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November 12, 2012

Announcement:

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.
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.

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: 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]
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]

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]
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]

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'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]
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]

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 http://t.co/WiozcvxS #cmc11 (2012-11-10T10:48:39Z)
: A True History of MOOCs from SDownes & including recording of interview session http://t.co/h92GpNBc #cmc11 (2012-11-10T10:40:22Z)
: A Tru(er) History of MOOCs for your perusal and use http://t.co/8bKEeckD #cmc11 (2012-11-10T10:38:05Z)
: Math does not need to be intimidating ... http://t.co/vTnTYLc7 #cmc11, # vizmath (2012-11-10T19:57:07Z)
: #CMC11 ... What do you think about creativity as a required course? http://t.co/MXQrK7DC (2012-11-10T16:33:16Z)
: What is metacognition? http://t.co/NbSxzDeK #cmc11, #betty55 (2012-11-10T12:00:46Z)
: US election ... wake up call 4 data illiterate journalists http://t.co/PwPbMPAt #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 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)