First of all for posting and sharing your interview with Nancy; I’m afraid I’m head over hills about her, if you get what I mean, I resonate with her views a lot.
Second, for placing the importance of the difference between groups and networks. I agree with you on that the responsibility for the community cannot be forced but when you are the “teacher” then… is it imposed?
As you mention there is no model to follow so, how could we assess if our approach is valid or useful to the learners and the community?
In terms of the impact to participants, What would be the worse outcome scenario for an online open course? What signs do we have to observe along the road to avoid it?
Have a nice week. Maru