So Viplav invites us to hack #rhizo15 and ask our own question for the week (I think it’s what he is saying
At first I was like, of course we don’t *need* Dave, we just like him 🙂
Then I was like, this is what happened last year when #rhizo14 was over. Ppl started creating new weeks then we lost the formality of weekly topics and stayed active anyway often cross-blogging about similar topics
Then I was like, i have co-facilitated MOOCs before, I can do this!
Then I was like, but can I do it like Dave?
So between Finalizing my column for hybridped and reading my students’ assignments and feeding my girl, I came up with some possibilities…
This one inspired by Autumm: Must the rhizome die? Metaphor and reality (you can go too far with metaphors imho)
This one inspired by a year-long discussion #rhizo14: can you have community without exclusion? Or, how do you create a permeable community (inspired by sthg Terry Elliott tweeted)
This one inspired by my students: is there any educational activity we can do that possibly engages every student (thank you for reminding me that it’s probably not possible if I assign it – so maybe the trick is to leave negative space for it? So what is the balance between giving some guidance/structure and leaving space?)
Also: how do we know our students are really engaged? I had a student who seemed engaged last class then he blogged a really thoughtful post critiquing the scavenger hunt activity (and there is another post coming up reflecting on that)
Whew. Almost 1am. Gotta get some zzzz
Of course u could always try to answer this one: when does Maha sleep