Welcome to the BeeLearning Blog

Hello, I am Brigitte and I am setting up this blog entitled BeeLearning for a course I am currently undertaking entitled Networked & Global Learning delivered by the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. The course will be delivered via the blog called An experiment in Networked & Global Learning. I am very interested to learn how this public blog/course will differ from the courses I have done so far delivered via closed learning management system such as Moodle, Blackboard or Canvas. I have found the learning management systems rather constraining so I am looking forward to experiencing a different way of learning.

Another aspect that I find interesting to think about is that effectively anyone could partake in this course via the An experiment in Networked & Global Learning blog without going through the formal method of enrolling into the course. Could this relatively small course turn into a MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses). In the video, a MOOC is very much described as networked global learning…mmm…makes me think?

What would happen if suddenly a whole bunch of people not studying through USQ took part in the course via the blog? What would the instructor, David Jones, do with all the extra work? or is this exactly what he is after?

As an aside, I have named my blog BeeLearning as my friends often refer to me as B, and I am currently working as an eLearning Adviser. So it could be that Bee is Learning or that we should Be eLearning.

That’s all for now, my first post, I look forward to meeting my fellow students via their blog posts.

Bye,

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2 thoughts on “Welcome to the BeeLearning Blog

  1. PS The image was taken by me when the Endeavour tall ship came to Port Adelaide, South Australia. For me it represents global network creation – in the olden days this is how global connections/networks were forged. Plus I just really like tall ships 😉

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  2. Had never thought about the implications of the course becoming a MOOC, perhaps because I doubted it would ever happen (and hasn’t yet). But then it brings up the questions of what a MOOC is and what would the teacher’s role be in a MOOC. With a cMOOC-model (or perhaps the Dron and Anderson network model), I’m not sure the workload would necessarily increase all that much, especially if people engaged with their own networks. If, however, the participants see themselves as a group, perhaps that’s a different matter.

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