— Mike Wesch (@mwesch) April 24, 2017
(NOTE: there’s a typo in the tweet. The URL for the course site is anth101.com.)
There are a few reasons that I’m excited to see Mike Wesch promoting this course. First, my VCU colleague Tom Woodward had an amazing opportunity to work with Wesch and his team in designing the web experience for the course and the site is nothing short of amazing. Second, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Wesch specifically used strikethrough text with the word “Online” and followed it up with “In the World.” That’s a fantastic framing of the experience, especially at a time when the open education community is tilting at windmills over what open pedagogy even means. I’ve been known to say that open education means “learning out loud,” so I’m drawn to the idea of a class not being so much an “online” class as a class “in the world.” That’s exactly it. Thank you for that, Dr. Wesch! Finally, check out the instructional design of the course. It’s a thing of beauty.
I’m super eager to follow along as learners around the world learn in the world with Mike Wesch and others at Kansas State.