As we’re in the final week I had a couple of thoughts that I thought I would share that may help future versions of the course.
Overall I enjoyed the course a lot. It was great to have a different spin on things. As someone who doesn’t live in the K-12 world it was nice to see everyone stretching outside of it a little bit.
- I’ve been listening to a podcast called “Start Up”. It is about the starting of a company to create podcast. The first season is really open and honest about the process they went through starting up their company and looking for capital. I think of a lot of podcasts as education artifacts and this one, although entertaining, is very educational. I would recommend that anyone taking this course take a listen to it.
- I think that the reflection for the last assignment should be moved to the end of the venture forum. I can only speak for myself of course, but I’m finding the comments and questions extremely valuable. I’m also appreciating the vulnerability that everyone must feel putting their work out there to be judged by everyone. It’s an uncomfortable process to be sure. I’m finding this process just as valuable as creating the actual assignment. Actually similar to what the folks in the “Start Up” podcast found. By moving the reflection part of the exercise to after the week there is an opportunity to reflect on the whole assignment.