It was a pleasure, such an absolute pleasure, to meet in person with the folks at XuetangX with whom we have been collaborating these many months. It was surreal, amazing, and deeply exciting to sit down at the same table to share a meal. We talked non-stop about education, MOOCs, design, and updated each other about the latest happenings related to e-learning in our respective countries.
We have had periodic Skype chats, and regularly exchange e-mails, but there’s something that feels especially meaningful in having a conversation face-to-face. The irony (of which I am quite aware) is that it is online education--mediated through flat screens and the world wide web, in the comfort of one’s home, away from the live classroom—that has brought us together.
Such are the oddities of life! But I am feeling particularly joyful today nonetheless.