“My point is, I do like freedom like in CCK11. However I think it would be possible to include more people in, and deepen the discussion if a SIMPLE center with ONE suggested starting point was offered.” wrote Linn Gustavsson
Now you want somewhere a central point to focus the CCK!! course for students. And you writing this post is a good starting point for you and maybe for some other people to do the course.
I agree on the necessity of a starting point in instruction. To teach a skill, in writing or in social behavior, a good starting point is valuable. Teachers know a path for students to follow to mastering a skill.
To study in a MOOC you need to find your own starting point. It is broadening the network of knowledge, and a network does not have a starting point, not even a central point. It is like hiking in a wood, in hiking it is important to know where you are. And where you are is the central point. From here you can go everywhere. And all students in MOOC are on a different path. They might even go in different directions. Some students in CCK11 are not even teaching. So you would be forced to make different starting points for all possible students. And that is impossible.
That is why it is important to make y ourself a central point, or to plan the travel in the network. And you could choose people in the course to follow and to make conversation with them.
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