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Design Patters and the Coming Revolution

Mike Caufield gave the keynote presentation at the  NW eLearning Conference this year.      Here’s a key quote that shook me up, ‘We are moving to a future where every minute of every day of a grade school teacher is precisely scripted by a textbook company in collaboration with a district. I have zero doubt that unless something changes this will be the…

klbz: Thought-provoking. RT : If you have time to read only one post today, read piece

Thought-provoking. RT @dogtrax: If you have time to read only one post today, read @mdvfunes piece http://bit.ly/ZLPyjm  #ccourses #clmooc

papahazama: Perhaps, the course of the Scottish Play…

Perhaps, the course of the Scottish Play…http://ln.is/blogspot.com/OFULg … #ccourses

kd0602: Hmm something to think about : Daily Connect 21: Where’s Your Edge? ”

Hmm something to think about @dogtrax: #CCourses Daily Connect 21: Where’s Your Edge? http://wp.me/p58OTD-1G ” @AbbyRobles13 @janisselbyjones

telliowkuwp: Social or Fauxial Learning? Short Jane Hart post 4 1/3 Quotes 2 follow

Social or Fauxial Learning?http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/2014/10/19/social-learning-or-fauxial-learning/ … Short Jane Hart post 4 #ccourses 1/3 Quotes 2 follow

dogtrax: The Echo Chamber Effect Kevin’s Meandering Mind

The Echo Chamber Effect http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2014/10/24/the-echo-chamber-effect/ … Kevin’s Meandering Mind #ccourses

purling4peas: “: Daily Connect:Where’s Your Edge? ” Falling off?

“@dogtrax: #CCourses Daily Connect:Where’s Your Edge? http://wp.me/p58OTD-1G ” Falling off? @GoogleGuacamole @epilepticrabbit @OnlineCrsLady

GardnerCampbell: How To Party Online | MIT Center for Civic Media > optimizing for community

How To Party Online | MIT Center for Civic Media > optimizing for community #ccourses https://civic.mit.edu/blog/natematias/how-to-party-online …

dogtrax: If you have time to read only one post today, read piece

If you have time to read only one post today, read @mdvfunes piece http://mdvfunes.com/2014/10/22/a-human-oer/ … #ccourses #clmooc #ds106 pic.twitter.com/lXjpMEZWWh

sensor63: Reviewing. Just playing around?

Reviewing. Just playing around? http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2014/08/just-playing-around.html?spref=tw … #ccourses

dogtrax: “As learner, I learnt which authors would excite me, would arouse curiosity, would teach me what I needed to know.” -

“As learner, I learnt which authors would excite me, would arouse curiosity, would teach me what I needed to know.” – @sensor63 #ccourses

dogtrax: The Edge of an Idea

The Edge of an Idea https://notegraphy.com/dogtrax/note/1278117 … #ccourses #dailyconnect pic.twitter.com/gxpMcx4rFc

dogtrax: This is a poem for the — The Edge of an Idea The Edge of an Idea on

This is a poem for the #ccourses #dailyconnect — The Edge of an Idea The Edge of an Idea http://soundcloud.com/dogtrax/the-edge-of-an-idea … on #SoundCloud

Fixing the high school – Student Survey, Part 1

Originally posted on Granted, and…:[lightly edited since the original posting to achieve greater clarity and to add links by request] I recently had a pleasant back and forth with Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute on what ails the high…

A Short Visual History of YouTube

A Short Visual History of YouTube Screenshot #1 June 14, 2005: The interface is very text heavy, large search box invites discovery and engagement, broad topic links, sample videos are not about music Screenshot #2 July 1, 2009 : This interface is designed for social interaction, content is more varied and focused on music. The Broadcast Yourself tagline ties into content creation options clearly displayed…

Legacies Found and Lost. Wikipedia and Laika

I have a thing for space dogs, especially Laika, the first living being to orbit the earth. Less than a month after the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957, the Soviets sent Laika to the great beyond in Sputnik 2. The fact of her voyage made her an instant celebrity as well as a […]

sensor63: Are we not content?

@gardnercampbell Are we not content? http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2014/10/are-we-not-content.html?spref=tw … #ccourses

Ed Tech : Then and Now

Code Academy is an interactive tool that teaches how to build the web with different computer languages. The purpose of this technology is to teach people how to code and gain an overall understanding about how computer content is generated and created. The user follows clear directions and interacts directly with examples to write computer code. Each course provides clear information about course content,…

dogtrax: Daily Connect 21: Where’s Your Edge?

#CCourses Daily Connect 21: Where’s Your Edge? http://wp.me/p58OTD-1G 

purling4peas: Legacies Found and Lost. Wikipedia and Laika

Legacies Found and Lost. Wikipedia and Laika http://wp.me/p3UqOB-5X  #ccourses #vtccourses #vtnmsf14

GardnerCampbell: indeed. Perhaps like the score is not the music?

@JWiznerowicz @dmlresearchhub indeed. Perhaps like the score is not the music? #ccourses

judell: RT “unrecognized impact of dynamic pages” would enable us to review sources/history. Overkill?

RT @holden “unrecognized impact of dynamic pages” http://blog.jonudell.net/2014/10/21/github-pages-for-the-rest-of-us/ … would enable us to review sources/history. Overkill? #ccourses

judell: “How recently has the website been updated?”

“How recently has the website been updated?” http://blog.jonudell.net/2014/10/23/how-recently-has-the-website-been-updated/ … #ccourses

telliowkuwp: Google Vs The Entire Newspaper Industry: And The Winner Is…

Google Vs The Entire Newspaper Industry: And The Winner Is… http://ino.to/1nBqWFk  #Ccourses #wku #wkuenglish

GardnerCampbell: In fact, I’ve met some very learned people who are fools and/or jerks. But I still believe in value of learning. :)

@Bali_Maha In fact, I’ve met some very learned people who are fools and/or jerks. But I still believe in value of learning. :) #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Thanks. And yes, some leaders are bad or bad people. But that doesn’t mean leadership is bad, or even optional. IMO

@Bali_Maha Thanks. And yes, some leaders are bad or bad people. But that doesn’t mean leadership is bad, or even optional. IMO #ccourses

s_stagner: you’re driving me crazy–want to read/engage all day long…okay off to class I go

#ccourses you’re driving me crazy–want to read/engage all day long…okay off to class I go

bbenzon: These posts are most directly relevant to :

@Bali_Maha @OnlineCrsLady These posts are most directly relevant to #ccourses : http://tinyurl.com/nq6makf 

Collaborative Pedagogies

Date/Time Date(s) – 11/03/2014 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Location Graduate Center, Room 9204 In her Office of Career Planning workshop “Collaborative Pedagogies,” Cathy N. Davidson will address the ways that traditional forms of learning, teaching, and research are increasingly being revised and re-envisioned. This workshop will include some brief remarks, followed by exercises in […]

dogtrax: Trying out the Canva app … Figured I should make something

Trying out the Canva app … Figured I should make something #CCourses https://www.canva.com/design/DAA993VkOYc/HJ1sSe2TJLNRu5EddHPnxA/draft/view …

telliowkuwp: LISTEN. DON’T SILENCE. Want an editable twitter banner to support harassed gamers?

LISTEN. DON’T SILENCE. Want an editable twitter banner to support harassed gamers? https://www.canva.com/design/DAA99YGr85U/Hc46vDqekhHJaLatdnHRVw/edit … #ccourses pic.twitter.com/4GA7dS1JZ3

dmlresearchhub: Watch today’s “Thinking Like the Web” chat w/ here:

Watch today’s “Thinking Like the Web” chat w/ @hrheingold @GardnerCampbell @judell here: http://youtu.be/wGuSC2-TAeU  #ccourses

ReidJill: Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist

Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist #ccourses http://www.wired.com/2014/10/on-learning-by-doing/ …

TheCLAlliance: Connected Courses is “more like an engineering lab than a history or literature course”

Connected Courses is “more like an engineering lab than a history or literature course” http://bit.ly/1tfU5I3  #CCourses

jgmac1106: doid not know of weekly chats. They see hashtags as brands not communities

@Bali_Maha @OnlineCrsLady doid not know of weekly chats. They see hashtags as brands not communities #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Isn’t it really easy to impersonate another person when commenting on blogspot? Just type their name, wordpress account, and go!

Isn’t it really easy to impersonate another person when commenting on blogspot? Just type their name, wordpress account, and go! #ccourses

Bali_Maha: hi there :) kept hearing about u via and from :) off to ur blog soon as i finish rdg forum updates

@bbenzon hi there :) kept hearing about u via #ccourses and from @OnlineCrsLady :) off to ur blog soon as i finish rdg forum updates

jimgroom: Loved ‘s explanation of the various forms of writing and literacy using youtube home improvement videos as an example

Loved @judell’s explanation of the various forms of writing and literacy using youtube home improvement videos as an example #ccourses

JeffreyKeefer: You are not alone on that one. Perhaps I will work on something for to submit?

@jennymackness @NLConf @LancasterUni You are not alone on that one. Perhaps I will work on something for #ccourses #ccresearch to submit?

EmanAbouelatta: Social LMS anyone? “: this is why I am allergic to the LMS. Not much potential for acting or sharing in the LMS”

Social LMS anyone? “@drjaxon: this is why I am allergic to the LMS. #ccourses Not much potential for acting or sharing in the LMS” #edchat

Bali_Maha: who seems to be everywhere, finger on the pulse of these days! Blog, forum, twitter! U go girl :)

#ff @OnlineCrsLady who seems to be everywhere, finger on the pulse of #ccourses these days! Blog, forum, twitter! U go girl :)

Bali_Maha: ur so quotable! But not all leaders do it w care or love, some rock the boat w antagonism & hostility,right?

@GardnerCampbell ur so quotable! But not all leaders do it w care or love, some rock the boat w antagonism & hostility,right? #ccourses

Bali_Maha: “leadership may be…a commitment to the constant mediation & care required by love” by

“leadership may be…a commitment to the constant mediation & care required by love” by @GardnerCampbell http://wp.me/p4bHwM-CI  #ccourses

MissShuganah: We’re putting out contribution out there. We just haven’t quite figured out how.

@GardnerCampbell @Bali_Maha We’re putting out contribution out there. We just haven’t quite figured out how. #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: MT : “u must decide whether to put ur contribution out there, or keep it to urself to avoid upsetting anyone” (link l8r)

MT @Bali_Maha: “u must decide whether to put ur contribution out there, or keep it to urself to avoid upsetting anyone” #ccourses (link l8r)

GardnerCampbell: RT : “u must decide whether to put ur contribution out there, or keep it to urself to avoid upsetting anyone” (link l8r)

RT @Bali_Maha: “u must decide whether to put ur contribution out there, or keep it to urself to avoid upsetting anyone” #ccourses (link l8r)

Bali_Maha: More amazing metaphors by the great “: Summer holiday. ”

More amazing metaphors by the great “@sensor63: Summer holiday. http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2014/10/summer-holiday.html?spref=tw …” #ccourses #rhizo14

Bali_Maha: A Human OER by (thx to post for pointing me to this)

A Human OER by @mdvfunes http://mdvfunes.com/2014/10/22/a-human-oer/ … (thx to @GardnerCampbell post for pointing me to this) #ccourses #rhizo14 #oclmooc

Gordon_L: Update: 191 comments from 56 posts today

Update: 191 comments from 56 #ccourses posts today http://iberry.com/cc.htm 

Free the information and free yourself

I watched the video on Aaron Schwartz the other day. I admit that at first I was not all that interested in watching it but after a short I was I sucked into the story. The part that hit home with me was the point about the access to information, in this case scientific papers, […]

TheCLAlliance: At halfway point of , open invite to share feedback about what works, doesn’t:

At halfway point of #CCourses, open invite to share feedback about what works, doesn’t: http://forum.connectedcourses.org/t/lets-talk-about-our-course-so-far-whats-working-whats-not/116 …

judell: Curation, tagging, user innovation, and language evolution in 2007 Let’s put people into the driver’s seat.

Curation, tagging, user innovation, and language evolution in 2007 http://jonudell.net/udell/gems/delicious/delicious.html … Let’s put people into the driver’s seat. #ccourses

cogdog: my dad was a bricklayer, so was his dad, and likely his dad’s dad. Guess I’m continuing the line.

@s_stagner my dad was a bricklayer, so was his dad, and likely his dad’s dad. Guess I’m continuing the line. #ccourses

Student Responses to Networked Learning for Professional Communication

Anders, Abram. “Student Responses to Networked Learning for Professional Communication.” 79th Annual Association for Business Communication Convention. Philadelphia, PA. October 2014. This presentation offers an overview of student responses and learning outcomes for a business communication course that employs a networked learning pedagogical approach. Results include video clips of focus group interviews and quantitative results […] The post Student Responses to Networked Learning for…

hrheingold: Mid-course convo abt how is doing is picking up momentum. Join us!

Mid-course convo abt how #ccourses is doing is picking up momentum. Join us! http://forum.connectedcourses.org/t/lets-talk-about-our-course-so-far-whats-working-whats-not/116 …

l4lp: Retweets courtesy of my colleagues. Great webinar on web literacy with < Terrific insights

Retweets courtesy of my #ccourses colleagues. Great webinar on web literacy with @judell @hrheingold @GardnerCampbell < Terrific insights

brlamb: – Thanks for yet another illuminating, bracing and ultimately hopeful discussion.

#ccourses – @judell @GardnerCampbell @hrheingold Thanks for yet another illuminating, bracing and ultimately hopeful discussion.

dmlresearchhub: Thank you for today’s webinar. Great discussion today.

Thank you @judell @GardnerCampbell @hrheingold for today’s #ccourses webinar. Great discussion today.

OnlineCrsLady: I feel hopeful too! sorry I missed the first half… but even just the second half was super! GO fabulous stuff, everybody! :-)

I feel hopeful too! sorry I missed the first half… but even just the second half was super! GO #ccourses fabulous stuff, everybody! :-)

s_stagner: Thank you everyone! I want to be a “brick layer”!

#ccourses Thank you everyone! I want to be a “brick layer”!

drjaxon: “Don’t have to be the lead architect, just have to put a brick in place” —

“Don’t have to be the lead architect, just have to put a brick in place” —@hrheingold #ccourses

monk51295: people need to understand that what they do matters. -

people need to understand that what they do matters. – @hrheingold #ccourses

sullivanclaudia: you are a grain of sand that matters!

@hrheingold #ccourses you are a grain of sand that matters!

laura_ritchie: each one of us is that grain of sand

each one of us is that grain of sand @hrheingold #ccourses

monk51295: innovations coming from individuals (embedded in life) more than from top down (money-rich) institutions. -

innovations coming from individuals (embedded in life) more than from top down (money-rich) institutions. – @hrheingold #ccourses

laura_ritchie: opportunities are there for places without multi-million $ budgets, because they’re into preparing students to live in the world

opportunities are there for places without multi-million $ budgets, because they’re into preparing students to live in the world #ccourses

OnlineCrsLady: I no longer call LMS a walled garden. no garden in there without sunshine and air. the LMS is a COFFIN. Let me out!!! :-)

@drjaxon I no longer call LMS a walled garden. no garden in there without sunshine and air. the LMS is a COFFIN. Let me out!!! #ccourses :-)

dmlresearchhub: Latest DML post addresses same topic being discussed in today’s webinar. Read ‘s post here:

Latest DML post addresses same topic being discussed in today’s #ccourses webinar. Read @dajbelshaw’s post here: http://bit.ly/1rrxb9R 

drjaxon: And, this is why I am allergic to the LMS. Not much potential for acting or sharing in the LMS

And, this is why I am allergic to the LMS. #ccourses Not much potential for acting or sharing in the LMS

jgmac1106: We have always put out a spectrum of consuming, curating, and creating. Maybe it is a false scale. Trust built through all.

We have always put out a spectrum of consuming, curating, and creating. Maybe it is a false scale. Trust built through all. #ccourses

wdeihl: web connections can afford magical connections

web connections can afford magical connections #ccourses #VCUAltLab

jgmac1106: Page 170-174 is my favorite way for defining texts right now:

Page 170-174 is my favorite way for defining texts right now: http://bit.ly/1FJBCaP  #ccourses

drjaxon: Great reading on literacy theory by Brandt here: “Literacy piles up and spreads out”

Great reading on literacy theory by Brandt here: http://ln.is/dmp.osu.edu/dmac/sup/UuzVE … #ccourses “Literacy piles up and spreads out”