To My Readers
Please feel free to bounce off this page for the time being. This page is still under construction. This Blog is now in an early ‘draft’ phase as part of a MOOC assignment. However, please note as well that I have made every effort to make sure that all my post content is correct and that all content will be scrutinized via peer review (and hopefully some instructor review) for most of the summer.
For those who wish to ‘follow’ this Blog, expect changes in post formats and/or content periodically. Any significant errors or omissions in content, along with substantive changes to content will be announcing via a post. I will including a complete “About Page” as soon as possible and will provide a short post announcing its completion.
Thank you all for your patience!
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(the gist of this text is correct…but not how an ‘About Page’ should read … the generalities are temporary!)
Who’s Blog is this?
It is mine. I am an online learner. Always have been. While I am not older than dirt, I am as old as the Internet. Personal computers didn’t become available until I was an adult, but it is safe to say I was quick to take advantage when personal computers became a reasonably affordable option. Since the day it became possible to go ‘online’ I have been busy using ‘online’ to learn.
Who is this Blog for?
This is a Blog is relevant for anyone who has ever used the internet to learn anything. If you have used to Google to get an answer to a question, you are an Online Learner and at best a misunderstood and largely ignored element of the Education Conversations happening worldwide.
What makes this MOOC Blog different?
This blog focuses on Online Learner Perspectives. Online Learners are not now part of the conversations __ and hype__ surrounding the MOOC phenomenon, and because of the MOOC hype are finding what they have learned and will learn is being redefined and remeasured. Our learning environments are changing and unless we, as learners, actively make our aims, goals and objectives clear, we will be at the affect of change rather than a part of the change.
Why should I bother with this blog.
The ‘Information Highway’ paved the way for ‘Global Villages’ and is inextricably linked to ‘Knowledge Economies’. How we learn, what we learn, why we learn, when we learn and WHO we learn from is changing and the Internet is a big part of the Change.
Don’t be talked about. Become a part of the Conversation.