Welcome everyone to the first day of #oclmooc. This week we are focused on getting connected and how to learn in a cMooc environment.
All of the details for week 1 are posted on the week 1 page, these include information, events, suggested activities and resources. We’ve also sent these details by email to those who had signed up as of last night. If you haven’t signed up yet you can do so by clicking on this link.
This week we are hoping that you will join our Google+ Community and share an introductory post, as well as sending a Tweet using the #oclmooc hashtag. We also encourage you to start a blog if you don’t have one, and write an intro post to share with the #oclmooc community. If you don’t know how to do any of these things there are instructions on this page, and more details and resources in the week 1 post.
Tonight we hosted a Hangout On Air called cMooc stories where members of the PostEtmooc community shared their experiences and advice for participating in a cMooc. If you weren’t able to watch it live, you can watch the archive below.
Tomorrow at 7 pm mountain time we’ll be hosting our first webinar on the topic of getting started in a course like #oclmooc with special guest Dave Cormier. You can find out more about the session in the week 1 post, or in the calendar which you’ll find near the middle of the right hand side of the website. This session will be using Blackboard Collaborate, if you haven’t used Blackboard before, we suggest logging in at least 15 minutes early because there is software you will need to install. There are instructions for using Blackboard in this post. Here is the link to connect tomorrow night (Thursday September 25th at 7pm Mountain time).
We’ve also posted all of the events we’ll be hosting for #oclmooc as events in the Google+ Community (sorry for all of the emails you got from me today, I won’t send this many again.)
We are looking forward to learning with all of you, no matter what that learning looks like for you.
Rhonda, and the rest of the #oclmooc co-conspirators.