The course I am taking is called "Tecnologías de información y comunicación en la educación" and it is from the University of Mexico. It started on Monday and it finishes on the 23rd June and the work is divided into 5 weeks at the end of which we, the students, will have to have read some documents and fill in an autoevaluation test. There are also forums and 5 live sessions on YouTube. We also have a hashtag on Twitter: #ticunam
At the end of the course, our final project will be evaluated by 5 mates of the course and that result (80%) together with the sum of the autoevaluations (20%) will be our final result. We are recommended to write a blog with our personal thinkings which I will link when I have something written, it is called Formación Docente (fuera de horario).
I think MOOCs are a perfect way to develop a personal learning environment for teachers for some reasons:
- We do have time and willingness to learn; but certainly we cannot take lessons in the morning or the afternoon.
- We can choose among thousands of courses from all around the world which will certify our learning.
- We get certified for free (which is excellent now that our pays are getting reduced).
- We get to create a network of professional teachers who have the same worries and interests...
Have you ever taken part in one? Share your experience with us and wish me good luck!