I often felt like I was the owner of an ice cream store giving away free ice cream. The constant expressions of appreciation for the opportunity to learn this material and of excitement about the material itself in the discussion forums was so stimulating and personally rewarding to me.
How active and interested are his students? They are commenting on his blog post about teaching the course, some fewer than two hours after it was published.
More on Dr. Noor’s Introduction to Genetics and Evolution course:
Jerry Coyne, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago discussed MOOCs on his blog, “Why Evolution is True”, encouraging students to participate to learn. To judge from the comments, many are.