The rumors are true. I will, in fact, be attending the greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs. If this sounds a little bit like inviting Hunter S. Thompson to cover a sheriff’s convention (w/o the drugs, of course), then you’re not alone. All credit goes to George Siemens, who actually thinks that my warped, humanities-infused, professor-centered perspective will be helpful, and is therefore responsible both for my invite and the financial assistance that will make my trip possible.
Here’s my plan for the December event:
1. Listen [All my MOOC knowledge is self-taught, you know. I have a lot left to learn.]
2. Ask questions.
3. Try to coax as many people as possible into the post-MOOC future as possible.
4. Describe the event for my readers.
Now if I can just convince Ralph Steadman to do the illustrations.