Tomorrow is our last class session of CT231 for 2012-13 with 6 Ignite presentations scheduled — looking forward to it! (There will be an opportunity next week for students who have had to postpone their presentations to deliver them — this has been scheduled outside of class time.) We’ve covered a lot this year…
Many of these terms may have seemed unclear or irrelevant last September, but hopefully you feel much more confident now about your research skills, your communication skills (writing and presenting) and — as many of you wrote in your social media reflections — your digital identity and use of social media, especially for learning.
Working with you all this year has been an absolute pleasure and a great learning experience. Exploring concepts both established (academic writing skills, referencing) and emerging (digital identity, privacy, social networks for learning), your ideas and your questions have helped me to think more deeply about my own practices, about creating learning spaces (physical and online), and about the always-fascinating collisions between theory and practice. I have enjoyed discussing your work with you as it has progressed from research and writing shared only within our class space, to presenting to one another and publishing your work openly online.
All of the presentations which you’ve posted online are available in the CT231 Student Showcase on Scoop.it (and informal videos of some of these presentations are available on Bambuser). Links to your final digital media projects will also be shared in the CT231 Student Showcase. As described in the previous #icollab post, other students involved in #icollab are just beginning their terms in universities in Auckland, Berlin, Barcelona and Salford. Some of these students will view your work on Scoop.it and Bambuser, some will provide feedback, and some may connect with you via social networks. This is the essence of connected, authentic learning — not limited by modules, term times, geography or insititution. Enjoy it!
The same goes for our connections as well. As always, the #ct231 hashtag will be our main connection… across time and different social media spaces. So please continue to share using the hashtag. While activity on the @CT231 Twitter account will quiet down between April and September, it will be active again when next year’s 2nd years start the module in September. You’ll continue to be part of the CT231 community, of course, so please feel free to interact with future students, share thoughts or resources, and join the conversations. #ct231 FTW! 🙂
Images: CC Catherine Cronin