Hello #etMOOCers!

For some time now, I have known that there is a big hole in my knowledge about educational technology.  I have absolutely no experience in working with video.

I was thrilled to see that the first assignment for #etMOOC was to make a video.  I don’t have a lot of time to spend on this, so this afternoon, @colleenkr came into my office and showed me one thing – that’s all we had time for – but one thing is something.

So tonight, in a stretch of 30 spare minutes I managed to find, I made a video.

It’s awful.  Honestly.  But I don’t care.  I learned so much in that 30 minutes!

Besides, by posting it here for all to see, I can only improve.  We can all laugh at this by the end of #etMOOC.

By the way, kudos to my friend @cogdog for his intro video.  Of all people, he could have made his spectacular.  But we are all here to learn, and his one shot intro made me feel like it was safe to learn in this space.  We are not competing.  This is not for marks.  It’s to make learning visible, and then share it.

Here is my learning for tonight: 

*** Update!

This is one reason why making your learning visible is so important!

A 30 second pass in the hallway this morning, and @colleenkr has already taught me to take my iphone videos sideways to fit better on the screen, and later today I am going to learn how to make the volume the same all the way through the video.  Can’t wait!

0 thoughts on “Hello #etMOOCers!

  1. I love the comment at the end. So important, even though we have a million things to do and we’re so busy (and so excited about learning) — we have to remember to ‘unplug’ sometimes.

  2. It is just so nice to hear your voice… in your natural northern environment. All too often we’re just avatars to one another; but I’ve discovered in recent years that sharing ideas in your real voice can be impactful on levels beyond the intellectual. I like that. 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve never used a kick sled either but the ice has yet to freeze enough yet on Lake Ontario to go out. Such a positive message.

  4. Just moved to Southern Ontario. Your chose of outdoor scenery makes me long for the snow, ice and Northern wilderness.

  5. I just checked my Board emails and found this opportunity. I’m really hoping that it is not too late to begin?

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