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MOOC tips

By VanessaVaile () on , January 23, 2013.

Every new mooc (and there are more daily) brings in a new wave of first timers. Many first time mooc/ers are also first timers with other social media.

Even "experienced" mooc/ers need all the help "navigating chaos" that they can get. There are blog posts, videos, guides ~ standbys and newer editions ~ posted with each new mooc (not so much with xmoocs, but that's a whole 'nother story). And what about short, simple tips not long enough for a post? What helped you, what didn't? Links to good, generic guides to managing information, email and social media.

Has anyone collected all the links, how to, advice posts, tips, etc (or as many as humanly possible) to aggregate in a single location? A study skills site for mooc/ers (which would certainly apply to DIY, lifetime learning too).

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Re: MOOC tips
My Twitter skills can use a boost.  I'm learning a bit, but still only dabbling.

I'm planning to join the twitter chat on etmooc tonight (23 Jan) - my first time in one of these.
7:00 PM Eastern or follow this worldClock link to find it in your local time zone.

It's simple.  Search the hashtag #etmchat and follow the conversation. When you decide to post something, remember to add the #etmchat tag so your post is part of the conversation.

I have TweetChat which automatically inserts the hashtag for me.  If I have time I may try installing the old version of Tweetdeck which I downloaded the other day.  Not sure if I'll figure it out in time for this evening.

I keep hearing how good but chaotic  #lrnchat is.  If tonight goes well for me, I may venture into deeper waters.

Edited - the tag for #etmooc twitter chat is #etmchat
By wayupnorth (Jim Stauffer) on January 23, 2013. [Reply]

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"good but chaotic" seems an apt summary to me. I missed other #etmchat session but have done other twitter chats before and have to admit to mixed feelings about them. The remind me of old fashioned open text chat sessions. I used to facilitate open sessions for EFI StudyCom...anybody with a question about or wanting to practice English could just drop in.

I used Twitter Chat but usually open Tweet Deck to track related tags or tweeps I particularly want to follow.

If you can possibly avoid it, don't multitask during twitter chat sessions. If you haven't done any, lurk a while before testing waters (white water rapids at that)
By VanessaVaile () on January 24, 2013. [Reply]

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Testing reply function with ...
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on January 26, 2013. [Reply]

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This test seems to have worked.
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on January 26, 2013. [Reply]

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My initial response to this would be to decide on what to focus one's attention.  What interests me? Where can I upgrade my research skills ... and this includes reading newspapers and magazine articles as research.
How can I use and Storyfi to collect the materials in a managable space for my perusal?

Diigo is a great resource for storing reading and viewing for a later date when I find something interesting and do not have the time to pursue further ... the trick is making the time to go back and follow through ... it is also a group sharing resource to which all credit seeking participants should be making contributions .. and is open to all participants.

These are basic starters that I am still working on myself!
By carol yeager (Carol Yeager) on January 27, 2013. [Reply]

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