Here are some updates regarding my thoughts about the various "spaces" in our course along with new goals for continuing to be engaged in meaningful ways:
I tried taking notes on Twitter but found it too challenging to take notes in ways that were meaningful enough (and not completely boring) to others. They did help me trace my online reading, but because I don't want to be "hidden" by my colleagues, I think I'll just stick to plain old paper and pencil. I currently see the function of Twitter as more of a "social" aspect of class; yet, I think we could be doing more with it. This week, I'm going to try and create just a few "Twitter" notes about the readings that will (hopefully) be much more appealing to read but will offer a early-week reminder of what I found interesting.
This week, I started another new page on the wiki (that I haven't had time to write much in) and also worked a lot on actually restructuring the writing that was there. This was challenging, but things are shaping up (and loosening up) just enough now that this arrangement work didn't feel too terrible. I hope next week I can continue this work and shed a bit more of my wiki-arrangement-shyness.
I totally put myself at a disadvantage this week by starting the readings later than usual and having a really difficult time (like crazy difficult) becoming engaged in the arguments. Ugh. I really need to finish the readings by Monday and work through the rest of this post-Monday slowly and throughout the week. I notice that we all seem to cram our posts in at the last minute and, obviously, I'm sure that greatly impacts the quality of discussion. However, one interesting consequence of this is that I feel we are all pretty much online for most of Friday so, in some ways, it feels like we are together in our space on Friday! Another week of hoping not to be working up until the last minute...!