"Where are all the other students?"

“Where are all the other students?”

The brief for the final assignment of the Open Education MOOC run by the Open University (#h817open) was to reflect on the question of openness in education. Participants were asked to create a video covering one of the following elements:

  • What aspect of openness in education interests you most (and why)?
  • What the future direction of open education will be in your opinion, justifying your answer.
  • Your experience of studying an open course versus traditional, formal education.

My contribution (my first ever video creation!) was made with the help of Xtranormal.

It is a not too serious look at how students can feel isolated by the open online courses.

It doesn’t necessarily help to be one of thousands enrolled on a course if you can’t make any real connections with other learners.