So, technically, #clmooc starts tomorrow, and yet my Facebook stream seems to be flooded with posts from people doing stuff for #clmooc.
I’m actually rather lost in this whole process. I have no clue what #clmooc is. I don’t have a sense of what it involves, or what I need to do for it. Since they did talk about making in the introduction, I have a theory that I can use it to test out some of my ideas on how I want to go about making a couple of different eBooks. So, I’m entering into it with a project in mind.
But right now I’m feeling lost.
I’m feeling like people are starting different threads, here and there … tugging me in this direction and then in that direction … none of which leads to where I think I want to be going.
I’m thinking about the new person experience. #clmooc is flooded with people who have done it before. At the moment it feels like a private club in which I’m peering into. I dip my toes into the club (sorry about the mixed metaphors) by adding a song or pinning myself onto a map. But that doesn’t feel like connecting to me. I don’t feel any closer to the people involved.
I find myself wondering if what I want to do fits at all in this connected learning MOOC? Am I not artsy enough? Am I too practical?
How do I find a door into the course that feels more like what I’m looking for?
Perhaps waiting until the official start – tomorrow – to see if this makes any sense. Perhaps I suggest to those who have done it before to please try actively open doors for new people. Help us figure out what this is all about.