As if I had time/attention for another workshop or course! I’m barely following Leigh’s online facilitation workshop, running a workshop for a client, guesting in a South African workshop and now starts George Siemens and Stephen Downe’s
Connectivism Course. But I’m weak. I can’t resist. So in the spirit of things, here is my first blog assignment. Rather than start a blog just for the course, I’ll do my posts right here on my home blog-base.
Connectivism Outline – LTCWiki
- Set up your course blog (edublogs or WordPress are recommended, but you can set up your blog with any other service) DONE!
- Introduce yourself in the moodle forum or on your blog – be sure to use the CCK08 tag. For the introduction, let other participants know:
- Where you’re from – Chocolandia, of course. In earth terms, I’m from Seattle, Washington in the upper left hand corner of the continental US. But lately I rarely seem to be here. Lots of travel, baby. My carbon footprint is horrible. At least I’m not the only person on those planes by my self. (However, I could use a little leg room!)
- Why you’re interested in this course – for a variety of reasons. 1. To see how George and Stephen collaborate in running the course, both from a content, process and technological perspectives. I love this idea of open courses (with a paying option for credit). I want to see how they scale. I suspect they are a LOT of work for the convenors! 2. I’m interested in the topic and 3. Well, you already read – I’m a glutton for overscheduling myself.
- What has to happen in order for you to consider this course a success. Actually, very little. Even “just watching” provides a learning experience. And that is the bottom line – did I learn?
- Random information about yourself – your work, your experience with networked technologies, etc. – Well, I guess a quick scan of this blog will give a fast hint. And the nickname, choconancy.