When you go to an open course you have to decide what to do there, how to participate. I have my habits from earlier courses or my web life generally. I don’t like to subscribe to discussions or blogs or their comments. I don’t want that my email is full of messages so that I do not see the connections, the thread. I want to go to the original place, for instance Moodle week and decide there how to continue. I need broad entities to study. And I am person-bound, want to know co-learners orientations, not only posts with hashtag #fslt12. I have used Eleni’s blogroll because many of fslt12 blogs can be found there. Now I decided to gather my own list in order to learn by doing. I did the same in PLENK2010 which was my last mooc.
Here is an image of the Google map what gives information about participants’ countries. I am in the north, in Finland. Click the image to see all.
Blogs or First Steps of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education June 2012, Oxford Brookes University, England.
Eleni Zazani, London blog -she takes care of us, Twitter
Fred Garnet Forest Hill? in Oxford? blog – a thinker, Twitter
Allan Quartly Australia, indigenous learning, - blog at the chalkface
Lucy Johnson Norwich, UK blog
George Roberts facilitator in fslt12 Oxford blog
Cathy Wint has commented me, the blog
Cris Crissman North Carolina USA blog sessions
Brainsmurf Canada, but who is he? blog sessions
Jeffrey Keefer NY blogi Silence and voice +Twitter
Mark McGuire New Zealand Twitter + sessions blog not about this course
Sia Vogel Netherlands blog Twitter
Vanessa Vaile USA New Mexico many blogs? very active everywhere
Scott Johnson Canada moocer
Lindsay Jordan London + art also in PLENK2010 blog
Linda Burns Sail’s pedagogy Durham NC? blog
Apostopolos Koutropoulos Salem USA blog Multilitteratus incognitus
Coleen Elmer Washington? blog
Ida Brandäo Portugal, blog
Sarah Horrigan blog
Vikas Nethaji Oxford blog
Don’t mind my comments, they only help me to remember something. Very few people are active in Twitter. Some are active in Moodle discussions, some visit on the Blackboard sessions and are active in chatting there. In the synchronous sessions my energy goes to listening but sometimes I notice some chat threads and listening the recording helps to perceive more.
Now this is so long post that I’ve to write another about the quality or nature of participating in an open course.
Let me know if here is something wrong information about you. I have a longer list of names but here are only bloggers. If you want to add yourself to the Google map, go here.