Dave Cormier’s open course – Rhizomatic Learning – The community is the curriculum – starts tomorrow – Tues 14th January.
This is not an xMOOC type experience, so don’t think you can go to one place and find everything.
However, Dave has written an unguided tour of his course on his blog – which gives some indication of what you can expect.
So far these are the associated course sites that I have discovered:
- The course platform – P2PU . That is where you can find the course outline.
- There is also an active Facebook group – rhizo14
- A Google+ group
- A Diigo group – thanks to Jaap Bosman
- A Twitter stream at #rhizo14
I haven’t yet managed to find anywhere else that blog posts might be aggregated – but quite a few are mentioned on Facebook by Dave and also on Twitter
There are lots of names I recognize in the list of people signed up for the course which is great.
In one of his blog posts Dave has suggested that in Week 1 of the course we introduce ourselves and state our goals for the course, although he has made it clear in his unguided tour that there are no learning objectives for this course
I’m not sure that I have any specific goals. I think I will go with the flow and see what emerges. On looking back through my blog posts I see that I have made three posts about rhizomatic learning in the past.
- Rhizomatic Education
- Rhizomatic Learning – does the metaphor stand up?
- Rhizomatic Learning – teaching, fact and truth
Given that the last post I made on this subject was more than two years ago, I will be interested to see how much Dave’s ideas have progressed and how much mine have changed.
For those who would like to follow blogs related to this course, Matthias Melcher is aggregating them. See http://x28newblog.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php?link_cat=205896894 and his blog post with further details: http://x28newblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/rhizo14-opml-feedlist/
He has also added this blogpost to the Diigo Group mentioned above (see his comment below).
Thanks for the link to the Diigo group which I had not yet discovered. By commenting here, I also take the opportunity to link my blog into this category, which might look a bit like a parasitic strategy. But rhizomes are parasitic pest plants, as well…
Thanks Matthias. I have updated my post accordingly 🙂
Reblogged this on MOOC Madness and commented:
Just starting #rhizo14… expect to see this hashtag here regularly…not just “not an xMOOC” but perhaps the ultimate anti-xMOOC or perhaps un-xMOOC . I’ll have to consult a Greimas to decide — get back to you on that…
thanks for this – i’d have missed this opportunity so appreciate it.