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Inside info on the open web: From 0 to 3 MOOCs

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Just about 3 days ago, I was saying I didn’t have any MOOCs planned for Jan/Feb and i’ve suddenly gone from Zero to three (yeah kind of like the way kids grow too fast?) MOOC-like things to look forward to in Dec/Jan.

It’s kinda strange tho coz none of them have been openly announced, so I’ll have to wait til each is announced so i can blog about them more.

This MOOC obsession I have is really much less weird than it seems.

I have always sought professional development opportunities wherever I could find them. Meeting my supervisor at Sheffield? I would look up nearby conferences and free workshops on campus and plan my travel dates around that.

Spending a year w my husband in Norwich? Joined two book clubs, attended several lectures at nearby UEA

Not traveling? I kept finding free or low cost online learning opportunities and local f2f ones.

Twitter and MOOC-like things help sort of structure my professional development and provide a community of people to learn with, which is awesome.

When I was finishing my PhD i was wondering how I would inspire myself to keep reading and learning. I shouldn’t have worried too much. MOOCs help, as does being a peer reviewer for several journals (I love this because it helps one remain critical – since the objective is to read the article with a critical eye, when sometimes you just read things and take them in – am I the only one who feels doing peer review is a learning tool in itself?)

And blogging helps me keep it all organized. All those crazy connections in my head between what I do f2f and in all my different online endeavors.

So yeah – 3 MOOCy things coming up soon. And some serious conference peer reviewing and prep for local conference. Should keep me busy after grades are submitted later this month.

One Comment

  1. What are the 3 MOOCy things? Maybe you should do another PhD????

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