Discussions seemed to lessen in the forums earlier in the week - I suspect that there is a flurry of activity happening elsewhere. For example in the blogs of the moocers - as they begin to determine their purpose.
Now I can sense the growing need for a place to house their artefacts and reflections and many are beginning to favour one e-portfolio system or cloud to help them scope their next steps.
Most seem to be wanting their e-portfolios for either work related or lifelong pursuits and there has already been considerable conversation about the value of googlesites. I will need to generate some short tutorials in tildee or screenr for this group of enthusiasts, a job for the weekend.
Challenge webinars have attracted many participants and have provided an opportunity to see how certainl web 2.0 tools can be used effectively for e-portfolio enhancements. So far we've looked at googledocs, googleforms and googlesites - some further interest in a webinar on iGoogle for aggregating workflow.
Need to rethink the titles of each Tuesday Webinar as we get settled into a pattern and more guest presenters confirm their attendance. Its really great to get some commitment of time from people in the most popular systems: Mahara, PebblePad, FolioSpaces and Desire2Learn, as well as VUMI.
Must get the list of available Digication accounts organised and invite MOOCers to take up one of those. I will begin one at the weekend as an exemplar.
On the left you can see the beginnings of that one, I'm still getting used to a very different system with a different purpose.
New language to learn and new functions to master.
My purpose and audience in preparing this eportfolio is now clear in my mind and it really does help to know who your audience is when writing one's reflections.
Note: many of my viewers will be the MOOCers themselves and others who follow on later as the MOOC experience grows.
Today I delivered a presentation to Victoria University teachers at their conference day and provided a snapshot of the development of the MOOC. A few days later I received a Dymock's book voucher (a much appreciated gift) and this feedback:
Rated 4.6 out of 5 where 4 is very good and 5 is excellent!
Comments – ‘opened up a whole new world’