The Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Allison H. Fine is a WONDERFUL book! I’ve finished the first half and can’t wait to delve into the second one. Although blogs and Face Book pages are great sources of information, there is nothing like a book sometimes!
I am into week 2 of my “E-learning and Digital Cultures” class with Coursera. There are 30,000 students. I am glad that I have avoided signing up for Face Book or Twitter participation, since I have read on the discussion forums that the pure number of responses and notifications has been overwhelming. This is one case where being a lurker makes sense!
I have enjoyed watching the videos in the course for weeks 1 and 2, but admit that I have no interest in or plan to do the class assignment. I don’t feel any sense of allegiance or commitment to the course. I believe, as many other students do, that the course instructors need to break down the students into some kind of manageable chunks for peer sharing.