OLDS MOOC W2D4 Experiential learning.

Sometimes you want to learn without doing and the trying to do compromises the learning because you spend time doing things that you really don’t want to do and not doing things you want to do.

Sometimes I think, just give me a didactic teacher – spoon feed me so I grow fat on your wisdom and then I’ll settle down to digest it all and then I’ll do my doing.

Having recently completed an Oxford Brookes online course in designing online courses and now on this MOOC I find myself slightly at odds with the learning design employed.

This directs me to do – to design a course. However, I don’t want to design a course just now, I only want to learn about ways of designing courses.

I’m not giving up or opting out, I’ll just continue to bend to the course and bend the course to extract from it what I need.

This is no criticism of the tutors and designers (are they different?) of the OLDS MOOC, just a reflection from an old and contrary student.

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