Connected Courses is a collaborative community of faculty in higher education

developing networked, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web.

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

The Power of Many to Many

I recently traveled to Dallas for the OLC Emerging Technologies Conference. Dr. Bonnie Stewart, @bonstewart talked about her research within twitter, a network of people who connect using unique usernames and #hashtags for topics. I’ve been using twitter sporadically for a couple of years, but her presentation about “many to many”, helped me to finally understand the […]

Jonathan_Worth: Wow.

Wow. #phonar #ccourses https://twitter.com/laura_ritchie/status/595294778847338497 …

Open Web Leadership

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about an organizing structure for future (and current) Teach Like Mozilla content and curriculum. This stream of curriculum is aimed at helping leaders gain the competencies and skills needed for teaching, organizing and sustaining learning for the web. We’ve been short-handing this work “Open Fluency” after [&hellip

sensor63: thank you

@cogdog thank you #ccourses

sensor63: This is water. This is water we have to learn to live with it. The man says

This is water. This is water @cogdog we have to learn to live with it. The man says http://youtu.be/PhhC_N6Bm_s  #ccourses #rhizo15

Purposeful Pedagogy at the CUNY Graduate Center

On Friday, May 1, Natalie Oshukany, Evan Misshula (in absentia), and Rachel Oppenheimer modified their Life Barriers & Persistenceread more

MEDIA RES #1: lightning talks by NYC graduate students on DH projects

(in English & literary studies) 2:00 – 3:30 pm Friday, May 8th, 2015 CUNY Graduate Center, Room C415A NYC has more graduate students executing projects in the digital humanities than perhaps anywhere else in the world. Even so, few venues exist that make visible the diverse set of methods, philosophies, and inquiries that drive this […]

Speed Date Debate: A Student Centered Movement in the Classroom

On Tuesday I tried something very new with my Freshman Comp classes based on one of Ryan Donovan, Hilarie Ashton and Richard Lissemore’s creative movement and embodiment activities. On Monday, after attempting to relax my students’ minds and inspire concentration and focus through a meditation practice, I asked my students to remain in their head […]

taniatorikova: What is content? Content is shifty

What is content? Content is shifty http://taniasheko.com/rhizo15/what-is-content-rhizo15-week3/ … #rhizo15 #vicpln #ccourses

Has anyone ever experience a “dry sponge tongue” before…..

I remember a couple of years ago, my tongue was dry and parched, I drank lots and lots of water but it was as if the water rolled right off my tongue and down my throat. My tongue still felt dry, like a sponge that has been sitting out in the sun- it didn’t absorbed […]

sensor63: I love freeform study am happy to have stuff to read or to ignore

@GardnerCampbell @OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech I love freeform study #ccourses #rhizo15 am happy to have stuff to read or to ignore

OnlineCrsLady: New post Yes, Content IS People …also w/ thoughts on plus my “untextbooks” and teaching Gen. Ed.

New post #Rhizo15 http://oudigitools.blogspot.com/2015/04/yes-content-is-people-post-for-rhizo15.html … Yes, Content IS People …also w/ thoughts on #ccourses plus my “untextbooks” and teaching Gen. Ed.

jgmac1106: I also found the reading selections to be JIT texts was model and content

@OnlineCrsLady @GardnerCampbell @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech I also found the reading selections to be JIT texts #ccourses was model and content

jgmac1106: playing with including scales of activity Students must complete Xish

@GardnerCampbell @OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech playing with including scales of activity Students must complete Xish #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: I’m talking about online convos, not reading journals. Maybe that’s the diff. Ciao!

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech I’m talking about online convos, not reading journals. Maybe that’s the diff. Ciao! #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: And on that note I must pause my tweets; one last bit of work to complete. Thx for convo!

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech And on that note I must pause my tweets; one last bit of work to complete. Thx for convo! #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Yes, agree, though conversation can have more qualitative richness—less transactional.

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech Yes, agree, though conversation can have more qualitative richness—less transactional. #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Thanks—will look forward to reading! Will work on a GForm eval for . Agree on usefulness.

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech Thanks—will look forward to reading! Will work on a GForm eval for #ccourses. Agree on usefulness.

GardnerCampbell: I truly believe that moving forward we must all learn how to converse well in public.

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech I truly believe that moving forward we must all learn how to converse well in public. #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: But we “keep track” by attending to the conversation, just as IRL. But yes, formal eval wd be helpful too.

@OnlineCrsLady But we “keep track” by attending to the conversation, just as IRL. But yes, formal eval wd be helpful too. #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Just as you are doing now! See? Easy, fun, and helpful! All conversation is “feedback.”

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech Just as you are doing now! See? Easy, fun, and helpful! All conversation is “feedback.” #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: But if we’re all co-learners, then the feedback (civil but frank) can be shared in public.

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech But if we’re all co-learners, then the feedback (civil but frank) can be shared in public. #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Well, fair warning: it will likely involve reading (and asking people to read, too). :)

@OnlineCrsLady Well, fair warning: it will likely involve reading (and asking people to read, too). :) #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: But the feedback would have been part of the reading-driven conversation. And valuable.

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech But the feedback would have been part of the reading-driven conversation. And valuable. #ccourses

OnlineCrsLady: oh, I would love to do that: was huge event for me, and I’d love to help if happens again!

@GardnerCampbell oh, I would love to do that: #ccourses was huge event for me, and I’d love to help if happens again!

GardnerCampbell: Right, and I found that disappointing. The readings were convo worthy, certainly.

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech Right, and I found that disappointing. The readings were convo worthy, certainly. #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Ah, perhaps you’ll be on the design team for version 2?

@OnlineCrsLady Ah, perhaps you’ll be on the design team for version 2? #ccourses

OnlineCrsLady: what did for me was to help in building network of people, interests but my courses were already very “connected”

@GardnerCampbell what #ccourses did for me was to help in building network of people, interests but my courses were already very “connected”

GardnerCampbell: We were aiming at shared conversation around specific options, w “musts” and “optionals.”

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech We were aiming at shared conversation around specific options, w “musts” and “optionals.” #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: That is true, though “no time to read” wd not help us evaluate our reading list!

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech That is true, though “no time to read” wd not help us evaluate our reading list! #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: was a model fac. dev. experience to encourage adoption of connected learning in higher ed.

@OnlineCrsLady #ccourses was a model fac. dev. experience to encourage adoption of connected learning in higher ed.

GardnerCampbell: Maybe we needed better assignmnts. That said, there’s a place for reading & focused study!

@OnlineCrsLady @jjulius @PhilOnEdTech Maybe we needed better assignmnts. That said, there’s a place for reading & focused study! #ccourses

OnlineCrsLady: I love this post from Simon for last fall: ARE WE NOT CONTENT?

I love this post from Simon for #ccourses last fall: ARE WE NOT CONTENT? http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2014/10/are-we-not-content.html?spref=tw … @sensor63 @WarwickLanguage #rhizo15

Syllabus

BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE The City University of New York                    Department of Science Title of Course: College Chemistry I            Class Hours: 4 Course Code: CHE 201                                Laboratory Hours per Week: 3 Semester: SPRING/FALL  […]

OnlineCrsLady: am having blast with but it’s not course-y, and the course-like parts of were least successful IMO

@jjulius @PhilOnEdTech am having blast with #rhizo15 but it’s not course-y, and the course-like parts of #ccourses were least successful IMO

Timeline vs. Webs

“Both the readings (McCloud & Berners-Lee, et al.) consider how interfaces shape user experience. For this week’s make, do a brief analysis of time (like McCloud did for comics) as encoded in a digital interface of your choice. For instance, how is time represented on your web browser, smart phone, Apple Watch, Mac or Windows […]

cogdog: The more letters you add to CC licenses, the less accommodating the sharing.

@ken_bauer The more letters you add to CC licenses, the less accommodating the sharing. #ccourses #rhizo15 pic.twitter.com/S7VmR3cAfK

telliowkuwp:

http://rhetcompnow.com/responding/729/  #rhizo15 #ccourses @Danceswithcloud @sensor63 @NomadWarMachine @EatcherVeggies @Bali_Maha pic.twitter.com/qIpwWWz4fI

ken_bauer: Okay followers and in particular and folks. Opinions on the us of CC BY-NC-SA for content?

Okay followers and in particular #CCourses and #rhizo15 folks. Opinions on the us of CC BY-NC-SA for #OER content?

Run in Remembrance Through Glass

The video below provides a first-person view of the Virginia Tech 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance that was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The video was taken using Google Glass.

What We Learned at SXSWedu 2015

This year’s SXSWedu (March 7-12, 2015) highlighted the diverse nature of the education community, and drove home the idea that technology and creativity are at the center of personalized learning.

ken_bauer: Hey tweeps can you share links in support of, benefits of, case for ? Thanks!

Hey tweeps can you share links in support of, benefits of, case for #ExperiencialLearning ? #ccourses #rhizo15 Thanks!

New issue of #Alt-Academy featuring #remixthediss participants, HASTAC Scholars, more!

#Alt-Academy has just published a second cluster of essays focusing on innovative dissertation projects in its new section on graduate education. The issue includes two collaborative essays.read more

jgmac1106: Clusters as the new high school clique in ? Many and new open folks pointed to these as “hesitance to entry”

@daniellynds Clusters as the new high school clique in #ccourses? Many #rhizo15 and new open folks pointed to these as “hesitance to entry”

Rhizophrenia15

Been kicking about with rhizo folk and in my garden and on the farm and come to one conclusion: when boundaries are lowered the world blossoms.

Rhizophrenia15

Been kicking about with rhizo folk and in my garden and on the farm and come to one conclusion: when boundaries are lowered the world blossoms.

ken_bauer: I’m late to this thread but just want to say how awesome the community is

I’m late to this thread but just want to say how awesome the #CCourses community is @Bali_Maha @vanani00

telliowkuwp: Rhizophrenia15 | Accounting for That Which Doesn’t Count

Rhizophrenia15 | Accounting for That Which Doesn’t Count http://rhetcompnow.com/tools/rhizophrenia15/ … #rhizo15 #clmooc #ccourses pic.twitter.com/PLK12fTBku

Research Study Presentation

My SEACCR research study presentation:

Connections, couches, and scholarship

I was a connected-person before I became a connected-scholar. Which makes me wonder if there is a personality trait or something that makes some of us more connected than others? Is it inherent or teachable? Back in my undergraduate days, I discovered the Internet (before the Web). For first attempted at connection was through Unix…Read more

The Power of Play

In last week’s session on “Embodiment and the Classroom,” I briefly spoke about the lifelong importance of play after we had done two exercises that incorporated elements of play. Play is often used in K-12 education, yet often goes unconsidered and neglected in higher education. However, the benefits of play are not limited to those under […]

OnlineCrsLady: was such a boost for me as academic year started last fall, and I am loving the boost from heading to summer!!!

@Jessifer #ccourses was such a boost for me as academic year started last fall, and I am loving the boost from #rhizo15 heading to summer!!!

cogdog: Fantastic shared outcomes from participant applying it her new teaching role. Thx Catherine!

Fantastic shared outcomes from #ccourses participant applying it her new teaching role. Thx Catherine! https://twitter.com/l4lp/status/592882421990871040 …

Rhizo what?! My First look at Rhizomatic Learning – Warning: raw thoughts, messiness ahead! -1

I don’t really enjoy writing (yet). But as I keep repeating, what I learn is not dependent on what I write for others to read. A way to help my self prepare for writing is put my raw thoughts in a private or a draft blog, leave it, come back and look at it, tweak it, add more, leave it, come back, organize it…

l4lp: New blog post at last: The best of times and the worst of times.

New blog post at last: The best of times and the worst of times. http://wp.me/p4A5Ax-lW  #ccourses

vanani00: i tried with , now with . and again openness is overwhelming me… tips please!

i tried with #ccourses, now with #rhizo15. and again openness is overwhelming me… tips please!

jgmac1106: The Web should break out a parade of gifs and memes to celebrate ‘s birthday. I’d do it but I’m lazy

The Web should break out a parade of gifs and memes to celebrate @cogdog’s birthday. I’d do it but I’m lazy #rhizo15 #ccourses

“Invisible” Bodies and Presentations via Hologram

Hi all, In light of all of our wonderful (continuing!) discussions about affect and embodiment in the classroom, I thought folks might be interested in this. The study, published in Scientific Reports, shows that: “Using clever camera angles, virtual goggles and physical caresses, a team of researchers was able to make people feel as if […]