Recently, I thought about some of the things I learned during this class, Granted, instead of doing a mass amount of reading from a text, there were specific articles to read, but also gaining info. from a varity of other sources, like video, podcasts, TED talks and a couple of live/online web chats. It really goes to show how one can gain information and become knowledgable using technology. I suppose this is part of what connectivism is all about.
I continue to think of my digital project and my contribution to the collaborative wiki. Was it enough? Did I do what was required? Yes, I have learned many new tools and ideas over the course of this semester, but was it sufficient? For me, or for Alec? I think one of purposes of this class was how things would continiue when the class ends. Do we still implement the ideas we have learned, maybe just not as rapidly? Is this all going to end? I know my digital project will continue to evolve. For instance, I started a class wiki for my Law 30 students and connect to the course blog through it. This was NOT part of the plan when I first started. I find I am taking the initial project idea and am wanting to make it evolve into something better all the time. Not because I have to but because I want too. This reflective blog should continue as well because of the contacts I have made all over the world.
There have been side projects as well. In addition to the wiki I just started, I have one or two teachers connecting their students with students, who are children of Cirque du Soleil performers. I have to thank Sharon Peters for this. I have Skyped with Clarence Fisher and gained new ideas as well. My tech. catalyst teacher and myself are starting a school blog or wiki and will hopefully be running soon. I hope to have all staff with Delicious acounts soon as well, so more collaboration can take place.
Basically, I am saying that in addition to my formal projects, there are many side projects being developed now as well, even though I did not put them as part of my formal course, but I think they needed to be mentioned. Overall, I see some good things developing in the future.