Haha I signed for a MOOC more that a month ago. I paid for it. And since a month I keep repeating to myself: I need to start this course. I will happily answer your questions:
- I want to gain knowledge, learn something new and an online course is much more affordable and accesssible than a regular course.
- I haven’t blocked any time for it. I’m intending to this in my free time (which I never seem to have). There’s no interaction, really. All you do is read/listen/solve quizzes. It doesn’t draw my attention, it doesn’t challenge me in the way I like, which is interactively.
I’ll allow myself to point to a MOOC course which I actually enjoyed. It was edX course on wireframing and prototyping. And I liked it because, yes, there is a certain amount of non-interactive content like videos, but it also asks you to execute tasks (at home, by yourself mostly). However, before you are able to execute them, you need to assess other people’s completed tasks. It’s a beautiful example of the reprocity rule. In order to get something you first need to do something. And then if you’re persistent enough to complete the task, you are gratified with the assesment of your work (which wasn’t a quizz).