Tips for coping with the abundance of resources in MOOCs (based on tips from MobiMOOC11 participants):


Use the course to your advantage! You know where you want to go, ask relevant help.
Select between the abundance of resources. All of the facilitators have been in mobile learning for years, this means they have lists of resources. Do not expect yourself to go through them all: SELECT.
Plan which type of participant you want to be during the course (make sure you have an idea of the time you can spend per week): see here for suggestions.
Develop a mental filter: you do not need to reply to everyone, skim discussions and choose to reply on what is of interest to you.
Get to the point: be short (max 250 words) and respectful in your discussions/questions/answers. This will save time for everyone.
Use descriptive titles in your discussion threads: this allows people to immediately anticipate where you are going with your message.
Connect with participants working on the same topic: there are too many participants, so select those who work on the same area (health, classrooms, languages…). Get to know one another, that way you can also stay in touch while your mLearning plans develop.
Check your e-mail digest (great tip from Ken!): once you have joined the google-group, make sure you choose how you want to be kept up to date: recommended choices either an abridged e-mail (= you get a summary of the new activities each day) or digest e-mail (you get all the new messages bundled into one single mail per day). You can change these settings after you have joined as well, in the google group section 'edit my membership'.
Dare to ask questions to stay on top of the content: sometimes you might not understand a concept which seems to be clear to all the rest (rest assured, there are always others who are also wondering about the same issues as you). If you feel unsure about a mobile aspect, ask the group or – if you do not feel confident enough: ask one of the facilitators.
Pace yourself to keep motivated. Do not pressure yourself with perfection or the quest for full understanding: take it easy and know that your brain will pick up new knowledge, but it also needs time off for dreaming and being inspired.
Dare to take time off: if you feel stressed and pacing no longer works => take time off. Get relaxed again and then join in. Remember, each week is focusing on a new topic, so you can always come back in for a fresh start.

The most important idea behind self-regulated learning is: Make the course Work for YOU!

Small note from the facilitators = guides on the side: the facilitators will do their best to keep discussion focused on a few key questions during their respective weeks. While, it is clearly not possible to engage with 350+ participants individually, we'll be structuring things as good as possible so as to support peer interactions and looking for emerging themes amongst the discussions, around which participation can happen.

If you are more into video, feel free to take look at how to increase your success in a MOOC (video by Dave Cormier)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8avYQ5ZqM0