I am an introvert. And I think a MOOC is very special, because no struggle is needed for rest and solitude in a MOOC. In a classroom or in a F2F teaching environment those noisy extraverts prevent a real human from learning. In a MOOC one could learn in ones own time and pace, without disturbances. In a F2F situation one is forced to listen to exclamations of other people, and think about these messages. In a MOOC one can think ones own stupid thoughts without bothering. In a MOOC one at once could go out for a thinking walk, chewing over a thought and no one is claiming your attention for social talk.
This week I did read about two books on introvertism. Do not believe that these authors are introverts themselves, introverts don’t write books about that.
By the way, it is not certain if introverts do exist. “Introvert” is a label. Labels are dangerous, because labels do not explain anything, and people tend to think labels are explanations.
BTW2 http://maryannreilly.blogspot.com/2012/01/5-things-i-want-my-teacher-to-know.html Do you think she is an introvert?