With the 2013 MOOC season beginning, it’s time add my own content to the About page, perhaps even another page but first this one…basic blogkeeping. There’s more than a little irony to my furnishing the WP About page before the Blogger ones as that is the platform where most of my blogs and the most active one reside.
This particular manifestation of my splintered digital identity in the blogosphere is just about moocs, nothing but moocs. MOOCs I participate in or just follow, my own posts but also reblogs snagged along the way. A mooc compendium. Most connectivist MOOCs (aka cmoocs) will ask for a blog feed. xMOOCs could care less.
Additional pages will (might) cover recommended mooc specific blogs, moocs in the media, mooc criticism, resource links, details about main moocs I dabble in. The sidebar on my Blogger blogs areas cluttered with widgets, feeds,lists, etc as an old lady’s apartment (the IRL analog) with tchotchkes
Yes, I dabble in moocs. That’s why I deliberately picked a frivolous title and theme. Let someone else have a dignified layout with a title like “How MOOC Will Save/Destroy [pick one] Education and Civilization as We Know It.” It’s one of my retirement hobbies. Make no mistake: I do contribute by participating in mooc communities, following/ commenting on mooc blogs, blogging about them, trying to explain them to puzzled, misinformed and resistant higher colleagues ~ as well pointing out nakedness to true believers (also too often misinformed).