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My OLDS-MOOC Learning Journal

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Stephen Wheeler
10 January 2013

This MOOC, being project based, seems an interesting thing to be a part of.

I've done a couple of MOOCs in the past few months - I've even managed to finish one - and am facinated to discover where MOOCs will end up.

I've work in eLearning at the University of Manchester.

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My personal learning objectives for the week are to get through all the activities.

A daily activity does seem to be a heavy workload, especially when this week is about getting to know other participants and getting familiar with the environment - cloudworks has not been my favourite platform over the years when I've had to use it and I've not had cause to use G+ yet.

Anyway, if I can complete and record the daily activites I think I will have done amazingly well.

Stephen Wheeler
15:41 on 10 January 2013

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carl gombrich
4:30pm 10 January 2013


Stephen,

I've alighted on you more or less randomly but you seem to know more than me what to do. Could you help with three queries:

1. Is this Cloudscape we create the same as our portfolio

2. Do our comments here constitute our learning journal - or is that somewhere different?

3. Where and how should we upload any learning objectives?

Thank you in advance!

Carl

 

Stephen Wheeler
11:22am 11 January 2013


Thanks for your comment and I shall try to answer your queries. I should point out, though, that I find Cloudworks confusing at the best of times and not the easiest of platforms to understand. 
Your assumptions, however, seem to be correct. I would agree with you that Cloudscapes are in effect our portfolios. 
How I understand it is that Cloudscapes are made up of individual Clouds. These Clouds can be whatever we decide to name them, in this instance individual learning journal entries and learning objectives. 
Once we create a Cloud we have to assign it to a Cloudscape, otherwise it just floats unattached. We can assign Clouds to more than one Cloudscape. 
I hope this makes some sense as I've struggled with Cloudworks in the past and I'm just trying to muddle through with it again. This time I may use another system and just post a link in Cloudworks. 
Thanks, Steve 

Thanks for your comment and I shall try to answer your queries. I should point out, though, that I find Cloudworks confusing at the best of times and not the easiest of platforms to understand. 

Your assumptions, however, seem to be correct. I would agree with you that Cloudscapes are in effect our portfolios. 

How I understand it is that Cloudscapes are made up of individual Clouds. These Clouds can be whatever we decide to name them, in this instance individual learning journal entries and learning objectives. 

Once we create a Cloud we have to assign it to a Cloudscape, otherwise it just floats unattached. We can assign Clouds to more than one Cloudscape. 

I hope this makes some sense as I've struggled with Cloudworks in the past and I'm just trying to muddle through with it again. This time I may use another system and just post a link in Cloudworks. 

Thanks,
Steve 

carl gombrich
2:23pm 13 January 2013


Stephen,

Many thanks for getting back. I have managed the baby step of adding my cloud to a cloudscape, so that little piece of the hierarchy is clearer.

Now need to see if there is a way to rustle up some interest/form a group on interdisciplinarity as that is my main interest. It is hard, though, as I am not able to commit more than about 4 hours a week and that is probably not sufficient to sustain momentum, build relationships etc. Hope you're getting good value from the course.

Best,

Carl

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