First Class

15 09 2009

I “attended” the first live course session via Elluminate this evening and am looking forward to finally getting to learn about connectivism in a collaborative way after doing a lot of reading in isolation over the last few months.

It was an interesting challenge to multitask through the session, listening to George Siemens and Stephen Downes while reading the text chat scroll and opening up tab after tab in Firefox as people posted info about their blogs, virtual environments, research, and third party resources.  I can see already that one of the challenges of this experience will be coming up with an efficient strategy for staying on top of the information flow and integrating the key pieces into my PLE

I noticed in the introductory messages on the Moodle site that quite a few of the participants also participated in the 2008 version of this course.  If you are reading this and you’re one of those people, I would greatly appreciate you leaving “if I knew then what I know now” tips for first-timers on how to make the most of CCK09 in my “comments” or sharing some insights on this in your own posts.

Happy learning.



One response

15 09 2009

Credit students will be packing everything into the Sept-Dec time frame. For those who are participating for their own interest, enjoy yourself. At the end of the course, you’ll still be connecting with course members through blogs, facebook, twitter and whatever other discussion tools people set up. I once took the same choral singing course for 13 semesters. Connectivism is a bit like that. It’s half course and half the establishment of a personal learning network with a shared interest.

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