Listened to Dean Shareski’s event last night about sharing. Sharing is so important that we can never stop talking enough about it! I had the feeling during the event that we both subscribe to David Weinberger ideas.
Dean’s talk re-emphasized the importance of not only developing my blog but also reading other blogs and leaving comments where appropriate. Blogs are a springboard to finding people with common interests to populate your PLN. But it is important your PLN doesn’t become an echo chamber.
I appreciated the names mentioned for further reading and potential discussion. For example, Dean asked Stephen Downes “should I share less or should I filter more?” Stephen appropriately responded “share and I will filter.” Finally, Blogush has been on my radar – translated pinned on my toolbar – for at least three weeks now, so maybe it is time to see what it is all about.
I’ll let you in on a secret - if you can keep it between the two of us. I went to ‘Starbuck(le)s tonight with my wife to meet our daughter and her children and missed the Twitter Chat. Hence the reason for the title of this blog post. However, I must take advantage of future Twitter Chats to meet people.
We got home in time to hear Sue Waters et al. discuss Google Reader, Settings, Spam, Tablets/iPads etc.
I kept thinking of what a great example these moderators are with their unselfish giving of their time to share their expertise. I should at least attempt to become part of the 1% that get involved.
Good choices Alec. Dean would be proud.
Maybe this is a better title for the #etmooc experience?
I enjoyed listening to Alec during last night’s event: Introduction to Connected Learning. He always builds a strong case for connected learning with quotes, stories and ideas from others.
Whenever Alec shows a picture of one of his children ‘playing’ with technology I just wonder what they are capable of doing with technology in general. I wonder what the impact of technology will be on their lives or where future generations will be at their ages. On an unrelated thought I wonder what the shelf life of Twitter will be in its present business model or where social media will go next.
Last night’s event has me looking for an assignment Kevin Stranack @stranack developed on Becoming a Connected Learner: Professional Development Through Personal Knowledge Management. I hope you will find it as interesting as I did. Thanks @AlisonSeaman for the heads up.
I should also mention how I appreciate the opportunity to revisit previously taped events.