I am a serendipitous learner, one who often rejects questions at the start of events that ask me to identify my learning goals. I prefer the Open Space Law of Two Feet to open myself to possibilities. I like being surprised by what I learn and when I learn and with whom. This outlook has led to magical interactions and new knowledge for me. On the other hand, following any current of curiosity could mean no self-accountability. I could miss deeper learning because I waited too long to commit to a learning focus. All of the above has happened to me.
A learning event is one thing to negotiate without a personal plan but learning online is 20 times more demanding and slippery. My aerie-faerie-reverie approach to learning became counter-productive and even destructive online. Why? Because there was always something new to distract me, I could seldom finish anything. Read more