POTcert week 12 #potcert

where to go?In week 12 we do look backwards to see where we are going.  I do like this look-backward-event, it connects with a blog about feedback and feedforward:  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/potcert-teaching-online-and-feedback/ .
Did some participants  leave the course? In the first weeks I do read more participant comments.
I do use full URL in this blog because I want to be clear where  I am pointing at.

Week 1  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/e-leren-en-bloggen-ou-en-potcert/  In this blogpost I write about the other e-learning course I wanted to do. Well I did some weeks and did not like it at all, because of content and the way it was organized.   It was in a very closed platform and it was online colleges most of time. https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/potcert-week-1/    My  introduction was at  the introduction  page. A bit short introduction, that could be better.  https://sites.google.com/site/potcertclass13/discussions/hellointroduceyourself  Started blogging and commenting. 

week 2  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/reading-ko-rossen/  Did write some comments on the book in this blogpost.  The book is not the most attractive part of potcert. It is a practical guide and I do sometimes look into the book for information in my professional activities.

week 3 https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/potcert-week-3/ In this post I connect my work in a new MOOC to potcert.  In potcert I learn to appreciate differences in participants, because these differences do cause thinking and creativity.

https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/early-mooc-and-teaching-online-ko-rossen/ Discovered Ko and Rossen do not continue their work on the website about the book. I did read some background literature Ko & Rossen added to their book in http://www.aupress.ca/books/120146/ebook/02_Anderson_2008-Theory_and_Practice_of_Online_Learning.pdf  In Towards a theory of Online Learning  of Terry  Anderson is an overview of theories.  Here I did learn the source of the word ‘heutagogy’

week 4  Week 4 post.  The use of these  Seven Principles is new to me. International courses show differences in national education.

week 5  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/e-learning-instructor-and-octopus-potcert/ Did write on teacher roles. And wrote a comment in week 5 potcertclass about social media. I do believe social media could help connect participants in an online course.  I do not use a platform  (with chat and communication build in) for courses and education .

week 6  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/learning-is-connectiv-potcert/ Use a video of Bonny Steward and Dave Cormier, about  openness and connectedness and try to connect these terms to Bloom and Romiszowski.  Learned to appreciate Romiszowski.

week 7  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/potcert-teaching-online-and-feedback/ about feedback and feedforward. Did learn about feedforward as a teacher tool from Laura Paciorek.

week 8  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/mooc-a-heaven-for-introverts-change11/ Wanted to point at differences among participants. Silence is not always the same as not participating. When somebody is talking, listening is needed.

week 9  no blogging. Have to catch up. 

week 10  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/copyright-or-wrong/    en  https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/bronnen-voor-auteursrecht-sources-for-copyright/ In my country this copyright is different from copyright in Canada and USA and other countries.  I  did not try to understand USA copyright problems for teachers, but did some private investigation in free rights and creative commons.

week 11     20 nov     http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/blogging-is-important-for-online-courses/13532399/?ref=app Thanks to a reminder of Lisa I did start to participate on higher level  in potcert. Glad you did that.

The rubric for evaluating my work for potcert.

About Quantity op posts:  I did post most of the weeks and some weeks I did post more than one post. Could post more on my blog.
Content of posts: Most posts have an image, and links.  Did reflect and did post questions.  Did learn to make video and like it.
Length of posts:  My posts do consist of more than one paragraph. I do like short blogposts, maybe a number of  short posts equals a long post?
Completing readings: Did read the book. It is still on my desk. The book did give some help in producing our Mooc on Privacy in the Netherlands
Viewing sticky posts: I did see read most of them. I need them to get introduced to the theme of the week.
Time spend, 3 – 4 hours a week average. (English is not my native language)
Commenting, I did come back to read comments on comments. Thanks Lisa for your reminder. Could take some more time to comment. I have to get used to comment in Potcert pages and not on the blogs of participants. Or to copy my comments from blogs to potcert pages. 
Extending participation, I did lurk the Facebook group, did use twitter and diigo. I sometimes did comment on blogs of participants instead of  putting comments in potcert pages. I could be more participating in Facebook.  I did not attend synchronous sessions, because of the different time zones.

In the weeks between now and februari 2014 I will think about the way I want to go with potcert.


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