. E-Learning 3.0 MOOC
Starts October 15
@Downes much of it may be well over my head (namely sessions 1-7), but I'll be there. I'll be quite happy with the last two :)
@lauraritchie My objective is to make it so that these topics are not over anyone's head. It's a bit difficult; each week is the very tip of an abyss; I find myself drowning in it almost every day (today, for example, exploring the JAM Stack and failing to make the Google API work the way I want it to. But I'm hopeful; and people will be learning with me.
@x28de @lauraritchie I'm trying to set this up so that each week is a self-contained topic. This topic can then be approached from different directions, at different levels. The content is a McGuffin - yes - but the other aspect of a connectivist course, the one where I provide a series of reflections - is also present.
@x28de @lauraritchie @Downes I also think the tech might be a danger, depending on who you want your audience to be and why. I am always interested in your work and ideas Stephen, but I would need a 'Dummies Guide' to gRSShopper and would really need to be convinced that it would benefit me, e.g. although I tried out FedWiki I found the tech side frustrating and by the end I couldn't see what was to be gained from the technology. But I know I am not an early adopter :-)
OK, I've written a short introduction capturing the comments all of you have made. Before I post it generally, could you have a look and tell me what I'm missing?
@Downes @x28de @lauraritchie @GeoffreyGevalt Thanks - that works really well for me and is reassuring, although I don't have a clue what JAM Stack or Google API are, so I wonder if reference to them should be so near the beginning. That said, I think you have to assume that those interested in participating will have some background in all this.
I noticed a typo in the para beginning -Another way of looking at community - but it reads really well.
@Downes initial reaction though, is YES! and when I got to the how we learn bit, that is *exactly* the talk I gave my students today- who all frustratingly refuse to make blogs
It sounds like the 'course' is really an interactive OER-handbook. It's quite like (although completely different scope) my music class- that isn't a class at all, but a growing resource that people in my class follow as they work toward an outcome.
I never got fancy and it's all on the MUS654 tab on lauraritchie.com
@lauraritchie Yes, I want it to be a growing resource.
But I also want it to be an event, so people feel they're participating, not just consuming.
@Downes yes - the community is what makes these good. Solo is ok, but it's like playing music in a practice room only - you just miss so much of everything from process, to creation and communication, to engaging with those on the receiving end.
If it can be a recurring and growing event, even better. :)
@Downes I have just tweeted your half-an-hour post about E-learning 3.0 and realised that it doesn't have a date for the course in it. Is this intentional?
@jennymac Sort of, though the course outline is pretty explicit about the dates. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iBSfbijqt_WmMb9T8_tD8BSlPGwHogaZ8bafvhk1GS0/edit?usp=sharing
@Downes @x28de @lauraritchie @GeoffreyGevalt I wonder about the word 'Instructor'. Do you view yourself as 'the instructor'? I remember your post - the role of the educator :-) I'm just thinking that if you are running this on your own, then you wouldn't want everyone turning to you with every question?
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