Welcome To Creativity and Multicultural Communication
- Website: http://www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/
- Date: September 12, 2011 – December 11, 2011 (Empire State College students finish 23 December 2011)
- 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. Here is a link to the Google Groups that has been set up, for those who wish to join.
- Facilitators: Betty Lawrence and Carol Yeager will co-facilitate this innovative and timely course.
CMC11 is an open online course that over 13 weeks explores the domain
of Creativity and global communication in multidisciplinary venues .
Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions
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 environment.
In this MOOC, we will explore our networked world in creative and
deliberate ways. After an introduction, we will explore the theory of
connectivism, a learning theory for the digital age, which will provide a
framework for our study. We will then investigate Personal Learning
Environments/Networked Knowledge (PLENK) and explore how connectivism
and PLEs integrate knowledge. These two areas have been the subject
matter of previous MOOCs.
Creativity and Multicultural Communication will be explored further
through a study of metaliteracy and transliteracy, terms that are
emerging as better ways to explain our communication in a multicultural
The following weeks will be spent gaining a deeper understanding of
Creativity and deliberate approaches to creative problem solving. And,
we will then move to more specific examples of how creative approaches
emerge and their global and multidisciplinary impact.
For a quick introduction to the MOOC model and how it works, please view the following videos.
Success in a MOOC
Knowledge in a MOOC