Wednesday, January 16, 2013

#Etmooc, an open online course

I am currently taking part in a very exciting project called #ETMOOC. A huge group of educators of K to university levels from over 60 different countries are sharing ideas on  using numerous ICT tools in education. The concept of sharing and network participation is encouraged; therefore, all participants will have a space to share their expertise and learn from the others.

It is a very exciting experience. Although the main topic is not Spanish bilingual programs or second language acquisition, a great deal of the discussions and the resources can be useful for us working in a Spanish bilingual school.

The project is open to everyone interested, so join in! The principles behind the project are the following (as taken from the website):
  • The course is developed with a weak ‘centre’. While will provide a level of aggregation, detail, and direction, the majority of interactions are likely to occur within groups & networks, facilitated through various online spaces & services.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to develop their own reflective, learning spaces. We’re hoping that every learner in #etmooc creates and maintains their own blog for continuous reflection, creativity, and resource sharing.
  • Sharing and network participation are essential for the success of all learners in #etmooc. Thus, we’ll be needing you to share your knowledge, to support and encourage others, and to participate in meaningful conversations.
 More information can be found here:

In closing, I would like to recognize the hard work of the "conspirators" who put together this incredible project.