The future of learning MOOC (CFHE12) began today. I’d like to share some opening thoughts here. This blog will host some of my contributions throughout. (It also represents a possible shift here; more on that to come.)
There’s also a Diigo group, which has a few readings in it.
I’m excited about working on this topic. The future of education is where I’ve been spending an increasing amount of my time over the past half-decade; indeed, the future of liberal education is what my NITLE work is all about, now. I’d like to see many opinions surface through the course of CFHE12, many views and passions. I hope the class hews to a global perspective, too.
Several glitches have occurred, based on my experience and the Twitter stream. There was confusion over which tag to use: #CFHE12, #Edfuture, even #oped12. I couldn’t post to the Desire2Learn board, nor determine if I was logged in, or how to remedy the situation. As of this posting I still can’t contribute there. As Scott Studham noted, “#first_impressions_matter”.
All in all, it’s an exciting MOOC, and I’m looking forward to it.