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November 13, 2012


Preview: Here is your opportunity to participate in a G+ Hangout ... I know it is Thanksgiving week.  I also know that the September semester for grade seekers is coming to a close and ... the first week of December we will have a live Blackboard Collaborate session and the next week we will hold the final project presentations on 2 days (one evening hour and one day hour).  Each presentation .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 13, 2012.
Title: CMC11 UPDATE ...
Preview: Saturday was the fourth Google + Hangout and invitations were sent to those who had not notified us one way or the other.  There will be a final opportunity to meet in the next and last Google + Hangout.  Progress, projects and participation are keys to success in the CMC11 MOOC ... connections and critical thinking are also keys to successful participation.Current participants are .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 11, 2012.
Title: TODAY GOOGLE + HANGOUT please join us
Preview: AT 4PM, NEW YORK TIME !!!Looking forward to seeing and hearing as many as we can ... and of you have no mic or camera, there is still the chat box for you to use ... PLEASE let me know if you wish an invite by sending reply to carolyeager@gmail.comThank ...
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 10, 2012.
Preview: AT 4PM, NEW YORK TIME !!!Looking forward to seeing and hearing as many as we can ... and of you have no mic or camera, there is still the chat box for you to use ... PLEASE let me know if you wish an invite by sending reply to carolyeager@gmail.comThank you ... and here is a fun app for those blogs you have been writing ... give it a try ... free!
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 9, 2012.
Preview: a big thank you to all who have been participating and making connections.  It is not easy to learn in a new way and connectivist learning asks us to set aside the more traditional, linear learning strategies.  Here, you are self directed and need to forge your own personal learning environment/networks and connections ... no easy feat, at first.  Be patient with the new approach, .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 7, 2012.

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.
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Post Title: Designing a Comment Scraper for MOOCs (and other animals)
By VanessaVaile, Feed Name: MOOC Madness
Preview: Reblogged from Connection not Content: I published the daily output of a basic Comment Scraper program during the last week of the Change11 MOOC. Since then there has been some further interest and I have been happy to make the original program (in Python 2.7) available on request. I have now written a new and [...]
[Read More] Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:39:21 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Network, connections and learning concerns ...
By cyeager, Feed Name: CMC11
Preview: We are a smaller number of active participants than in other time spans of this MOOC and this has created some challenges, asking for some serious CPS (creative problem solving ... as outlined and discussed in several weekly sessions and pages of CMC11).A few credit seeking folks have been very active in attempting to generate some interest on topics and engagement of others ... duly noted and ....
[Read More] Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:21:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: CMC11 Reflection
By wolfinthenight13, Feed Name: wolfinthenight13
Preview: After replying to a post in the discussions area, I felt like posting my thoughts so far on the course. I’ve made some general posts about this, confusion in the beginning, and just some general thoughts on what we’ve been learning. But I feel it’s time to speak my mind. If any of you knew [...]
[Read More] Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:00:32 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Classical Music
By wolfinthenight13, Feed Name: wolfinthenight13
Preview: Just now watched the video, thanks for that Carol! Those kids were so darn cute. I absolutely loved the idea. It reminded me how much I actually do like a lot of classical music. The idea to bend your favorite lyrics to the old “beats” is an inventive and fun idea. If this is how [...]
[Read More] Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:21:11 +0000 [Comment]

New Discussions

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Title: Creative development ...
Preview: I don't want you to feel lonely Carol.   I think that Open Educational Resources that allow for individualized self-directed learning should be encouraged for everyone and for the most part need not be attached to old higher education structures.   But, there is a big role for the use of OER's and other tools to enable students to fill in gaps in prior independent .......
By Joyce McKnight () on November 9, 2012. [Reply]

New Comments

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

Title: Re: Creative development ...
Preview: I had a discussion with our Education Division about the relative merits of having the students arrange their own field experiences versus the department being in control. The consensus among faculty was that they know the students' needs and they know the local school districts, so they're better placed to make a match. My response was that we are all in charge of our own education, ....
By phb256 () on November 13, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Creative development ...
Preview: I've been thinking about this post for several days and I've come to the conclusion, that teachers and other officials are the reason we worry so much about our grades. We are pressured to always do our best, we have to be smarter than anyone else to get anywhere in life. You want us to be able to learn in a relaxed way? Then get rid of grades completely. Grades are stupid. Some ....
By wolfinthenight () on November 12, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Stay a ?
Preview: Since I just finished the longest single project of my life...the writing of a comprehensive textbook for Pearson Publishing, I have some thoughts on textbooks...they are primarily background materials.  The author should provide you with some exercises and lots of examples, but your instructor should provide you with some that are focused on your course or better yet s/he should ask you to ....
By Joyce McKnight () on November 9, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Confused: Deciding for yourself
Preview: Hi  I am a teacher at Empire State College and occasionally drop into this MOOC because learning new things is one of the ways I have fun.   I have a couple of thoughts and suggestions.  Carol Yeager and Betty Lawrence are among the kindest people I know so don't be afraid to ask them questions.  Second, I know that they just want you to learn new things and have ....
By Joyce McKnight () on November 9, 2012. [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).

: Interesting data graphic ... comments on #ViaMath,# cmc11 (2012-11-10T11:03:11Z)
: EduMOOC by @VanceS on @scoopit #cmc11 (2012-11-10T10:48:39Z)
: A True History of MOOCs from SDownes & including recording of interview session #cmc11 (2012-11-10T10:40:22Z)
: A Tru(er) History of MOOCs for your perusal and use #cmc11 (2012-11-10T10:38:05Z)
: Math does not need to be intimidating ... #cmc11, # vizmath (2012-11-10T19:57:07Z)
: #CMC11 ... What do you think about creativity as a required course? (2012-11-10T16:33:16Z)
: What is metacognition? #cmc11, #betty55 (2012-11-10T12:00:46Z)
: US election ... wake up call 4 data illiterate journalists #vizmath, #cmc11 (2012-11-10T11:14:53Z)
: Dealing with change ... #cmc11 (2012-11-10T11:10:42Z)
: The redundant pyramid: how hierarchical learning structures are collapsing | @scoopit via @julianstodd #cmc11 (2012-11-09T18:11:24Z)
: Art and education explored at Creative Campus | News | a-n | @scoopit via @FariBrad #cmc11 (2012-11-09T18:08:30Z)
: Transmedia Storytelling Cookbook: from Digital to a Multiplatform Approach via @D_RockingChair | #cmc11 @scoopit (2012-11-08T16:01:59Z)
: In Praise of the Hashtag #cmc11 (2012-11-07T20:29:10Z)
: Connectivism in Practice - How to Organize a MOOC | Alfabetización digital | #cmc11 @scoopit (2012-11-07T14:50:10Z)