You may now call me Mr. Curmudgeon.
So I tried to do the Twitter assignment. I really did. I reached into that dark hole looking for shiny 140 characters nuggets about the the best or worse online courses.
Our OLE guide suggests this process will cast light on my own hopes and fears about online learning. Perhaps that’s why the hole is so dark. I found little illumination. Who are these people? Why should I listen to them? Will an online course in “lucid dreaming” really change my waking life?
I’m not a Luddite. I use twitter for some of my own work, following international journalists who know a hell of a lot more than I do. So I know it can be a great tool in some contexts.
But why is it essential in creating innovative online courses? So far I haven’t heard a good argument.
There are, after all, alternative ways to gain knowledge.