuss.
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