Image by: Nimages DR @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/11452351@N00/2048034334One area my teaching and use of social media has lacked in this year has been enabling a self-sustaining and independent learning network to develop in my classes. Now, I believe I've facilitated my students becoming more active learners - they seek answers and ask questions, but my weakness is that they are still looking to me for those answers. Next year (since these particular classes only have two weeks of school left for the year) I want to change that.
All weekend I've been fielding emails from students filled with questions their peers could answer for them - if we had an active online network happening my inbox may be less full and they may feel more supported (faster answers, given by peers that are going through the same thing).
In order to make that really happen I'm going to have to overcome some inherent resistance in the system - try and push some of those walls back a little and that sort of thing. It'll be a challenge, but one that will be so worth it.