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.