This week, I can test how it would be like to blog a mandatory number of reflective posts. This week, I am simply in full agreement with the main ideas presented, and I have no critical reflections. I do not like to make something up out of thin air, or to echo something like a parrot, or to meander on far-fetched tangents. I think many students feel like this, in many of the countless weeks in the many years of study.
I don’t even have a practical application in mind (because in my usual practice, the actual constraints for picking from groups or networks, are determined by mundane factors, such as intellectual property regulations, the restrictions of RSS behind the firewall, and the specific functionality of Moodle blogs).
So this is just a meta-reflection about what to do when reflection would be urged. Probably I would try to do at least something useful and extract what resonated the most with me. This is the “walls – bridges” contrast in Stephen’s whiteboard diagram, and the “sameness – affinity” polarity, since this is bridging the groups/ networks topic best to the rest of connectivism.