I attended the Stephen Downes lecture on 3 April 2009. I opened my account here on 6 April 2009. I opened a twitter account on 21 April 2009. I started to set up Google Reader for RSS feeds on 14 April 2009.
Time I took stock and reviewed my learning (reflexive reflecting)
The overwhelming feeling is of being run over by a bus … while activity at the internet has increased, so has activity face-to-face …
I have found that I can more quickly scan and evaluate the feeds of Christian sites, than I can scan inputs from sites feeding the new technology or creative thinking issues, but, that even so, scanning, when it is quick, takes time. I am setting the end-of-day routine for the sorting scanning.
I have had one very productive flurry around stuff from Cognitive Edge, so effective thinking is very much back in my RAS (reticular activating system = foregrounded attention), and part of that is prompted by the face-to-face connections and current practice related focus developing there.
I am more aware that my notes here are notes for me, and possibly less than comprehensible to others, and that I also need to follow in Stephen Downes’ footsteps and develop a routine of writing-for-writing’s sake, and of syntheses that are referenced (though now I think about is these are two different tasks; and I can see that Stephen’s productivity is a function of this discipline being in place for some time – the scientist’s journal!!!).