I have three significant concerns about MOOCs…concerns that facilitators will eventually need to address in order to extend the impact of open courses:
1. MOOCs suffer from high drop out rates and declining participation as the courses progresses.
2. MOOCs require a reasonably high degree of technical skill.
3. In theory, MOOCs scale social learning by increasing opportunities for peers to help each other. However, in most courses I’ve been involved with, a group of learners expresses their frustration at feeling disconnected and lost.