This course has been as fulfilling and challenging as other graduate courses I have completed towards my doctorate. I have truly enjoyed being challenged by other participants, by the tutors, and occasionally by members of the ocTEL Team.
Not every MOOC I've participated in has left me feeling so challenged or fulfilled. Frequently, I feel as though I gained some knowledge but didn't become part of a community, of a social network of learners. I also feel that I was not only a consumer, but was able to share some of my knowledge and experiences as well.
I would like to personally thank the members of the ocTEL team, who truly organized and managed a superb MOOC event:
Maren DeepwellStephen Downes
I directly interacted with several members of the ocTEL team, you know who you are! I also want to acknowledge the tutors, many of whom I interacted with in the forums and on Twitter:
Hayley Atkinson, Sue Barnes, Kevin Brace, Stephen Brown, John Davies, Leanne de Main, Claire Denholm, John Dermo, Sue Folley, Devampika Getkahn, Graham Gibbs, Doug Gowan, Sarah Horrigan, Ruth Johnstone, Marius Jugariu, James Little, Graham McElearney, Craig Paterson, Will Stewart and Anna Warren.
If I have missed anyone, I apologize; these lists came directly from the ocTEL page, http://octel.alt.ac.uk/about/octel-team/
I hope that at least some of the connections that were made during ocTEL last beyond this course, and I look forward to ocTEL 2014!