posted Jan 13, 2013, 3:22 PM by Yishay Mor
“I’m going on a journey; I may be gone some time” (the title given to an OLDSMOOC portfolio) not only captures the sense of exploration experienced by many of you, judging by your writings, but also develops the idea of time – time for reflection, time for action, time for discussion, time for reading, time for collaborating and…. time for working out how the clouds, cloudscapes and bibsomony all works!
As the weekend comes to a close in the UK, we reach the midpoint of week 1. There is much to celebrate, so far, with over 800 posts in the open forum, and over 100 project clouds created in the Dreambazaar. They range in subject from the Internet of Things to Leadership to constructing MOOCs.
Study Circles are also starting to form based on topics, for example, teaching language, and digital literacy, or locale – such as Auld Reekie Learners study circlecloud ( for those based in Edinburgh). We will be working on bibsomony tagging to make this process easier (more on this to come).
So keep those project ideas coming, and look to see whether you could team up with others or develop a study circle to develop and discuss your ideas. In the words of Dave Cormier, “curriculum is not driven by predefined inputs from experts; it is constructed and negotiated in real time by the contributions of those engaged in the learning process”: Please discuss (further, via for example Jenny Mackness's blog )
Lastly, for those who feel motivated by the thought of a badge, you have half of one – you can drool at the full splendour and majesty of the whole Week 1 badgeas you ponder your engagement with the rest of the week’s activities! :>)
Yishay, Peter and Simon