Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Climb -- CCK08

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” –Winston Churchill

A perfect description of my “climb” in CCK08--

Although seemingly great boulders blocked my path at times, nevertheless my journey was ever-improving because of the very nature of open, connected/networked learning. Countless, valuable connections guided my way and for those, I am eternally grateful. At times, when I was not in the best shape for the steep ascent, the autonomy afforded by this model, allowed me to set my own pace. Thanks to the path markers left by George and Stephen as they led the climb, I made good progress in finding my way. As mentioned by others, this journey’s not ended, yet only beginning—I eagerly anticipate views of incredibly, expansive landscapes as I continue the climb.

My sincerest thank you to George and Stephen for this opportunity and my very best personal wishes to all with whom I made connections. May they continue--

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George Siemens said...

Hi Lani - thanks for your comments. I've enjoyed reading your posts through out the course. The climb metaphor is apt for me as well - at times CCK08 was a heavier climb than I had anticipated!

Jenny Mackness said...

Thanks Lani for your visit to my blog. It will be interesting to see whether our CCK08 connections stand the test of time and distance or become the intermittent connections that Stephen feels are not so useful.

Hope we will be able to stay connected in some way.