We got a somewhat panicky (or at least a panic inducing) message from our tutor today warning us that falling behind at this stage could be very problematic further on in the course. Although I had started on the activities for the week I was painfully aware of my inadequacy in some areas of technology and was waiting for someone more competent in my group to take the lead.
We have a nice WhatsApp group and a Slack... account? page? thing?! as well.
Anyway - I thought I would have a go with the 'create a site' activity - not with a view to being in charge of the site but so I could have a bit of a go before everyone else arrived! Had a huge panic when the OU instructions took us to an OU Google Docs page which is no longer active. I knew I *had* an OU Google Docs account because my laptop was keen to default there yesterday but I couldn't find out how to access it.
Then, after a few frantic messages on WhatsApp, I read the 'introduction to Block 3' and this was all explained.
However - I thought I would have a go at building a simple website anyway! And I did it! It's not flashy or exciting but it is a thing!
It's a small victory but conquering my fear of the technology is surely a key part of MAODE!