Oh how we’ll miss you!
Now’s the time to gather up a few of those messages from within the Ning community that will inspire us to do this again. Here are a few that have encouraged us:
… thank-you to you and the moderators, the course (or at least that that I have worked through) has been a real boost, and has given me a lot to think about. I am a little more prepared than I was before!
… I really want to finish this course, and I am wondering if the ePCoP MOOC will stay online for a while longer. I realise there will be no forums etc, but just to work through the information will be more than useful.
Once Again, Thank-You for Everything! This course really has helped, and even if I only get a little bit out of it, I have made a huge step in knowing more about ePortfolios.
I am immersed in epCOP, sometimes drowning yet increasingly coming to the surface. The organization and flow of the spaces and the support for learners is a credit to you and your team. I am somewhat new to technology so have benefitted (loved) the Challenge Mentors webinars.
Well folks, my adventures in E-Portfolios are drawing to a close after nearly two months, but boy, what a fantastic two months of learning it has been!
I am continuing with my MOOC learning and will catch-up on missed work by doubling up some weeks. I just realised that this course is coming to an end 🙁 I don’t want this to happen).
I thoroughly enjoy being part of this community, learning about eportfolios, connecting with such an amazing group each week, networking, observing excellent eLearning practices and witnessing amazing work.
I will continue to work on my eportfolio as part of my lifelong learning journey. I do have a few immediate goals however:
Building a community
The Interaction and feedback from participants has been wonderful over the duration of the MOOC. Many participants have joined into the webinars and Ning and taken part in conversations, forums feedback and learning. The tools presented by the Challenge Mentors are showing up in many participants e-portfolios and has given people the encouragement to think outside the box when it comes to artifect gathering.
The team of presenters have diligently volunteered their time during the MOOC to show others how 21st century ways of doing are not difficult when you have the support and instruction from others .A MOOC is certainly a way of bringing educators and professionals together who see the benefit of self directed learning that offers instruction and guidance. There is certainly a place for the continuation of MOOC,s in the Australian learning environment.
The EPCoPMOOC learnspace materials will remain in place and we will use them again for another MOOC experience – perhaps we might consider getting its own domain name. They were produced under the Creative Commons licence in the spirit of sharing so we encourage you to make use of them and to let us know how you plan to do that.