The Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport course has encouraged me to think about networks and communities of practice. These issues came into focus today with news of the Digital Futures conference held in Citigate in Sydney earlier this week (shared with me by Alan Arnold).
Merilyn Childs was one of the speakers at the conference. Her talk was titled Not business as usual: MOOCs, Badges, OERs & global personal learning activism. Merilyn has a copy of her presentation on SlideShare.
My conversation with Alan about the conference was one of the prompts I received during the day about performance analysis and connected communities.
- I started the day looking at and writing about what had happened overnight in #OAPS101.
- I followed up on a conversation about coach development with a colleague from a sports institute.
- I had the good fortune to participate in the Performance Analysis unit at the University and was able to introduce Alexis Lebedew to the group.
- Alexis told me about his brother’s Facebook page At Home on the Court and Huy’s Volleyball Blog and Newsletter
- I exchanged some ideas about observation with a coach.
- I met with a colleague from the Australian Paralympic Committee to discuss an open source approach to sharing resources.
- Ended the day at the University discussing Learning and Teaching in the context of #OAPS101 and racing over to see the end of a football coaching session to talk with a coach.
The day underscored for me the diversity and delight of being involved in performance analysis.