And real life gets in the way…but learning turns to laughing

20 Jan

Every waking minute seemed to be filled with thoughts of ETMOOC earlier this week and then real life descended and I had exam scripts to correct. So I managed to catch the Twitter webinar but missed the blogging one. I see there is one on the calendar for next week so hope to catch up then. What my work on an introduction video this week did result in though was a request for a training session.FROM MY SON (age 11). He so enjoyed watching me use Goanimate to introduce myself that he promptly decided he wanted to use for his school project on Russia. Two quality hours of laughing and learning with my son – the MOOC is already paying dividends…

I suppose I had two real aims in starting the MOOC – with limited time due to working and studying for a Masters, I was looking for good content and good contacts. Even if I now just dip in and out of particular topics I feel ETMOOC will serve these aims and with my better understanding of the cMOOC, I won’t feel the pressure to join in with everything and still know it’s OK! It’s just that real life sometimes gets in the way of total immersion….but that’s ok….

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3 Responses to “And real life gets in the way…but learning turns to laughing”

  1. Sue Waters January 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Fitting in time to attend all the sessions can be challenging, and even if you do attend there can be so much information and conversation, it can make it hard to take in. So I wrote a post of the main concepts and links I would be covering in my session which I published immediately at the end of the session.

    You can read the post here – http://suewaters.com/2013/01/18/learning-through-blogging-as-part-of-a-connectivist-mooc/

    I will be repeating the Intro to Blogging session again this week as the recording failed. Hope this post helped.

  2. eportfoliolisad January 21, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    Thanks Sue…I had read the post to catch up and will hopefully attend the webinar this week. Thanks for the assistance!

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