another good mooc metaphor… moocalicious. Scott Johnson describes post, “captures the benefits and difficulties of MOOC participation. MOOCs seem to be an intermediate discipline in a world where established and closed disciplines must intermingle to make new discoveries. A place to loosen up in good company” and asks, “How about a carnival metaphor? School you buy a batch of tickets for selected rides. MOOC you get a site pass to try everything and find out there are more rides here than you thought.”

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So I was checking the #plenk2010 Twitter stream on Hootsuite the day after our first PLENK2010 Elluminate session (recording available here) and I saw a lot of re-tweets for this blog post – PLENK 2010: Just Like ‘Watching Football’ – by Stefanie Panke. (Stefanie later got a mention by George in The Daily).

Stefanie doing a great job of knowledge curating

Stefanie’s post is a review of the Elluminate session. She writes about coping with the surfeit of information involved in a Massive Online Open Course and reports:

Stephen Downes encouraged participants to be selective in their attention and activities within the class. “Think of it as football. People do not stop watching football just because they cannot watch everything!”

(I quipped I’d be paying selective attention to the hot dogs at the time!)

Then in the post comments George Siemens pointed to a post by Leigh…

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  1. Reblogged this on MOOC Madness and commented:

    One at a time and not often enough to make anyone nauseous, I am recycling (or refiling) Blogueria posts. This June 8, 2012 item was already a reblog of a #plenk 2010 post. Such is the madness of moocs. Besides, I really like both the metaphor and the graphic.


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