My ETmooc breakdown

It turns out that following this ETmooc actively is a challenge. I did not see that coming at all, but after a week of struggling  with internet connections, I completely gave up on ETmooc. I haven’t checked google plus, twitter, or the official website.

I am not sure how I will keep up with my second ETmooc jump. We are in Ireland right now and staying in hostels or hotels with wonky connection or no connection at all.

This week, I need to listen to :

1. Advanced Blogging

2. Introduction to Rhizomatic Learning

3. Becoming a Networked Educational Leader

4. How We Stopped Worrying & Learned to Love the GIF

5. Digital Storytelling in K12

6. Web Storytelling: 50 Ways, 5-Card Flickr & Pecha Flickr

and of course, do the suggested work and read and leave a few comments on the ETmooc blog I am following.

My challenge is to find a way to listen to one session a day. It would be great if I could load the audio files on my android phone though a wifi connection I find during the day and listen to it in the evening.

Rea out. walking towards an ETmooc breakthrough.

My first week etmoocing

I heard about the #etmooc on Sunday. I registered to it on Monday and created an introductory video and a etmooc dedicated blog. I started reading everything on the #etmooc blog and felt overwhelmed not knowing what I got myself into, and not fully understanding how a mooc works. I read a few blogs and articles, pros and con, but I can’t say it really helped me understand. The only way to find out was to do it! So here I am, etmoocing for the first time.

It took me a few hours to work my way through all the new information I was exposed to. I thought I was a techno teacher, only to realize that there is so much more I can do. I searched all the #etmooc related sites and felt so thrilled to be connected with this amazing community.

My first breakdown was with my 3G connection. I cannot connect to Blackboard collaborative. Using the #etmooc archive I hope to be able to watch all the videos I missed. It takes a very long time to load after I open the jnlp document, well actually nothing happens, for hours.

My first breakthrough happened with twitter, I started viewing it in a different way and I now I can see all its potential. I realized the importance to have technological role models. A few years ago, I was introduced socially to these networks: I got an invitation to hang out, just as I would get one to hang out at a pub. Now, I am enjoying being a little girl and looking up to my new role models.

I am not exactly sure what  should this blog be about. Is it to blog about our experience? Will we have work to do and post it here? If I am doing it wrong, please someone tell me. I will finish this post with a quote from Joe Bower’s blog post about Twitter. He said, Twitter should be presented as:

WHAT DO YOU KNOW THAT I SHOULD KNOW. – twitter, connect with like minded professionals.

Introduction to #etmooc


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