Introducing ETMOOC trust exercises – falling in the right direction?


As in any ‘class’ ETMOOC has asked us to introduce ourselves to our peers in the orientation week.

In his welcome chat, our ‘chief conspirator’, Alec Couros, has emphasized that connected/networked learning, typical of cMOOCs such as these, simply does not work without TRUST.…

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Transparency

In the #etmooc orientation session that I participated in, the notion of transparency came up. Transparency seems to me to be treated sometimes as intrinsically “good”. It often comes hand in hand with the notion of sharing. Sharing is a vital part of the cMOOC, however I would suggest that the way we share and the choices we make when we share can affect the value and meaning of sharing, and that indiscriminate sharing may actually devalue the act of sharing itself and what is shared.

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Friday’s Finds: November 23rd Edition

This week I found a study that analysed the affective side of group formation in online courses. In particular, I thought that the following quotation about the  development of trust is true of any ICT-moderated context (such as a networked, virtual workplace):

  …members need to be able to trust and feel secure about the other members in the community in order to iteratively, recursively engage within collegial, constructive commentary.

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Friday’s Finds: November 23rd Edition

This week I found a study that analysed the affective side of group formation in online courses. In particular, I thought that the following quotation about the  development of trust is true of any ICT-moderated context (such as a networked, virtual workplace):

  …members need to be able to trust and feel secure about the other members in the community in order to iteratively, recursively engage within collegial, constructive commentary.

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