I couldn’t agree more with Confucius on this one. As I near the end of my first unit towards upgrading my qualifications, I have been asked to post a reflection. I have likened the past 12 weeks as obtuse angle learning rather than a steep learning curve! But I must say, I am proud of my achievements to date.
Week One saw me very much as being in Stage One according to Salmon’s Five-Stage Model (Salmon, 2016), a ‘lurker’. This was a term that sounded quite terrible but aptly described my position as I began studying after a long absence. I was also very hesitant in getting involved in the online forums. In fact, my first reflection in Week One saw me write this on post it notes…
Now at Week Twelve I think I’ve made my way through Stage One to Stage Five, although each ‘step’ was taken slowly and tentatively and I’ve moved up and down them in various weeks. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful lecturer I had in this unit, Mr Adam Staples at the Australian Catholic University, and the amazing eCoP of fellow students who were supportive, and encouraging and most definitely helped me take each ‘step’.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained they say.
Salmon, Gilly. E-Moderating. : Taylor and Francis, 2012. ProQuest Ebook Central. Web. 30 October 2016.