Just as the new year starts, this course will start. Just as an old year ends, I tend to reflect on the past events and formulate plans for the upcoming year. As with all other previous experiences, in reflection, what happens never matched what I anticipated. Hindsight, on course design, and in life, can't always predict what will happen. I never anticipated the impact this course has had on my professional and personal learning journey. As I do at each year's end, I review and reflect on the previous iteration of this online course and wonder how to make it more meaningful, enhance the experiences for the students and explore how to map things out differently to make it a welcoming space to learn. I'll continue to adjust, adapt and iterate as the students come into the learning spaces, just as I've done in physical classroom spaces. It's definitely more challenging in digital designs but it's possible - by reaching out, reading carefully and responding thoughtfully. I'm in this with my students - learning as I teach.
As I come back to the start, it's good to get a course trailer together to showcase and get excited about the upcoming work. Here's this year's version!