The enthusiasm on the forums seems to indicate that all those that have taken part in the Brown University Massive Open On-line Course “Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets” have found it worthwhile. There have been many votes of thanks to Dr Susan Alcock and her team who not only put together a fascinating course but also stayed involved with the students via the message boards right the way through.
That, I think, has been one of the reasons for its success.
Now we’re just waiting for the results of the last round of student peer-reviews and then the whole thing will be over. There is definitely an “end-of-term” feel around the message boards, including some most un-academic outbreaks of silliness. 🙂
I’ll write up my overall thoughts on it next week.