CMC11 CMC11 NewPosts

From: www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/

September 13, 2011

Announcement:

Announcement

Description: 13 September 2011

It takes time to open the mind to a distributed learning venue as opposed to a linear one ... and I am not sure any specific instructions are helpful ... I think one needs to embrace ambiguity, before one can go with the flow.  We have added a Help Desk as a bridge to the state of flow, so feel free to post your tech queries there and we will do our best to guide you to more clarity and focus ... the rest is up to you and your personal learning networks in CMC11.

Cormier, Downes and Siemens are facilitating a fascinating MOOC simultaneously with this one ... albeit for many more weeks  ... it goes through the winter and into the Spring.  We will try to gather more tips and wayfinding ideas and pass them to you as they become available under the CC license, along with the link to CHANGE MOOC 11 ... http://change.mooc.ca/ ... 35 weeks of MOOC bliss.
Here are some bits and pieces coming your way in CMC11:
•    Nine Steps to Participating in a MOOC, George Siemens (see the link in CMC11 week 3 Readings, Materials, etc.)
•    Self Regulated Learning and Coping With MOOC Abundance (see link in CMC11 week 2 Readings, Materials, etc.)

Please also check out another new addition to the course sidebar "The Big Picture" and scroll down to see the global  locations and visitor counter. 

Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the CMC11 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.
[Browse all Blog Posts]

Post Title: The Magic Within
By Barbara Wheat Lipatapanlop, Feed Name: The Magic Within
Preview: An Ocean of Ideas There is a certain magic inside each one of us waiting to be freed in the form of creative thoughts, words, images, ideas. In the midst of our busy lives we need ways to coax that magic into being. Here's a verse that reminds me of creativity and the Creative Problem Solving process:Remember, one thought might not mean much.But thoughts that we think over and over are like ....
[Read More] 2011-09-09T19:05:00.000-07:00 [Comment]
Post Title: About this virtual space
By Alvaro Galvis, Feed Name: Creativity in Multicultural settings
Preview: This virtual space will serve to share ideas about Creativity in Multicultural Settings. This is part of the MOOC initiative.Authors of this posting are members of Metacursos, a virtual organization focused on exploring educational uses of technologies.Alvaro Galvis and Liliana
[Read More] 2011-09-12T19:18:00.000-07:00 [Comment]
Post Title: calling fellow #CMC11 MOOCers
By Chrissi Nerantzi, Feed Name: Chrissi Nerantzi
Preview: (please note this is the first draft) Big day has arrived and I have to admit I feel a bit lost. Where to look, how to connect and with whom? Started looking for people I know. I have information that some of them signed-up. Haven’t found anybody yet in any of the platforms and am [...]
[Read More] Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:57:58 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: CMC11 Cron Harvest test
By RetSam Zhang, Feed Name: retsamesl
Preview: This is a test post for CMC11 Cron
[Read More] Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:49:26 +0100 [Comment]
Post Title: First day of MOOC!
By Betty Hurley-Dasgupta, Feed Name: Creativity and Multicultural Communication
Preview: #CMC11Exciting day! We now have over 250 registered. I am preparing some thoughts on multiculturalism vs interculturalism. Please provide your comments ahead, wither here or in twitter, using the #CMC11 tag.More tonight...
[Read More] Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:42:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: What are the main challenges of Global Communication?
By Sunflower EFL, Feed Name: Sunflower EFL
Preview: What are the main challenges of Global Communication? Hang your own note on our Wallwisher!! http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/GlobalCommunication "Global Communication" Week 9by Silvia Purpuri and Retsam Zhang, as part of the Massive Open Education Course on Creativity and Multicultural
[Read More] 2011-09-12T17:13:00.000+02:00 [Comment]
Post Title: On Global Communication - a starter for brainstorming!
By Sunflower EFL, Feed Name: Sunflower EFL
Preview: As part of the Massive Open Education Course (MOOC) on during WEEK 9, Retsam Zhang and I will be exploring Global Communication!Here's a starter for brainstorming: Are we communicating globally or are we just imaginary cosmopolitans?You are welcome to join the discussion by posting your comments below and share your
[Read More] 2011-09-11T16:51:00.000+02:00 [Comment]
Post Title: Is learning changing (for all)? #CMC11 @fredgarnett @pgcap
By Chrissi Nerantzi, Feed Name: Chrissi Nerantzi
Preview: Just to put things into context first: I haven’t really created any videos for teaching and learning before, despite the fact that I enjoy capturing some of our family moments using this medium and enjoy playing them back. My boys love this too and have started taking their own as well. I noticed, that these [...]
[Read More] Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:26:50 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: PictureLog - Multicultural Experience Enhances Creativity - The When and How
By RetSam Zhang, Feed Name: retsamesl
Preview: Following are the impressive ideas I got after reading the document( Multicultural Experience Enhances Creativity ). I also added my own creativity and inspirations to simplify the complex thoughts. Hope you find it helpful.Multicultural experience may foster creativity by (a) providing direct access to novel ideas and concepts from other cultures, (b) creating the ability to see ....
[Read More] Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:21:20 +0100 [Comment]

New Discussions

Consider commenting on participant's blog post to create a new discussion here. To view the entire discussion thread, click on the title of the post, and you'll be taken to the blog post itself. Or view the list of all discussion threads.

Title: First day of MOOC!
Preview: Hi Betty, I have always been a foreigner, all my life actually. I am from Greece but born in Germany. Then we moved to Greece, where I was treated like a German, despite the fact that I am 100% Greek. My journey then brought me to the UK, a foreigner again or still. I am mentioning my life journey so far because the theme of this MOOC made me really think about how my personal multicultural .......
By chrissinerantzi (Chrissi Nerantzi) on September 12, 2011. [Reply]
Title: CMC11 MOOC Model1
Preview: Perfect, thanks! I'm curious what software you used for the ...
By inkazar (ilyse na'omi kazar) on September 12, 2011. [Reply]

New Comments

These are individual comments posted today to the discussion threads (for new discussion threads, see the list above).

Title: Re: Public Mindmap - Qs/issues with using this site
Preview: Hi ilyse,Thanks again for your questions, suggestions and MindMeister map. I replied to your post earlier in All Discussions, and that's why I created this Help Desk(based on your suggestion). I have added some Notes on your MindMeister map to response to your questions there. They were great questions and are really helping all of us to see things clearer. I have been trying to figure ....
By retsam (RetSam Zhang) on September 13, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: Public Mindmap - Qs/issues with using this site
Preview: Hi ilyse,Thanks again for your questions, suggestions and MindMeister map. I replied to your post earlier in All Discussions, and that's why I created this Help Desk(based on your suggestion). I have added some Notes on your MindMeister map to response to your questions there. They were great questions and are really helping all of us to see things clearer. I have been trying to figure out ....
By retsam (RetSam Zhang) on September 13, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: Public Mindmap - Qs/issues with using this site
Preview: Hi Ilyse,Just had a look at your mindmap. I used them this morning. Good to see that others find them useful as well. You have had a good look around I can see from your questions and observations. Let's hope that your questions will be answered on Thursday ;o) Not sure if I can make it but I will try. At least the recording will be available afterwards. Speak again
By chrissinerantzi (Chrissi Nerantzi) on September 13, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: Has it started yet? #cmc11 - reply to Sam
Preview: Hi Sam,Thank your interesting reply and your call for unconditional love to become more or truly creative. While it might sound easy, I think many will find it extremely challenging. How can we help the sceptics? WOuld you like to share with us any examples where it has worked? Taking the time to play and learn and learn through play not just when we are young is important, but why do so many ....
By chrissinerantzi (Chrissi Nerantzi) on September 13, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: Has it started yet? #cmc11
Preview: Hi Chrissi,Don't worry, I know it's not easy to pronounce my full name, so just call me Sam please. : ) Congratulations on your discovery of gems! We are looking forward to your sharing. :D I would like to share my thoughts regarding to your great questions. I believe that being creative is a nature of our true selves, just like being loving and humorous. The main reason that we fear ....
By retsam (RetSam Zhang) on September 13, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: Where to ask MetaQ's?
Preview: Hi ilyse, Glad to hear from you! Thank you for you great questions and suggestions, highly appreciated. This site is always a work in progress ( adjusting and bettering ), just like an open ended question. We would like to find the balance between simply and rich. So feel free to share your creative ideas with us. A mind-map is an absolutely good idea, I would suggest you to share in under ....
By retsam (RetSam Zhang) on September 12, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: Has it started yet? #cmc11 - reply and a question
Preview: Hello RetSam Zhang (not sure if if this is your full name, first name and/or surname), please excuse me if made a mistake ;o(Thank you for your kind words. Just found these discussions here. Was initially in Google docs but felt a bit frustrated because I kept loosing the threads. I am sure it is me... and my in-ability to think linear. ;o)Anyway, I have started reading through the materials and ....
By chrissinerantzi (Chrissi Nerantzi) on September 12, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: CMC11 MOOC Model1
Preview: Very nice. I've always used OmniGraffle on my desktop but of course that does not lend itself to collaboration. The downside to cloud apps, of course, is occasional worries about sensitive content living on someone else's server or perhaps being shared with the government (anything older than 6 mos in the U.S. does not, I have read, require a subpoena process) ... and viability of the ....
By inkazar (ilyse na'omi kazar) on September 12, 2011. [Reply]
Title: Re: CMC11 MOOC Model1
Preview: Thanks inkazar. It's a web-based collaborate tool which is easy-to-use and allows you to produce nice looking diagrams. Feel free to check it out: http://cacoo.
By retsam (RetSam Zhang) on September 12, 2011. [Reply]

New Twitter Posts

If you use the CMC11 tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here (note that harvesting only started Friday morning).