In addition to his role as co-conspirator for #oclmooc and participation in almost all of the scheduled events (he even joined one Twitter chat from more than 37,000 feet in the air) Paul Signorelli wrote regular blog posts reflecting on his experiences in #oclmooc and how they interested with his experiences the Connected Courses Mooc. All of Paul’s #oclmooc posts can be viewed here – check them out if you haven’t already, they provide a great history of #oclmooc.
A few weeks after our last webinar, several #oclmooc co-conspirators joined Alec Couros in a conversation about our experiences in #etmooc and how they might be replicated in other moocs as part of week 5 of Connected Courses. You might recognize #oclmooc co-conspirators Susan Spellman Cann, Paul Signorelli, Erin Luong and Rhonda Jessen in the archive of the session which I have embedded below. If you’d like to read more about the session, here is a link to Paul’s post about the it.
This week our focus is on collaboration and community
Please note: The schedule is a little different this week. We’ll be holding our webinar next Tuesday October 14th (7pm mountain time) – we are excited to have Pernille Rip, the founder of the Global Read Aloud project, and Kelli Holden, an Alberta teacher and Global Read Aloud project join us to talk about the Global Read Aloud project. Our weekly Twitter chat will follow on Wednesday October 15th at 7pm mountain time.
- In what ways are you collaborating with other educators/trainers?
- How to you encourage your learners and colleagues to collaborate with others outside of your school/university/workplace?
- Where is your community?
- How do you create community?
- What keeps you engaged in a community?
- What is the most dynamic community you’ve ever joined? What made it dynamic?
Please check out our week 3 page for thoughts and readings about community and collaboration, and what it takes to build and sustain it. There are a lot of resources included, please don’t feel pressured to view them all immediately; choose those that resonate with you and your goals and interests. You can come back and view them at any time, we’ll keep this site up as a resource after #oclmooc has ended.
However you choose to participate this week, it’s right, there is no one way to participate in an experience like #oclmooc. Since this week’s focus is community we do encourage you to connect with others in the #oclmooc community in some way – by commenting on their blogs, posting or replying to a post on Twitter or in the Google+ community, or in a Google Hangout or face to face interaction.
Friday October 3rd is another fun day for learning and creating, but really you can do these activities anytime throughout the week.
- Make a Haiku Deck about yourself or on digital citizenship and share to the #oclmooc hashtag and or share in the Google+ community.
- Use smore to share your ideas about digital citizenship. You can see a few examples below. We hope you have fun doing your own:
- Create an About Me page or think about updating your existing page. You can sign in to their page to see how.