I was very excited about my week 4 topic, but i was intercepted by a veteran MOOCer from India, Viplav Baxi, who had a different question: “should we, can we or how do we replace the idea of “Dave”?”
I heartily invite you to read Viplav’s blog post, but where he talks about learning online generally, I’ve been hoping to focus on more formal education for this course. I think there is value in the ‘course’ in the sense of the eventedness that it represents. It’s a chance for people to come together and focus on a particular topic… it’s one of the ways to garden the internet. But what is the role of the facilitator/teacher/professor where we are using learning subjectives, where learning isn’t measured and where content is actually other people? What cultural concepts do we have that we can use as models? Do we need a new model?
How do we ‘teach’ rhizomatically? Or, even… do we?