Course 2 for me was more challenging than Course 1. A number of issues and topics were introduced during the course that I hadn’t encountered before. Two that spring to mind are copyright law and branding. I found the readings, videos and blog posts on copyright to be quite interesting. Without really noticing it, I wrote a blog post in the second or third week that kind of went on the offensive against remixes. I didn’t really intend on doing this – I was just going along with my own thought processes. As for branding, I’m still not sold. I see its advantages but I don’t see how it makes me a better teacher. Maybe in Course 3, I’ll see how some of my colleagues are developing their brands and I’ll change my mind but until then I’m going to hit pause on branding.
My project for Course 2 was a unit plan that continues on from the unit plan I made in Course 1. Like the original, this unit employs blogs as the vehicle for student expression. This time, however, students are required to blog about copyright and Creative Commons. I’ve embedded the unit plan below.
Happy holiday season everyone!
Reflections by epicnom. Found on Flickr. Creative Commons Licensed.