So I’m on the train coming back from my first session on the University of Plymouth “iLearn” module and am quite impressed. Good session, genuinely interested tutor, nice group, very friendly vibe and I got to use an iMac (about 5 years old and covered in coffee stains, but it’s still an iMac!!!!) It was cool that the group were genuinely impressed with what I do with ICT and ILT in my job and I realised that maybe what I do is more groundbreaking (that may be a little arrogant?) than I thought. While others are still only now adopting moodle I felt really proud to think that I had (have?) been using it as an online learning platform for 4 years now-and using it as more than an online repository of materials.
I did overhear one co-student mutter that “his idea of hell was using a virtual world” but that’s okay. There is a “Marmitey” element to MUVEs in that people seem to either love them or hate them and there are bits of ICT and ILT that I’m not keen on either (erm…PowerPoint?) So-all looking really interesting and the sort of content that really floats my boat. Going to try to get my teeth into this-just hope I have the time to do it justice!
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