Friday, January 06, 2012


I am attempting to organize my links and get set up for the EVO (Electronic Village Online) courses that begins on January 9.  In the syllabus for the first week of Multiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environments, I found a link to the video above in which Howard Reingold interviews George Siemens. 

In the video George Siemens gives a detailed explanation of a MOOC (massive open online course).   I have  tried to participate in some MOOCs in the past, but I think that I didn't understand the concept behind them well enough to get much benefit from them. I am now lurking in the 16th week of a MOOC called Change: Education, Learning and Technology and from here on I will  have a better idea of how to navigate the chaos, expand my own learning and contribute to the conversation.

1 comment:

Vanessa Vaile said...

Hi MaryAnne.

I'm sort of in Change 11 too, more than lurking less than full participation, and just remembered that it's time to jump in for another round of Multiliteracies.

Every time I think I've got a firm understanding of the concepts, whatever mooc I am in morphs, taking the illusion of understanding with it. A lesson in itself.