After two sessions with our ABEL book study group I have to say what a pleasure it is to work with so many committed and engaged professionals. It is not easy to engage in learning in our current political climate, it’s an honour to learn with such a dedicated group.
Add to the challenge, the fact that we are learning in an online environment so we are grappling with all of the issues that folks deal with in face to face learning at a distance. That being said, you would not have known this last Thursday evening through our active discussion and the fact that we were running overtime because there was so much going on!
Things I continue to learn: ongoing need for balance in connected learning, importance of our digital footprint (as always), relationships are vital and key to learning, technology is not about the tool, time is a four letter word.
Things I continue to question: How do I introduce dissonance to a group of like minded learners? How do we continue building and growing our group and tune it as suggested by Howard Rheingold? What will continue to draw people into an online group of learners with established learning and knowledge building relationships?
Hopefully, the group will help to answer my questions as will my PLN.