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September 27, 2012

Announcement:

Title: ANIMATED ACTIVITY IN CMC11
Preview: Catherine Bliss has created an animated You Tube that demonstrates the activity in CMC11 over a few months in the Fall of 2011.  It is a fun and informative visual of the connections and posts harvested from blogs, discussions and tweets.                          &.......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on September 23, 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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By VanessaVaile, Feed Name: MOOC Madness
Preview: ...that covers most of the classes I am behind on blogging for or about. The notorious x-MOOC, a name hinting at both edX and (at least to me) the skull and cross bones flag, this time flown by edu-biz corporate raiders. Alas, traditional higher education is not doing so well at telling them apart. Such is [...]
[Read More] Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:19:39 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Unconventional History
By childrenandhistory, Feed Name: Teaching Children and History
Preview: What I love about history (teaching and learning history) is that there are so many ways to look at the past a share it with others.  The group of students I am working with spent some time today working on … Continue reading →
[Read More] Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:51:35 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Week 3 Wayfinding
By Richele Young, Feed Name: Creativity & Multicultural Communication
Preview: I'm starting to get more comfortable with the layout of the MOOC. I like learning about all the new information each week and picking and choosing sort of what fits on the path I'm taking. I like the concept of wayfinding. I found some pretty cool videos on youtube that I posted on my twitter. I'm definitely a visual learner so that video made sense to me. I guess at this point ....
[Read More] Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:41:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Learning isn’t Linear and Neither is Living
By wolfinthenight13, Feed Name: wolfinthenight13
Preview: I really enjoyed the video clip from this weeks readings by Sir Ken Robinson. It got me thinking, if him and so many other famous speakers are talking about this and agree that learning isn’t linear and that kids should be allowed freedom to explore and find their passion, why aren’t things changing? Instead more [...]
[Read More] Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:43:07 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Political Standing
By wolfinthenight13, Feed Name: wolfinthenight13
Preview: So with the heat rising for this years presidential election I thought to myself, maybe it”s about time I learn a thing or two… I am old enough to vote and registered, yet I have no interest in politics. With the state of America and rising troubles in the world I figured I should slowly [...]
[Read More] Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:49:31 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Connectivism creates...
By Richele Young, Feed Name: Creativity & Multicultural Communication
Preview: I watched the video interview with George Siemens this week where they discussed the idea of connectivism among a lot of other topics. I thought it was a pretty interesting interview considering the idea of connectivism is brand new to me. Siemens talked about the important of transitioning our thinking about learning and knowledge to one that is based on connections. This type of learning ....
[Read More] Sun, 23 Sep 2012 22:38:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Digital Storytelling: Pitcher Plants
By Brandy_Erdmann, Feed Name: On Creativity & Multicultural Communication
Preview: One of the first courses I took from Empire State College was a college writing course from professor Jeff Cahan. Following the course conclusion, Jeff suggested I take his creative nonfiction course the following semester. Even though I was regularly complemented on my writing, I still felt full of self doubt regarding my writing. I felt my writing was not very good or interesting and that a ....
[Read More] Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:20:00 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Chris Staley on the Ability to Teach Creativity
By Brandy_Erdmann, Feed Name: On Creativity & Multicultural Communication
Preview: The following video asks whether creativity can be taught. Penn State Laureate Chris Staley suggests that creativity is associated with fearlessness. We are born with creativity but lose it over time as we become fearful of the consequences of our actions. If we go into a project without the worries of how we may be judged or fear of impending failure, we can reignite our creativity and use it ....
[Read More] Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:06:00 +0000 [Comment]

New Discussions

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Title: Left-Brain/Right-Brain Functions
Preview: We have two eyes, two ears, two hands, and two minds. Our left brain thinks in terms of words and symbols while our right brain thinks in terms of images. The left side is the side used more by writiers, mathematicians, and scientists; the right side by artists, craftspeople, and musicians. Remembering a persons name is a function of the left-brain memory while rembering their face is a function .......
By aterry (adrienne) on September 27, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Digital Storytelling: Pitcher Plants
Preview: I think it's a great idea sharing your writing from another class! I am a writer and avid reader, and I think it's great to try and lose that fear of "not being good enough". I really liked your piece on pitcher plants. I think it will be refreshing to have your posts to read through and I actually really like your writing style. The ending was perfect. I myself have a minor case of bi-.......
By wolfinthenight () on September 24, 2012. [Reply]
Title: "Digging in the Sand Box"
Preview: Hi, I'm also taking this course through SUNY and am in my final year (yes!). Are you having an easier time figuring out the layout of this course? You don't have to do ALL the readings for every week, unless you want to. I think what is more important is to pick a topic or two or three, whatever, that you are interested in and start talking about it, that way other people will start .......
By xrichele (richele young) on September 23, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Chris Staley on the Ability to Teach Creativity
Preview: Hi Brandy, Liked the Chris Staley video and the idea that creativity can be taught. Notions of fear and failure are good subjects to bring up as they honour a process that sometimes put the creative person in active opposition to how they are "expected" to understand the world. This isn't always an easy place to be. I wish Staley had used a deeper example of stretching boundaries than the .......
By scottHJ () on September 23, 2012. [Reply]
Title: What is a MOOC? And what direction would you like to see it go?
Preview: There are several different types of MOOCs, so for the sake of this discussion, let's stick to the connectivist variety (the designation variety of CMC11).HERE is a sort of compendium of thoughts on MOOCs to get us started  ~ note that the first video is one you may have already seen somewhere :)What other explanations or definitions have you found?  Can you describe what a .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on September 23, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Week 2 Craziness
Preview: I was going down the list of information / readings for week 2 when I got to the link "Connection Not Content." It made me laugh. I am definitely the student who is used to reading all of the information and so caught up in trying to learn everything and then "write a serious blog reflection about it." It's habit. This link made me take a step back to RELAX. I have been trying to catch up .......
By xrichele (richele young) on September 21, 2012. [Reply]

New Comments

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

Title: Re: Chris Staley on the Ability to Teach Creativity
Preview: Scientists have established that physiological responses can be consciouslyaltered. You can condition yourself to trigger a particular chemical pattern in your brain that will afect your attitudes and your thinking in postive
By aterry (adrienne) on September 27, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: What's At Play Here? #CMC11
Preview: Diigo is just like using bookmarks on your internet browser, like firefox. once you make a diigo account, you can add the diigo toolbar. every time you come across anything interesting you'd like to save, you can easily add it to your library via the tool bar and tag it with cmc so others can see what you're looking
By xrichele (richele young) on September 24, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: What is a MOOC? And what direction would you like to see it go?
Preview: OOOOPs .. the link did not hold, so HERE it is again.http://www.connectivistmoocs.org/what-is-a-connectivist-mooc/
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on September 23, 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).

: Technology's Impact on Education | Visual.ly | @scoopit #cmc11 http://t.co/ayqv8uPN (2012-09-27T21:47:26Z)
: I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/4R3TWQ3R cmc11 0001 (2012-09-27T18:24:05Z)
: Reminds me of me in a MOOC: http://t.co/9Ov9mjtq via @youtube #CMC11 (2012-09-25T20:31:18Z)
: The Importance of Undisciplined Thinking | @scoopit via @SusanServen #cmc11 http://t.co/jSaCOp57 (2012-09-21T17:32:23Z)
: Can You Teach Creativity? - Chris Staley, Penn State Laureate 2012-2013 | @scoopit #cmc11 http://t.co/3sOuxGPj (2012-09-21T16:57:26Z)