I am turning into a Russian doll of learning. I have decided to take an e-course about e-learning called E- Learning and Digital Cultures offered through Coursera. I’ve read about free e-courses for quite some time and have had them on my professional development “to-do” list, but never got around to them. I had the itch a few weeks ago, checked out my options, and this one tickled my fancy. It is right in line with the research I have done in the areas of distance education and reference librarianship, particularly when it comes to the evolving nature of the needs of the millennial generation user.
This particular course is 5 weeks long and is offered through the University of Edinburgh (oh Edinburgh, how I miss you!). I’m looking forward to interacting with such a wide variety of users from around the world. I’m curious to see whether this will lead to diverse opinions or if that will be counteracted by selection bias. I will be posting my progress and observations here, so let’s see how this experiment goes!