Best BITs: Are you underwhelmed in online spaces?

In reading Participatory Culture in a Networked Era, I’m reflecting on how not much has really changed since the invention of forums in the 70s … not that I was lurking there, but really it goes like this: post discussion thread, reply to discussion thread, repeat. …Right?

FullSizeRender.jpg
Why am I underwhelmed in my online spaces

Henry Jenkins says:”… It is abundantly clear that not all forms of participation are equally meaningful or empowering.”  Can you recall a time when you felt underwhelmed by a participatory experience?  What were the circumstances and what went wrong?

Looking forward to your comments.

The Best bits of #BIT16Reads

Today marks just 16 days away until the big event…the most stellar education technology conference in Ontario: Bring IT Together #BIT16

As such, I’m going to revisit 16 of the best conversations we’ve had inside TVO’s TeachOntario.  I enter into this idea with the same ideas that support #BIT16Reads:

  • to grow through my professional reading
  • to grow and strengthen a community of educators

…so please feel free to grow the conversation again.  I look forward to your thoughts.