There were some important points all the groups raised.
- The interaction (I am very interested in the idea of Interaction and Transaction these are ideas that Dewey, James and Pierce talk about all of whom I am studying at the moment). The Interaction that web 2.0 encourages.
- The reliability of information and /or the reliability of the person who is posting information.
- The appearance of a level playing field but in fact some information on the web is more hidden than other information.
- The importance of maintaining and actively managing your own identity and your own thinking.
All the presentations were really good. Some people started using citations and quotes these link to the 'experiences and ideas of others' I mentioned above.
Most important at this stage is just to get going using the technologies, starting your blog and visiting other peoples.
It is also important for me to share that learning (for me) is a process of being confused, feeling like I have no idea and then getting a clue!!!! It is not being really sure all the time. I am not saying try to be confused, just that is a part of the process so don't be afraid of not knowing. Before you can learn something new or grow you have to realise you don't know or you have room to grow first. This does entail a certain amount of trust in the guides you have (in this case the advisors). Luckily we are all a bit different so you can get a number of ways to look at something. The big idea is getting you thinking and doing.