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mdvfunes: to be honest, I have not done much with it yet…but use it as my sandbox since now with

@smstagner @timmmmyboy @jimgroom to be honest, I have not done much with it yet…but use it as my sandbox since #ccourses now with #twp15

EatcherVeggies: recommend a book: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. Fascinating!

#dailyconnect recommend a book: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. Fascinating! #ccourses

#BlogJune 2

#BlogJune 2

MiaZamoraPhD: Essential Learning Curves: Engage the Imagination at DML 2015

Essential Learning Curves: Engage the Imagination at DML 2015 http://educatorinnovator.org/essential-learning-curves-engage-the-imagination-at-dml-2015/ … #connectedlearning #clmooc #ccourses #nwp @kuwp

dogtrax: Today’s Daily Connect (from randomizer). Put Yerself on the Map (mashup of moods)

Today’s #rhizo15 Daily Connect (from #ccourses randomizer). Put Yerself on the Map https://dailyconnector.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/ccourses-daily-connect-15-get-yourself-on-the-map/ … (mashup of moods)

Syllabus: E-Learning Pedagogy and Course Design for Faculty

The Mapping Futures course experience has been an excellent opportunity for me to learn new strategies, and reimagine old ones, for student centered pedagogy, communication, and ways of using formative assessment to improve online and hybrid teaching and student learning outcomes. The attached syllabus and course guides provide a structure for faculty professional development related […]

cogdog: not teaching but 2 casts made for showing using WP to build

@clhendricksbc not teaching but 2 casts made for showing using WP to build #ccourses https://youtu.be/aYh6VTLrLSE  https://youtu.be/WppuAdvD2zk  #twp15

mizuko: Daily connect for summer reading! My son & brought me to chilling world of

Daily connect for summer reading! My son & @scottsfisher brought me to chilling world of @itsDanielSuarez #ccourses https://twitter.com/dogtrax/status/605279219275292672 …

#BlogJune 1

#BlogJune 1

Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Enabling A New Pedagogy? | teachonline.ca

Are Massive Open Online Courses (#MOOC) Enabling A New #Pedagogy? | Contact North http://t.co/ksj2zO8hcb Source: teachonline.ca A series of open-ended, evocative reflective questions that anyone who is facilitating with, teaching in, or learning from a MOOC should consider:   Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Enabling A New Pedagogy?Question 1: Are MOOCs Changing the Way … Continue reading Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)…

#CCOURSES BONUS #DAILYCONNECT: Recommend a Book to a Friend

Is there anything better than reading a book and thinking to yourself: I know exactly who should read this? It’s that old-fashioned no-tech-required social network: the book recommendation to a friend. For this bonus edition of the Daily Connect, added as a way to help Rhizomatic Learning folks keep their connections going, we suggest you make […]

My Mapping Journey: Lessons in Focusing In, Challenging the Assumed, and More

I joined the Mapping course with excitement, passion, and, admittedly, a discomfort with the unknown. As I surfed the web of Google docs and freeform, free wheeling open source materials we were asked to preview and add to and engage with in preparation for the course, I felt ill-equipped to have mastery over this world. […]

dogtrax: BONUS : Recommend a Book to a Friend

#CCOURSES BONUS #DAILYCONNECT: Recommend a Book to a Friend https://dailyconnector.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/ccourses-bonus-dailyconnect-recommend-a-book-to-a-friend … pic.twitter.com/4DlIqP9VZd

Introduction to Music: An Experiment in Student-Centered Learning

When my program chair emailed the Musicology students about the Mapping the Futures of Higher Education course offered at the CUNY Graduate Center in Spring 2015, I was intrigued. She encouraged anyone who was interested in the twin issues of pedagogy and the institutional structures of public higher education in the U.S. to apply for […]

Introduction to Music: A Student-Centered Syllabus

Course: Introduction to Music Instructor: Natalie Oshukany Email: noshukany@ccny.cuny.edu or noshukany@gradcenter.cuny.edu   Required Text: Listen by Joseph Kerman and Gary Tomlinson. 7th edition. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012. [on permanent reserve in the CCNY Music Library in Shepard Hall] Class Website: http://futures.gc.cuny.edu/groups/mus10100-intro-to-music/   Course Description: This course offers an introduction to music, concentrating on the […]

MiaZamoraPhD: On Being: at HASTAC2015

On Being: #ConferenceBuddy at HASTAC2015 http://wp.me/p4ZHU7-3w  #hastac2015 #nwp #connectedlearning #edchat #highered #ccourses #clmooc

JeffreyKeefer: Just getting back onto Twitter; I feel everybody I know has been on there and chirping away all day!

Just getting back onto Twitter; I feel everybody I know has been on there and chirping away all day! #rhizo15 #ccourses #dlrn15

JeffreyKeefer: Good point.

@jgmac1106 Good point. #ccourses

jgmac1106: It can be just teaching with blogs. Don’t have to dictate the platform.

@JeffreyKeefer It can be just teaching with blogs. Don’t have to dictate the platform. #ccourses

Mapping the Semester

I could only hope that my students got half as much out of our semester together as I did as a result of participating in “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education.” Being a part of this experiment was a profound experience for me, one that has certainly initiated a desire to keep this work going. One of […]

Just Wait: A Found Anagram Poem for Dogtrax

Kevin commented on one of my posts about his word of 2015, ‘pause’, by trying to create a pause at the end of his comment.  Our evil overlord,WordPress, abhors a text vacuum so, infinitely wise, ma… Source: impedagogy.com Annotate if needed, smokes if ya got ’em. See on Scoop.it – CLMOOC

JeffreyKeefer: Tempting: Teaching with WordPress

Tempting: Teaching with WordPress http://ow.ly/NDKdW  #rhizo15 #connectedlearning #ccourses

JeffreyKeefer: In this way, as in actor-network theory, we layer our networks

@NomadWarMachine @vanani00 In this way, as in actor-network theory, we layer our networks #rhizo15 #ccourses #moocmooc

NomadWarMachine: they are not totally different, and some of us were in or or … some other place

@JeffreyKeefer @vanani00 they are not totally different, and some of us were in #moocmooc or #ccourses or … some other place

telliowkuwp: Just Wait:A Found Anagram Poem 4 Dogtrax

Just Wait:A Found Anagram Poem 4 Dogtrax http://goo.gl/gDWGCD  #clmooc @dogtrax #rhizo15 #ccourses @sensor63 @EatcherVeggies @grammasheri

dogtrax: Thoughts From the Periphery (or Tossing Balls Against the Wall) (my FB post)

Thoughts From the Periphery (or Tossing Balls Against the Wall) http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2015/05/30/thoughts-from-the-periphery-or-tossing-balls-against-the-wall/#.VWmFwPNwWII.twitter … #rhizo15 (my FB post) #ccourses

telliowkuwp: If peer review was a drug, it would never be allowed on the market. Saw in Downes’ newsletter.

If peer review was a drug, it would never be allowed on the market. Saw in Downes’ newsletter. #rhizo15 #ccourses https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/content/the-peer-review-drugs-dont-work …

Will It Take An Apocalypse?

I am listening to (and reading) Neal Stephenson’s latest novel Seveneves, an apocalypse novel about the days leading up to a mass extinction event called ‘the white rain’ and beyond.  Without going… Source: impedagogy.com What will change our schools? See on Scoop.it – Tech Pedagogy

Phenomenology-based Ethnography: Special Issue Journal of Contemporary Ethnography #sssi #sociology

Two or three years ago, I met Gary Alan Fine, the ethnographer and sociologist who wrote such wonderful books on restaurant kitchens, young orators in high school debating societies, mushroom collectors and many more. We came to talk about varieties of ethnography and one of its German variations: “Phenomenology-based Ethnography”. This form of ethnography pervades German …Read More

telliowkuwp: Will it take an apocalypse?

Will it take an apocalypse? http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2015/05/29/will-it-take-an-apocalypse/ … #reform #rhizo15 #ccourses #clmooc @clmooc

tellioconnect: Will it take an apocalypse?

Will it take an apocalypse? http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2015/05/29/will-it-take-an-apocalypse/ … #reform #rhizo15 #ccourses #clmooc @clmooc

tellioconnect: Slow Viewing |

Slow Viewing | http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2015/05/29/slow-viewing/ … #clmooc #rhizo15 #ccourses

telliowkuwp: Slow Viewing |

Slow Viewing | http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2015/05/29/slow-viewing/ … #clmooc #rhizo15 #ccourses

bonesdonotlie: First up for session, on connected learning in higher ed, discussing and experiences

First up for #dhped session, @MiaZamoraPhD on connected learning in higher ed, discussing #ccourses and #genlit experiences

MiaZamoraPhD: Good morning ! Looking 4ward 2 sharing accounts of via & the project this am.

Good morning #HASTAC2015! Looking 4ward 2 sharing accounts of #ConnectedLearning via #ccourses & the #GenLit project this am. #clmooc #nwp

telliowkuwp: Life lessons from the tweeting heart of Ze Frank.

Life lessons from the tweeting heart of Ze Frank. #clmooc #ccourses #dlmooc #rhizo15 https://twitter.com/zefrank/status/599416598454247424 …

MiaZamoraPhD: Excited to share reflections on & lessons learned via tomorrow am at

Excited to share reflections on #connectedlearning & lessons learned via #ccourses tomorrow am at #hastac2015 @dmlresearchhub @TheCLAlliance

Repairing Identity – Necessary for Deep Learning

 (ImageSource: http://culturalconundrums.theblogpress.com/files/2014/03/identity_crisis_by_sebreg-d4952z5_large.jpg) This is a beautifully complex topic; so much so that it causes me some hesitation writing about it in a concise way. Then again, isn’t that one of the functions of a blog? The core of the provoking questions site I work on is, in large part, one of mining our identities as educators (instructors, learning […]

imagineacircle: RT : Become a citizen of this summer.

RT @telliowkuwp: Become a citizen of #CLMOOC this summer. #ccourses #rhizo15 pic.twitter.com/kXKcx3B6oQ

trainersleaders: q6) For training-teaching-learning via Twitter, I follow & colleagues, , , & more

q6) For training-teaching-learning via Twitter, I follow #etmooc & #lrnchat #ccourses colleagues, @MindShiftKQED, @NMCorg, & more

trainersleaders: Join us in 30 minutes for May chat; topic: “Integrating Twitter into Learning”; newcomers welcome

Join us in 30 minutes for May #etmooc chat; topic: “Integrating Twitter into Learning”; newcomers welcome #ccourses #xplrpln

GardnerCampbell: Happy once again for DASH open-access : Web 2.0 and Wisdom, by C. Dede

Happy once again for DASH open-access @Harvard : http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4901642 … #ccourses #thoughtvectors #vcualtlab Web 2.0 and Wisdom, by C. Dede

GardnerCampbell: and and and and all the fine Rams at this distinctive university!

and @VCUALTLab and @VCU and @VCU_FI and all the fine Rams at this distinctive university! #ccourses https://twitter.com/dlnorman/status/603626183587016704 …

GardnerCampbell: More: , , Thx for your commitment to distinctive learning!

More: #ccourses, #thoughtvectors, @VCU_FI @VCUpresident @VCUProvost Thx for your commitment to distinctive learning! https://twitter.com/laurapasquini/status/603615503635116033 …

telliowkuwp: : It’s an everlasting gobstopper of learning. Join us:

#CLMOOC: It’s an everlasting gobstopper of learning. Join us: http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/  #rhizo15 #rhizospeare #ccourses pic.twitter.com/XMgi05riAJ

What can open learning do for education?

The concept of Open Learning is such a departure from the traditional views of learning that it can seem too progressive, unrealistic, or futuristic for many teachers.  The transparency of open learning environments may also seem to be high risk and intimidating for teachers who are already under much scrutiny from administrators, parents, and other […]

telliowkuwp: Become a citizen of this summer.

Become a citizen of #CLMOOC this summer. #ccourses #rhizo15 pic.twitter.com/ByAwgKTn9w

Tinkering + Hard Play + The Growth Mindset = Learner centered, owned, and directed learning

In gaining a better understanding of constructionism this last week, it became clear to me that the traditional school system would need to evolve or adapt new systems and policies for students to benefit from a constructionist approach.  Not only that, teachers need a school infrastructure that supports them to integrate new pedagogies; teachers need […]

Bali_Maha: i was scared of making things until – i know u wouldn’t know it by my participation

@taniatorikova @dogtrax @telliowkuwp i was scared of making things until #clmooc – i know u wouldn’t know it by my #ccourses participation

How ‘Good’ is Your Online Course? Five Steps to Assess Course Quality

The view that online education is “just as good as” face-to-face instruction was not widely held in 2003: 42.8% of chief academic officers reported that they considered the learning outcomes for online instruction to be inferior to face-to-face instruction. The … Continue reading →

Transforming the Dissertation: Models, Questions, and Next Steps

Join us for this curated conversation on Thursday, May 28, 10:20-11:35 a.m. read more

Living Long and Living Slow: Attuning to and Attending to the Slower Synchronies of the Long Haul

Brian Eno wrote a letter to Nassim Taleb in 2013 as part of the Long Now Foundation’s Longplay Letters Series.   It is a “diabolical” chain letter.  I wish there were more attempts like this. I thi… Source: impedagogy.com When I walk on my farm I fertilize the fields with my own footsteps.  It is a … Continue reading Living Long and Living Slow: Attuning…

Bali_Maha: Yo ppl – who is up for some creative connecting and making w ? Sign up here:

Yo #rhizo15 #ccourses #hpj101 ppl – who is up for some creative connecting and making w #clmooc? Sign up here: http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/ 

JeffreyKeefer: I stepped on a few groupie toes this time!

@JaneDavis13 I stepped on a few #connectedlearning #mooc groupie toes this time! #rhizo15 #rhizo14 #clmooc #ccourses #dmlcommons #moocmooc

ID and Other Reflections: Working Out Loud 101 | Some Thoughts

Source: idreflections.blogspot.ca Working out loud is a learning practice for every age and every level of knowing. See on Scoop.it – CLMOOC

What a ride…

As a Graduate Teaching Fellow and doctoral student in the Speech, Language, Hearing department at CUNY, I was assigned, in August of 2014, to teach undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism at Lehman College in the Bronx. Having never taught the topic before, I had to work diligently and quickly to study the […]

Messing About With Thinglink

My theory of educational technology is quite simple:  go ‘outside’ and turn over rocks.  In other words have a spirit of play as you explore.  And that exploration can be for as little or as much a… Source: impedagogy.com Thinglink is a very handy tool that is like that handbag Hermione had in Harry Potter.  Bottomless-ish. … Continue reading Messing About With Thinglink →

Impartido seminario online sobre Gráficas, Infografías y Visualizaciones de Datos en programa #WebinarsUNIA

El pasado miércoles 20 de mayo participé, en esta ocasión como ponente, en uno de los seminarios virtuales (los llamados #webinarsUNIA) que venimos organizando desde el Área de Innovación (Vicerrectorado de Campus Tecnológico) de la Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. En la actividad, a la que se incribieron en torno a un centenar de personas, procedentes La entrada Impartido seminario online sobre Gráficas, Infografías y…

A reflection on my understanding of emerging technologies and how I am learning from my peers

This week I enjoyed dissecting the term “emerging technologies” and building my understanding of how this term is being used not only in an educational context but  in the broader context of the technology and business world.  I realized that emerging technologies are significantly impacting how we think about technology and how we adapt new […]

A reflection on constructing my understanding of constructionism and setting up my makerspace

I’ve been a tinkerer and a maker all my life so I was literally counting down the days to this course!  I remember my grandparents and parents always making, building, creating, and tinkering; growing up in a small island community, this was just our normal way of life.  The idea of community and educational makerspaces […]

ken_bauer: Are you looking to use and for your ? Check out this video from

Are you looking to use @Wordpress and #FeedWordPress for your #CCourses ? Check out this video from @cogdog https://youtu.be/aYh6VTLrLSE 

sensor63: Thank you et al

Thank you #ccourses @MiaZamoraPhD et al https://twitter.com/jessifer/status/602469577914626048 …

sensor63: Hybridmoocs. t’is not the end of road, ’tis merely a fork.

Hybridmoocs. #rhizo15 #moocmooc #ccourses #ds106 #rhizospeare t’is not the end of road, ’tis merely a fork. https://twitter.com/jessifer/status/602513751745568771 …

Women Who Wear Makeup Get Paid More:

The Beauty of an Even Playing Field    As Ty Kiisel points out here, humans tend to judge and get judged, consciously, or unconsciously, by our appearances. He references this article by Aaron Gouveia, citing research that our appea…

Defining and characterizing emerging technologies

Essential Question:  How do we define Emerging Technologies? I often hear (and use) the terms new and emerging technology and I believe that there is a distinction between both terms.  I think of new technologies as the “first of its kind” or new ideas or areas of studying technology and its uses.  For me, the term […]

CUNY Maps of NYC

  Click here to explore the interactive maps created by Futures Initiative Scholars and Fellows throughout the many classes of the Mapping the Futures of Higher Education course co-taught by Futures Initiative Director Cathy Davidson and Graduate…

Mapping BMCC E-Learning: It goes where you go

For my mapping project this semester I thought it would be very useful to find out where Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), City University of New York (CUNY), e-learning students actually live.  Are they in the five boroughs of New York City or do they actually live throughout the state and the country?  Only […]

The Rain, It Pounds Down to the Effing Umpteenth Power: A Poem for Love and Against Numbers

    39,430,257.6936 pounds.   That’s how much rain fell on our 43.5 acres this last week.   How many water molecules is that? 50,505 moles/ton of water 995,712,582 moles on our farm … Source: impedagogy.com And what does all that quantifying tell us? Jack to the effing umpteenth power. – See more at: http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2015/05/22/the-rain-it-pounds-down-to-the-effing-umpteenth-power-a-poem-for-love-and-against-numbers/#sthash.EM6GG9mA.dpuf See on … Continue reading The Rain, It Pounds Down to…

Data Mining homework spaces

Places to hack your code…

#Rhizo15 through a BurmaShave/Twitter/Storify Lens

[View the story “BurmaShave MashupMixup” on Storify]

Breathing with Another’s Eyes: Thinklinking with Thinglink

I have been creating a series of mashup responses to Nick Sousanis’ grand vision of the world, his graphic dissertation, Unflattening.  He and Kevin Hodgson and I have been tweeting back and forth … Source: impedagogy.com This is not just close reading: this is macro reading. And we can think this together with Thinglink.  What I … Continue reading Breathing with Another’s Eyes: Thinklinking with…

Breathing with Another’s Eyes: Thinklinking with Thinglink

I have been creating a series of mashup responses to Nick Sousanis’ grand vision of the world, his graphic dissertation, Unflattening.  He and Kevin Hodgson and I have been tweeting back and forth about some of his other illustration and writing including a marvelous collection called Possibilities, some of which you can see here. One of … Continue reading Breathing with Another’s Eyes: Thinklinking with…

dmlresearchhub: throwback from last summer. Great group of people. We should do this again soon We miss you

#CCourses throwback from last summer. Great group of people. We should do this again soon http://youtu.be/aE5YobIluy8  We miss you @jimgroom

GardnerCampbell: Essential reading: “we must all learn how to read, write and participate on the web.”

Essential reading: “we must all learn how to read, write and participate on the web.” @VCU_FI #vcuqep #ccourses https://twitter.com/twoodwar/status/601368727267971072 …

A developing formula for Constructionism (Learning = Constructing + Sharing)

Essential Question:  Do you believe Constructionism brings any new ideas to the table as a theory of education? Why or Why not? I found that I have a lot of questions about Constructionism while I was trying to think about how this theory changes or adds to what we understand and believe about education. Constructionism […]