Week four brought to my attention a major major rule dealing with blogging/social media as an educational force: the all around importance of forging a connection between conversation and self driven learning. Much of the my work this week focused on these connections.
Learning to work well with others stressed this rule the most in my opinion, as its contents detailed the business world’s growing enlightenment on the matter of training technology, peer relationships, and conversation. All of which I found directly applicable to teaching and learning in a social media setting. Falling Behind: Time Management! stresses the strengths needed for one to prosper as an online student (the title gives it way). Central to both of these posts is the need for a student/employee to be capable, but also able to converse with sources and other people as the grow and gather their own skills.