September 2014

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

Connected Courses – Hopes/Dreams

Connected courses asks . . . So what is the real “why” of your course? Why should students take it? How will they be changed by it? What is your discipline’s real “why”? Why does it matter that students take __________ courses or become _________ists? How can digital and networked technologies effectively support the real […]

How I got here

I took this picture as part of TDC 986. It’s not precisely #whyIteach but it is a quick professional biography. It was web coding in the early ’90s which drew me into library science, and library science which led to instructional technology, and instructional technology which led to instructional design, all the while in a […]

Symbolic interactionism and curriculum design.

Mike Wesch, Mimi Ito, Helen Keegan this week provided some answers to the question of why we need a why in curriculum design, pointing out that usually when we design our courses we start with the what and the how, … Continue reading →

Attention Mindfulness Journal

A friend recently asked for the “attention journal” assignment I am using in my introduction to digital scholarship course (WSP101 on this blog). I’ve pasted the assignment in below. This post is a description of what I want to accomplish by the assignment and how … Continue reading →

The Real Why

Why should students take my course? Because… …it isn’t so much my course the students are taking, but rather our course that we will co-construct as colleagues throughout the semester. …I can only provide the skeleton bones of the course and add assorted meats to the structure; students are the Dr. Frankenstein of the whole […]

Why I Teach

I’m on a train back to Manchester having completed three days of teaching on a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice course involving Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Fashion Business and Product Design lecturer-practitioners from London, Paris and Milan. All of them had facilitated a 15 minute micro teaching session on a subject of their choice: I […]

connectinfolit: The really ultimate connection defined- metagalaxies

The really ultimate connection defined- metagalaxies http://www.upworthy.com/scientists-mapped-8000-galaxies-surrounding-us-and-found-this-amazing-discovery?c=upw1#show-transcript … #ccourses #CLMOOC

paulsignorelli: Kind words! Deeply appreciated: MT : Excellent recap of Monday’s session from

Kind words! Deeply appreciated: MT @heloukee: Excellent recap of Monday’s #ccourses session from @paulsignorelli http://bit.ly/1ueCoF6 

Why I teach–

This photo from 2002, my last year in a face to face classroom –Juniors and seniors in high school aspiring to become teachers–Presenting at the State of Ohio Technology Conference–The seniors shared their 2 week summer experience for elementary students that they had designed, planned and taught the previous summer.The juniors held a live video conference session as part of an ongoing collaboration with…

Why I Teach: I teach to enjoy your success

Yesterday, I started to write about why I teach. I came up with some ideas shared at the bottom of this post, but today, I read an email from a faculty member who participated in my Digital Storytelling Program. This short email and the video shared in the link is why I teach.Hi Bud!I hope you’re doing well. I worked on a project this…

dogtrax: go away into real life only to find you guys planning a heist of ! Yeah!

@koutropoulos @heloukee @Bali_Maha @digisim @sensor63 go away into real life only to find you guys planning a heist of #ccourses! Yeah!

Bali_Maha: thx Alison doing these days (r u in?) – where is more info on ?

@AlisonSpear @drjaxon thx Alison doing #ccourses these days (r u in?) – where is more info on #olcmooc ?

Bali_Maha: stream mode sounds2me like culture & life, coz it all builds on what precedes it. What have we lost,Mike?

@holden @telliowkuwp stream mode sounds2me like culture & life, coz it all builds on what precedes it. What have we lost,Mike? #ccourses

Bali_Maha: “community at expense of coherence” vs “coherence at expense of community”? via

“community at expense of coherence” vs “coherence at expense of community”? via @holden http://hapgood.us/2014/09/18/convivial-tools-and-connected-courses/ … #ccourses #rhizo14

Bali_Maha: oh wow, u blogged a response already:

@holden @telliowkuwp oh wow, u blogged a response already: http://hapgood.us/2014/09/18/convivial-tools-and-connected-courses/ … #ccourses

I Need Windows (no, NOT the Microsoft kind ha ha ha)

I always worry about “awaiting moderation” comments vanishing into the ether (by accident if for no other reason), so I’m crossposting my comment here. Terry’s thought-provoking post is here: very much worth reading!Iconoclasty 101: Outsiders in Academ…

crumphelen: OK – I’ll have a crack at it …otherwise, I’m sound. thnx

@cogdog OK – I’ll have a crack at it …otherwise, I’m sound. thnx #ccourses

cogdog: And use category archive urls to display. All blogs ones from organizers

@crumphelen And use category archive urls to display. All #ccourses blogs http://connectedcourses.net/category/syndicated/blogs/ … ones from organizers http://connectedcourses.net/category/syndicated/blogs/organizers/ …

holden: Convivial Tools and Connected Courses

Convivial Tools and Connected Courses http://hapgood.us/2014/09/18/convivial-tools-and-connected-courses/ … #ccourses

Bali_Maha: see, Jonathan? I knew sthg might happen if i wrote forward! Sorry to confuse u Jeffrey

@JeffreyKeefer @Jonathan_Worth see, Jonathan? I knew sthg might happen if i wrote forward! Sorry to confuse u Jeffrey #ccourses

Bali_Maha: ur not behind. Impossible in – “intimacies” mentioned in tweet looking forward :)

@JeffreyKeefer @Jonathan_Worth ur not behind. Impossible in #ccourses – “intimacies” mentioned in tweet looking forward :)

JeffreyKeefer: I am do behind this week due to work and travel. Where were digital intimacies mentioned?

@Bali_Maha @Jonathan_Worth I am do behind this week due to work and travel. Where were digital intimacies mentioned? #ccourses

MiaZamoraPhD: The Case 4 Open Courses in Higher Ed: Q&A with Connected Learning Educator

The Case 4 Open Courses in Higher Ed: Q&A with Connected Learning Educator @drjaxon http://dmlcentral.net/blog/mimi-ko-cruz/case-open-courses-higher-ed-qa-connected-learning-educator-kim-jaxon#.VBtLlzAmd2k.twitter … #ccourses #clmooc #nwp #highered

MiaZamoraPhD: . Thinking the same! Although our f2f chatting is best. Will we go back 2 ? wistful sigh (xo)

.@heloukee Thinking the same! Although our f2f chatting is best. Will we go back 2 @dmlresearchhub? wistful sigh (xo) #ccourses #timezones

crumphelen: apologies for bugging you – how do I send syndicated feeds/categories to another page tho? can’t figure. thnx

@cogdog apologies for bugging you – how do I send syndicated feeds/categories to another page tho? can’t figure. thnx #ccourses

Bali_Maha: : twitter chat Sat Sept 20 9am EST discussing community engagement in education via cc:

#ff @EdCampToronto: twitter chat Sat Sept 20 9am EST discussing community engagement in education via #edcamptoronto cc: #rhizo14 #ccourses

EdCampToronto: Join us for a twitter chat Sat Sept 20 at 9am EST to discussion community engagement in education via cc:

Join us for a twitter chat Sat Sept 20 at 9am EST to discussion community engagement in education via #edcamptoronto cc: #rhizo14 #ccourses

mrnick: tried to comment on our blog. Not sure if it worked. Off to a slow start.

@kneefin tried to comment on our blog. Not sure if it worked. Off to a slow start. #ccourses

heloukee: Yes! We can use one of those world time zone things and put it in our GCal…

@koutropoulos @digisim @Bali_Maha @sensor63 @dogtrax Yes! We can use one of those world time zone things and put it in our GCal… #ccourses

heloukee: that’s a great idea :)

@koutropoulos @Bali_Maha @sensor63 @dogtrax @digisim that’s a great idea :) #ccourses

Bali_Maha: i like that :) “digital intimacies” – i used to blog about vulnerability on social media, but i like intimacies :)

@Jonathan_Worth i like that :) “digital intimacies” – i used to blog about vulnerability on social media, but i like intimacies :) #ccourses

koutropoulos: we could also do a “response to Mike, Randy and Cathy” for this module ;)

@heloukee @Bali_Maha @sensor63 @dogtrax @digisim we could also do a “response to Mike, Randy and Cathy” for this module ;)#ccourses

heloukee: Can stop being so good please – just for 24 hours. I really want to write a blog post but your brilliance is distracting…

Can #ccourses stop being so good please – just for 24 hours. I really want to write a blog post but your brilliance is distracting…

heloukee: Just checked this and realise i’m missing chatting with and THIS WON’T DO!

Just checked this http://connectedcourses.net/twitter-summary/ … and realise i’m missing chatting with @MiaZamoraPhD and THIS WON’T DO! #ccourses #timezones

Jonathan_Worth: Is there ever an improper week to blog about trust?

#CCourses @Bali_Maha Is there ever an improper week to blog about trust?

Bali_Maha: or anything else for that matter :) – almost done writing it :)

@Jonathan_Worth or anything else for that matter :) #ccourses – almost done writing it :)

heloukee: la futuristic audio!!! J’aime cela!

@sensor63 @francesbell @dogtrax @koutropoulos la futuristic audio!!! J’aime cela! #ccourses #pourquoijenseigne

sensor63: “: You’re my wife now Daaaaaave” ha ha

“@heloukee: @sensor63 @francesbell @dogtrax @koutropoulos You’re my wife now Daaaaaave” ha ha #NTM http://youtu.be/8C8eKAKf5Cw  #ccourses

heloukee: OK – enough fun we’re not here to enjoy ourselves, you know!

OK #ccourses – enough fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI … we’re not here to enjoy ourselves, you know!

sensor63: “: ok well let’s set a time – also with and :) ” ok

“@heloukee: @sensor63 @dogtrax @koutropoulos ok well let’s set a time – also with @Bali_Maha and @digisim :) #ccourses” ok

heloukee: Hello! It’s really rather good here! Definitely worth checking in :)

@mrnick Hello! It’s really rather good here! Definitely worth checking in :) #ccourses @kneefin

heloukee: ok well let’s set a time – also with and :)

@sensor63 @dogtrax @koutropoulos ok well let’s set a time – also with @Bali_Maha and @digisim :) #ccourses

Events: Sandro Veronesi, Freud of Schoenaerts?

Op 16 oktober komt “het grote Background Educations netwerkevent” eraan. Zowel de filosofie-, literatuur- als psychologiecursisten samen, een wie-is-wie aan geïnteresseerde mensen, kan je wel zeggen. Maarrr, de verrassing van de avond blijft nog even geheim. Tijdens de lessen volgende week kom je er meer over te weten… Enkele andere events die mijn radar deze week […]

sensor63: Do Tribbles live in the Tribble Valley?

@heloukee @dogtrax @koutropoulos Do Tribbles live in the Tribble Valley? #ccourses pic.twitter.com/3MDCCiZANL

mrnick: Finally checking in on . will be pleased.

Finally checking in on #ccourses. @kneefin will be pleased.

Bali_Maha: ur both talking architectural design in edu contexts… Interesting

@telliowkuwp @holden ur both talking architectural design in edu contexts… Interesting http://rhetcompnow.com/tools/iconoclasty-101-outsiders-in-academe/ … #ccourses

heloukee: I have waaay to many posts in tabs at the moment. Some seriously good stuff here. So many posts, but want to REALLY read, y’know?

I have waaay to many #ccourses posts in tabs at the moment. Some seriously good stuff here. So many posts, but want to REALLY read, y’know?

rljessen: The Open and Connected Learning Mooc starts in a week, all learners are welcome: . Pls RT.

The Open and Connected Learning Mooc starts in a week, all learners are welcome: http://oclmooc.wordpress.com/about-oclmooc . Pls RT. #abed #etmooc #ccourses

Word . . .

Every act is professional. Let professional etiquette be part of a larger approach: Every email, phone call, and meeting is a professional engagement.

Why – and How?

I am in awe of the opportunities for reflection that are offered in watching the Connected Courses video by Mike Wesch, Mimi Ito, Helen Keegan  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFcjrwaJV0E#t=2527 . I find am watching this video a few minutes at a time because I keep having to go offline and think. Thank you for the great insights! I identified with Mike Wesch’s comment about teaching a required course…

Bali_Maha: i feel exactly the same (and my husband m boss if they realized what was truly happening )

@digisim i feel exactly the same (and my husband m boss if they realized what was truly happening #ccourses)

Bali_Maha: Me too! “: I think my wife thinks I’m having an affair. I suppose I am it’s with and I’m cheating on my day job ;-)”

Me too! “@digisim: I think my wife thinks I’m having an affair. I suppose I am it’s with #ccourses and I’m cheating on my day job ;-)”

Bali_Maha: oh wow, hadnt noticed! Maybe & I could blog in Arabic. Any others here other than us & ?

@koutropoulos oh wow, hadnt noticed! Maybe @Maha_Learning & I could blog in Arabic. Any others here other than us & @NadinneAbo ? #ccourses

Learning is social

I believe learning is social. Based on the principles of critical pedagogy, social constructivism and peeragogy -peer-to-peer learning-, my teaching practice supports active, collaborative, socially meaningful, problem-solving and creative learning. Instead of a teacher-lead process I expect the students to take control of their own learning by making decisions about most aspects of the process: […]

heloukee: My bro just faved a tweet. I’m going to call him. Forgot I had a family. Damn you

My bro just faved a tweet. I’m going to call him. Forgot I had a family. Damn you #ccourses

heloukee: brother! from the same mother! sorry i haven’t called i’m doing but i love you. shall we phone chat?

@AndyEuph72 brother! from the same mother! sorry i haven’t called i’m doing #ccourses but i love you. shall we phone chat?

heloukee: hehe no worries! i’ve just read your post. you’re awesome :)

@GoogleGuacamole hehe no worries! i’ve just read your #whyiteach post. you’re awesome :) #ccourses

heloukee: Another post from that rocks my world – just try it, dammit!

Another post from @GoogleGuacamole that rocks my world – just try it, dammit! http://bit.ly/1u4nR2k  #whyiteach #ccourses

lanihall: Why I Teach

Why I Teach http://possibilitiesabound.blogspot.com/2014/09/why-i-teach.html … #ccourses #whyiteach

mdvfunes: RT : Pax optima rerum. Peace is the best thing of all. …

RT @OnlineCrsLady: Pax optima rerum. Peace is the best thing of all. http://goproverbs.blogspot.com/2014/02/latin-lolcat-peace_27.html … … pic.twitter.com/h6wbM7j4tY #ccourses

sensor63: Space. The Final Frontier?

Space. The Final Frontier? http://tachesdesens.blogspot.fr/2011/09/space-to-think.html … #ccourses

heloukee: What, on the wonder that is or Egypt/North of England Skype chats?

@reedyreedles What, on the wonder that is #ccourses or Egypt/North of England Skype chats? @Bali_Maha

mdvfunes: RT : cats & dogs together! Diliges amicum tuum sicut teipsum

RT @OnlineCrsLady: cats & dogs together! http://goproverbs.blogspot.com/2013/06/latin-lolcat-love-your-friend.html … Diliges amicum tuum sicut teipsum pic.twitter.com/XriW81VHS4 #ccourses

heloukee: energising though, isn’t it?

@digisim energising though, isn’t it? #ccourses

koutropoulos: Love seeing blogs in other languages on . Maybe I will do a weekly blog in Greek as well…

Love seeing blogs in other languages on #ccourses . Maybe I will do a weekly blog in Greek as well…

digisim: one of the worst things is I feel like I’m cheating on my current teaching experiences with something better!!!

@heloukee one of the worst things is I feel like I’m cheating on my current teaching experiences with something better!!! #ccourses

heloukee: Tribbles? Count me in!

@dogtrax @koutropoulos Tribbles? Count me in! #ccourses

heloukee: haha I’ve had that this week – “earth calling Helen. You haven’t heard a word i’ve been saying, have you?”. Um…

@digisim haha I’ve had that this week – “earth calling Helen. You haven’t heard a word i’ve been saying, have you?”. Um… #ccourses

Why I Teach

As part of the #connectedcourses MOOC, I was asked to consider the question, “Why I teach?”  I have yet to accept the title “teacher” or “educator” deep in my heart – in fact, such questions make me feel like a poser, or at the very least fairly u…

Outsiders in Academe: Iconoclasty 101

I freely admit that this is a mess of post. Some might view it as wail for attention. Feel free to ignore the whining if you wish. Feel free to wander away and pick your nose. Feel free to check your various personal learning networks, but …wander back please. I wanted to write a post/article […]

Iconoclasty 101: Outsiders in Academe

I freely admit that this is a mess of post. Some might view it as wail for attention. Feel free to ignore the whining if you wish. Feel free to wander away and pick your nose. Feel free to check your various personal learning networks, but …wander back please. I wanted to write a post/article […]

mgershovich: The Case for Open Courses in Higher Ed: Q&A with Connected Learning Educator

The Case for Open Courses in Higher Ed: Q&A with Connected Learning Educator @drjaxon http://dmlcentral.net/blog/mimi-ko-cruz/case-open-courses-higher-ed-qa-connected-learning-educator-kim-jaxon#.VBshSFfUZ7h.twitter … #ccourses

heloukee: Day is done, now it’s time – like Hammer-time, but with better pants.

Day is done, now it’s #ccourses time – like Hammer-time, but with better pants.

heloukee: I was thinking the same thing about you! Let’s do it again soon!

@Bali_Maha I was thinking the same thing about you! Let’s do it again soon! #ccourses

acroom: Education as a “great community…participatory, democratic, collaborative, and interdependent society.”

Education as a “great community…participatory, democratic, collaborative, and interdependent society.” #ccourses pic.twitter.com/hzqqGxFBZw

Bali_Maha: u know how kindle has a built-in dictionary option? Twitter needs a built in wikipedia or sthg when u hover

@cogdog @koutropoulos u know how kindle has a built-in dictionary option? Twitter needs a built in wikipedia or sthg when u hover #ccourses

sebastienmarion: Weeks away, but the unit on diversity, equity & access looks great.

Weeks away, but the #ccourses unit on diversity, equity & access looks great. http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/diversity-equity-access/ …

mdvfunes: could we have some latin cats, Laura? I love them on G+ :)

@OnlineCrsLady could we have some #ccourses latin cats, Laura? I love them on G+ :)

dmlresearchhub: Thoughts on teaching – provoked by

Thoughts on teaching – provoked by #ccourses http://bit.ly/1qht53h  @koutropoulos #whyiteach #edchat