What I like about the post and the comments that go along with it makes me feel like we are doing the right thing here. We are trying to create a community of learners who WANT to be here and are willing to share, reveal, critique, and discover some things about (learning) the planet we live on. Good for us!
Saturday I watched the ever interesting Jim Groom in the video below talk about the use of blogs and the open environments we in this class now find ourselves. I think that the expression of theses “open” “mooc” environments is just in its infancy. It will take a lot of unlearning on our part to get to a place where we, as a whole, feel this is a better version of the walled/secure classrooms we normally find ourselves in. It is not THE right answer for all classes, but it is certainly an option worth looking at for any class.
Part of this class is about owning your own space on these interwebs. Creating and maintaining a place of operation, or as Gardner Campbell so wonderfully describes it, a personal cyberstructure.
Norm, you inspired me and welcome to the class! Thanks for sharing with us and being a part of the group.