So we made it! Group 7´s digital meet this evening was nearly crowded. After trying Adobe connect twice we decided to test Skype and if you ask me it was a small success. Finally we could hear Jennifer’s lovely voice (no longer Darth Waderish) and see Nour´s beautiful face.
I can´t help comparing us adults competence with my daughter´s digital literacy. It really is remarkable what different skills we possesses. How is it possible that a twelve year old little human can navigate fearlessly and criss-cross among all available tools while we adults tremble even at the very thought of getting in to it. Without prestige my daughter and her cousin have been connected for years using their tablets and Skype. 89 kilometers separates them and they can spend hours in each other´s company using this dead easy tool.
What made us struggle a bit? Why didn´t we give in? Could it be the urge of dialogue… Coomey and Stephenson (2001) describe four major features of good practice for online learning where dialogue is one of them. They argues for structured dialogue lead by a moderator and designed after specific topics and questions.
As a student in #ONL161 I feel that this is what happens right here, right now. Alastair and Jennifer is guiding us gently into new ground with structured topics for us to interact and reflect on. It is almost you would think that they have read the article 😉 Watch out – group 7 is on our way!