About Anne Grey

Enjoys the challenge of connecting pedagogy to technology and highlighting the multifaceted approach to integrating technology in any learning environment. Experience leading multicultrual teams in Europe, Middle East and America.

E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC # edcmooc, #edmooc, #edmchat

I started my first MOOC last week offered by University of Edinburgh and I have already started thinking about technology differently. I am humbled at the opporunity of sharing knowlege and learning from more than 40,000 like-minded people.  I am part of  a great study group called Hello Atlanta – Rise Up!!. 

Although, I felt overwhelmed the first week with all the tweets and blogs, I feel I have an handle on things. Cinzia Gabellini, a member of our study group posted a great blog to keep us on track.  Shared experiences have a way of lifting us up. 

My observations for the first week:

1. I have to be disciplined – watch the videos, complete the readings, join/review hangout sessions and read at least one to two blogs suggested by the instructors, example : a blog inside the course called Made by you

2. Examing digital and e-learning cultures in utopian or dystopian sides of the same coin. 

3. Understanding the cultural divide between digital natives and digital immigrants. David Hopkins provides a comprehensive blog on this topic.