When I traveled recently in Germany on holiday, it was at the end of the #rhizo15 experience, when we were challenged en masse to reconsider learning objectives and even course (learning) content itself. While the formal period of this is now behind us, I find I need some form of closure (even for a course that does not, really, have an actual end). I have been trying to formulate what I learned in the #rhizo15 “course” for some time, and I realize I just need to write about it and see how it resonates.
Rhizomatic learning in the #rhizo15 experience covered roughly Continue reading “When My Reality Is THE Reality”
In the spirit of #rhizo15, if there is such as thing as being “in the spirit” of something that is fully open and to-be-determined-along-the-way, I read Laura Laura Pasquini’s @laurapasquini‘s thought-provoking post What’s A Learning Subjective? This is “in the spirit of #rhizo15” because I do not read many blog posts (a time issue, really it is!). I have chatted with @laurapasquini on Twitter, though have not really read much of her work beyond the 140.
I have been missing a lot!
In her post, I was struck Continue reading “Learning Objectives vs. Subjectives: Who Are They Really For?”
While I recently posted about Why I am engaging in #rhizo15 and Learning Liminality I have still somehow avoided discussing my Learning Subjectives (as learning objectives are not readily possible when we do not know where we are going).
Perhaps this is because I so often avoid personal learning objectives.
I frequently retreat into researcher mode. Specifically as a qualitative researcher, where I always want to ask questions such as, “Why?, “Tell me what you mean by that?,” and “How did you…?” I often avoid making declarative comments, statements, or proclamations as, more often than not, I am wrong in some way. I hate being wrong, and find it easier to commit to the extent I can speak to, while avoiding presenting myself or my ideas narrowly that I somehow exclude other possibilities.
This all begs the question, what are my learning subjectives for #rhizo15?
Wow, I really do not know.
It is easy to say, “To build my network,” but that somehow seems to be a bit selfish, as if Continue reading “What is my #rhizo15 Learning Subjective?”
Like I don’t already have enough things to do, what with my full-time work managing projects in health care and my 2, yes TWO courses I teach, that I decide to explore . . . just look at, mind you, this #rhizo15 . . . thing? . . . event? . . . lifestyle cult? . . . learning experience? . . . boundary-pushing challenge?
So, in the spirit of @DaveCormier, our fearless facilitator in this networked and connected learning experience, I wanted to contribute at least one blog post as a flag in the sand, so to speak, that I am following along.
OK, enough following.
I have been wanting to make a comment all day on Dave’s opening video (odd, I don’t think I have ever heard Dave actually speak before), one that I thought was Continue reading “Drawn into #Rhizo15”