Learn Like an Arachnid: Why I’m MOOCifying | Hybrid Pedagogy | Janine DeBaise | kgitch on learning and technology | Scoop.it

"When [my students] do group projects in the research/composition course I teach, I’m impressed with their topics, the depth of their knowledge, and their passion. 

What seems wrong is that their presentations are only to each other. Sure, they invite their friends, but at a small college where everyone takes a whole bunch of the same courses, that’s not a very satisfying audience. The students teach me and have changed me -- dramatically -- but I shouldn’t be the only person to benefit from their knowledge and fresh ideas.




I want to help weave them -- and their circles of connection -- into a sparkling web that stretches around the globe. I want them to figure out how to do this not just for one semester, but for the rest of their lives."

Via Peter B. Sloep