Just attended the Blackboard Collaborate MOOC introductory session. And it is going to be MASSIVE! Great to see the fantastic attendance. Congrats to organisers.
I was a bit thrown by the new format of Blackboard Collaborate.
I missed the layout facility and found it confusing not to be able to instantly see who was speaking. Also I like to see the chat full length so that I can catch up with it after concentrating on the whiteboard.
Also found it confusing to find the microphone, smiley faces, etc but I am sure that it is just that they have moved.
I was pleased that I didn't drop out but noted that some people did. It is very frustrating to drop out and I was pleased to see those that did persevered and jumped back in again.
Pleased to find that the Web Tour loaded much quicker.
MOOC works! - learning already
I have just been on the epcop Learn Space and read a blog about how to make your blogs interesting - this is looking like a lump of text - oh, well, maybe next time it will be more interesting.
Decided to try to add a photo and some subheadings - maybe that will add some interest!
This is a photo from the recent holidays taken on the only fine day - spent the rest of the time huddled inside next to the heater and out of the rain. It shows that the MOOC is working already as I have never added a photo to my blog before!