Week one’s essential question: What are the characteristics I will need to be successful in this MOOC?
As if I am in anyway qualified to answer this question! But, that’s what this course is all about, right? The adventure of discovery! To be perfectly honest, already this class have given me a taste of profound frustration that I am sure some of my students experience every now that then. What comes so easily to others can be incredibly confusing to others.
From my understanding, the first thing that I need in order to be successful with a MOOC is to be brave and open to information. I have to seek out sources and not be too afraid of the rabbitholes that they will potentially lead me down. Once I find resources to add to my PLN, I need to offer feedback and build relationships with my fellow learners. I get intimidated by this aspect, because, again, I do not feel qualified to offer anything. I need to remember though, that at the very least, I have my own perspecitve on issues to offer. Even being sure offer quality feedback is incredibly important. I found follow wiki by Chuck Frey incredibly helpful in understanding how to go about setting up my own PLN. http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/personal-learning-network/.
Right now, everything about this project is just beyond my grasp, but I will persevere. Pretty soon, I’ll be looking back at this post and be laughing about how insecure I was to start with… at least, I hope it turns out that way.
The following are the links to my video introduction and diigo: