Comfort Zones

I’ve signed up for a course. It’s called Teaching with Tablets from a UK university. It’s a seven week MOOC. I’m already really excited about it. 

I’m doing it because I want to explore other ways of teaching with tablets.  But also to learn about MOOCs. The concept of online learning isn’t new. 

I’m excited by the MOOC because 

  • It’s short. From a practical point of view I prefer intense focused projects.
  • It’s relevant. Sometimes things that don’t relate directly to practical application frustrate me.
  • It’s a new thing. I haven’t tried this before and I believe in sustaining my own learning.
  • It’s a new thing. I haven’t tried this before and I believe in sustaining my own learning.
  • I can work in my own time whenever I want.
  • It’s multi discipline and international.

So far I’ve been really impressed. We’ve discussed a wide range of different tools, used different ways of communicating, and shared lots of ideas.

We’ve had a chat on Twitter by appointment where lots of people participated.

We are using Google+ as a platform for our learning and collaboration.

There is also a map which shows our distribution all over the world. It’s amazing to be able to collaborate with so many educators so accessibly. There is no way I could’ve done this like this so easily in the past.

I’ll keep you posted on how I get on. I’ve just posted my first assignment. 

Have you tried a course on line? Ordains another way of learning new Tech Skills? 

Were they successful? 

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2 thoughts on “Comfort Zones

  1. Liz, I’m really enjoying your Blog. Thanks for sharing your reflections on taking part in the TWT16 MOOC. We’re delighted that there is such a lovely Google+ community, with everyone so generously sharing their ideas and giving feedback, and it’s so international. Best wishes – keep up the great work! Belinda

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    1. Thanks Belinda. I have another blog that is about the environment which I’ve had a lot longer. This one hasn’t been a big focus but the MOOC has given me a shove to use it again another plus.

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