Why the hell not? It sure beats doing my actual online class. The first week is kind of boring, with an introduction to the concept of 2.0. I think I've got this concept down pat. So instead of paying attention to the lady on the 14 minute powerpoint presentation of the 7.5 Habits of Lifelong Learners, I kept wondering if proper diction should be required for podcasting. Every time her southern drawl spat out some word ending in -ing, I could barely contain myself. Learnen and offen and all those other fun words that should have consonants in them were the only reason I kept listening. Er.. listenen.
As for the 23 things, I'm probably going to skip some things (such as create a blog. I think I can manage that one. Would you like me to revert back to my livejournal/xanga days or keep going with my "professional" blogger account?). But to show my serious dedication (despite being sarcastic about podcasting ladies), I shall pledge my "lifelong learning contract" to better exhibit the 7.5 Habits of Lifelong Learners...or something.
- Begin with the end in mind
- Accept responsibility for your own learnen
- View problems as challenges
- Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner
- Create your own learnen toolbox
- Use technology to your advantage
- Teach and mentor others
And don't forget that there habit 7.5, Playen.