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Paul Signorelli
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Attended University of North Texas (MLIS degree), Golden Gate University (M.A., Arts Administration), UCLA (B.A., Poli-Sci)
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The rhizomes are continuing to grow: noticing the earlier posting here about Alan Levin'e "The cMOOC That Would Not Die" article and seeing additional references to it on Twitter, I followed the links to his article, posted a comment, realized I wanted to expand upon that brief comment, so am now engaged in a continuing cross-blog exchange with Alan that extends into this piece: https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/alan-levine-etmooc-and-the-cmooc-that-would-not-die/.

Anyone else want to join the discussion via cross-linked blog posts?
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No surprises here: the May 27, 2015 #etmooc  tweet chat that Susan Spellman Cann and I facilitated was wonderfully lively and engaging thanks to the ongoing participation of members of the #etmooc  community--and a few unexpected drop-in guests (who, if all goes well, will become part of this ongoing community of learning). A slightly edited version of the conversation (with repetitive retweets deleted and a few comments grouped together to make for a more cohesive reading experience) has been captured via Storify at https://storify.com/paulsignorelli/etmooc. Already looking forward to an #etmooc  session in June 2015 if all goes as planned.
The #etmooc (Educational Technology & Media massive open online course) community's May 2015 online gathering used Twitter as the platform for a conversation about Twitter in Learning. More on this learning community at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116116451882856472187 & etmooc.org.
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Want to be sure everyone in this group knows we've moved things over to #etmooc , so am repeating a posting from the #etmooc  Google+ community:
 
Happy to confirm that Susan Spellman Cann and I--with help from Erin Luong--will be leading the next convening of the #etmooc  community via a tweet chat later this week:

"Integrating Twitter into Learning"
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9 pm ET/6 pm PT
**Conversation, as usual, will be centered on the #etmooc  hashtag**

Looking forward to being with new and returning members of the #etmooc  community; feel free to share this information with any trainer-teacher-learners who may be interested in the topic.
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looking forward to it ~ got schedule mixed up and thought I missed it. Thanks for the reminder
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Feeling left out when colleagues are at conferences and you're still at home? So do some members of the American Library Association (ALA), who routinely follow ALA conferences via Twitter by using the hashtag #alaleftbehind . Which is why some Association staff members, including Mary Mackay, have been wonderfully proactive in providing ways for offsite members to interact with onsite colleagues at the current association Midwinter Meeting in Chicago (https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/nmc-and-ala-black-swans-conversations-and-collaboration/). Maurice Coleman's T is for Training podcast is joining the effort via a special 30-minute episode of the show via this Google Hangout on Air from the ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 4-4:30 pm CT. Onsite participants will meet in the Networking Uncommons in McCormick Place; offsite participants can interact by viewing the session online and interacting via the chat window. Guest host Kate Kosturski will be our onsite-online moderator in this exploration of how to bring offsite colleagues into the room. Hope you can join us and be part of the movement to leave no colleague behind.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Paul Signorelli. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Thanks for the invite. Sorry I couldn't make it for the live link, but appreciate the video here.  Looks very interesting. 
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One of the most fascinating parts of the #etmooc  experience is that the community continues to thrive nearly two years after it first formed, as we saw again through our latest online tweet chat (this evening). If you missed our conversation on the topic of connected learning, you can still join by skimming the Storify transcript at http://tinyurl.com/lgby29a. The conversation will, no doubt, continue here in our Google+ community, via Twitter, and in a variety of other settings as we continue reconnnecting with colleagues and welcoming new members to the community in this #ConnectedLearnin  success story.
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Believing that I had better do my share if I expect an online community to thrive, I'm writing to see where everyone is in terms of #oclmooc  as a sustainable community of learning and, potentially, part of a larger "MOOChort" (http://www.nmc.org/news/open-innovations-etmooc-connected-learning-and-moochorts-lifelong-learners). The past couple of months have been a tremendous time of personal growth--largely as a result of participation in #oclmooc, #ccourses , and a variety of other online interactions--and there seems to be no end in sight. If you want to dive a bit more into what some of those experiences are producing, you'll find more than you'll ever need to know on my blog (http://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com), with plenty of links to colleagues' online explorations. More importantly, I hope you'll dive into whatever forum best serves your own learning needs and contribute to our continuing conversations and connected-learning growth. 
There is a particularly sweet moment for us as learners. It's that dazzling, paradigm-shifting, unanticipated moment in which we realize we have learned far more than we set out to learn, that our learning has created a new world of possibilities for us, and that we are part of something much ...
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Another major celebration here in San Francisco today as completion of the Lincoln Park Steps--the fourth large-scale ceramic-tiled staircase in the city--was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. Lincoln Park Steps project artist Aileen Barr previously worked with Colette Crutcher (http://www.colettecrutcher.com/) on the three other large-scale ceramic-tiled staircases in San Francisco (http://tiledsteps.org/, http://hiddengardensteps.org, and http://www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/arelious-walker-stairway.html). For more about the Lincoln Park Steps, please visit http://www.lincolnparksteps.org/. For more about Aileen Barr, please visit http://www.aileenbarrtile.com/. And for occasional updates about the Hidden Garden Steps, please visit http://hiddengardensteps.wordpress.com.
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What a great project to bring pride to the inner city. Absolutely beautiful. 
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!!!Post ETMOOC  - 
 
Happy to confirm that Susan Spellman Cann and I--with help from Erin Luong--will be leading the next convening of the #etmooc  community via a tweet chat later this month:

"Integrating Twitter into Learning"
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9 pm ET/6 pm PT
Conversation, as usual, will be centered on the #etmooc  hashtag

Looking forward to being with new and returning members of the #etmooc  community; feel free to share this information with any trainer-teacher-learners who may be interested in the topic.
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Transcript of the #etmooc  2nd Anniversary tweet chat (1/21/2015) now available via Storify at https://storify.com/paulsignorelli/etmooc-2nd-anniversary-reunion. 
The Educational Technology & Media massive open online course (#etmooc) continues to show how a MOOC-inspired community of learning can be dynamic & sustainable, as this two-year anniversary chat demonstrates. More at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116116451882856472187 & etmooc.org.
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Have to say this was a wonderful chat and I feel privileged to call you my friends. This is such a supportive online group of people who truly care . I have such respect!!! Thank you! +Paul Signorelli  thanks for posting and +Glenn Hervieux for the great symbol of our time in such a special space.
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Catching up on all the connected learning we've been doing together, I'm writing to see whether we've nailed down our November 2014 #etmooc  (and #oclmooc?) online event. Willing to co-facilitate a tweet chat or Google Hangout if needed. Hope all is well with everyone else.
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As we prepare for Week 5 and think what "post- #oclmooc " life might bring, I keep coming across possibilities worth sharing. As I mentioned during our Hangout last Sunday, there appears to be interest from at least a couple of our #ccourses  colleagues in looking for ways to collaborate (Howard Rheingold is already asking the same question about the Connected Courses MOOC that we're asking about #oclmooc--what happens next?--and Gardner Campbell might be interested in collaborating on a user guide for those who want to use #ccourses  and/or #oclmooc  to facilitate additional learning along the lines of what we're all supporting). I came across another potential partner/model this morning via the following tweet:

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.

Thoughts?
--Paul
In the summer of 2014, a group of Hive NYC members and stakeholders came together to think, talk and design around the idea of ‘working open’ in the Hive. The context was the Network that Learns de...
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Keep us posted Paul, sounds interesting.
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Writer, Trainer, Instructional Designer, Presenter, Social Media Strategist, and Consultant
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I'm Paul Signorelli, a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, instructional designerpresenter, social media strategist, and consultant.

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.

Career highlights:

•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)

You’ll find more information, including writing samples and training resources, on my website at http://paulsignorelli.com.

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