A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course.
#DigiFoot12 is not an official MOOC. We are using free open online resources, and connectivist pedegogy to try and create a k-12 online course “option”.
That means you are going to get out this course…what you put into it. Your learning will be dependent upon the spontaneous connections created by you as participants.
How will that work? Through the creation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s) that we connect together for the course through RSS and twitter feeds – and anything else that is suggested.
For this course, all participants under 18 years of age are asked to create a “username” for the duration of the course – like, “Funny Elf”. Please do not use your real name in any online networking materials.
More information on MOOCs…..
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course