About This Course

Affiliation and Course Registration:

As this is an open online course, participation is open to everyone; you need only register and subscribe to the newsletter,  NewPosts

If you would like to be eligible to receive college credits and are not a matriculated SUNY Empire State College student, it will be necessary, in addition, to register for the course with Empire State College. This link will take you to a page where you can then complete a short form for taking an Empire State College course as a non-degree student. You can then register for 2,3, or 4 credits for the course Creativity and Multicultural Communication 682050/52/or54 with Carol Yeager as the instructor.   If you have questions about registering as a degree or non-degree student, contact Carol Yeager. (carol.yeager@esc.edu)

If you are a matriculated Empire State College student, please consult with your mentor.

Course Description:

Increasingly, the challenges we face are complex and open-ended and knowledge alone is not enough to reach innovative and effective approaches to these challenges. In addition, our networked world can provide us with a rich environment for creative problem solving. In this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), our goal is to improve as creative communicators in a networked enviroment.

In this MOOC, we will explore our networked world in creative and deliberate ways.

Creativity and Multicultural Communication (CMC11) is a thirteen week MOOC and a 15 week Empire State College credit course  that utilizes the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explores their application as a framework for theories of teaching and learning through discussions of creativity and communication.

This course is based on concepts and strategies discussed in previous MOOCs about Connectivism (CCK11) and Personal Learning Environments/Networked Knowledge (PLENK,) where the reasons and tools for learning in a global networked environment are explored.  In this course (CMC11), we will use these concepts as our foundation and then move to a discussion of metaliteracy. Discussions about creativity will be centered in Creativity and creative problem solving. Subsequent weeks will focus on examples of implementation of creativity in a multicultural environment.  Since participants will represent many cultures and communication styles, the weaving of theme and participants should create a rich environment for creative approaches.


Date: September 12, 2011 start – continuous registration and participation.

Technologies Used: Throughout this “course” participants may use a variety of technologies: blogs, Second Life, RSS Readers, UStream, Google +, Facebook, Diigo etc. Course resources will be provided using gRSShopper and online seminars delivered using Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate.

Facilitators: Betty Hurley-Dasgupta and Carol Yeager will co-facilitate this innovative and timely course.

Adapted from CCK11/Stephen Downes