Wow! So much so fast thus far in #DigiFoot12. Many people refer to the information overload as drinking from the firehose. I can see that now….
My PLN has not just expanded in the last 3 days, it has exploded. As such, it has been extremely difficult to keep up with “facilitating” the #DigiFoot12 course as well as working on the Instructional Design side (adding to the #DigiFoot12 wikispaces course site). MightyBell has proven very successful to act as a Discussion Base for the course, and it continues to grow.The Student 2.0 page also supports learners. I think I may have confused things by having “too many places” to add to discussions. Three is more than enough, and I plan on sticking to these three areas. This gives participants who want a “specific area” a set location. I get e-mails for every interaction that takes place in Student 2.0 and MightyBell – so I know “what is up”….
To “track” everything, I am using NetVibe and Twitter Tracking. This is the next step for “connecting” as a learner and it is proving to be far more challenging to see what participants are up to outside of the set 3 “zones”. I made too many places for people to list their twitter name and their blog name. I have now put 2 google docs on the home page of the course site – and that will hopefully be a “specific” location. Offering too many options is making it extremely difficult to collect data.
For data collection – Less is More
For Discussion areas – Less is More
For “Tracking” Data – Less is More
I’m beginning to see a trend….:)
Now I know – While I was trying to encourage Inquiry Based Learning (what do you want to learn and how are you going to learn it strategies ) I have realized that the instructor has to set some clear parameters about “where” the learning is to take place – or people will get lost.
Back to the RSS feed tracking – and I will focus on “Less is More”….