I created a Storify collection of my favorite tweets and videos from the orientation session tonight. Below I’ve included the highlights of the highlights.
The digital citizenship discussion drew a lot of commentary. But I think the bit that struck me was Alec’s very aspirational goal: At the end of this MOOC, using what we’ve learned to actually DO something as a connected network. That’s a game changer.
On how to deal with the overwhelming stream of info flowing through blogs, Twitter, etc. This really is both an attitude and a skill. And it’s critical for MOOCs.
One of the measures of success, I think, of a network that has embraced learning is the amount of commenting across blogs. It’s tough to get over the original blog-posting fear. Another thing to also comment on others’ ideas. But it really does force you to reflect more deeply on your own thinking, in different ways.
Two very inspirational videos were referenced. The ski jump video was used by Alec Couros to end the session – a great analogy for moving off the top of the hill. Plus – the kid is awesome. Alison Seaman’s referenced video (“Obvious to you, amazing to others”) also strikes a chord with me. It’s another mindset that needs reinforcing. Share because others may find what you share amazing. And it’s true.