Post an authentic sounding comment to the Coursera blog as a fictitious, MOOC loving student

Turn a comment stream on a site into a narrative! Post your comment at this post and copy it here. This is a variant of ds106 Telling Stories in the Web assignments such as the Amazon 3 Wolf Moon T-shirt

If you do not know what “MOOCs” are, think of them like ds106 but much more massive and boring (let me help you)

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There are 12 written responses to this assignment.

I’m so glad I found this!

Written by Bill Fitzgerald on June 2, 2013 7:11 pm
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I’m so glad I found this! My uncle’s nephew sent me here when I told him that I wanted to find some good learnings. You clearly are a master of this subject and that is obvious from the good writing you have shown here I will be sure to share it with all my friend.

I was just thinking We think the coming decade will see a transformation in the way education is delivered, where teachers and online content come together to better serve students on campus and beyond and it is wonderful to see that other people think that too.

The world is ready for the time when the learnings only take place with Coursera partnerships. Students have a much better experience then.

Thank you for sharing this. It truly shaped my intellect on the subject.


Written by Arlana McAndrew on June 1, 2013 10:37 pm
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I like the blended learning concept, I think that it will kept students motivated and interested in their courses.

Sad but true

Written by @cekp1234 on June 1, 2013 3:57 pm
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Henry, realizing that he cannot read his favorite titles, fumbles around until he finds his revolver……you know the rest.

So perfect

Written by Christina Hendricks on May 31, 2013 11:55 pm
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Posted here as “Julianne M”:

Ohmygosh this is so perfect! I am so tired of professors making their own course stuff because usually it sucks. It’s SOOOOOOOOOO much better to give everyone the same videos and lectures and things because that way you can control quality and then we all get the same true things from professors who really know what they’re doing. I wouldn’t even have to go to class because I could just get everything from the Coursera site, unless my profs make “participation” required or something, which I HATE! Listening to other students is a waste of time.

Besides, for-profit companies do everything so much better than government-run things like universities. The stuff Coursera provides will be a ton better than anything my profs can do.

Pizza in Class

Written by Mark Christiansen @mchris008 on May 31, 2013 11:34 pm
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Coursera is perfect for my lifestyle! Education delivered right to my home just like my usual nightly large meat lover’s pizza. Being in the comfort of my own home while learning is simply amazing, I am positive eating while learning must stimulate my brain in a different way because I have learned so much! Trying to eat pizza in a regular classroom will only yield strange looks and glares from other students, trust me. I know from experience. I am so happy I could cry. Thank you coursera! I appreciate this method of accommodation to my learning style!


Written by Wesley Roberts on May 31, 2013 10:08 pm
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Why are MOOC’s so frowned upon by so many? I think they offer a great way for people (not just students) to continue to learn and expand their knowledge base. There is no reason why “education” needs to be limited to a classroom. In fact, many universities now require experiential learning (internships, student research, ect.). I think MOOC’s offer this same kind of continued and different learning experience. Additionally, this form of education weeds out those that don’t really want to be there and are only there because daddy made them. If you don’t want to participate, you simply dont tune in.

Coursera in the Classroom

Written by @normwright on May 31, 2013 9:59 pm
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I hope this means I’ll soon be able to attend Cousera courses in the comfort of my local campus without having to log on to that boring old computer.

Short&Quiet People Problems

Written by Ashley Bocan (@AshToasty) on May 31, 2013 6:26 pm
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“This is grand for my introvert, short self. No longer will I have to awkwardly raise my arm only to be blocked by the five foot ten guy in front of me. Also the lovely aspect the term “8ams” is non-existent. Oh love.”

Jenny Cather

Written by @EKSwitaj on May 31, 2013 5:39 pm
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Dear Coursera

Written by Horace Weinstein on May 31, 2013 4:13 pm
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I always felt ignored by my classroom teachers my I felt like the Film prof in Coursera was really talking to me! I’ve switched my major from pre-vetinary to become a film scholar. Can Coursera please take over my community college campus?

Frustrated Freshmen

Written by @cekp1234 on May 31, 2013 2:44 pm
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I hate having to go to class! My professors are sooooooo boring and it’s so annoying have to walk there from my dorm >:( Some of them don’t even let me go on my computer during class, can you believe that?!? (stuck in the dark ages much lol) I hope I can take all of my classes with coursera so I never have to go to class and be bored again!

Comment to Coursera Blog Post

Written by dkernohan on May 31, 2013 11:12 am
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“I’m so excited about this. so glad you are bringing the magic and wonder of Coursera to boring old public institutions. I get so tired having to respond intelligently to direct questions from instructors and do convincing and authentic work.”

[my captcha was “Hybrids” ! LOL!