Experimenting with learning spaces #etmooc

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Flat world for a Minecraft design challenge

I’m planning to lead a couple of different learning opportunities online in my school district and planning for them makes me think about the flexibility of virtual spaces to meet the needs of learners.…

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Course comparison: f2f vs #etmooc

I read a friend’s blog today in which she offered her concerns about MOOCs, and posed some pointed questions about the capacity of a massive course to be responsive to learners. I have only had experience with cMOOCs, and I’m an unabashed supporter and fan, so I want to respond.…

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Re-entering #etmooc and re-orienting

Absent a while from #etmooc, I jumped back in yesterday with no apology for missing class. I took note of Rhoni McFarlane’s posting about her own absence. McFarlane explains in a blog post how she missed the digital storytelling topic in #etmooc.…

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A role for networked learners in #etmooc: Translator

In a newly released report, Connected Learning: and agenda for research and design, researchers from MacArthur Foundations DML Research Hub write,  “There are roles and supports for teachers, mentors, and outside experts to act as translators and connection-builders for learners across domains and contexts.” (pg 78)

During a recent Connected Learning webinar, Mimi Ito, one of the contributing researchers described some of the ways adults can play the role of translators, explaining how we can help children make sense of the learning opportunities online.…

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No Dropouts, Just Learners #etmooc

I tagged this question from the #etmooc twitter stream over a week ago and it has been nagging me to respond ever since.…

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Advice (to myself) on working in the #etmooc

In “Is that a question I see before me?” Stacey Kerr remarks that holding a question in mind when she sits down to read through the content of the MOOC is a helpful strategy she discovered at the advice of another participant, Jeff Merrell.…

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Getting settled in the #etmooc

  1. Cathy Anderson ht.ly/gP6Uv I will be using my personal blog for #etmooc … now to get started ..way behind!
  2. In a course with such an open structure, what makes a participant feel behind on the morning of Day 2?

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Questions I’ll bring to #etmooc

Since I’ve participated before in connectivist MOOCs, the start of #etmooc has me thinking about why I’ve come back. Sure, I’m interested in the content of the course. The topics this course will explore come up daily in my work as an instructional coach, so I think this course will help me stay current on important, emerging themes in educational technology.…

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Intro to #etmooc

Hello MOOC!

I chose to make a screencast of myself in Minecraft to introduce myself. See that exciting effort below. I’m from Denver, CO and I’ve participated in a few open courses, including #change11, a constructivist MOOC. I’m excited to see how this course takes shape and I’m looking forward to learning with all of you.…

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