This week I received an email from tech guru and friend Alan Levine, better know in the Twitterverse as @cogdog. Alan is managing a lot of the Blogs for #etmooc (Educational Technology Massive Online Open Course) and is an expert at mentoring people in the art of Digital Storytelling. Alan wanted examples of how sharing online resulted in something you could not predict, a gift back, as it were, or serendipity.
Here’s Alan’s request, “True Stories of Open Sharing”:
And here’s my response:
You can find my GoogleLitTrip of Elizabeth Honey’s book “Remote Man” here:
Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are guaranteed to make you think hard about learning, teaching, and schooling. You can watch them all in less than half an hour.
See on dangerouslyirrelevant.org
It’s just a coincidence that the online course that I teach, Integration of Information and Computer Technology Part 2 offered through ETFO AQ, an additional qualification course for Ontario Teachers, and #etmooc, the Educational Technology and Media Massive Online Course, commence on the same day. In the first, a small group of Ontario teachers will hone their technology integration skills, make some connections with one another, share resources and ideas, and learn how to lead their own school colleagues further along the edtech continuum using Web2.0 tools, social media and technology hardware. In the second, a very large group of dedicated educators scattered around the world will do the same, on a grand scale. The learning that occurs in both will demand changes, big changes even, for the learners. And what will the outcome be? The participants will become connected learners and teachers. Perhaps a student somewhere will become more involved in their own learning, more self-directed, more excited about being a creative, passionate individual who shares the magic of rich learning.
So if you are not already registered in my course, I suggest you point your browser over to etmooc.org and get on board!