Overwhelming, exciting and stimulating… all in one session. No complaints!
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing and reading everyone’s ideas and contributions. It was definitely the most interactive Collaborate session I have ever attended. I have feeling that this will be a wondrous online journey.
I noticed that some were a little nervous about the pace of the event… trying to keep up with the chat stream, as well as watching Alec’s video stream and contributing to the whiteboard. I hope they stick with it… it just takes a little practice! After a while, you can start zero-ing in on the posts that are most relevant, and skimming over the stuff that’s not so pertinent to your learning journey.
Particularly memorable was Dave’s (?) comment about a MOOC being a catalyst for further learning. I couldn’t have put it better myself!
Collaborate sessions will provide a good opportunity to simultaneously attend something with fellow #etmooc’ers and see the personality-types involved. It’s also a buzz finding out how many countries are participating! I was surprised to see people from the North Americas attending – I thought they’d be asleep for our down-under-friendly session!
Lots of ideas, lots of interesting reading, lots of tweets and google+’ing… yay! As an information specialist, nothing excites me more.
I wait for the next part of this MOOC with bated breath! 🙂