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Week 4 – Can/should we get rid of the idea of ‘dave’? How do we teach rhizomatically?

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?

Learning Subjectives – designing for when you don’t know where you’re going

Welcome to week 1.
Ok friends and neighbours, I have no idea where this is all going to get us, but we’re 1000 tweets in and the course starts right now. Or, if you believe @kwhamon, I missed the start of the course by two weeks. Please remember, you don’t have to read everything. Start from your work, engage with individuals. You might find two or ten or a hundred people to work with, it just depends on how you like to work. If it’s your first open course, you might find this ‘how to succeed‘ video useful. If you’d like to know how to reach people, check out my practical guide post.

WEEK ONE TASKS
Introduce yourself, follow one of the threads of discussion somewhere. Comment on someone’s work. Get acclimated.

Build learning subjectives: How do we design our own or others learning when we don’t know where we are going? How does that free us up? What can we get done with subjectives that can’t be done with objectives?

Time traveller of the week
This week’s winner of the wildly accurate pre-posting on the topic goes to Worried Teacher, for EMERGENT OUTCOMES FROM A FIELD OF WEEDS – OR HOW CERTAINTY CAN EMERGE FROM ANXIETY (A #RHIZO15 STORY)