Again- a lovely (cold) 1st day of Autumn morning in Melbourne and I am devouring another thought provoking forum post from the afore mentioned Masters student who inspired me yesterday (Her name is Katie by the way, and if I had a link to her in an online professional profile of sorts I would insert it here, cause really, she is very excellent, and that great big mind of hers deserves a little educause pimping out!).
Again... my response became epic, but also tapped into yet another blog I have wanted to talk about for a while that is the other side of my MOOC and the future of Higher Education coin...So Katie types away to me in response to how 'necessary' is the piece of paper these days:
"For me, your own story adds to this. ...... Instead, you've used your skills creatively and have earned a living out of them, somewhat "proving" that those bits of paper weren't necessary..."
My response is...Yes and no...here is where my story is a bit different perhaps.