Comment on week one: expectations, knowledge, and the role of social media by Howard Rheingold

Luke, you are correct that co-learning presents a great potential for you to delve into social media issues that most concern you. I use the word “potential,” however, because much depends on how far you and your co-learners are willing to go in steering the course. I’ve provided a syllabus with a list of texts we should all read each week (and lists of texts that are not required, but which provide more depth, should you desire to dive more deeply into one of our subject areas). There is plenty of room to raise issues that I don’t directly raise via your blog and our forum. I can encourage, facilitate, and seed conversations, but only you, the co-learners can make them happen.