After a good year of planning, I finally kicked-off my first cMOOC today. Almost one and a half years ago, I started this blog as a participant in FDOL. Today, already on the first day of the course, I have participants from Sweden and around the world connecting their blogs to our course homepage. This is such a great reward for the hard work me and my colleagues put into developing the course and a fantastic feeling!
The development of the course would not have been possible without the fantastic community of open scholars out there, such as Chrissi Nerantzi, Lars Uhlin, Sue Beckingham, George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, Martin Weller or Jim Groom to name just a few. Particularly the last mentioned opened my eyes with his inspirational keynote speech at #mri13. I am truly thankful for getting in touch with such a bunch of inspirational scholars which lead the way for me and our team at the Service Research Center in the development of our courses.
I am really looking forward to the next 20 weeks of open networked learning and cannot wait to engage with the variety of practitioners (more than 80 and counting), who already signed up for the course.