I have just signed up to have an online experience, a MOOC to be exact. What is that you say? It is a Massive Open Online Course. Free. You create the experience.
First I needed to join the group Student 2.0. Student 2.0 is a network for learners to connect independently with other learners and with mentors from around the world, and to have educational experiences across cultural and geographic boundaries. So I did, currently I am waiting for approval to enter. If you are wondering about the digital world for students I encourage you to join, it is a lively group.
Next I needed to join the group, #digifoot12 this will all me access to the conversation.There is a classroom presence through Blackboard and then a host of activities to complete. The neat part is you can do all or as little as you want. You are in control of the learning and interactions. Tonight is the first session, I am excited to see how it works and more excited to be thinking of a MOOC I can facilitate. I will be tweeting as I go.
I begin my expereince tonight -
Exploring Our Digital Footprints Together: An open online course offering participants the opportunity to learn about their digital footprint and social media in an inclusive, supported and networked environment.