Four weeks have passed since I started the 9x9x25 and I’ve been hard pressed to keep up with the pace. In my ideal world, I was going to comment on everyone’s posts, link back to all the brilliance in my network and write my own posts connecting all of it together. But I don’t live in an ideal world,
Interestingly enough this week everything is in alignment.
The course I’m teaching: Adult Education – Online and Blended Learning in Post-Secondary we are discussing authentic assessment. The entire program lives inside the LMS and most activity takes place inside the discussion forums. So of course, I asked: are discussion forums authentic? are you motivated to post?
Lately every meeting I go to it seems we are trying to categorize, classify, and organize words into buckets. This should be natural for me, since I’m a biology major but I’m finding more and more my category edges blurring. Word buckets leaking. I had this insight last year in my first MEd course when the Structure of Organizations reading was trying to put different schools of thought into a grid framework and I realized that the grid needed more dimensions.
Well, this is exciting. I’ve signed up for eCampusOntario’s 9x9x25. Entirely because the awesome Terry Greene is leading the project. Well, also because I remember when the ALSO awesome Todd Conaway started this and had so much fun with his faculty over the years.
I’m not entirely sure I have the time to meet this challenge but it’s only 9 posts,