Next live event
Lastly, we’ll have another live event on Friday afternoon. Let’s make a poll to find the most convenient time…
Who are we?
It’s nice to get the feeling of the community we belong. What does our community look like? Here you are:
We’re a southern team, aren’t we? What do you think?
There are people who claim to feel somewhat lost. That’s usual in these kind of courses.
Relax: it’s about discovering and getting familiar with new stuff, not about getting instructions or mechanical procedures.
When entering a new territory you cannot pretend to grasp all its features, possibilities, treasures, in just one stroke. You have to explore and to get familiar with new things, new scenarios, and this requires time.
Yes, it is true: ten days is a relatively short time but that’s it. Remember that the MOOC remains there, open for you, and that you can give yourself time to explore and experiment further in the future. And that we will continue to answer questions…
Ten years ago I participated to the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), given by George Siemens and Stephen Downes. It was about connectivism and it was quite chaotic. Since many of my classmates around the world were upset, I wrote a small piece, trying to relax them: Let’s go for a walk in a wood and relax…. If you feel overwhelmed, give it a reading…
If you have gone through lessons 1 and 2, what’s next? Well, with relaxed and joyful mood, you may explore the two next lessons.
Lesson 3 is about Papert’s reflections on the fear of math. But if you are not much interested in the pedagogical background, just go ahead. Just one thing: in case you would like to have an idea of how it is possible to code a linguistic game with Librelogo and where this exercise is coming from go to have a look to slides 11,12 and 16-21 of lesson 3. At this point you can get just an intuition of this code. If you are really interested you will come back here when you will be more familiar with the Logo basic constructs.
If, on the other side, you want to begin putting hands on, follow carefully slides and videos of lesson 4.