On the second day of course activities, I’m reflecting about what is going on.
I like observing what is happening in our Moodle forum and I’m trying to draw some impressions:
some of us are inviting friends living in the same area to take part to the course, (as I did with Italia Castiglione, ) Hakon and Carlos from Reykjavik both received invitation and they’re going to drink a coffee together while discussing on the course… This, in my view, reflects the metaphor of the “little boxes” (see the first week essay by Barry Wellman)
Some other people are looking for guys they already know, who have met before (in real life) or online, belonging to their personal network (as I did with Antonio Fini).
Some other people are “connecting” to other learners just because they share some common grounds and so are adding new links to their social network, as Sinikka from Finland has done with me!
I think that all this has also to do with learning. I’m fascinating by comparing the dynamics of the forum and the typologies of communities described in the pdf document.
What about your impression?