I've noticed that my experiences in #etmooc very much parallel my learning experiences on a regular basis, except that they are now branded and slightly more focused on a different topic - **connected learning**.

- I participate in weekly chats on #mathchat whenever I have the time.
- I follow hundreds of blogs on mathematics education.
- I watch videos on mathematics education and infrequently participate in webinars related to the same.
- I read books on mathematics education.
- I work with my colleagues to improve our mathematics instruction on a daily basis.

None of the learning experiences I've had through #etmooc have been different (except for the focus). So it leads me to wonder, why don't more people have these types of learning experiences on a regular basis given that they are freely available?

**PS.** I know that people complain about not having the time to participate, which I get. I'm busy too. I have to balance my desire to learn more against my family life as well, and lately, family life has been winning, but I always carve out *some* time each to learn a little bit more about my field each day. I couldn't give up learning more about education any more than I could give up breathing.

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David is a Formative Assessment Specialist for Mathematics at **New Visions for Public Schools** in NYC. He has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Brooklyn, London, Bangkok, and Vancouver before moving back to the United States. He has his **Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC**, and is the **co-author of a mathematics textbook**. He has been published in **ISTE's Leading and Learning**, **Educational Technology Solutions**, **The Software Developers Journal**, **The Bangkok Post** and **Edutopia**. He blogs with the **Cooperative Catalyst**, and is the **Assessment group facilitator for Edutopia**. He has also helped organize the first **Edcamp in Canada**, and **TEDxKIDS@BC**.

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