Learning online has lots of advantages. Because you are able to participate at any time, any place at your convenience, you can fit your work around your existing real-world schedule. Also, you get to work with educators from around the world who share your interests and enthusiasm for your CoP.
At the same time, being an online learner requires the ability to pace yourself and show initiative in completing assigned tasks. Because the CoP format emphasizes interaction and discussion, it is important that you keep up with the work of the CoP each week as you have time.
Registering for the CoP is a commitment to make time for participation and project work, affording you a rich, meaningful learning experience unlike any other you have experienced as a postgraduate professional!
Walter's ultimate goal for you is to create a practical, ready-to-use project, based on your interests and learning experiences in the CoP.
As a CoP participant, Walter will expect you to:
- Complete readings and activities
- Check in weekly to participate in the CoP and explore online resources
- Interact, responding to CoP content and offering your ideas and insights
- Plan and develop projects which are meaningful and ready to implement.