After being a little late last week due to my job, here I am, all fired up to start week 3!
"[...] ‘[W]hat does it mean to be human within a digital culture, and what does that mean for education?’
We tend not to question, in our everyday lives, where the boundaries of ‘the human’ lie; but developments within digital technology, bioscience, philosophy, ecology and popular culture are increasingly pushing at those boundaries and making them seem less secure. Continue reading
WEEK 2 #edcmooc
I have to admit that I am happy for starting this week with a less dystopian point of view of technology.
Of course, utopian perspective does hardly ever mean ideal (at least not for everyone). It has to be considered that first 2 videos are ads, so it has to be focused on their products (which, are by the way, a great development in technology). Continue reading
Last Friday 8th November the old and the new schools of learning collided or came together seamlessly (depending on your utopian or dystopian view), for me when I logged in to the #edcmooc google hangout. What I do know is that it worked for me. The course leaders touched on the idea of how important visibility was to learning and I was surprised by how true that turned out to be for me. Continue reading
Technology: magic and powerful devices that became integrated in our daily lives. They’re “discovered”, experimented, used, worshiped and… dismissed to be replaced by a brand new and upgraded object. This is Benito Machine III. Continue reading
Week 2 of the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC deals with the future of technology and, specifically, with how the metaphors we use to describe and make meaning of technology shape our view of and communication about technology. Are our metaphors for technology positive (transforming, revolutionary, engaging, connecting) or negative (taking over, inhibiting, insulating, invading)? Interesting videos, articles, and discussions. Continue reading
I agree we are the same human beings and although we have similar general worries, we definetely do not have the same problems: we change together with our society and technological development. #edcmooc
Week 1 #edcmooc
Hi to everyone! As some of you already know, I am Ana and I am taking part in the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC.
I teach languages (Spanish, English, German and French) through different ways, but I especially like e-learning because it lets students decide how much time they want to invest in learning. Continue reading
I am still struggling to engage in the forums. They are so overwhelming…on the one mooc I am doing on emotional leadership, each module has it’s own forum, and each forum has 25 threads on each page, averaging about 5 pages…I mean where do you start?
I am completely overwhelmed both by the content (reading resources in particular) and the amount of interaction on the course this week. I am trying to retain a sense of *keep calm – it’s only for fun* in my mind but my inquisitive nature means I have been on Facebook, Twitter, Coursera and looked at a number of participant blogs … for hours … that’s before I have even looked at the videos or read the required articles.
So far, I’m pleased with the welcome I’ve received to this massively open online course (MOOC) E-Learning and Digital Cultures. It’s almost as if the course was designed by digital natives.
I started Week 1 of the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC from the University of Edinburgh, offered through Coursera. I’ve taken–make that started–a couple of other MOOCs, but I think this one will keep my interest and be totally in line with my work and personal interests. Especially interesting and a great way to start off the course, were the four videos suggested for this week. Continue reading
Starting with MOOCS with E-learning and Digital Cultures #edcmooc
Spent this evening engaging with #EDCMOOC E-learning and Digital Cultures. Totally immersed for the last 3 hours and I haven’t yet looked at any of the resources. There is a lot to read, look at and consider. Continue reading
Looking forward to being enlightened and inspired by The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC. Will be posting my reflections here.