Making a Larger Whole

Connected Courses begins next week and I have been checking out a few of the blogs to see what others have to say.  I’m impressed (and intimidated).  It looks exciting so I am jumping in.  Although I work in higher education I am not directly involved in teaching; however, whatever I can learn about enhancing the learning experience has got to be beneficial.  After spending a good portion of the last year evaluating Learning Management Systems (LMSs) I want to see everything that these systems are not.

Despite already having plans for a wide range of projects this semester, Connected Courses looks like it needs to be part of the plan.  To paraphase Hunter S. Thompson:

[Learning] should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”


2 thoughts on “Making a Larger Whole

  1. I am not in mainstream education either. I am a trainer and a coach and I like to teach languages. I discovered and enthusiastically started joining MOOCs a couple of years ago. I found them to be exciting, stimulating and I agree they can be a tad intimidating all for different reasons but what I mostly like about this kind of learning is the connectedness. In regards to LMS vs the whole WWW, I would be interested to know what you think having researched one and now checking the other.

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