On MOOCs and Learning

ETMOOC is the second MOOC I’ve joined in as many weeks (MIT’s Learning Creative Learning being the first). I like that they use small pieces, loosely joined, like blogs, Google+, and Twitter. Sometimes the stream on information can seem overwhelming. One look at a Community in Google+ or Twitter Hashtag has sent my mind reeling. I am hoping I can maintain focus and be able to pull out meaningful ideas. I am also curious about how effectively I can use a MOOC. I guess I’ll be looking at Dave Cormier’s video for advice:

Flavor of the Month

I enjoy hearing people laud and bemoan the latest gadgets. The flavor of the month is Google’s Nexus 7. This 7″ tablet is cheap, fast and the first Android tablet without major usability issues. Already the tech community seems to be lining up on one side or another to either praise or bury this device. It is difficult to separate many of these devices from the expectations that come with them. And whether or not those expectations align with your own.