Dumb idea. Why did this little worm crawl in my head today?

Someone was tweeting about the end of an open course. I have this thing about talking about the finality of something. Some things should end. But if it’s an open ended experience, why cement the fate with a pronouncement? Why not leave the possibility of what was built as a community, the connectivity continuing on when the MOOC is over?

And then in my head I heard… “When the MOOC is over…. turn off the site, turn off the site, turn off the site…”

with the lyrics possibly changed. What am I thinking? I cannot pull off a Jim Morrison. And the song weaves and moans all over the crazy 7th and 9th chords.

So I dumbed it down to something simpler. And in about 14 minutes, re-wrote the lyrics. My ability to play harmonica at the same time is kind of bleating the same rhythm. But hey, I already spent a chunk of time, so here it is, in one take. And I tossed in a re-write of Jimbo’s opening for “The Soft Parade”.

Of course, if all MOOCs were not over, we’d be drownedwith ongoing collaboration and camaraderie. That would suck.

I think I need a new hobby. Or just a hobby.

The post "When The MOOC is Over…" was originally scraped from the bottom of the pickel barrel at CogDogBlog (https://cogdogblog.com/2015/06/when-the-mooc-is-over/) on June 2, 2015.


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