I forgot about the MOOC
Posted Januar 6, 2012on:
Spending the last days with my teenage son in London and being into real life all day and night – without computer or smart phone – I forgot about the „virtual world“. We walked a lot, chatted, ate, looked at nice old trees and at famous sight seeing-places, we browsed our new Englisch books – and the internet with all its tools and seductions was no topic at all.
As we were walking around all day in the evening we fell into bett and we slept a lot. Without laptop and audiobooks my son fell asleep early during the lecture of one of his English books (this sleep which he is missing normally with his timetable of standing up early and switching his lights off late).
Arriving home my son switched on the internet and ran for his laptop. I was clearing out our baggage, then cooking without any thought about the MOOC. During our dinner we discussed about his activities in facebook and speaking about „asynchronous communication“ I awoke! And I remembered the MOOC (which kept me engaged every day from October until New Year’s Day) and my virtual course which will start on Monday – about Gender and eLearning, a course which is fun because the participants attend anonymously.
So I’m back to „real virtual life“ – AND it was nice to have this unexpected break 🙂