MOOCs are called massive for a reason. You could find yourself taking your MOOC with thousands of students around the world. Students are encouraged to take part in online forums. Many students also discuss courses on social media platforms; forming Facebook groups, or by using a designated hashtag (#) for the course on Twitter.
Some students also meet ‘in-real-life’ organising study groups through websites such as MeetUp.
Connecting with students online or offline is a great way to exchange ideas and get more out of your MOOC learning experience.