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  • #11389
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    Deepak Sharma
    Participant

    Dear Claudia and Other Friends

    I work in one of the highly degraded area in India, i.e. Rajasthan, where Aravalli Hill range many communities are abandoning their land due to high degradation. We are working with community through livelihood options. In order to raise higher level awareness we have adopted linking it with religious thought which are common in the area. We are also working on oath taking and worshiping of soil. The community response is really very high and efforts on check degradation are picking up

    Deepak

    #11457
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    Svenja Schoe
    Participant

    Hello,
    This is my first ELD MOOC and also my first online course. I learned a lot so far about stakeholder engagement, not only for land management project. The webinars give a very valuable input from different perspectives and also the scripts provide us with helpful input for our assignments. The team assignments are at times difficult to complete due to different degree of activity of participants, but it is still nice not to be on our own with the tasks (: keep up the good work!

    #11628
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    TzePei Jenny Choo
    Participant

    Dear Claudia,

    This is my second experience with online learning with others but first with MOOC by ELD. I was with Moodle open learning before. Your team has done a great job, it is relative hard to coordinate all from around the world.

    Personally, I would prefer longer Q &A section… as i think it is a bit short..

    #11687
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    Annick Verstraelen
    Participant

    Dear claudia,

    I like the course because it gives room for interdisciplinary approaches, having people with different backgrounds in our teams. I’m also interested if it would be possible to share some of the ELD-MOOC 2014 materials, as only recently joined the program, but find the topic also extremely interesting (for self study).

    It would be nice to create a big more interaction between the different groups, now we are all working on our little islands, and getting feedback on progress from another group might be enlightening, as well as giving feedback to another group will make you look at things from another perspective, when you get back to your own assignment.

    Moreover, I’m really looking forward, although it is tough to find enough time to read all the materials.
    And I love the quizzes, when you do them, you really know if you got the essence of the chapter.

    Annick

    #11979
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    Maina Margaret
    Participant

    Hello Claudia,
    This being my first time in MOOC, am very motivated by this great learning. I have managed to navigate through the course and Lo! I found the hidden treasure, the badges. I am very excited.The contributions by the many professionals makes it easier to understand and the learning materials are very clear. I am somehow becoming an expert. I enjoy the quizzes!

    #12558
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    Warren Priest
    Participant

    This is my first MOOC and I have really enjoyed the experience so far, especially the learning lots of new things with the assignment.

    I was wondering if ELD have a list/assessment of international funding available for land degradation work?

    #12613
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    Svenja Schoe
    Participant

    Hello,
    I would suggest to review the ‘badges system’. Getting a badge for completing the weekly course work is a great idea. But instead of getting a badge for clicking ‘favorite’ on comments (which I did just to get the badge not for any special reason) it would be better getting a badge for editing/creating a team document, which would show contributions to the assignments. In my team the contribution to the assignments is quite low, from 20 team members maybe only 5 actively work on the assignments, getting a badge for helping with the assignment would maybe increase participation :)
    Regards,
    Svenja

    #12691

    Dear Svenja,

    thank you very much for your comments.
    We will gladly take your suggestions to further improve the Mooc experience!

    Kind regards,
    Claudia Musekamp

    #12692

    Dear Svenja,

    thank you very much for your comments.
    We will gladly take your suggestions to further improve the Mooc experience!

    Kind regards,
    Claudia Musekamp

    #12693

    Glad to hear!

    Claudia

    #12752
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    christine priessner
    Participant

    Dear all,

    I totally agree with the comment from Svenja regarding the Badges-System. I am in team europe west4 and we have 21 team members. Only few of them are working on the assignments which is quite a lot of workload for 4-5 people. It´s a challenge to communicate and arrange input if not everybody has the same motivation to put work onto an assignment.
    Furthermore I am not having time to spend much time in the forum even though I am very interested in bringing forward our team work. To receive badges via communication within the forum is very hard for me…

    #13058
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    Hekuran Koka
    Participant

    well, it is my first time in a webinar, and although there is nothing better than live interaction :), still it is a great experience.
    i am not an expert in the land management field, and it was great to get into the topic and get to know a lot is being done to save the earth. because sometimes we are so busy in our towns and jobs and little to-dos that we forget about what is always keeping us on, the land.
    i live in a seaside town and every year we go to the beach we find out that the sea ate a little of it, and then we hear farmers lamenting that the sea drove salty water on their crops, and then we know that we have to be active and do something to keep the land alive.however it is good to know someone built a business out of it, someone became an activist, someone has an association or is studying the phenomena. i worked different times on ecological projects, mainly helping with paper work, but it is great to be here and read and hear and see (get engaged) on teh topic.

    #14046
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    Deepak Sharma
    Participant

    Dear Claudia

    I am really exited to go through the MOOC, But wonder if some of the material can be translated in Hindi and can be useful for grass roots level operators who are working in close coordination with stakeholders. If it has already been done or if you are in process of negotiations with some agencies in India or else?

    Deepak

    #14047
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    Deepak Sharma
    Participant

    I found that Quiz – 6 and Quiz – 7 are same. Is it done purposefully or I made some mistake?

    #14511
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    AnaRiza Mendoza
    Participant

    Dear Claudia,

    As this course is nearing to end, I can already say it has been a rewarding experience to be part of this year’s ELD-MOOC. I would like to extend my appreciation to all the organizers and the entire working team of GIZ and UNU-INWEH.

    More power!

    Best regards,

    AnaRiza

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