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March 9, 2013


Preview: and those who participated in yesterday's live session ...
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on March 7, 2013.
Preview: on Blackboard Collaborate for a fun session on Creativity please make sure your Java is the most current version in order to access the presentation.  Have your questions about creativity ready to ask ...
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on March 6, 2013.
Preview: will be giving a presentation on Creativity ... we will meet and greet in Blackboard Collaborate: Please make sure you have the very latest upgrade of Javascript in order to access Blackboard ... they have published a recent ...
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on March 5, 2013.
Preview: NOW SCHEDULED FOR 3PM NEW YORK TIME.Nathan Schwagler will be discussing creativity from his perspective.  Nathan holds an MS in Creativity Studies form the ICSC at Buffalo State and is very active with creativity in business and entrepreneurship.  I do not have details yet ... so we will all be surprised.Also, if you have posted blog entries and have not seen them in the NewPosts, .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on March 4, 2013.
Preview: Nathan Schwagler will join us for a live session @Blackboard Collaborate .. tentative time: NOON New York time.  Please check back for time confirmation prior to Wednesday.We are also into the creativity sessions of pre-recorded presentations and Wednesday's session will follow in the Creativity theme. How do you define creativity?  Do you consider yourself a creative individual? We .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on March 3, 2013.

Participants' Blog Posts

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Post Title: On PLEs
By Mike, Feed Name: ESC Creativity and Multicultural Communication
Preview: Personal Learning Environments are proof that we are on the cusp of an educational revolution. For centuries, education has looked remarkably similar- we may have moved away from one-room country schoolhouses, but some of the most prestigious colleges in America are comprised of buildings that have been in use since the earliest years of the nation. But all of this is changing, and fast. With ....
[Read More] Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:01:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: On Connectivism
By Mike, Feed Name: ESC Creativity and Multicultural Communication
Preview: Once again, I'm going to be working quite a bit this week to try to catch up with the rest of you, please bear with me. I think it's fitting that this subject of Connectivism is introduced so early in the course. After all, the whole point of a MOOC is getting the input of so many different people together at the same time. Stephen Downes really focused on this point, highlighting ....
[Read More] Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:41:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Introductions
By Mike, Feed Name: ESC Creativity and Multicultural Communication
Preview: Hey guys, sorry I'm late to the party. Not even fashionably late, just really, really late. My name is Mike Schiller and I'm an explorer. Ever since I was very young, my family moved around a lot. So I've lived in many different states, and that pretty much set me up for the rest of my life. Currently, I am living in western China, near the Tibetan border. It's a beautiful ....
[Read More] Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:47:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Digging Diigo ...
By cyeager, Feed Name: CMC11
Preview: for bookmarking and discussion ~ we have a group site @ CDL_CMC11 for Diigo and one can use it as a bookmarking service (offline, in a cloud to save precious hard drive space) as well as a discussion space. In the most recent time period a long term MOOC participant and myself are the only ones using it. What a shame as it really is a great option for learning and then going back to see what ....
[Read More] Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:12:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Creative Resolutions
By Jon Bunch, Feed Name: Jon Bunch
Preview: #cmc11From my experiences in the workplace there has been a noticeable difference between people that just use typical troubleshooting or problem solving techniques to solve a variety of issues compared to those who tend to think outside the box and tackle the problem from a different approach. Instead of waiting for a creative idea to happen, they tend to take a standardized approach to solve ....
[Read More] Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:36:00 +0000 [Comment]

New Discussions

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Title: Creativity
Preview: This is more of a suggested resource than a discussion though discussing the content of the article would be great. The March 2013 Scientific American has an article called: "Evolution of Creativity the rise of the innovative mind" that covers a number of topics related to idea formation in the self and in society. Good synthesis of research from a number of sources--worth ...
By scottHJ () on March 9, 2013. [Reply]
Title: Digging Diigo ...
Preview: Using Diggo to comment on bookmarked articles could model how to start and engage a discussion with this social comment bookmarking feature. The next (not imo 'instead of') step would be to connect that discussion to others. For example, by adding to an existing discussion thread, posting a notice/invitation (+ link) to a CMC11 group about the discussion ~ or both. The comment .......
By VanessaVaile () on March 6, 2013. [Reply]
Title: Personal learning enviroments
Preview: Those are really wonderful contemplations.I've personally been really unhappy with public school (we're in NY) in recent years. The new Core Curriculum Standards coupled with consistently reduced resources for schools has resulted in some really nasty realities for kids. For example, my son is in K and the new standards require him to spell 100 words, name 6 different vertices, and .......
By wildmntnhoney (Jess) on March 4, 2013. [Reply]
Title: This isn't summer camp
Preview: If the majority of online content creation is done by people likely unfamiliar with any learning theory (as happens where I work) then the working formula is bound to be: more flash = deeper learning. It would be very nice if this turned out to be true for those who support media as key to the learner's brain but really it doesn't have to be true as long as people believe it (and .......
By scottHJ () on March 3, 2013. [Reply]

New Comments

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

Title: Re: Utopian Justice
Preview: Oh, c'mon Scott! As if I didn't have enough crazy ideas rattling around in my already overloaded brain, you have to go and offer me THAT gem?!Seriously, I like it. You should email me sometime (
By wildmntnhoney (Jess) on March 6, 2013. [Reply]
Title: Re: Utopian Justice
Preview: Justice is a very good term here--and maybe more powerful than the more polite "autonomy", self-respect or even "agency." Many of the students at our small community college seem numb and helpless from a life where no one ever acknowledged them, leaving them essentially voiceless. Robbing people of being themselves is an awful injustice but as you say is not always done with intention. I wonder ....
By scottHJ () on March 5, 2013. [Reply]
Title: Re: Utopian Justice
Preview: I do a lot of work in the field of Family Court, including the inner workings of CPS, in NY. Something I've come to realize is that justice can only be acquired when one has agency; without agency, there is little sense of self-worth; without self-worth there is no confidence to do the work that needs doing to see justice. That's exactly the problem with many people who are involved in ....
By wildmntnhoney (Jess) on March 4, 2013. [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).

: What's an idea?: #cmc11 (2013-03-07T23:34:05Z)
: #MOOC my day (the good, the bad & the ugly) mine on @Storify so of course I like it | @scoopit #cmc11 #evomlit (2013-03-07T04:16:21Z)
: Creativity expert Nathan Schwagler coming up at 3 on #CMC11 (2013-03-06T19:58:24Z)
: Memory and retrieval challenges solved in Digging Diigo ... #CMC11 (2013-03-05T22:26:21Z)