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IoT MOOC on WhatsApp: Creating another online community

IoT MOOC on WhatsApp: Creating another online community

Screenshot taken from IoT MOOC.

I was interested to find there is a WhatsApp group organized by the MOOC I’m participating in (The IoT). The group is limited to 250 members – seems like a lot though! How is it possible to converse on WhatsApp with that many people? Seems overwhelming to me…

I think it’s interesting that the MOOC is taking the large online community and taking it out of the so-called ‘educational space’ to the seemingly more social and informal space of WhatsApp. I’m thinking that only the very interested few (few meaning 250 max.) will choose to join the WhatsApp group. 

Togethertube!

Togethertube!

During this second week of EDC, I participated in a couple of film festival catch-ups on Togethertube, graciously hosted by Helen W. It was great to re-watch the films and engage in discussion with my peers. I am finding it a bit difficult to relate to the topics because I have no background in studying cybercultures so it’s been great to have access to observations and perspectives from my classmates.

Screenshot of my RT of Helen W’s tweet.