Monday, 10 December 2012

Exploring new frontiers.

I signed up for a an online course through Coursera a couple of months back.  Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. 

The course is on 'e-learning and Digital Cultures'.  It doesn't start until late January but already the Facebook page is a hive of activity.  It's hard to keep up...... already!  In fact, I'll confess,  it's a little intimidating. 
I'm already learning about digital communities and platforms that I'd never even heard of.  I feel like I have a completely new world to explore and I'm wondering just how big my world will become once the course actually starts (and also wondering if my head will explode in the process). 

The power of creating a strong community online is alive and well over at the 'EDCMOOC' Facebook page.  BTW, 'EDCMOOC' stands for 'E-learning & Digital Cultures Massive Open Online Course'.  Just quietly, it took me a little while....... and a little google-ing to work that one out.

The more the merrier.  Join me if you dare.  I'll meet you in the study room.



Anonymous said...

I like your blog. I'm in the EDC MOOC, too. The FB group is amazingly busy. I'm very impressed by all the folks who have dived in to create a community. It feels like this is the way to make the course a useful, even powerful, experience. I look forward to reading about your thinking as we go along and exploring the learning we all get from the course.

Adventures with Dementia said...

Same here Elisabeth. It's been an incredible learning experience without even starting. I imagine there's way more to come too. I'll look forward to sharing many more insights :)


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