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Pre-Course: Move-In, Orientation, Registration Why We Need a Why Trust and Network Fluency The Web: Concept, Platform, Culture(s) Diversity, Equity, Access About Co-Learning Putting it into Practice

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

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 […]

From “What’s a hyperlink and where can I find it?” To “Let’s ‘Add a Poll’ to your post.” The Pedadigital Journey of Mapping the Futures

This semester the inaugural “Mapping the Futures” course co-taught by Professors Cathy Davidson and William Kelly, linked our undergraduate courses throughout CUNY to our pedagogical graduate class. This course epitomized the essence of student-centered learning from the first day of class when Professors Davidson and Kelly introduced themselves and left the classroom to let the […]

John at the bar is a friend of mine

I’ve been thinking about Planet Money’s recent podcasts about the automation of work, and especially about the episode on the Ziosk tablet making its way into restaurants. The Ziosk, in essence, is an extension of the point-of-service system right to your table – you can order appetizers, drink refills, and desserts, pay your bill, and … Continue reading John at the bar is a…

Chocolate Lava Cakes: A Guide to Rhizo

What is Rhizo: A Culinary & Oceanographic MetaphorRhizomatic Learning is a grass-covered archipelago, each isle  an atoll dotted with a series of chocolate lava cakes and connected by ocean waves.Each cake emits a unique signal, and is able to…

making general education more meaningful

Picture this: 50-75 undergraduate students of various majors wandering through Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery with iPads and laptops, smartphones, and clipboards vigorously taking notes and talking to each other about what they see.  Conversations about flora and fauna, dates and names on the tombstones, architecture and structure of the ironwork abound.  Another student notices a piece of […]

Metamodernist Instructional Design and the False Goal of Primacy in MOOCs

This has been an interesting year in the MOOC discussion realm, with everything from MOOC 4.0 to arguments about who controls the conversation about MOOC research. But a strain that has always seem… Source: www.edugeekjournal.com We’re here. We’re fearless. We’re failure free. CLMOOC   Now here’s the big question this article raises:  “What does it … Continue reading Metamodernist Instructional Design and the False…

Leaving on a jet plane! #Musiqulity

Well we’re crossing the pond! Here are some very excited faces at the unreal hour of 6am… on the way to Heathrow Airport. It is hard to describe the excitement that everyone feels. Last night I was skyping these guys, as I have been in Arizona for two days. I’ve been recording sounds, clearing my […] The post Leaving on a jet plane! #Musiqulity…

laura_ritchie: Leaving on a jet plane… to California! a blog update:

Leaving on a jet plane… to California! a #Musiquality blog update: http://wp.me/p4Ng5z-om  #dplitcomp #ccourses

jgmac1106: Join us on as we talk about ways to take and Open Web learning in K12 classrooms NOW

Join us on http://bit.ly/TDOXZk  as we talk about ways to take #ccourses and Open Web learning in K12 classrooms #literacies NOW

OnlineCrsLady: LMS NIHILISM … but with lots of STUDENT WEB PUBLISHING OPTIMISM! :-)

LMS NIHILISM … but with lots of STUDENT WEB PUBLISHING OPTIMISM! :-) https://plus.google.com/+LauraGibbs/posts/6jopzNBWg2s … #OpenTeachingOU @xplanarob #Rhizo15 #ccourses

imagineacircle: mT : New ! Brilliant frm diversity, accessibility&inclusivity

mT @Bali_Maha: New @EdConteXts! Brilliant frm @yinbk diversity, accessibility&inclusivity http://edcontexts.org/diversity/theres-a-place-for-us/ … #rhizo15 #ccourses #hpj101

USC Rossier Class of 2015 Graduation

Photos, videos and inspiring stories from USC Rossier School of Education’s 2015 graduation reception and ceremony.

“Introduction to Narrative”: A Collaborative, Experimental Intellectual Adventure

“This course should be undertaken as an experimental, collaborative, and hopefully thrilling intellectual adventure into the processes of meaning-making in our lives,” my syllabus advised students at the beginning of the spring 2015 semester. This past semester I taught 23 Queens College students in “Introduction to Narrative,” a course taken primarily by non-humanities majors in […]

sameneman: RT : hi & & . Looking for a retweet. To win a Lamborghini. [pic]

RT @Todd_Conaway: hi #ds106 & #edchat & #ccourses. Looking for a retweet. To win a Lamborghini. [pic] http://gsch.se/p/e1id  #mtech15

Todd_Conaway: hi and and . I am looking for a retweet. To win a Lamborghini. [pic]

hi #ds106 and #edchat and #ccourses. I am looking for a retweet. To win a Lamborghini. [pic] http://gsch.se/p/e1id  #mtech15

Bali_Maha: New on ! Brilliant post from on diversity, accessibility & inclusivity

New on @EdConteXts! Brilliant post from @yinbk on diversity, accessibility & inclusivity http://edcontexts.org/diversity/theres-a-place-for-us/ … #rhizo15 #ccourses #hpj101

How to Annotate a Comix Page

I am working with Dr. Steve Berg and his class in sharing Nick Sousanis’ book Unflattening.  They have created a tremendous portal for all aspects of the book including reviews, background resource… Source: impedagogy.com See on Scoop.it – RandomFactoids

Chemistry 201 – Career Map

Hello All, This a map of my chemistry students’ future goals and career choices. The idea for this map was chosen to motivate the students to do well in chemistry and to keep pushing toward their goals. Many students enter the classroom with great concerns about not doing well in chemistry. Many of those concerns stem […]

“Introduction to Narrative”: A Collaborative, Experimental Intellectual Adventure

“This course should be undertaken as an experimental, collaborative, and hopefully thrilling intellectual adventure into the processes of meaning-making in our lives,” my syllabus advised students at the beginning of the spring 2015 semester. This past semester I taught 23 Queens College students in “Introduction to Narrative,” a course taken primarily by non-humanities majors in order to fulfill their writing requirement. I identified several…

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm this….

…Higher Education. Why the Shakespeare reference in my title? England is on my mind lately thanks to Kate Bowles’ recent beautiful post on the mystery of Stonehenge and it’s analogy to the monolithic presence of institutions of higher education. I will come back to Kate’s thoughts and explain where I see intersections with education research, but for some framing of […]

‘Road to TEACH’ Documentary: Free Screening

USC Rossier is hosting a free, online screening of ‘Road to TEACH’ — a documentary that follows three students’ journey to answer the question “What does it mean to teach?”

Mapping the Futures of Higher Education 2015-05-18 11:50:42

SCENE 4 : He is playing basket ball using math symbols while thinking about his grades in math “F”.

Bali_Maha: u do realize u and ARE. The intersection of my worlds? I only ever joined coz u were there!

@dogtrax u do realize u and @telliowkuwp ARE. The intersection of my worlds? I only ever joined #clmooc #ccourses coz u were there!

JOIN US! #CLMOOC 2015 – YouTube

This is a draft. It is only a draft. Beeeeppp! Source: www.youtube.com Watch Christina Cantrill’s happy dancing teaser for a summer’s blast off of all things connecting, creating, making it real.  It’s a happ’nin’ blast. You come, too, to #clmooc. See on Scoop.it – Rhizomatic Learning for Dummies

2015 Graduate Commencement

On Friday, May 15, I had the pleasure of hooding Dr. Yehyun (Hannah) An during the 2015 Graduate Commencement Ceremony in Cassell Coliseum. The video below (taken through Google Glass) provides a unique faculty perspective of the event that includes the moment I hood Hannah. This year Prof. Charles Nichols composed Commencement Address, for double brass quintet, […]

vanani00: Informal Learning: New Challenges for Designers and Educators when formal get’s informal?

Informal Learning: New Challenges for Designers and Educators http://blog.aace.org/2015/02/06/informal-learning/ … #rhizo15 #ccourses when formal get’s informal?

vanani00: , could anyone suggest me (effective) tools for ‘curation’? thx!

#ccourses, #rhizo15 #onl151 #dmlcommons could anyone suggest me (effective) tools for ‘curation’? thx!

vanani00: , Please tools for community analysis/monitoring/building required. info very much appreciated!

#ccourses, #rhizo15 #onl151 #dmlcommons Please tools for community analysis/monitoring/building required. info very much appreciated!

Unflattened: An Unsanctified Translation: Series 01, Episode 02

Part two of a multimodal, unsanctioned translation of Nick Sousanis’ Unflattening. This being the conclusion to Chaper One.

Unflattened: An Unsanctified Translation: Series 01, Episode 02

Part two of a multimodal, unsanctioned translation of Nick Sousanis’ Unflattening. This being the conclusion to Chaper One.

Need-to-Know-News: What Will Next Generation Learning Environments Look Like? Two Reports Share Different Views & MOOC sans Lecture Videos

This ‘Need-to-Know’ blog post series features noteworthy stories that speak of need-to-know developments within higher education and K-12 that have the potential to influence, challenge and/or transform traditional education as we know it. 1) EDUCAUSE releases paper “Next Generation Digital … Continue reading →

Interview with Howard Rheingold

I just got back from out of town with so much to catch up on that I am not even sure where to start — and I’m sharing this with #Rhizo15 too as a promise to get caught up there soon!First of all, though, I wanted to share this fun interview with Howard Rheingold along with a BIG THANKS to Howard for giving me…

JeffreyKeefer: Or for all the groupies

@dogtrax Or #moocers for all the #connectedlearning #mooc groupies #rhizo15 #rhizo14 #clmooc #ccourses #dmlcommons #moocmooc

Mapping the Futures of Higher Education 2015-05-15 22:44:56

English 92                                                                                                                   E.M. Gabay In class essay                                                                                                              Spring 2015 Option A: In Yudit Yago-Jung’s narrative “Growing Up in Germany: After the War, After Hitler, ‘Afterward’” she discusses many forces that shaped and influenced her identity throughout the years. In a well-developed, organized and clearly written essay explain and discuss which forces had […]

ALTFest@VCU

I savored every moment of the first ALTFest at Virginia Commonwealth University this week. From the first afternoon’s “unconference” ALTCamp to the final showcase lunch, opportunities for interaction, experimentation and engagement abounded. Indeed after Mimi Ito’s wonderfully interactive keynote there were so many synchronous sessions and activities; my only complaint is that I couldn’t take […]

JeffreyKeefer: Anybody have the sense there are groupies?

Anybody have the sense there are #connectedlearning #mooc groupies? #rhizo15 #rhizo14 #clmooc #ccourses #dmlcommons #moocmooc

MAT Student Spotlight: Eric Gulotty

Eric Gulotty is an MAT student at the USC Rossier School of Education and is graduating this May 2015. Gulotty is currently living in Taipei, Taiwan and teaching world history, geography, government and politics and economics at the Hsinchu International School. Below, Gulotty shares his experiences in the USC Rossier program, why he decided to pursue a teaching career and what the future holds…

The One Panel Universe|University: A Close Read of Nick Sousanis’ Unflattening

I discovered this book via #rhizo15.  Thanks. I know that the comments swamp the content in the image below–noise flattening the signal–so read his text first. Better yet, buy the book. ‘Tis wort… Source: impedagogy.com Critique of non-rhizomatic learning?  We shall see. See on Scoop.it – Rhizomatic Learning for Dummies

sullivanclaudia: inspired the effort

@cogdog @jimgroom @hrheingold inspired the effort #Ccourses #DMLCommons @mimikocruz @jMac029 @tara

mdvfunes: took me a whole semester to respond to your comment on silence and dialogue :)

@nickkearney took me a whole semester to respond to your comment on silence and dialogue http://mdvfunes.com/2015/05/15/thoughtvectors-the-quiet-mooc/ … :) #thoughtvectors #ccourses

dogtrax: Be the first one on your virtual block to sign up for this summer’s experience: fun times

Be the first one on your virtual block to sign up for this summer’s #clmooc experience: fun times http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/  #ccourses #rhizo15

Community: Real, false and corporate.

This week take a critical look at the rhizomatic approach. Are we just replacing one authority structure with another? Trading tradition for community? What does this mean in our classroom? How can this get us into trouble? What are the ethical implications of creating a ‘community’ for learning? Community as conformity? (Dave Cormier question for Rhizo15)In its becoming, my response to the community and…

cogdog: Kudos, Claudia, your new site is gorgeous.

@sullivanclaudia @mimikocruz @jMac029 @tara Kudos, Claudia, your new site is gorgeous. #ccourses

sullivanclaudia: for helping me get my website up not just for

#ThankYou @mimikocruz @jMac029 @tara for helping me get my website up http://ln.is/www.claudiacaro.com/aMyeG … #CCourses #DMLCommons not just for #academics

vanani00: please, reference for formal definitions of social/open learning and typology of learning tech needed. thanks!

#rhizo15 please, reference for formal definitions of social/open learning and typology of learning tech needed. thanks! #ccourses #onl151

GardnerCampbell: The Ground Beneath Our Feet > Essential reading about unsettled questions.

The Ground Beneath Our Feet http://bit.ly/1Fi2j74  > Essential reading about unsettled questions. #thoughtvectors #vcualtlab #ccourses

Unflattened: An Unsanctified Translation, Part One

Part one of a multimodal, unsanctioned translation of Nick Sousanis’ Unflattening.

MiaZamoraPhD: & 4 an Equitable Future –

#OpenLearning & #EdTech 4 an Equitable Future – #ConnectedLearning http://connectedlearning.tv/open-learning-and-edtech-equitable-future … @kuwp #clmooc #ccourses #techquity #nwp

cindyu: Connected courses: great example of designing for open…

Connected courses: great example of designing for open…http://connectedcourses.net/  #TWP15 #CCourses

GardnerCampbell: Family-style eating at Graffiato. Connected eating, says

Family-style eating at Graffiato. Connected eating, says @jbecker #ccourses #thoughtvectors #vcualtfest pic.twitter.com/ES2XRU2jUO