I think I am missing something somewhere – but where? I am missing Weeks 26, 27 and 28 of ChangeMooc.
According to the schedule this is what should have happened.
Week 26- Mar 5-Mar 11 – Grainne Conole was supposed to speak.
Nothing happened that week. We were told that ‘the gang’ would be travelling to the EdgeX conference in India which was due to begin on March 12th – Week 27.
Now Week 27 according to the schedule was supposed to be Alejandro Piscitelli from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I wonder what happened to him? I hope somebody told him that he wouldn’t be speaking in Week 27, because we – as MOOC participants – were not told, although such is the nature of distributed information and conversation that I might have missed it. We were told though that we could listen to Grainne’s presentation to EdgeX, even though it was a week out of synch. I didn’t get to hear Grainne, but I did get to hear Stephen which was a bonus 🙂
Up to this point I felt reasonably OK about it all. Like others I have found a new speaker each week too much, so a break was a relief.
But what about this week – Week 28. The schedule tells us that the invited speaker is Rosa A. Ojeda Ayala from the University of the Sacred Heart, Puerto Rico. And there has been no word of her that I have seen- but again I stand corrected if I have missed it anywhere – but there has been no post on the ChangeMooc site that I have seen, which still shows Week 25, and no mention on Twitter that I have seen. I also wonder if she was told – or was it her decision not to present this week?
Is this the ultimate test of a connectivist course? Were we supposed to take over and organise it for ourselves? Realistically I don’t think that was possible.
Could either Stephen, George or Dave (‘the gang’ as I have called them with much respect), please explain what is going on.