This week has been comprised of four key activities:
- completing my own mini-autoethnography: this submission has generated the most responses from my peers and I’ve been thinking about why that might be. It’s a video – is that format more engaging than some of the other media I’ve used? I submitted it fairly early on in our weekly cycle so the forum was less crowded with submissions. It contains some insights into my personal life. As I reflected in my response to Chenée’s comment*, I’m not really sure how I feel about this context collapse, but I recognise that the personal is of interest.
- responding to comments on my submission; the dialogue around the netnography has stimulated more thoughts and ideas about to how to approach the final assignment.
- commenting on others’ netnographies; I intend to continue to do more of this over the coming days. As well as offering insightful commentaries on the MOOCs, the submissions also offer a variety of creative approaches to using a range of tools. I particularly liked Eli’s use of Adobe Spark and Myles’ use of Padlet.
- and, in light of James’ mid-course reflections on my lifestream, revisiting some blog posts and adding more reflective metadata to them: amended posts can be found here, here, here and here. The new content within these posts is orange. In terms of reflecting on and consolidating what I’ve produced already, and in beginning to think about the final assignment, this was a useful exercise to undertake.
*’I had to be pushed by my partner to include the personal images: it sits uncomfortably with me to blend my private space with this public one (I know that this is something which you reflected on in your own lifestream (http://edc17.education.ed.ac.uk/cpsaros/2017/01/30/performativity-and-collapse-of-context-in-an-educational-space-week-2/)) but he felt that I needed to reference why the medium of the MOOC wasn’t working to deliver the sort of mindful experiences which I get from other areas of my life. I think it works but I still feel a little uneasy about this ‘collapse of context’.’ from http://edc17.education.ed.ac.uk/hwalker/2017/03/01/mscedc-mooc-ethnography-looking-forward-to-seeing-everyones-work-this-week-mscedc-httpst-co1mfqw68qb0/