For this activity I looked created the following word cloud base on different definitions of the word Professional. Key words from these definitions include Training, specialised, skill, community, education, knowledge and learned. I think all of these relate to the elearning profession.
When I first started this course I didn’t think being a professional meant anything more than being paid to do a particular job. I also didn’t see the point of calling certain jobs a profession. I thought that the only point defining something as a profession rather than just a job, was to create a false sense of superiority.
Reading some definitions and ideas around professionalism has led to me changing my mind, as I think the benefits of professionalism are about organising a community with shared values.