I have a Monday evening class that likes to MOO at Connections. I could
invite them to your Monday morning class, but I'll have a low
participation rate. I could come for part of the time if you'd like.
(Amanda might also be persuaded.) What are you discussing? MOOing with a
class of 109 could be a challenge. Do you really have a lab that big?
As for the wierdness of having all the people MOOing the same room-- I
thought it would be strange, but I've found that a different type of
conversatiion takes place-- and I get 100% participation. The
difficulty so far has been getting them to concentrate on the task
assigned. I try to MOO every Monday night, but we've constantly got
network problems. (It's been so bad since January that I start the class
with a challenge to them to see if they can crash the network.... they
MOOing has brought a welcome change to the class. We've been meeting
for three hours every Monday night since September, so it's difficult to
keep the momentum going. I've found that the prospect of MOOing has
made them enthusiastic attenders, and when the network goes down, some
slip away in the second half.
So let me know if you really decide to do the MOO. I'll drop in, and a
few of my students might be persuaded to. (Some of them even have
characters on Connections and have begun to do some building.)