After reading this particular articule:
[*in Italic the sentence directly from the above blog]
Started into #etmooc with the thought to experience cMOOC. Intention let’s see what is happening and back of the mind the aim was to gain some knowledge, the schedules topics looked interesting.
But the first day into the exploration, there was a big jumble in the head. What am I suppose to do? What is going on? Where is the platform, page or whatever where the knowledge is being shared.
“This ETMOOC, in some respects is a fantasy a World Exposition of EdTech whereas most of us function in a village children’s festival kind of reality. We operate in traditional schools with many restraints, obstacles or just on a pedagogical scale that makes many discussions here seems fanciful. Connectedness seems so ad hoc and well… massive”
Couple of hours into the exploration, I was demotivated and I left it. I was also confused as to what is happening. The same thought has been shared by many other participants. But then today again am back into the game with some self pressed motivation.
Going to approach the initiative with a new perspective. The first blog itself of my digging in has provided to be an inspiration as rightly quoted below;
This is the largest busiest online gathering I’ve experienced.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Time passed quickly while waiting for the pavilions because there was something to entertain you.
After reading this piece I realized, cMOOC - it’s a vast open ocean of knowledge and I am gonna have the opportunity to grab as many cups for myself as possible.