How do you read through it all and keep up with everything? #cck11
I was a little scared when I read that the first CCK had 2200 participants and the second 700. If the course/theory about learning through your connections means I have to connect to that many people, how am I ever to manage.
Even with my Twitter account I’m approaching if not over the 1000 mark and it’s becoming more more difficult to look at it all. I think many people that hear about learning through a network or networks have that panic feeling initially about “How can I possibly read/view/follow it all?”
And then I breathed……
I though about my own advice that I often give people that I’m trying to explain the benefits of Twitter to and I watched Success in a MOOC.
And then I breathed again…….
You don’t have to follow it all. You don’t have to read it all. You read what interests you. You connect with smaller groups or communities within the larger network of all the people in the class, or all the people you follow on Twitter.
What is good about this practice and makes it all more manageable is that if you connect with a few great people that you know share great information….where do you suppose they are collecting some of it from….other connections within the greater network.
Consider this picture below. If you connect to A & D and they connect to B & C, you most likely will end up getting some of the best information from B & C even though you never truly connect to their RSS feeds, Twitter posts, bookmarks, blogs, pics, etc. In turn Person C is going to get some of your best information as well. Not from you, but from Person D or A as they are the people that follow you and share out your information to the network.