This blog records my first journey into MOOCdom. I’ve signed up for Coursera’s “eLearning and Digital Cultures”, and take off is scheduled for January 2013.
I’ve framed my telling of this maiden journey into the mythical and marvelous lands of the “Massive Open Online Course” with the metaphor of the space odyssey (or oddity) because it seems apt on many levels…
In my day job, I sit on the teaching side, so I’m getting into this tin can into space for a view of life from the student perspective. I chose this particular vehicle because it looks space-worthy and like it’ll take me somewhere interesting.
Being a language educator, my role on this flight will be to pay attention to the language in play as we cruise along through this course…
I wish all fellow travellers a safe and exciting journey, and look forward to reading your reports.
Meanwhile, enjoy a bit of Bowie, to set the scene for what may be a very odd, but hopefully not disastrous journey from which we never return….
And to keep things in perspective, enjoy this visualisation by Matt Rogers of a talk by Carl Sagan 🙂