A CS Lecturer can not stand finishing a CS MOOC.
A story from Ohio State University. The lecturer found the format of MOOCs to be unappealing, and probably would have learned more from reading a book.
The course was presented with canned videos of the professor standing in front of a powerpoint. There was about an hour of video to watch each week. The videos had questions to answer every ten minutes or so. There were also weekly homeworks, quizzes and projects to complete.
The online forum was especially hard to navigate. Imagine 220,000 vying for attention and everyone names their posts, “Help!”.
I've heard so many of such stories. MOOCs demand more personalization and adaptive navigation support, DEFINITELY!
Ching-Fu discussed the engagement issue yesterday in D&R. However, regardless of how boring the MOOC format, there are still a number of people who cross the finish line.