In thinking about which "communities" I'd like to connect with during this MOOC, it occurred to me that so far my thought processes have all been about the MOOC – or about MOOCs in general – and not about the content of this particular MOOC. In essence, I've been engaging about the MOOC rather than in the MOOC.
Is this a bad thing? I don't think so, since what drew me to this MOOC wasn't the content – it was the fact that it was a MOOC. MobiMOOC introduced me to the concept of MOOCs and the power behind getting a bunch of like-minded people together to talk about a shared passion. Now I want to figure out how to create that "community" myself – even if it is just for 6 or 8 weeks.
So, for now, I'm going to engage about the MOOC. Anyone want to join me? I've set up a discussion about the design of MOOCs in http://edumooc.wikispaces.com/Engaging+about+the+MOOC.