Journey’s End? Far From It!

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A world of Lord of the Rings…” by Dirk Förster is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.”
 ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

So I have been reflecting a fair bit as we complete ONL171, and this quote really struck a chord. Even as the course draws to an end, the adventure itself (in networked and open learning) has only just begun; having had the opportunity to participate in the course and been introduced to such rich material, the least I can do is carry on exploring and learning, and share stories of my “learning adventures” in this space, so to speak.

So what treasures have I managed to amass along this ONL171 journey? To address this, I will take key points from the infographic that my wonderful PBL1 group members  and I put together for this concluding topic: Continue reading “Journey’s End? Far From It!”

On MOOCs & Students: What New Instructors Should Know

[In this post, I reproduce the collaborative document that I worked on with my PBL group mate Erik for Topic 2. It was our contribution to the learning blog our group PBL1 developed for Topic 2’s presentation.]

Dear colleague,

I’m glad to hear that you are interested in starting a MOOC at our institution. 
Indeed, there is no denying the potential of such a method for course delivery, in terms of its potential to reach a global audience. According to Shirky (2012) ,

Continue reading “On MOOCs & Students: What New Instructors Should Know”