I'm having a very hard time trying to get back on track with my CCK08 course. I've been reading as much as possible, but my participation rate fell down dramatically after the first weeks. Too many things going on at the same time.
Of course, this leaves the question of "How do I go back in?" Should I write posts for every week? Should I try and get hold of all the information possible as fast as I can? How can I say something (that is, write something) if I didn't participate in the last weeks? What should I do?!?!?!?!?
Then, I remembered what Stephen and George said at the beginning of the course: No one will be able to read all the information produced. On the other hand, given that this is about my learning (and the universe has a way to make things perfect), everything that got in my way in the last few weeks has something to do with all the issues discussed in CCK08. In fact, I've been kind of living some of those issues. For the last few months I've been a student at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), and I've had the chance to see firsthand some interesting things related to power in the classroom, instructional design (or the lack of it) and groups, networks and communities (and some of the invisible barriers that might hinder their development). Lots of things to think about.
But this week I had the chance to come back again to the Elluminate sessions, this time with Nancy White as our weekly guest. It was a very interesting session, I took a few notes, and after organizing them a little bit, I decided that this was as good as any other excuse to write again about the course.¡Leer más! »