1. What do you believe constitutes a MOOC?
It is an online web application environment dedicated mainly to conduct or deliver educational content to interesting parties or participants. Class format material and peer review examination in a self or team pace mode under a specific class rubric with a curriculum format with an instructor or supervisor is a typical constituent design format that is evolved. The output of an MOOC class must have the justification of participation prior and post the MOOC operations. MOOC records and other analytics entail special consideration which implies legitimate practices concerning transparency of the results and private handling data consent with the participants / third parties.
2.What will the end result look like?
In general, MOOC platforms can be preserved in online /offline mode, live or self-pace, modular or stand-alone and also can be classified under the type of their content. Would be quite interesting to see – ministries – sectoring their content platforms accordingly and using authorized provisions from other ministries interrelations as well, that are involved for the security of their data content for example, including the public MOOC certification for public services future job positions. That means a lot of background work for a well-defined chart of public operations book to generate public products and services with prioritization services in mind for the Asgardians.
3.How will it benefit the community of Asgardia?
Better organized content under educated and well-informed positioning. There is also interesting to say that public meritocracy will be increased when a MOOC system can be used to classify public roles dynamics and positions according to their class performance at least in a quantitative way. In general, a MOOC educational platform can raise the quality of demographics and can constitute provisions for the evolution of the Asgardian citizen especially to those early years where most of the Nation operations of the Asgardia are localized on Earth.
4.When/how are we going to develop this?
I think this is a very broad topic and it will require several inspirations and participations from the citizens of Asgardia in the long run. However, I think the initial Constitutional orders can shape the core work that can be created (the ministries and their operation books) and with selective participants upon the founder’s will.
5.Why do you believe this is being done?
The Quality of demographic and their characteristics in time with their roles dynamics and interplay interactions should be framed under the Constitutional provisions and in some extend in a vice versa route. The overall operations as a Nation are actually based on the Paideia of the citizens, educating the citizens to know how to discover these limits, something quite useful especially for the culture expression that will shape later on the values and the ideas of this newborn Nation. Something very useful for a Nation that has no border lines and its extensions is space oriented.
6.How will it be different from the other Online/free courses available today?
I think this is a very delicate and special discussion where the virtualization character of the Asgardia MOOCs platforms must have distinct operation profiling of services and under the nature of work that is prioritized by the ministries. Again, the founder has a say.
7.How will it be run?
The content organized in operation services from the ministries and the initial virtualization staffing - as and where needed - must be piloted prior the final versions.
8.Will there be different levels of learning? i.e. grade school vs university/college?
Certainly, (backward compatibility) with the educational accreditation Earth system is in need up to the extent where Asgardia has a legitimate recognition as a Nation or educational partnership. For spaceships enterprises scaling this could be set completely on a unique basis and under special agreements with interested parties.
9.Will it be free, or should there be a subscription per month/year that allows unlimited courses?
This question needs clarification for an answer.
10.What types of programs can we provide? Will it be purely scientific, or is there room for the development of arts, music, theology, marketing programs?
Everything under the scope of an education and with a noble learning merit and purpose by definition has its own room.
11.Is there a possibility for a mentorship program?