This lipdup says it all. I am having a ball. But that doesn’t mean that it’s been easy. Participating in ETMOOC is incredibly taxing. Trying to read, comment, post, and create for the mooc while finishing course work for my Masters, and working is not leaving time for much else. What’s worse though is the shift in my thinking about higher education. Three months out from finishing a graduate degree, doing that part that is crucial- the research and implementation of the intervention, is not the best time to be influenced by Alec Couros
and Dave Cormier
and Alan Levine
and Sue Waters
and George Couros
and Darren Kuropatwa
and … not that they are holding me back; it’s just that my engagement level is so high in the etmooc compared to how I am feeling about the graduate work.
And it’s not like I know much about open source learning; it’s that whatever it is I am involved in here is so, so, so good. I feel like a belong. I don’t have to hold back. To the contrary. My fellow etmoocers are all passionate, intense, risk-taking learners.
Imagine working in a building filled with etmoocers.
But that’s not really the point is it?
No. Rather, imagine working (read here getting paid to work) online with etmoocers?