Carl Gombrich's cloud - also Learning Journal
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10 January 2013
First post. Jan 10th. Jus' noodling. Trying to get some kind of picture of what's going on. Generally, I like a bit of confusion, a bit of an intellectual 'soup', but so far things are a bit too far out here. I have little concept of what we are trying to do or where we should do it, or how, or with whom. Hopefully, meaning will begin to form...
Testing adding a link:
16:25 on 10 January 2013
I'm wondering if what I write here IS my portfolio and this is simply where I should post my objectives. Can anyone advise?
My learning objectives at this point are modest and general:
1. To stay with the course for more than 1 week.
2. To learn something positive from it.
16:32 on 10 January 2013
Sunday 13 Jan,
Checking in. I am only able to commit about 4 hours per week to the MOOC, which may not be enough to build momentum or establish working relationships.
Thanks to Joshuau and Stephen Wheeler I was able to at least add my cloud to the OLDSMOOC Introduce Yourself cloudscape.
I can see how meaning and structure can quickly form in such scenarios around groups of people interested in similar stuff and willing to help each other. This is very significant as one can start out feeling very lost and confused but patterns and structures can quickly form and disperse that confusion, provided the social aspects quickly come into play - as they often do these days on social media.
Sent out a couple of tweets seeking ppl interested in interdisciplinarity and learning design. Let's see what happens.
Also just edited the 'Mindmap'. Quite fun, lots of ideas on there. Hard to tell value at this point though, as ever, even skimming around it will have lodged some ideas in the brain.
14:33 on 13 January 2013 (Edited 14:50 on 13 January 2013)
Monday Jan 14th.
OK, stayed with the course 1 week. Objective 1 met. Today added a cloud to the DreamBazaar and left two comments seeking collaboration on two other MOOCers clouds.
Can feel a little lonely ;-) doing this - like the party's always somewhere else - but several comments seem to say the same thing. For such a big group, there hasn't been massive interaction for me yet.
One tweep got in touch from the US to say he's interesting in interdisciplinarity. I replied, but no comeback at yet.
Next objective. Make some headway in forming a team.
13:45 on 14 January 2013