Starting out

And here we go

Yay! Passed the diploma, as did everyone else in the cohort. Hope Helen does OK catching up. 

Just the trifling matter of a dissertation to complete now!

It’s going to feel strange working back in Blackboard again. We haven’t really touched it in the last year and just starting to blog again now has reminded me of a few of the “attributes”of Bb I really found unhelpful and was hoping would be ironed out for the new version. Whither RSS feeds, or just a notifications page to show who’s recently updated or commented?

Anyway, I need to come up with a few choices for what my topic can be and true to form I’m fixating on one idea at the moment and can’t get it out of my head to think about other stuff.

Brainstorming some general themes that I’d like to consider:

  • Professional development
  • Informal learning
  • Peer networks of learners
  • Open models of learning
  • Expert/Apprenticeship relationships
  • Role of the “technology steward” (Wenger)
  • Distributed cognition
  • Collaborative learning
  • Digital ethnography
  • Social media in learning
I’m pretty sure that I want to take up the challenge from the Hasselt conference to produce the final thing in an innovative format but one that is appropriate to the nature of the research. Exactly what, though, I’ll leave till later to decide.

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