A couple of Some blog posts on #corpusmooc have appeared, check them out and if you know of others do post here:
one by aProfessor Moravec http://historyinthecity.blogspot.fr/2014/01/moocing-in-public.html
and one by Carol Goodey http://cgoodey.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/this-is-not-just-any-mooc/
A post by Patrick Andrews
http://patrickdandrews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/initial-impressions-of-corpus.html that highlights the differences between #corpusmooc and an online learning environment like the Open University.
I would agree that the question of moocs for educating the young is limited, there are much greater benefits for professional development.
Michael Harrison has posted first impressions of #corpusmooc http://www.mikejharrison.com/2014/01/corpusmooc-corpus-linguistics-week-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=corpusmooc-corpus-linguistics-week-1
a post by PhD student Julie Voce @julievoce http://julievoce.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/week-1-corpus-linguistics-mooc-with-futurelearn/
a week2 post by Michael Harrison http://www.mikejharrison.com/2014/02/corpusmooc-week-2-struggling-to-keep-up/ – mike i would jump to week 4 for corpus building (and all of the #antconc videos) and some of week 6 and all of week 7 for language learning.
Carol Goodey has added another entry answering some common concerns about completing a mooc –
Sam Shepherd has written about some limits of the FutureLearn setup i.e. discussion forums and getting lost in them – http://samuelshep.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/corpusmooc/. A couple of ways round this is to follow people and filter by their names another is to use this activity feed https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics/activity-feed.
Of course a further way is to bring in your discussion to this community 🙂 so do post any questions/thoughts here Sam 🙂
a week 3 post by Julie Voce @julievoce noting the difficulties with the commenting system http://julievoce.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/week-3-compare-and-contrast-corpus-linguistics-mooc/
a post by TeacherPants http://joannalw.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/uninformed-voice-from-the-back-of-the-room-part-i-teacherpants-goes-to-class-virtually/ questioning how to make sense of the data from corpus searches
Ann Priestley @annindk is posting her thoughts here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g7u7ccijtkld6ks/29czNc405q and here – http://myloscar.wordpress.com/tag/corpusmooc/
Mary Carr @marymcarr1 has written some thoughts http://appliedlinguisticsandtesol.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/corpus-mooc-week-1.html, apparently not a Chomsky fan.
Patrick Andrews shares some of his thoughts on one of the readings in #corpusmooc http://patrickdandrews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/corpus-mooc-continued-chapter-by-paul.html
really nice week6 musings from aProfessor Moravec on looking at -ly adverbs http://historyinthecity.blogspot.fr/2014/01/moocing-in-public.html
end of course thoughts by Duygu Çandarlı @duygucandarli http://duygucandarli.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/corpusmooc/ and Karen Carlson @sloopie72 http://sloopie72.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/moocing-corpus-linguistics-futurelearn/