So it was timely to see gnuchris (a member of a network I sometime inhabit) tweet a reminder of his Planet Talo river of news feed ... where I saw this post by Steven Parker about developing a master course around some networked principles originally articulated by George Siemens:
- Wayfinding and socially-driven sensemaking
- Persistent presence
"For educators, control is being replaced with influence. Instead of controlling a classroom, a teacher now influences or shapes a network"
As I work on ideas for this course over the next few weeks I think i'll organize them around these principles rather than any really specific technologies or tools.
(Image Credits: Patch, by VirtualErn. CC-By)