I love watching this video and what Clay said in his presentation
He highlighted the 3 dilemmas:
1. The dilemma between individual work and group work
Collaborative work is often how people learn best. But how would this happen in learning networks? How does it work in MOOC?
How about MOC (My own creation) or MOOC (My own created course) within an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)? Would this resolve the dilemma between individual work and group work?
2. The dilemma between the degree of participation and participatory eco-systems
– Dealing with the gap in degrees of individual participation
– Treat classes as eco-systems
In reflection, this dilemma is especially relevant in the case of MOOCs (like the CCK08, CCK09, CritLit2010, PLENK2010, CCK11). There were significant gaps in degrees of individual participation, with a few percentage of active participation and contribution, and a majority of participants as peripheral participants and learners (the lurkers)
3. The dilemma of academic self-conception: the difference between what we think of ourselves and what’s possible in the world. Here Clay explained how the disciplinary matrix has influenced our academic self-conception.
Finally, Clay suggested that we should build a new eco-system. I think this requires a lot of experimentation on the creative use of new and emergent technologies, internet and web resources, social media and pedagogy. This also inspired me to conceive MOOC as an experimental education and learning model to build such an eco-system.