Dedicating an hour a fortnight to learning with my peers all over Australia
I'm new to MOOC's - Massive Open Online Courses. The thought of working at my pace through a series of videos, tasks that are shared with global education communities and building on the ideas of unknown peers does sound appealing. But I was wondering how I would go making the commitment to really drive my own learning. Yet when I thought about it it is often what I ask my students to do, so what better way to walk in their shoes then to try it myself!
As I near the end of this MOOC https://csermoocs.appspot.com/nextsteps/ focussing on the Digital Technologies Curriculum in Years 7 & 8, I thought it may be timely to make a list of the things that helped me get through the course and take from it what I needed. See below for this list.
4. I found sharing one thing I had learned in the fortnight with a buddy held me accountable - whether it was sharing a resource, having a quick chat about an idea or commenting on a MOOC particpants idea/activity made me feel more connected.