I am delighted that we have assembled a remarkable group of course administrators. Adam Brimo at Open Learning has made the process very easy.
With friends in the United Kingdom we should be able to support the course for the whole month as a 24 hour forum. If not there should be just a very short change over period.
I hope to spend much of the month facilitating the course, which, given its non-linear nature, should be an exciting time. We are still working through some ideas around Open Badges for the course and my own thinking at present is to acknowledge peripheral participation (following the course) and to have a separate badge for engagement in the course. Open Learning has a karma measure that might help with the engagement badge. I am thinking that cooperation will be an important attribute too … and sharing. (Erin Knight provides an excellent insight into these opportunities and David Wiley offers a great example of how it does work).
I will need to look carefully at the Iconic open icon resource.
The people who will help me make these decisions will be the course administrators and Adam Brimo. The administrators are:
Together we will be developing a five-part course that comprises:
* Connecting and Sharing
* Observing Performance
* Visualising Data
* Knowledge Discovery
* Augmented Reality
The proposal is that all participants look at the Connecting and Sharing module in the first week to establish a framework for using the Open Learning platform. Thereafter all modules are available for access in whatever order participants think appropriate to their interests and needs.
I have no doubt this will be messy and disruptive. But it is the first SOOC offered at an introductory level that has the potential to develop a polysemic experience.