This week COOCs featured in the RSA newsletter under the ‘Big Idea’ section and the article is linked to below. It is great to have some backing from an organisation like the RSA as it promotes the spreading of ideas, thinking and action beyond the walls of the institutions. I hope that each of you can benefit from some increased exposure and if you have any ideas of how we can help you develop and promote your courses please get in touch.
I have been pondering how best we can develop the way we create COOCs. We have had around a dozen new COOCs in the last few months and the way these develop is done to each individual. In a way, that is the whole point. We want the space to be open to anyone to develop their course, for their audience, with their knowledge, using their practices just as they see fit.
It is perhaps inevitable that any new venture takes longer than anticipated to find the right way to communicate with all the users it hopes will be, well, using it! COOCs has now passed a year since the first launch in Blackburn and with some help now from the Ragged University and the RSA we seem to be back on track.
What we would really appreciate is the feedback of all of you using the COOCs site so that we can gauge what is working, what is not. Does it look friendly and clear to what COOCs is all about? Can you find courses easily? Was registration straightforward? Can you join course without an issue? Is creating a course something that was free of problems? Could it be easier?
We want people to help us promote and develop COOCs so please feel free to get in touch with us and let us know your thoughts and how we can help each other. We can be contacted via this blog or via firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon,