Celebrating CLMOOC Connections

CLMOOC 2016 has sped by. This third week has been devoted to celebrating connections. Things on the G+ community seem to have continued as usual, with all kinds of creations being put forth and played with. As well, there have been some reflections about connections different folks have made and appreciated. What strikes me about CLMOOC is its fluid, ongoing nature. People waft in and […]

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Remix Redux: Thoughts During #CLMOOC Break

It’s break week at CLMOOC, a great chance to take stock of what I’ve been thinking about. Turns out it’s a lot. Review So much great discussion took place after the CLMOOC Remix activity last week. There were active Twitter discussions that spilled into the Thursday Twitter chat (curated here) blog posts (mine, Susan van Gelder’s, Kevin Hodgson’s, and probably others I missed), and @NomadWarMachine’s Storify that summed up […]

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Pondering Remix: A #CLMOOC Reflection

This is Make Cycle #2 in the summer 2016 CLMOOC experience. The theme is connecting through reciprocation and appreciation of one another’s work, artistry, humanity, trials & errors, etc. “Everyone wants an encouraging audience for their work! How do we actively “listen” to others in digital spaces? How can we invite more connections? How can you honor the work of another? How can you show that […]

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Unexpected Smiles: A #CLMOOC Reflection

Beginning I’m trying a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This one is CLMOOC, Making Learning Connected Massive Open Online Collaboration, the offspring of the National Writing Project’s past summer MOOCishness. It’s facilitated by a group of NWP-experienced and MOOC-solid volunteers. My track record with MOOCs is pretty dismal. I dive in with the rest of the mob but typically, within a couple of of weeks, I […]

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From the Connected Courses hub, a Make for week 3: From one of the suggested reading/viewing texts, find a passage that grabs you in some way, and explore it with an eye to making it richly meaningful. I clipped much  of the text from the descriptions of Units 1, 2, &3 on the Connected Courses Website & created a word cloud: Created with Tagul.com While […]

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Talkin’ Trust

I’ve felt oddly disconnected from the resources-rich exploration of trust that’s taken place over the past weeks, and not just because I was away for half of it. In this post, I want to try to better understand my own ambivalence about the trust talk.  There are lots of chunks to this that seem related to me– maybe I’ll even be able to articulate some […]

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