Enlightened and Energized by #etmooc

Posted: January 23, 2013 in ETmooc
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Now this is Online Learning! I can tell, because my brain is exploding!

Brainonetmooc

I took part in my second live session with etmooc yesterday. This one was on connected learning. So I have to say that it felt great to be connecting with other like mind individuals. The ideas flowing out of Alec Couros reinforced by links from Alison Seamen made for something like a mind meld from those old Star Trek shows.

Mindmeld

But all kidding aside it really was great. And so are the many posts and ideas coming from my fellow participants. I have taken many online classes over the last couple years. Most have just been structured content based courses. Basically just pushing paper across the net. Nothing but a normal class room substitute. But this feels different. My PLN has expanded greatly. I have gained new motivation to blog. I’m developing my curation process using Evernote. No other class has ever pushed me to do this kind of personal upgrade. Im ready for more. Bring it on!

And to my fellow etmooc participants. Do you feel this way? What has been the experience so far for you? Am I coming down with something? Please let me know with comments.

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Comments
  1. […] ” no other class has ever pushed me to do this kind of personal upgrade”.  See his blog here.My experience with etmooc has been equally stimulating.  In my comment to his post I suggested […]

  2. Jim Stauffer says:

    I think your artwork pretty well illustrates the picture my colleagues must have of me when I talk about online connections. cMOOCs have opened the world to me. I agree, nothing else “has ever pushed me to do this kind of personal upgrade,” Ever since I experienced my connectivist baptism in PLENK2010, my eagerness to find new avenues of connecting has know no bounds. It has opened limitless possibilities for engaging learners – even low-literacy adult learners. I am in touch with a world-wide network of similarly-wired educators. Now I am working on helping my students grow their own PLN and trying to introduce busy colleagues to the rich resource of weak ties.

  3. Thomas Joseph Okon says:

    Hi Jim,
    thanks for the comments. Its good to know others are feeling the same way. I try to share it with friends and they just don;t get it sometimes. I think it takes a class like this to open your eyes. Go forth and connect.

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