PLENK (Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge) is a course where we are exploring the literature relating to PLEs (personal learning Environments). I want to capture these publications in a reference management program. While I use one of the major ones, I have heard a lot about another, and I thought it would be a good idea to survey what other participants are using. Collaboration is one of the features that might be tried within the course. I placed a quick one-question survey in Survey Monkey which I linked to from a discussion post in the General Discussion area this past Saturday. My surprise is that there have been a mere 7 responses out of a course base of 1,000+.
This is a MOOC (massive open online course), and participants are approaching it in a number of different ways. Perhaps a great number are not making it to the General Discussion topics, or perhaps many are tired of surveys. There is even the possibility that informal polls are not in favour. Someone might suggest it be advertised in a different way. I will give it longer, but I just wanted to note my surprise!