Eating Your Own Dog Food

Eating your own dog food is the practice of testing out the product you’re selling by actually using it. It’s unclear how literal the phrase’s origins are, but we do know it was popularized by developers at Microsoft . Having spent the last 15 years of my career developing digital learning environments, pursuing an MEd online represented a bit of “dogfooding” for me. In this inaugural post, I want to share some of what I’ve learned about learning online in the last two years. In particular I want to share some of the emerging models of online, networked learning and some key obstacles to their success. In the process, my reasons for starting this blog should also become clear. But let’s start at the start. Why pursue an MEd? Having worked with eLearning startups for the last 15 years, I had become too aware of the fact that the guiding […]