Ah yes – the hoop jumping contribution. Very familiar with that one, Linzi.. (from a previous online course, not mscde, of course 😉 I guess I thought though, that since most people didn’t bother to complete the required replies/posts (the average number of posts+replies of the 99 with public profiles that started in week 1 was 8/median 6, yet the first week alone required 10 (combined) posts+replies) that at least some of the questions may have been genuine.
You are quite right though about forced participation leading to a performance or demonstration of engagement, knowledge and critical thinking. Which, of course, privileges a particular way of ‘being a student’. Gourlay (2015) is a good read on this.
from Comments for Renée’s EDC blog http://ift.tt/2mu1uG9