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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

mweinraub87: Looks like a freakin great course. Highlights or content recs before I jump in?

Looks like a freakin great #online #connected course. Highlights or content recs before I jump in? @dmlresearchhub #ccourses #edtech

NncPsmith: This is great to get staff communicating

@Johnmcm27419942 This is great to get staff communicating #ccourses

jgmac1106: Are we arguing school shouldn’t filter porn? I would disagree.

Are we arguing school shouldn’t filter porn? I would disagree. #ccourses

jgmac1106: We have strong privacy strand in the web literacy map: and teaching activities

@jasonpgriffiths We have strong privacy strand in the web literacy map: http://mzl.la/1DjnKop  #ccourses and @webmaker teaching activities

ianheadley: I feel like is being censored. Definitely monitored :-)

I feel like #ccourses is being censored. Definitely monitored :-)

cherie_22: Hey.. The browser bugs remind me of alien where they keep it alive for the government!

Hey.. The browser bugs remind me of alien where they keep it alive for the government! #imwithripley #ccourses

ianheadley: Weaponised Internet .. Like that. Can imagine B52 bombers flying overhead killing us with 1’s and zeros dropped from the bomb bay

Weaponised Internet .. Like that. Can imagine B52 bombers flying overhead killing us with 1’s and zeros dropped from the bomb bay #ccourses

jasonpgriffiths: Because of the packages we use our data is stored bundled together easy to hack

Because of the packages we use our data is stored bundled together easy to hack #ccourses

katfootitt: Privacy, copyright etc is an entangled problem that requires a common solution that can be found

Privacy, copyright etc is an entangled problem that requires a common solution that can be found #ccourses

jasonpgriffiths: In Europe we worry about corporations spying on us . America worry about the government.

In Europe we worry about corporations spying on us . America worry about the government. #ccourses

NncPsmith: Choose your browser an OS wisely …. . No instructions included……

Choose your browser an OS wisely …. #ccourses #nncthehub. No instructions included……

nicjlwilliamson: The Internet is a scary place but we need to balance between taking risks and keeping safe

The Internet is a scary place but we need to balance between taking risks and keeping safe #ccourses

nicjlwilliamson: Spying has become super efficient!

Spying has become super efficient! #ccourses

jasonpgriffiths: Information being sold to different governments

Information being sold to different governments #ccourses

jasonpgriffiths: Browser bugs used to exploit

Browser bugs used to exploit #ccourses

Johnmcm27419942: wondering what the room thinks. Do we agree? what do we do about this?

#ccourses wondering what the room thinks. Do we agree? what do we do about this?

gchamberschef: we are all under surveillance

#ccourses we are all under surveillance

jasonpgriffiths: Sextortian and spying through webcams

Sextortian and spying through webcams #ccourses

katfootitt: Internet giants give away our data to spy agencies at their request

Internet giants give away our data to spy agencies at their request #ccourses

jasonpgriffiths: If you don’t know how your computer works you don’t know who is spying on your browsing

If you don’t know how your computer works you don’t know who is spying on your browsing #ccourses

NncPsmith: Market education, and take there privacy away. Not exactly self-actualisation is it.

Market education, and take there privacy away. Not exactly self-actualisation is it. #ccourses #nncthehub

ianheadley: Free speech? What free speech? We live in a nanny state! You can’t say or do what you want, even within the law

Free speech? What free speech? We live in a nanny state! You can’t say or do what you want, even within the law #ccourses

Jonathan_Worth: ‘remote access trojans enabling ‘sextorsion’ by secretly commandeering webcams’ doctorow on concerns for privacy

‘remote access trojans enabling ‘sextorsion’ by secretly commandeering webcams’ doctorow on concerns for privacy #CCourses

Jonathan_Worth: Listening to Cory Doctorow on Privacy and Trust in Education : Schools as a factory : “education was a process not a product”

Listening to Cory Doctorow on Privacy and Trust in Education : Schools as a factory : “education was a process not a product” #CCourses

dogtrax: I left Emeri a poem. And a podcast.

@kurtisclements @Bali_Maha @MissKeffer @cogdog I left Emeri a poem. And a podcast. http://vocaroo.com/i/s0sV36uuVwKj  #ccourses #rhizo15 #youshow15

taniatorikova: The social media myth

The social media myth http://blog.yupnet.org/2015/02/12/social-media-myth/ … #ccourses #moocmooc

Relying on contingent labor affects research, too

Faculty working conditions are student learning conditions. This is perhaps the most important refrain of the adjunct activism movement, and the one that is most likely to lead to change. If the primary goal of colleges and universities is to educate s…

MiaZamoraPhD: Just registered 4 ! Will share wrk on ! C u there

Just registered 4 #HASTAC2015! Will share wrk on #genlit #ccourses #WritingRace! C u there @AnaSalter @roopikarisam @drkassorla @katinalynn

smstagner: Very moving on all levels MT: Lose That Deficit Mindset

Very moving on all levels MT: @Bali_Maha Lose That Deficit Mindset http://ift.tt/1FcyQZT  #ccourses

MiaZamoraPhD: MT : [Video] Howard Rheingold (): On to the Next Chapter

MT @TheCLAlliance: [Video] Howard Rheingold (@hrheingold): On to the Next Chapter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQAWDpG2-18 … #ccourses #connectedlearning

No child left behind.

Will man’s ingenuity know no limits? Thanks to centuries of scientific study, what people thought of ‘education’ in the dark ages, at the beginning of the 21st century, has now been wholly replaced with an infallible model.Preamble.In those early …

Connecting Differentiation & Project-Based Learning

I often hear from my students (and from adults) how much they disliked group projects in school (or at work); the unmet need for differentiation and the disparity in roles and responsibilities within the group often takes away from the experience. What do students say about the projects they did enjoy?  Maybe, that it was […]

Lose That Deficit Mindset

Reading Time: 4 minutesI am once again inspired by some of my favorite writers to write a post integrating some of what I have learned from them. Today they’re Barry Dyck and Jesse Stommel Barry writes on the deficit mindset (it’s a great … Continue reading →

sensor63: So this is how the world ends. With us distracted by cute cats and The Guardian..

So this is how the world ends. With us distracted by cute cats and The Guardian.. http://gu.com/p/46bdt/stw  #ccourses #rhizo14 #moocmooc

Interaction is Fundamental to Learning

The reading for this week, Chapter 2 of the BlendKit, asks us to reflect on the role of interaction in teaching and learning generally, and in the blended context in particular.  Is their value in interaction–among learners, between learners and teacher–regardless … Continue reading →

sensor63: Hallelujah! MOOC Nirvana is nigh!

@kwhamon @davecormier Hallelujah! MOOC Nirvana is nigh! http://tachesdesens.blogspot.fr/2015/03/no-child-left-behind.html … #rhizo14 #moocmooc #rhizo15 #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Lose That Deficit Mindset

Lose That Deficit Mindset http://ift.tt/1FcyQZT  #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Gr8 part 1: Blueprint for a Post-LMS via

Gr8 part 1: Blueprint for a Post-LMS http://mfeldstein.com/blueprint-for-a-post-lms-part-1/ … via @mfeldstein67 #edtech #digped #rhizo14 #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Design is to Teaching Like Teaching is to Learning

Design is to Teaching Like Teaching is to Learning http://ift.tt/1Koq4yy  #ccourses

jgmac1106: Fun from proposal Promotion & Tenure processes too often revolve around metrics that serve publishers and not professors.

Fun from #lra15 proposal Promotion & Tenure processes too often revolve around metrics that serve publishers and not professors. #ccourses

jgmac1106: “Ascendant Here On. ” by palindrome poems

“Ascendant Here On. #walkmyworld” by @ksilv88 https://medium.com/@ksilv88/ascendant-here-on-walkmyworld-974d26809a84?source=tw-be51ee086a18-1425512302806 … palindrome poems #engchat #literacies #clmooc #ccourses

JeffreyKeefer: I hope this does not speak to some problem (hurdle) or another!

@jhengstler @audreywatters I hope this does not speak to some problem (hurdle) or another! #dml2015 #ccourses

The Adjunct Problems That Too Few Talk About. Possible Solutions at Our Fingertips?

During National Adjunct Action Week, Feb. 23-27, union-represented adjuncts joined with actions that ranged from creative picketing to teach-ins to in-class explanations of adjunct issues. These were designed to call … Continue reading →

epilepticrabbit: Want to work with some awesome peeps? is totally w/

Want to work with some awesome peeps? @MozillaScience is totally #HIRING http://www.mozillascience.org/were-hiring  #teachtheweb w/ @mozilla #ccourses #moocmooc

Bali_Maha: Anyone got feedback on this netiquette infographic by

Anyone got feedback on this netiquette infographic by @NadinneAbo https://nadineaboulmagd.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/netiquette-inofgraphic-created-by-me … #edtech #edchat #digped #ccourses #rhizo14

sensor63: Reading

Reading @HybridPed http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/love-time-peer-review/ … #rhizo14 #moocmooc #ccourses

Rereading Like a Writer: On Having #FuturesEd Students Assign “Project Classroom Makeover”

It’s a fascinating experience and deep for an author to go back and re-read what she wrote five years ago.   I never do this. I had no choice this time.  It is required.  An assignment. i,We’ve been assigned the “Project Classroom Makeover” chapter of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn.  We are…

kurtisclements: RT you now have a huge audience, thanks to this post by – why blog?

RT @Bali_Maha @MissKeffer you now have a huge audience, thanks to this post by @cogdog – why blog? http://cogdogblog.com/2015/03/01/factory-system/ … #ccourses #rhizo14

dogtrax: Took a screenshot of our hangout …

@profconnors Took a screenshot of our hangout … #ccourses pic.twitter.com/asQ36AFJxo

I AM: Sponsorship Evaluation

I have previously read Deborah Brandt’s Sponsors of Literacy. This reread took me to an entirely different place, due mostly to the goals and aims of our Literacy Narrative assignment. This time, I focused my attention internally. I needed to deepen my understanding by cutting into my levels of sponsorship and reveal complicated interwoven paths to my current … Continue reading I AM: Sponsorship Evaluation →

The Author’s Chair

For my literacy narrative, I chose to interview my mother. She is a kindergarten teacher at a private school in Roseville. Although most of the kids are able to read and write when they come in to kindergarten, my mom has a few tricks for encouraging her kinders to love reading and writing. One trick […]

Visualizing the Course Flow

This week for the BlendKit2015 course I created two documents that visualize and map goals, objectives, and learning outcomes for my course, New Information Technologies.  I’ve been teaching it in a blended format for two semesters, but benefitted a lot … Continue reading →

erinjo: For education, are you familiar with ? We did a discussion here:

@EdTechDeleon For education, are you familiar with #connectedcourses? We did a discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzq64Yatt7I …

Danceswithcloud: Bonus : Connect with Your Future Self via

#becomingeducational #Ccourses Bonus #Dailyconnect: Connect with Your Future Self http://wp.me/p2rdnf-2W  via @VanessaVaile

A reflection about writing good recipes for research

Preparing my research proposal this week was easier than I expected because we’ve been focusing on a different part each week.  I’m appreciating how this process has helped me to learn each step but to keep bringing it back to the context of my research problem.  In our twitter session this week, we reflected on […]

JeffreyKeefer: Spontaneity is always possible, even with reflection & debrief. Perhaps more valuable then?

@GoogleGuacamole @jennymackness Spontaneity is always possible, even with reflection & debrief. Perhaps more valuable then? #tjc15 #ccourses

A reflection about our training course and principles of adult learning

I think our training sessions this week went fairly well considering the timeline we had to work with and the limited number of responses to our needs assessment survey.  I was able to stay in contact with the team over the weekend and up until the training through emails about my training module and materials […]

A reflection about finalizing diffi-tools for Givercraft!

What an exciting Diffi-Mooc week!! I missed the twitter session due to the OLTAK teacher training but it sounds like there was much inspiration flying around :)  It was helpful to read through the messages and see where everyone is at with their own tools and understand how the team feels about assessment of our […]

Bali_Maha: you now have a huge audience, thanks to this post by – why blog?

@MissKeffer you now have a huge audience, thanks to this post by @cogdog – why blog? http://cogdogblog.com/2015/03/01/factory-system/ … #ccourses #rhizo14

MiaZamoraPhD: Educator Innovators Represent at SXSWedu

Educator Innovators Represent at SXSWedu http://educatorinnovator.org/educator-innovators-represent-at-sxswedu/ … #ccourses #clmooc #moocmooc

Supporting teacher success in our online course

Since our teacher training sessions are relatively few and short compared to a typical online course, we focused on covering the basic information needed by the Givercraft teachers in order to begin the first scenario.  The Givecraft Guide for Teachers outlines responsibilities (listed as tasks) for each teacher in preparation for the experience.  The most […]

GardnerCampbell: Announcing VCU ALTfest > “Come, learn, share your story” – help make this a great beginning.

Announcing VCU ALTfest http://bit.ly/1AXnckv  > “Come, learn, share your story” – help make this a great beginning. #ccourses #vcuqep @VCU

taniatorikova: We are the magic, not the technology

We are the magic, not the technology http://taniasheko.com/technology/we-are-the-magic-not-the-technology/ … #ccourses #moocmooc #vicpln #austl

Chapter 1 Reponse

“Blended learning is not simply adding an online component to a face-to-face course.” This point can’t be emphasized enough.  And the analogy of technology to a baseball umpire (if it’s effective and good it goes unnoticed) mostly rings true.  There … Continue reading →

Two spaces or one; change and persistence

I learned to type before I learned to drive; now nearly 50 years ago. I was taught that you put two spaces after a period at the end of a sentence. Eventually, I left typewriters behind and began to write with text editors and word processors. I learned a little bit about proportional fonts and […]

Class Size in Online Courses

We often talk of class size and how it affects student learning and instructor performance. I’ve just read a study, published by Merlot in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, that discusses this question, Classrooms Without Walls: A Comparison of Instructor Performance in Online Courses Differing in Class Size. by Chris Sorensen, Ph.D. The results of […]

CUNY Advance Grant – Call for Proposals

CUNY Advance Start-Up, Greenhouse, and Scale Up GrantsCall for Proposalsread more

sensor63: Revisiting dreams

Revisiting dreams http://tachesdesens.blogspot.fr/2014/03/dreams-drawn.html … #moocmooc #ccourses #rhizo14

My preparations for data collection

How am I preparing for data collection? As I prepare for data collection next week, I am compiling my research proposal and reviewing my framework.  This week I was able to meet and talk to three (3) of the Givercraft Teachers through the preparations and trainings we conducted in our #OLTAK (EDET 674 – Online Learning and […]