Thursday, 31 January 2013

DNLE and other relationships

Well fellow etmoocers, moocmoocers and DNLE alumni I passed the DNLE course and have my certificate in my hands (I'm old school- I printed it). So how am I feeling right now? Elated! Yes DNLE did evaluate my work, yes there were issues with the course (but now I realise that there are issues in every course, online or off- the challenges are just different to overcome) but I wouldn't be wending my way through the mooc world and having these amazing conversations about learning, educating, philosophy and other subjects (I use Pinterest and yes I post recipes!) if I hadn't started there.

While DNLE was not the first mooc I had taken, DNLE was the start of my true adventure in online education and the wonderful thing about it is it just keeps giving back. Yes I worked hard, handed in my assignments and thought deep thoughts but I also connected with others who continue, through our ongoing dialogue, to influence me today. And that is what sharing and accountability responsibility are about. As a fellow etmoocer Jeannine St. Amand mentioned in her blog we are all part of the etmooc river.


  1. Congratulations!! I received my certificate today as well (and I printed it too!). Although the learning was open and my sole purpose for joining the MOOC was to engage with new collaborators and expand my perceptions ... it felt satisfying to get that piece of paper/PDF. I'm glad we've been able to connect in #ETMOOC and look forward to sharing more with you.

  2. Congratulations Margaret and I look forward to sharing more with you too. Just to let you know I am in the process of trying to download Haiku Deck ( who knew I had to download itunes first?)and I should have it up and running by the end of today.