March 31-April 6
This week, I (Jim Sullivan) was struck by this quote from Helen Crump’s post: “Although, the POTCert course has given me great insight into the use of technology, I’m aware that my knowledge in this respect is still quite superficial.”
I think this is a healthy reminder that this course can only touch the rapidly swirling surface of online teaching and learning. Each of us must then decide where and how we will more fully develop our knowledge and skills. For me, developing as an online learner / teacher feels like a balancing act between keeping an eye on the ever-changing surface while also finding a few places to dive deeper and more fully explore the complexities and possibilities.
Like each of our previous week’s, the readings in this unit present some big ideas, but they do so from the premise that you will decide how far to walk down the new paths they introduce. Collectively, they suggest an interest in and restlessness about the big questions in our field that can fuel a career long commitment to exploration, experimentation, and targeted “research and development.”
As you work through this twenty-first week of tasks (can you believe that!!), I hope you will also think ahead about your final presentation and go ahead and sign up for a topic at our Google Doc.
Please also take the time to check out Jenny Mackness’ video introduction to the week.
View Video: Adventures in Online Pedagogy, (Jim Sullivan and Lisa M Lane, Spring 2010 POT workshop) or slides with audio slidecast Read Article: Larry Sanger, Individual Knowledge in the Internet Age (2010) Read Article: George Siemens, Networks, Ecologies, and Curatorial Teaching (2007) For further reading: Lisa Marie Blaschke, A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning(2012) Post: in any format you wish, any subject related to this week’s readings. Revise ideas for your presentation, and help others with their ideas.
Jenny Mackness’ intro video:
Plus all the links mentioned in her intro and a transcript of her video.