I think this is a good idea.
I think Harman and George's idea to include some additional information could be helpful too:
1. # of classes attended
2. average time spent in each class
3. the class attended where they spent the most time
I'm thinking that what may be most important is keeping open lines of communication between different elements.
I'm also more in the stage where I'm hoping to increase the quality of my classes before thinking about promotion (and other teachers may be also), but one idea would be for WiZiQ to do some open wiki tutorials on promotion. How to promote the classes through social networking ( twitter, facebook, learnhub
, etc.) (with suggestions and advice on responsible promotion of classes)
I get confused and wonder sometimes why people do certain things.
It's interesting. If you look at Raina's
classes or my first class you see lots of people who sign up for the class, but those people don't show up. In fact it may be the case that for most classes the number of people who show up randomly is greater than the people who sign up beforehand.
It's consistent with the idea that people sometimes just go on the web and click randomly at things that they like.
I don't know that I'm that interested in getting such students in my classes anyway. Similar to Prof. Raina I'm interested in getting serious students not just passer-bys (maybe it is possible on some rare occassions to convert a passer-by to a serious student, but it may be only about 5% or 10% of passer-bys)