Hi Maha, guess we could call this the start of the course. On a campus this would be the hallway or student union steps where people meet. I like the way MOOCs tend to create a common place on the net for discussions that just flow along. Something here affords learning that I never felt in school where everything was partitioned and brought to you in sealed boxes to be opened under supervision only. I wonder if we try to hard to stage the things we call “lessons”? Better to lure people in with the chance for discovery in an uncertain or incomplete setting. Like this picture from Brain Pickings or the song below it by CocoRosie: