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!”