What’s a New Learning Architect?
I’m trying out the “essay” part of HootCourse – which is supposed to link your blog to the course page – I hope it works! Over the next few weeks in my “spare” time, I’ll be participating in a “lrnbk”, which is basically a distributed, asynchronous online book discussion. We’re using Hootcourse, which syncs your twitter and blog posts associated with the discussion and the lrnbk blog.
I’ve downloaded the pdf version of the book – didn’t want to wait for a hard copy and sadly do not own a kindle (feel a bit like the poor kid who doesn’t have the latest gadget), so will be working with paper, as soon as I print out some of the 200+ pages, since reading on laptop screen is painful.
Clive Shepherd (the author) has already begun blogging about the book, which will make it interesting as part of the discussion.
Our sherpa (@britz) has spearheaded the course, and we’re here in all time zones and across continents. Exciting stuff and what a great way to show that Social Media tools can be for learning. Plus, it’s a good motivator for me to read the book. It’ll be tough squeezing in the time as I’ve hit a very busy patch, but we’ll see.