Sharing

As the past two weeks of ETMOOC have been dedicated to exploring connected learning one dominant theme has been “sharing“. Bloggers inspired by Dean Shareski’s session on Sharing as Accountability have explored the theme overtly in posts such as Lyn Hilt’s Sharing is Caring and Shane Brewer’s Sharing as an Ethical Responsibility. Some of the most powerful work in the last few weeks has been the sharing of questions as folks wrestled with the ideas presented by Dave Cormier in his session on Introduction to Rhizomatic Learning.

Before we leave this theme I want to share with you some words from Stephen Downes written earlier this week when he was asked to give advice to someone wanting to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of education around the world. Stephen is known to many as one of pioneers of connectivism; many of you likely subscribe to OLDaily. But he is also a philosopher and a photographer, and sometimes his words resonate in a way that goes beyond theory and discourse – they get at why I as a parent am advocating for change in public education – and at what I really want for my children.

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One thought on “Sharing

  1. Wow, very cool reflection and I printed the poem. Sharing is so powerful and the poem (to me) could not be more true. “In the end, it really only matters what you gave”. Great post and a great way of ending our unit in connected learning. Rhizomatic learning had my head spinning for a few but after a few posts, feel free to read here and readings, it really came together that it is connectivism at it’s best and that we do grow in many different directions. Looking forward to your posts on digital storytelling. :)

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