And of course the question is ‘why another MOOC’? Well as i write, a number of reasons are obvious. I am very interested in the work of Professor Gilly Salmon. More importantly though, i am very keen to develop formal learning design skills. For a number of a years now i have thought carefully, and quietly, about the matter of designing better learning experiences for students. This course i believe provides a perfect opportunity.
It has only recently occurred to me that in all of 14 years of teaching, i have not had any formal training on ‘learning design’. In my environment, professional development is almost non-existent. However, this is no excuse in the modern age, or so i am trying to convince myself. I am here, i am online, i have access and i must make the best use of that.
So i am excited to be part of the course and now that i have just learned that i am a Lobster 4 member, a touch more excited. Can’t wait to getting on with the individual and group learning activities.
Carpe Horam! Carpe Diem!