Today, I started to write a blog and I hate myself. Firstly because I'm like other millions of others who are now bloggers, writing to share wisdom no-one interested about but, secondly, because I have not done this earlier. Rejecting to accept the changes in the social context, adapt and accept, and develop competitive advantage living in modern way one stays behind others in the evolution. This issue also concerns the decision on a separation of personal and private life of a professional. Myself I feel uncomfortability so far mixing professional and private content, considering social media a personal space, however, I noticed that those who actively involve work activities and interests in their various social media look more passionate professionals who certainly benefit from it in their careers. We also have to admit that people spend a lot of time browsing social media, which is highly powerful if not the only way to promote oneself and engage clients (from the discussions with design professionals in certain locations) .
From the perspective of a learner or a student, I think the value of teaching nowadays is in accurate filtration of the material that is suggested and shared with learners. We have huge amount of information and limited timeframes, therefore I see the value of a teacher or an institution not in the facilitation of self-study or group work. We don't need institutions, courses and teachers to learn something, but we need them to learn faster
and at high quality, and in the community. That is why I see so important pre-selection of methods, framework, deliverables and overall clear organisation. For a personal learning journey it might have been even more valuable to learn from pre-selected teaching resources that are already validated instead of producing more content on the subject together, but the group process is another chance to learn in a faster pace and form a community, in which it is easier to engage.
The introduction of residents and visitors roles in the online environment suggested by D. White was interesting. It is the whole community that create valuable content through interaction and discussion, and the selection of participants is an indicator of quality.
This blogs content is in a way validated by belonging to Open Networked Learning
platform and community through interactive communication (feedbacks) and belonging to a high education institution of the author, however that does not legitimate this texts as a valuable source of knowledge. I misunderstood so far, but doesn't seem like someone have time to curate the blogs content in the platform and the overall amount of them decrease the value of the platform as a source for learning. Would be great to have a selection of best writings or practices from the ONL experience, but I also don't think everyone will read 100 blogs looking for the best.I will use this page also to store resources from the course:Articles: http://celt.muohio.edu/ject/issue.php?v=25&n=3+and+421st Century Skills: Problem Based Learning and the University of the Future by Megan Y. C. A. Kek, Henk HuijserSavin-Baden, M. (2014). Using problem-based learning: New constellations for the 21st century. Journal on Excel- lence in College Teaching, 25(3&4), 197-219Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement by David S. White and Alison Le Cornu, University of OxfordVideo by David White: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPOG3iThmRI&feature=youtu.be