February 19, 2005

The Online Community

The learning that takes place with people you’ve never met is quite a unique experience. Currently I’m enrolled in a graduate class from Athabasca University. The course is called Human Factors in Distance Education. It’s project based which I prefer but it’s unusual in that most of the students are not educators. We’re developing a website on the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection. Learning from non-teachers is valuable.

Will Richardson wrote recently about his thoughts on blogging and the online community. Everyone can potentially be an authority. This can be dangerous but it also opens up great possibilities.

Another great example of the need for teachers to be experts of information literacy not technology.