This definitely requires coffee. So my official start is tomorrow morning (CST U.S.).
But here’s the setup.
For the past few days I’ve been noodling how to tweak the design of my course – which deals with enterprise social networking and knowledge sharing – and include others in a larger learning experience. It was serendipitous that I joined in on a recorded conversation about #etmooc this month as well. ETMOOC set a standard for designing and facilitating courses out in the open. As Alec Couros explains during our Google Hangout reflection – the whole thing was really designed in an open Google Community by a number of contributors. Then it was launched and facilitated using co-learning and working-out-in-the-open as foundations.
Since then, I’ve bookmarked inspirations by others – like fellow ETMOOCer Christina Hendricks – who have experimented with changing the way we work in higher education by openly sharing work-in-progress on syllabus development.
So off I go in that same direction. Work to be shared manana.
I’ll be working through a couple of questions over the next week:
- What is a good design for the “open” part of my course (in which the goal is to integrate other enterprise social networking enthusiasts with students enrolled in my face-to-face class)?
- How to I integrate research and activities on idea management into the content of the course? I know this is a topic that deserves attention. The question is how many topics I can effectively cover, given the time constraints of a 10-week quarter.