Talking the Walk: Narratives of Online Learner Collaboration
Description: On threads to extend from the Stories & Reflections connection (below), I, an Eagerfoot, want to elicit short stories of online learner collaboration. I invite you to share your best tales, and to reflect in turn upon those of others.
By sharing stories and then reflecting jointly upon emergent themes, paths, tensions, & havens; let us strive to illuminate philosophies, principles, and processes for fostering and facilitating online student collaboration. If all bodes well, we may even map the road ahead.
Early comers to SCoPE may see Talking the Walk as a follow-on to the Dance of the Instructional Designers that Vivian Neal facilitated (Oct. 31 - Nov. 20, 2005). More recent SCoPErs may see this as a spin-off from the Role of Online Communities in Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning that Liz Wallace facilitated (Feb. 17 - Mar. 5, 2006). I'd like to invite participants from both those events to join in this telling.
Best need not mean most successful. Inspiration springs from efforts far less so than we might hope. So please stretch out, breathe in deeply, and type us a tale of online learner collaboration.
The Road goes ever on and on
Pursuing it with eager feet,
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