posted message: Wendy posted an important comment : " my weakness is in self-motivation and following through (uh-oh, right?), so I have to make sure I find a network of people who will hold me accountable."
EVERYBODY has this "weakness" with self motivated learning, and we are here to figure out solutions. Next week I'd like us to get started on Task 2, Build Your Personal Learning Network. I'm going to post a screencast on Monday outlining how I approach this task and I'd like those of you who've posted your plans to think about who you're going to ask to help hold you accountable.
Thanks to everyone for your participation so far!
posted message: First: the P2PU is great and there are plenty of nice features. But: there is something "wrong" with the user interface. I think it is sometimes hard to navigate, to find the thing you are looking for. Does anyone else of you share the same feeling?
posted message: Mark, Vesa, and Brock, it looks like there's a lot of overlap in your learning interests. Perhaps you could schedule a time to chat, or look over each others' plans and suggest resources....
posted message: Wendy--do you see local unions and workers' organizations as well as professors being possible sources of knowledge and mentorship?
3 that I'm thinking of are Working Families Party, Freelancers' Union, and Make the Road by Walking.
posted message: Hello, I'm still getting used to the P2PU website, but I wrote my Personal Learning Plan last night (the first time I've ever laid out a detailed plan for myself)!
I already love this community and I haven't even spoken to anyone yet xD
posted message: Really excited to see Wendy flesh out: http://p2pu.org/en/groups/learning-path-working-class-activism/ - what an amazing endeavor, especially considering the current economic climate here in the USA.
posted message: Alison asked me for some description of my group/plan in English. Here it is :)
My study group (http://p2pu.org/en/groups/processingjs-/) is about Processing.js for Russian users of P2PU. It's not only for collaborative study but also for show potential of P2PU for Russian people on Internet (for educators and tech guys). Finaly I hope that some future outcomes of this group will be used for create an open textbook about Processing in Russian.
Note that English isn't my first language and I have many problems with it :)
posted message: Just came across this tip for Wikipedia, to enhance the wikipedia browsing experience with pop-up navigation and translation gadgets. (http://antranik.org/wikipedia-lovers-rejoice-3-awesome-tricks-to-help-you-learn-more/)
posted message: I just added the link to my plan:
"Using credible arguments to promote OpenCourseWare concept (in Finland)"
posted message: PS> As soon as we get two more plans I'll post a screencast with commentary and responses to the plans.
Remember to think about DEADLINES and PEOPLE as devices to hold you accountable to the plan.
posted message: I'm very pleased to see the personal learning plans posted so far. Alison is studying ecological design, Ana is pursuing organic electronics, Brock is looking at designing learning experiences in business and education, and I'm learning about the importance of relationships in learning (peer, mentor, and self).
I'm also excited that we have registrants from 5 countries! Those of you who have signed up should endeavor to start on your learning plans by the end of this week.
posted message: Since I read Anya's book, I've found Openstudy, and got addicted to it:
I like to help students with questions on electrical engineering. This was my favourite:
Now, next thing to try out from the book is P2PU. I like the user interface of P2PU, and I'm very enthusiastic to find out if this is a great concept. If Openstudy works, why wouldn't P2PU?