Ok, I’m in. If nothing else, I’ll be so amped up on chocolate for the next 30 days I know I can do this.
All education. All play. All the time. I can do this.
This blog has been where I have been posting to the #potcert11 course and where I shall continue to do so. But rather than once a month…. We will go once a day. So here is day one.
Serendipitous Encounters with the Internet
I have had two such G+ Hangout events in the last two weeks. One was a conversation with Lisa Lane when all of a sudden two of my heroes showed up. I had never met either of them. One is Mikhail Gershovich (@mikhailg) and the other is Zach Dowell (@noiseprofessor). I did not know who Zach was during that conversation and it was only after another G+ hangout that I found out who he was in the Twitterverse.
Anyway, Lisa and the rest of us had a great conversation about teaching and learning and then, a week or two later, I joined a Hangout with Bryan Alexander and Zach Dowell was there too. Both events were unplanned, at least for me, and both were really wonderful conversations with people I greatly admire.
And so how do these strange online encounters help us grow as learners and members of the human community? Well, I am not sure beyond a feeling of joy and community that I was left with after the discussions. You see, I sit in an office a lot….
I am excited to find more of these opportunities to hear other folks and learn. I hope I run into them frequently.
I leave you today, one Day One, with my most recent creation that I shall update shortly. This is a story I had visions of just as the whole ds106 thing really got loose. Here it is. Goodnight.