Pre-Work for the Connectivism & Connective Knowledge Course

Posted by gminks in CCK08 | Tagged | 2 Comments

I’m taking the online course Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, and there are pre-week 1 activities. I have readings, tests to run on the technology being used, as well as an assignment to answer the following questions on my blog. So here goes:

  • Where you’re from
    I am actually from NorthWest Florida, but right now I live about an hour west of Boston, MA.
  • Why you’re interested in this course
    I write technical courses for a big company, I’d like to be able to use the best educational processes possible when creating courseware.
  • What has to happen in order for you to consider this course a success
    I will consider it a success if I can keep up with the work (I am taking a grad level course for credit and working full time, so we’ll see), and if I can find something that I am able to incorporate into my duties at work.
  • Random information about yourself – your work, your experience with networked technologies, etc.
    I design technical courses, right now network management and configuration software, so I am pretty technical. I used to be a web admin, so I have lots of experience with Tomcat, Apache, etc. I’ve facilitated online groups for several years, and many times the groups have included an instructional aspect, but never anything formal.

2 Responses to Pre-Work for the Connectivism & Connective Knowledge Course

  1. Hi Gina,

    Great to see representation from the corporate sector! I’ve spent time/effort recently working with a model for broad corporate learning/technology strategies. As such, I welcome hearing more about your experiences and views of how/if connectivism can be applied in your work setting.

    Sounds like you have a full workload with courses you’re tackling!


  2. gminks says:

    Thanks George! I have taken two grad classes at a time, and it was a challenge but somehow I survived. This class will dovetail nicely into social media tasks I have at work now.

    I am interested in how connectivism can be blended with our current systematic approach to instruction. This will be interesting!

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