Welcome to the wonderful world of MOOC! What have I gotten myself into? How can I be successful at something I know nothing about? It might be very frustrating for a chronic overachiever like myself. First step? Get organized!
#1 Figure out what a MOOC is.
MOOC – a Massive Online Open Course. The University of Sydney explains it as a course delivered online that is open to anyone in the world and so can become massively populated.
#2 Organize materials.
- Set up a twitter account. Done. @BarbraDonachy
- Subscribe to the Daily. Done. http://paper.li/ak_leeg/1358182709#
- Set up Diigo. Have it automatically blog resources that are found on this blog. Done. http://www.diigo.com/user/bdonachy
In order to get oriented, I attended two twitter #diffimooc sessions. Seems I’m not the only one trying to get organized and oriented. I “met” quite a few classmates who seem to be eager and interested in educational technology, too.
I created an introductory video using iMovie. I had to switch computers during the process of creating the video which apparently iMovie doesn’t like. The pictures became locked in time settings, which turned out only a little weird in one part. After spending quite a bit of time, I decided to not be a perfectionist, and let it go. I uploaded to YouTube only to find I called myself an Alakan instead of an Alaskan. I can’t seem to edit it without taking the whole video down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wns0r9HUwFo
I did look at a few sources to help me answer how to be successful in a MOOC. So far, the two best I bookmarked in diigo. I think the keys to being successful are to be organized and open-minded.
Diary, I feel pretty organized compared to a week ago. Now I’m ready to delve into the differentiation aspect of my learning.