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A rockin’ week in #DiffiMOOC and #MinecraftEdu

#DiffiMooc was a fun-filled week!  Apparently I really enjoy making cartoons, being in a twitter session, blogging about MinecraftEdu (can’t seem to write a shorter blog post, sorry!), and of course I love playing in the game but especially helping others get the hang of the basics. First the cartoon, I’m such a “visualizer” when […]

Classroom Research: Be intentional about the process

The most important lesson I have learned this week is to “be intentional about this process.”  The first week was exciting but a little chaotic for me as I had to get organized for all of my courses; this course was intimidating because I have yet to conduct a “real” action research project by myself.  […]

tekihaxypeza: hope hashtag and more thrives well after I awak

@Bali_Maha @koutropoulos @laura_ritchie @cogdog @OnlineCrsLady hope #ccourses hashtag and more thrives well after I awak

cogdog: The Open site looks elegant, congrats. Look forward to seeing how it flows.

@ken_bauer @jimgroom @brlamb The Open #flipclass site looks elegant, congrats. Look forward to seeing how it flows. #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Online Research and Media Skills – via

Online Research and Media Skills – http://go.shr.lc/Z2gX0S  via @jgmac1106 #ccourses

MiaZamoraPhD: Let Go of Fear for Success

Let Go of Fear for #ConnectedLearning Success http://dmlcentral.net/blog/jade-e-davis/let-go-fear-connected-learning-success#.VMXEF5IgMiQ.twitter … #moocmooc #ccourses #nwp #digped

ken_bauer: Layout of the site for my Open seminar is ready. Tx for inspiration

Layout of the site for my Open #flipclass seminar is ready. Tx @jimgroom @cogdog @brlamb for inspiration http://ken.baueralonso.com/flippedlearning/blogs/ … #CCourses

A reflection about factors that influence my (developing) philosophy of online learning

This week the reading was interesting but intense; I ended up making a table comparing the research that we discussed last week with the three theories described in our reading.  That helped me to get a better sense of how those theories impact what we think today about learning styles.  I realized that I use […]

“Scholarly Voices” Promotes Undergraduate Voices on HASTAC

“Scholarly Voices” is a new group that was designed to identify and promote undergraduate voices on HASTAC.  The group is not a place to discuss undergraduate writing.  It is a tool to make it easier for undergraduates to promote their work and make it easier for others to identify the writing of undergraduates involved with HASTAC.read more

mrkrndvs: In Search of an Understanding of Digital Literacies Worth Having MT

In Search of an Understanding of Digital Literacies Worth Having http://wp.me/p5vNSR-7G  #engchat #ccourses MT @shareski @zephoria @cogdog

GoogleGuacamole: this is nice. RT : eXPLoRing Personal Learning Networks: … “

@ValerieHolton this is nice. RT @MiaZamoraPhD: eXPLoRing Personal Learning Networks: http://xplrpln.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-how … #nwp #clmooc #ccourses”

MiaZamoraPhD: eXPLoRing Personal Learning Networks: My How-to for Open and Connected “Gatherings”

eXPLoRing Personal Learning Networks: My How-to for Open and Connected “Gatherings” http://xplrpln.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-how-to-for-open-and-connected.html?spref=tw … #nwp #clmooc #ccourses

raccooncity: Looking for a short fun video to re-ignite Professional Learning Communities at my school. Any tips?

Looking for a short fun video to re-ignite Professional Learning Communities at my school. Any tips? #pypchat #ccourses #ibpyp #whatisschool

Bali_Maha: “one cannot care for a datapoint the way one cares for another person” by

“one cannot care for a datapoint the way one cares for another person” by @adamheid http://adamheid.com/2015/01/25/pedagogy-those-who-want-in/ … #moocmooc #ccourses #rhizo14

Playing in the Fields, Ripping through the Streets

I just spent part of my morning playing on Twitter with my friends from Massachusetts, Egypt, and France. Yeah, I still get jazzed at that, a Kentucky boy living in the hills and hollars near Mammoth Cave National Park. It got me thinking about how ‘play’ has infiltrated my working world. It is part of … Continue reading Playing in the Fields, Ripping through…

OnlineCrsLady: Thanks to I will have news round-ups after all! Jan 25: News Update

Thanks to #OpenTeachingOU I will have news round-ups after all! Jan 25: News Update http://oudigitools.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-26-openteachingou-news-update.html … #ccourses pic.twitter.com/tgJh6d7NSg

telliowkuwp: “English300Goals&Objectives 2015” – A Haiku Deck by Terry Elliott.

“English300Goals&Objectives 2015” – A Haiku Deck by Terry Elliott. #youshow15 #clmooc #ccourses https://www.haikudeck.com/p/Yk5UkJhrMk/english300goalsobjectives-2015 …

MiaZamoraPhD: Great ?s @ the politics of representation – “touches of sense…: On a human scale.”

Great ?s @ the politics of representation – “touches of sense…: On a human scale.” http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2015/01/on-human-scale.html?spref=tw … #moocmooc #ccourses #digped

MiaZamoraPhD: Xcellent post on Prof Dev & growing PLN Offline/Online via

Xcellent post on #ConnectedLearning Prof Dev & growing PLN Offline/Online http://go.shr.lc/1yiQdqN  via @Bali_maha #moocmooc #ccourses #digped

jgmac1106: Photo Essay of Futures Initiative Workshop” hey another group building GIS mapping into class

Photo Essay of Futures Initiative Workshop” http://futures.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2015/01/23/photo-essay-of-futures-initiative-syllabus-building-workshop/ … hey #walkmyworld another group building GIS mapping into class #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Are u ready for week 2 on Radical Pedagogies, pedagogies of care – feminist perspectives?

Are u ready for #moocmooc week 2 on Radical Pedagogies, pedagogies of care – feminist perspectives? http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/announcements/mmcp-radical-pedagogies-pedagogies-care/ … #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Can u help tom Jan 26 0830 EST?

Can u help tom Jan 26 0830 EST? http://blog.mahabali.me/blog/educational-technology-2/offline-and-online-connected-learning/ … @dogtrax @telliowkuwp @RusulAlrubail @dinamoati @hj_dewaard #ccourses #moocmooc

taniatorikova: Your sent me to your post about Rich!

@telliowkuwp @sensor63 Your #feldgang sent me to your post about #feldgang http://digitalis.nwp.org/site-blog/feldgang-and-emergent-future-reflections/5217 … Rich! #moocmooc #ccourses

ken_bauer: I cloned because I want to hack my own theme but need something now

@jimgroom @BeaverBuilder @mburtis @timmmmyboy I cloned @underscoresme because I want to hack my own #ccourses theme but need something now

JeffreyKeefer: Learn, Connect, Contribute: Making Social Learning Work

Learn, Connect, Contribute: Making Social Learning Work @ellaholst https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/learn-connect-contribute-making-social-learning-work-ella-holst … #ccourses

Bali_Maha: ” on what makes a gr8 teacher

“@RusulAlrubail on what makes a gr8 teacher http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/heart-teaching-what-it-means-be-great-teacher … #moocmooc #highered #edchat #ccourses #rhizo14

dogtrax: Photo Essay of Futures Initiative Syllabus Building Workshop

Photo Essay of Futures Initiative Syllabus Building Workshop http://www.hastac.org/blogs/futuresinitiative/2015/01/23/photo-essay-futures-initiative-syllabus-building-workshop … #ccourses

telliowkuwp: Annotations: Freire ‘play’ (noun&verb) from my i.d. 2 yours:

@taniatorikova @Bali_Maha Annotations: Freire ‘play’ (noun&verb) from my #rhizo15 i.d. 2 yours:https://diigo.com/079say  #moocmooc #ccourses

Jonathan_Worth: MT : Bruce Schneier & Edward Snowden good stuff: key pt – “encryption works”

MT @glynmoody: Bruce Schneier & Edward Snowden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ui3tLbzIgQ&feature=youtu.be … good stuff: key pt – “encryption works” #Privacy #ccourses

Photo Essay of Futures Initiative Syllabus Building Workshop

The Futures Initiative hosted its first workshop of the Mapping the Futures of Higher Education course this past Thursday, January 22nd. A number of the graduate students who will be in the class, which begins on February 3, brought in their own syllab…

“Applicable Learning Replicates Reality”

“Applicable Learning Replicates Reality” – Barry Gelston

Improving teaching and learning in my work

I want to improve teaching and learning in my work by collaborating with and supporting students to improve their digital literacy and citizenship skills.  The students I’ve worked with use many forms of technology (laptops, social media, online forums, digital photography, presentation software, online games, etc.) in their programs and the guidelines for technology use […]

If you change the context, do you change the behavior?

The more data that is collected on prison recidivism rates the more we come to learn that those who are released from prison and return to their old neighborhoods (which is required by law in many states) have higher rates of returning to prison.  Here is one story by NPR that begins to address part […]

jgmac1106: hard to document digital scholarship when P&T committee cant use computers during review. Tweeted 140 pages last year.

hard to document digital scholarship when P&T committee cant use computers during review. Tweeted 140 pages last year. #ccourses #literacies

sensor63: Walkabout. @telliowkwup

Walkabout. http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2015/01/walkabout.html?spref=tw … @kwhamon @telliowkwup @Bali_Maha @davecormier @sharmashyam #moocmooc #rhizo14 #rhizo15 #ccourses

Learning theories in online learning

Behaviorist Learning Theory is focused on learning that can be observed and therefore changed.  When we design instruction by creating student learning objectives, we can think of them as behaviorist objectives; what stimuli will the instructor use to make students behave in a changed way.  I thought it was interesting that this theory seeks to […]

taniatorikova: Put 15 sec play ‘Waiting for Freire’ in post tagging people. Thx and others for text

Put 15 sec play ‘Waiting for Freire’ in post tagging people. Thx @Bali_Maha and others for text http://taniasheko.com/uncategorized/waiting-for-freire-a-15-second-play/ … #moocmooc #ccourses

JGlapaGrossklag: Right on! RT: The point should be augmenting human intellect, not automating routinized learning tasks. “

Right on! RT@GardnerCampbell: The point should be augmenting human intellect, not automating routinized learning tasks. #aacu15 #ccourses”

What if Freire’s Students Were On Tumblr?

A few years ago in class, we were having  lively conversation about different interpretations students had about an author’s position.  One of the students, a young woman who was the first in her family to attend college, just pulled out … Continue reading →

rljessen: Great read RT What can teach us about inclusivity and openness:

Great read RT @adamheid What #TvsZ can teach us about inclusivity and openness: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/featured/embodying-openness … #OER #pedagogy #etmooc #ccourses

Maha4Learning: RT : “Inclusive openness is not just a ‘cool’ concept. It’s hard work.”

RT @HybridPed: “Inclusive openness is not just a ‘cool’ concept. It’s hard work.” @bali_maha http://ln.is/hybridpedagogy.com/BR5hQ … #ccourses

JeffMerrell: RT : Just had to blog this!! Look out – innovation in open networked learning ahead

RT @crumphelen: Just had to blog this!! Look out – innovation in open networked learning ahead #MSLOC430 #ccourses http://wp.me/p2IebD-1X3 

cogdog: Look into dynamic subscription to OPML and more. See what does

@ken_bauer Look into @inoreader dynamic subscription to OPML and more. See what @OnlineCrsLady does http://anatomy.lauragibbs.net/2014/09/inoreader-keeping-up-with-all-those.html … #ccourses

Following the Bouncing MultiMedia Ball: Playing in the Popcorn Fields

I am embedding a PopcornMaker Mix here so that others may share in it and play with it. PopcornMaker allows for such collaborative play. Join in. Not sure how this will work but that is the nature of the infinite game of play and life.  You can watch the progress here throughout the course of … Continue reading Following the Bouncing MultiMedia Ball: Playing…

ken_bauer: Thanks Great post. You just motivate me to go try again. I miss my Google Reader so much it hurts.

Thanks @cogdog Great post. You just motivate me to go try @feedly again. I miss my Google Reader so much it hurts. #ccourses

cogdog: Unabashedly true claim for a technology that saves time. Dealing with the blog flow

Unabashedly true claim for a technology that saves time. Dealing with the blog flow http://cogdog.trubox.ca/2015/01/22/dealing-with-the-blog-flow/ … #youshow15 #ccourses #rss

shellifowler: Here is the fabulous talk on Why We Need a ‘Why?’:

Here is the fabulous @mwesch talk on Why We Need a ‘Why?’: http://bit.ly/1865guj  #aacu15 #gedivt @kpdepauw #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: points out worst IP threat: faculty being unable to use their own work in other contexts. I agree entirely.

@jenebbeler points out worst IP threat: faculty being unable to use their own work in other contexts. I agree entirely. #ccourses #aacu15

GardnerCampbell: Randy Bass gives another shout-out (and praise) for and

Randy Bass gives another shout-out (and praise) for #connectedlearning and @mizuko #ccourses #thoughtvectors #aacu15 #vcualtlab #vcuqep

GardnerCampbell: Alas, now I see an LMS in a “learning ecosystem” graphic. Sad. The LMS is a concrete floor with a drain, not an ecosystem

Alas, now I see an LMS in a “learning ecosystem” graphic. Sad. The LMS is a concrete floor with a drain, not an ecosystem #aacu15 #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: I hear Seymour Papert’s lament: “before the computer changed school, school changed the computer.”

I hear Seymour Papert’s lament: “before the computer changed school, school changed the computer.” #aacu15 #ccourses #thoughtvectors

GardnerCampbell: The point should be augmenting human intellect, not automating routinized learning tasks.

The point should be augmenting human intellect, not automating routinized learning tasks. #aacu15 #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Another plea from me: unless we understand Web & Internet, we do not understand opportunities in digital ecosystem

Another plea from me: unless we understand Web & Internet, we do not understand opportunities in digital ecosystem #aacu15 #ccourses

JeffreyKeefer: MT : Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars

MT @MiaZamoraPhD: Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars http://educatorinnovator.org/learning-with-twitter-chats-and-socratic-seminars/ … #connectedlearning #digped #moocmooc #ccourses

sensor63: Resurrecting Freire, On a human scale.

Resurrecting Freire, On a human scale. http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2015/01/on-human-scale.html?spref=tw … #moocmooc #rhizo14 #ccourses #rhizo15

MiaZamoraPhD: Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars

Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars http://educatorinnovator.org/learning-with-twitter-chats-and-socratic-seminars/ … #connectedlearning #digped #moocmooc #ccourses #clmooc

TheCLAlliance: MT Check out my interview with about

MT @JaimieLHoffman Check out my interview with @hrheingold about #ccourses http://ow.ly/HJVBe  pic.twitter.com/NzdUn2El70

Bali_Maha: Invitate to mini Feb 10

Invitate to mini #tvsz Feb 10 http://blog.mahabali.me/blog/pedagogy/games-pedagogy/invitation-to-participate-mini-tvsz-feb-10/ … #gbl #moocmooc #ccourses #rhizo14 @dinamoati @RusulAlrubail @the_sosman @fadykromer

crumphelen: Just had to blog this!! Look out – innovation in open networked learning ahead

Just had to blog this!! Look out – innovation in open networked learning ahead #MSLOC430 #ccourses http://wp.me/p2IebD-1X3 

ken_bauer: Wow. 313 posts and only 1.5 weeks into our experiment with and

Wow. 313 posts and only 1.5 weeks into our #CCourses experiment with #TC1014 and #TC1017 @TecdeMty #Tec21 http://ken.baueralonso.com/courses/ 

MiaZamoraPhD: Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful

Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful http://nyti.ms/1y1B39r  @KUWP #digped #ccourses #nwp

  Mobile Guides to Historic Places in Action and Interaction

first published in “Museum & Heritage Magazine” (Winter Issue, 2013) Dirk vom Lehn (King’s College London) Hannah Lewi & Wally Smith (University of Melbourne) Museums and Heritage Sites increasingly offer mobile guides and Apps to encourage people to use their smartphones and tablet computers for the exploration of exhibitions, outdoor spaces and buildings. These Mobile …Read More

dogtrax: Bonus : Write a 15-Second Play Connected Courses » Blogs

#CCourses Bonus #Dailyconnect: Write a 15-Second Play https://dailyconnector.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/ccourses-bonus-dailyconnect-write-a-15-second-play/ … Connected Courses » Blogs

JeffMerrell: Yup! MT q3) Wd love 2: wd be wonderful to nclude & colleagues in learner-designed modules

Yup! MT @trainersleaders q3) Wd love #etmooc 2: wd be wonderful to nclude #xplrpln & #ccourses colleagues in learner-designed modules

VanessaVaile: MT q3) Would love to see 2: include & colleagues in learner-designed modules

MT @trainersleaders q3) Would love to see #etmooc 2: include #xplrpln & #ccourses colleagues in learner-designed modules

trainersleaders: q3) Would love to see 2: would be wonderful to include & colleagues in learner-designed modules

q3) Would love to see #etmooc 2: would be wonderful to include #xplrpln & #ccourses colleagues in learner-designed modules

trainersleaders: My own roots include & oclmooc & : RT : Finding the roots of my are all in

My own roots include #etmooc #xplrpln & oclmooc & #ccourses: RT @JeffMerrell: Finding the roots of my #pln are all in #etmooc