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November 9, 2012

Announcement:

Title: TOMORROW, SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER GOOGLE + HANGOUT
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!http://www.thinglink.com/scene/323042607603122176#.......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 9, 2012.
Title: A WARM WELCOME TO NEW PARTICIANTS AND
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.
Title: GOOGLE + HANGOUT SCHEDULED ...
Preview: for Saturday, 10 November, 4 pm New York time.  You do not need a webcam, and if you have one and do not wish to show your face .... wear a mask, a disguise (there are some of these features within the hangout and we can try them out then).  Think of something that has confused you this week, or something that has given you an "aha!"Also, please welcome some new folks to this MOOC ... .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 6, 2012.
Title: Looking for a few good
Preview: connections and the cmc11 landscape is a bit barren. Please check the cmc11 blog posts, tweets and such and let us know your thoughts. The idea is to connect and develop your personal learning environment/network. Thanks for helping us out!Google + Hangout notice: Saturday, 10 November, 4pm New York time ... live session for presentations and exchange of ideas. Will you be there? Please .......
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 5, 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: 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]
Post Title: Symptoms Of Spiritual Awakening
By wolfinthenight13, Feed Name: wolfinthenight13
Preview: Upon reading this webpage I was interested to see what the rest of the website was like. I don’t know if anyone else has explored through it yet, but it was highly interesting and relatable to me. I’m not sure if I’m one of these “Indigo” people, but the website definitely sparked an interest to [...]
[Read More] Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:50:27 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Frequency Illusion
By wolfinthenight13, Feed Name: wolfinthenight13
Preview: This bias is when a word, name, or object becomes the focus of your attention, and then it seems to appear everywhere. I think this most commonly see when someone buys a new car. You get a new car, you really love it, and then it seems like everyone has it. This was the case [...]
[Read More] Sat, 03 Nov 2012 14:59:27 +0000 [Comment]
Post Title: Creative development ...
By cyeager, Feed Name: CMC11
Preview: within cmc11 could be an interesting, collaborative, connective process with some surprising outcomes. A few days ago I posted a challenge to all to write about what might a new form of higher education take. So far, no takers.This weekend, an article on the current MOOC endeavors of the elite schools appeared. HERE is a link to the article. A fellow MOOC developer who is with Duke was ....
[Read More] Sat, 03 Nov 2012 21:50:00 +0000 [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: 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]
Title: Stay a ?
Preview: I just watched the video on the difference between being knowledgeable and knowledge-able. Before even watching it I considered myself knowledge-able even though I didn't even know the definition yet. I didn't consider myself knowledgeable right away because I don't really think about that word when I think of describing myself, even though I do know a lot of things about... .......
By xrichele (richele young) on November 6, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Confused, Lost, and Discouraged!!!!!
Preview: This course has gotten the best of me. I feel completely confused, lost, and discouraged. I keep telling myself it will be fine, but it is not. I read the weekly readings and view the videos, but it ends there. I haven't a clue as what to communicate about or how. I feel like I am learning, but there is no place to show it. And when I do blog, it doesn't feel sufficient. I feel .......
By educatingtap () on November 4, 2012. [Reply]

New Comments

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

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]
Title: Re: Confused
Preview: Thank you for all the responses. They were helpful and encouraging. I am feeling better about the course. I think one thing I have been struggling with is the fear of posting wrong. I haven't had a clue what to post about, so I just haven't. I love using the internet for research and I just have to start doing it.Wolfinthenight - I hear you loud and clear. Sometimes I feel like I&....
By educatingtap () on November 6, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Confused
Preview: PS You could also investigate other MOOCs and let us know what you may have discovered ... weekly themes are just that ... themes ... and your very exposure to the material could help you fine ways to break out of the "need to be told what to do" mold.  Life is not a set of instructions on how to go through every day ... it is a series of observations, adjustments, successes, mistakes, ....
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 6, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Confused
Preview: PS You could also investigate other MOOCs and let us know what you may have discovered ... weekly themes are just that ... themes ... and your very exposure to the material shoudl help you fine ways to break out of the "need to be told what to do" mold.  Life is not a set of instructions on how to go through every day ... it is a series of observations, adjustments, successes, mistakes, ....
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 6, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Confused
Preview: There have been a number of suggested topics from " ??? what questions would you ask" to working on designing a new form of college learning.  It is difficult when one is used to being told what to do, to find a direction that speaks to your interest, or even a new interest.  There is a myriad of material in each weekly session that can act as a springboard for your investigation and ....
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on November 6, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Confused
Preview: Sometimes I feel the same way. I felt like at the start of term that there was quite a bit of activity, but now that there isn't, I feel like there is no one to interact with. Because of that it is hard to make blog posts. Sometimes I go off and explore something and I don't really think about turning around and making a post about, I'm trying to get into a better habit of that ....
By wolfinthenight () on November 5, 2012. [Reply]
Title: Re: Confused
Preview: Sorry to read that you feel adrift in a course that is supposed to be what you make of it. I had a great time in this class last fall, which is why I have kept up with the comments on Facebook and the postings here. The beauty of a MOOC is that it is self-directed. You pick up a piece of information that fascinates you and you'll find it's only the beginning of a spool that will ....
By johngriffin0928 (John Griffin) on November 5, 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).

: The redundant pyramid: how hierarchical learning structures are collapsing | @scoopit via @julianstodd http://t.co/rjpQjMdG #cmc11 (2012-11-09T18:11:24Z)
: Art and education explored at Creative Campus | News | a-n | @scoopit via @FariBrad http://t.co/1hMBVJmb #cmc11 (2012-11-09T18:08:30Z)
: Transmedia Storytelling Cookbook: from Digital to a Multiplatform Approach via @D_RockingChair | #cmc11 @scoopit http://t.co/ZzxevN6e (2012-11-08T16:01:59Z)
: In Praise of the Hashtag http://t.co/QgQaZJRr #cmc11 (2012-11-07T20:29:10Z)
: Connectivism in Practice - How to Organize a MOOC | Alfabetización digital | #cmc11 @scoopit http://t.co/oe4wBF9E (2012-11-07T14:50:10Z)
: #Video break! 5 Year Olds Pilot Their Own Learning http://t.co/Hz6aVHtQ #cmc11 (2012-11-05T00:35:32Z)
: Fascinating images from Shape of Song ... scroll down to change song and image http://t.co/dARE8LLg ... #cmc11 (2012-11-04T23:52:51Z)
: Data Visualization: photo sharing explosions http://t.co/UUC94xsR #VizMath, #cmc11, #math (2012-11-04T23:43:13Z)