We have the Evaluation Week in PLENK2010 and this challenging topic interests me greatly. I scanned the web pages recommended to us. My first astonishment was that a famous guy who’s name I do not remember (never heard) and do not want to write here: he made a survey and asked people (American people) about influence and popularity: same or not? Oh god, I cannot say anything, I am wordless.There is so much stupidity in world and internet is effective in spreading it.
There was one description about web participation, the Google.doc is here. It is worth trying and assessing. It will be my first step this week. I checked my earlier blog posts from CCK studies. I had planned assessment criteria for myself in October 2008. I had assessed myself in December using images in my final project. I am not shamed about those writings, they seem nice in my eyes still 🙂
Clarence Fisher has given content to expertise levels (beginner, capable, accomplished and expert) using areas:
- developing global understanding
- connecting and networking.
He aims to help his students think about these issues. He has written earlier about blogging and writing must be there. Now I will reflect myself and my doings with this rubric scale.
- Beginner until 1996, then I wrote my first public comment and made my first mistake and insulted a friend on mine
- Capable 2000- online teacher, rarely comments
- Accomplished 2005- regularly comments on own and others work, quick feedback
- Expert 2007- often comments on the work of others, build a community around my space. Comments ask questions and drive forward thinking.
Here I assessed my work in Finland, as a teacher, colleague and community member but: when starting CCK08 I could not participate an in expert-like-manner. I was a beginner in using English and only capable (level 2). So this depends on the context.
Connecting and Networking
I combined this scale in commenting, I see now. Rude behavior belongs to the beginner level, of course. But RSS feeds were not possible in 1996, I began as late as 2008 and 2009 it began to work for my purposes. Now I see that Fisher scale is planned for students as he told, it warns about giving personal information online.
I have to stop reporting my own history and only check this day’s situation. Capable level: usually uses proper netiquette and connects with others safely, network changes only with support – I can perceive discussions about these themes in our Moodle every day (just wrote about the openness of comments).
- level 4. I work on the Accomplished level: use proper netiquette (or do I with this English?) , connect safely (thx to Akismet), regularly review self-chosen RSS feeds. And last: My network sometimes changes, grows and shrinks slowly.
How about the highest level expertise?
- level 5. Supportive of others online: yes since 2000 I suppose. RSS-feeds I do delete and add as needed, but I do not know why subscriptions are better than self chosen RSS? And the last: my network is flexible, changing to meet needs. Oh yes, it is and is not, it depends…
Developing a global understanding
The year 1968 opened the global world to me, or some years later. Never been a beginner who accesses information only from North America 🙂 This is nice to read in Finland: American people must learn that there are other continents. Now I recognize how good I am at global thinking. I have regularly created own content about global issues since 1970’ies. This part was for Americans only.
I thought that he had said something about THINKING but no, it is lacking almost totally. Waited too much.
But it was nice to fill this rubric of Clarence Fisher. I tried to grasp this issue at the end of CritLit and after it: I was searching the content of expertise in these open CCK courses – and try it again during this week.