I should be emptying the contents of my OU Student mind into this … and here (www.mymindbursts.com) while doing a DR Who-like Confidential at the OU Business School.
On my second read of A New Culture of Learning. At this rate I’ll have highlighted in chapter by chapter. It is WORTH the quick read.
The day has been spent gathering intelligence (content), then understanding how best to spread the good word via platforms I felt I was reasonably familiar with: Linked In, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr for example. There’s a new side to it when you are here to converse and join in 24/7.
Coming to it from the Masters in Open and Distance Education I feel as if I am stepping over a stream, not chasm … there is no great divide. Indeed, I can see that for some, and perhaps in time the edges that distinguish them will blur into Social Media Education – that these platforms are part of the mix, like the words written here, that form each of our experiences with the learning process.
Coming out of a webinar an hour ago (from Boston), I won’t forget this message:
You need to be spending 1/3 of your time reading blogs, 1/3 of your time leaving comments on other people’s blogs and 1/3 of your time writing your own blog if you want to develop an ‘audience.’
Does anyone who thinks they blog seriously do that here?
I’m always struck by how our expectations are at first that as soon as we post something there will be thousands out of the hundreds of millions of people out there to read our staff; they will, but you have to play the game.
The above doesn’t give much time for tagging. Maybe I’d adjust the above therefore to 30-30-30-10 with 10% of your time given over to thoughtful tagging.