When I talk about people belonging to a network, for example, the only relevant thing to me is that the person is a part of the network – not how many connections they have, not what weight their words have within the network, not whether the person is a desirable contact to have. All of these are ways of trying to characterize the person’s participation in economic terms, when the fact of their participation in a network has no economic properties at all.
Just remember – the degree isn’t the goal. It’s the pathway. You are the goal.
And even if you find yourself still in debt at 28 like Keri Savoca, keep working, keep developing skills and experience, and don’t give up. Make of yourself everything you can, don’t look back, and savour the experience. Life – even when it is hard – is beautiful.
@downes looking forward to it I am sure everyone here happy to play.
In this presentation I examine the difference between personal and personalized learning, show how this informs the design of the personal learning environment, and draw from that the reasons for preferring personal learning.