As we move into our final week of formal interactions within #oclmooc (with the assurance that with this connectivist MOOC, the informal interactions before us are potentially substantive, sustainable, and even more abundant than anything we have seen seen in the course), we have a variety of resources and models available to us.
For those who do not yet feel “done” with the connected learning that is at the heart of what we are doing, we have several role models upon which we can draw:
We can continue--as our colleagues in #etmooc and #xplrlrn have done--continue to function as a community of learning via Twitter (using the #oclmooc hashtag with regularly scheduled tweet chats; our Google+ Community with postings and extended interactions whenever any of us feels the need to contribute and respond; Google Hangouts organized and promoted via Twitter and the Google+ Community; through cross-posting of ideas and comments on our individual blogs; and by continuing the extended interactions already underway between #oclmooc and #ccourses (the Connected Courses MOOC, at http://connectedcourses.net/).
If you’re unfamiliar with #etmooc (the Educational Technology & Media MOOC), you’ll find plenty on the course “About” page and blog hub as well as in the ongoing #etmooc Google+ Community. We’re open, active, and always ready to welcome new members. If you want to explore ways to develop your own personal learning network through a network of personal-learning-network explorers, you’ll find plenty about #xplrpln on the course “About” page and home page.
The continuity that flows from a connectivist MOOC into a dynamic, long-lasting community of learning comes from the contributions of an ever-growing group of members. Sometimes the action is formal--as when members agree to meet on a particular platform (e.g., Twitter or Google Hangouts) as a predetermined time--and sometimes the action is informal (e.g., when members unexpectedly encounter each other in various learning settings, as one of our co-conspirators, Paul Signorelli, noted in an article for the New Media Consortium blog: “Open Innovations: #etmooc, Connected Learning, and ‘MOOChorts’ of Lifelong Learners.”) The interactions can also extend over a much longer period of time than anticipated, as Paul noted in a separate article that was cited in Week 3 of #oclmooc: “Learning Time and Heads That Spin”; this takes us into a fascinating world of learning where synchronous and asynchronous interactions become blended into wonderfully intriguing “moments” beyond” what we normally encounter.
Our community will continue to explore, connect, and learn from the interactions that are at the heart of connectivist MOOCs. We hope you’ll be with us in the months and years to come, and that you’ll contribute as time and individual interests allow.
Thanks for being part of the #oclmooc community.
Still here. Had a terrible month with a dog sick every night. Anyway, quite out of touch, need to know how to best help at this moment, since (thankfully) looks like people have stepped in to help. Available at firstname.lastname@example.org(best way to catch me personally).
Tweets for #oclmooc Week 3 Live Session
October 15, 2014
Draft Prepared by Paul Signorelli
Latest Update: October 15, 2014, 3 pm PT
Join us in 30 minutes for #oclmooc; topic: “Collaboration & Community” in learning; more info at http://tinyurl.com/o49mwyu
Join us in 15 minutes for #oclmooc: discussion for this session is “Collaboration & Community” in learning
Join us in 5 minutes for our #oclmooc discussion on “Collaboration & Community” in learning
Welcome to our 3rd weekly #oclmooc tweet chat; our theme tonight is “Collaboration & Community”; more info at http://tinyurl.com/o49mwyu
Please introduce yourself to #oclmooc colleagues: your name, location, & role in teaching-training-learning
Q0) A great starting point from #lrnchat colleagues: what did you learn today (or this week)? #oclmooc
Q1) What helps you develop learning collaborations & communities with colleagues? #oclmooc
Q2) What helps you develop learning collaborations & communities with your learners? #oclmooc
Q3) Where are your learning communities (e.g., onsite, online, blended), & how do you interact with them? #oclmooc
Q4) How (if at all) has participation in #moocs changed your approach to learning communities & collaboration? #oclmooc
Q5) What keeps you engaged in learning communities & collaborations? #oclmooc
Q6) What makes you leave a learning community or collaborative team? #oclmooc
Q7) What is one of the most dynamic learning communities you've joined, & what makes/made it dynamic? #oclmooc
Q8) What, from #oclmooc, has most inspired you about learning communities & collaboration? #oclmooc
Q9) What can #oclmooc colleagues do to help you further develop your learning communities & collaborations? #oclmooc
Wrap-up: Your name, location, & what you are currently doing in teaching-training-learning (shameless plugs welcome) #oclmooc
Thanks, everyone; looking forward to continuing the conversation in #oclmooc at http://oclmooc.wordpress.com/
Laura Hilliger @epilepticrabbit What does it mean to work open? Study on doing just that @HiveLearningNYC via @Empathetics hiveresearchlab.org/2014/10/06/wha… #teachtheweb #ccourses
Diving into the Hive info, I was quickly immersed in what became an hour-long exploration of the Hive via the various links from the initial article and through the wonderful white paper that is at the heart of the article.
Not sure yet how this can/could/will play out, but it seems to be we have a chance to further build upon what started for us in #etmooc and continues through the various contacts and resources we have--and one of the many nice things about all of this is that we don't have to start from scratch. What our #ccourses colleagues are considering (in essence, a leader guide for that course), combined with our own co-conspirator guide and somehow connected to the Hive's expanding work and what Alec Couros has inspired through #etmooc, might produce unbelievably wonderful results and be a true connected learning success story.
Noticed one strange element: the sixth piece seems to come at the end of the threat, out of sequence, but at least it's still part of the entire feed. Feel free to use the feed wherever you think it will be most effective.
- University of North Texas (MLIS degree), Golden Gate University (M.A., Arts Administration), UCLA (B.A., Poli-Sci)
I explore/use/write about/help others become familiar with e-learning, social media, MOOCs, & mobile technology to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations; develop/manage workplace learning & performance (staff training) programs; foster collaboration & partnerships; assist in organization development (strategic planning, content strategy, critical thinking in decision-making, marketing/pr, fundraising & grant-writing); & help clients improve face to face & online presentation skills.
•Developing & writing about innovations in e-learning, the use of social networking tools (including Google+ Hangouts, Skype, & others for live presentations), and the development of social learning centers
•Writing courses for online delivery; webinars & other personalized online learning opps; presenting at regional and national conferences
•Helping health care (hospice) employees learn to use mobile devices for medical record-keeping purposes/working with Blue Shield of California's Health Reform Program Instructional Design Team to help staff implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
•More than 20 years of experience working with community-based organizations, nonprofits, libraries, and government agencies to facilitate sustainable collaborations with their constituents
•Active involvement in the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), where I served as an advisor on the National Advisors for Chapters and helped rebuild a chapter on the verge of collapse
•Expanding and managing a successful workplace learning and performance (training) program for the 850 employees in the multi-facility San Francisco Public Library system
•Creating, nurturing, and engaging in effective volunteer programs
•Nonprofit board management, including general administration and strategy management
•More than 30 years of writing and editing for publication
I served as President of the Board (2010) with the Mount Diablo Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and worked on a variety of national ASTD activities as a member of the National Advisors for Chapters (January 2011 - December 2012). I'm also active with the American Library Association, where I served on the American Libraries (magazine) Advisory Committee (July 2009 - June 2013) before beginning a two-year term on the ALA Publishing Committee (July 2013-June 2015), and the New Media Consortium, where I've served on the 2011- 2014 Horizon Project (Higher Ed) Advisory Boards. Current activities include service on the San Francisco Parks Alliance Parks Policy Council (2014)
- Paul Signorelli & AssociatesWriting, training, presenting, consulting, present
- PG&E, PCI Webinars, ALA Editions (webinars and online courses), Blue Shield of California, Sutter VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) & Hospice, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, others