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Krissa Swain Randolph
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A worthy reflection on what made the Coursera E-learning & Digital Communities such a energizing, productive learning experience.

Personally, regarding EDMOOC, I didn't know what to expect, and the experience was like being caught up by a wave, and then looking around and finding that hundreds of engaged, committed learners and professionals were riding the wave with me. One of the most satisfying academic experiences I've ever had.

But this blogger really teases out all the elements that made it work.
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Here's my digital artifact for the Coursera E-learning and Digital Culture MOOC.
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I realize we're all on a learning curve here, but if you are going to have a global course, a MOOC, as it were, and have a final assignment deadline, it stands to reason that you'd have a rolling deadline in fairness to people in all timezones. I realize the deadline has been posted all along, but in real life, timing matters. Some people are waking up at midnight GMT, some are at work, and some are putting our kids to bed. Others have been to work and had plenty of time to come home, have dinner, and put the finishing touches on their artifact before uploading it by the deadline.

After all, the whole course started earlier for everyone at GMT. Why shouldn't the rest of us get the full final 24 hours before the deadline to finish our projects at a time of day that is convenient for us?

I worked hard on this, and the course has meant a great deal to me, and I'm a bit heartbroken. Here's my artifact, for whatever it's worth.

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Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Po... - http://tpt.to/a3dNvSR - shared from Taptu

They are saying the device will only be given to those in medical need, but I think it's just a matter of time before enough money will buy this technology for anyone who wants it.

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Post-Traumatic Metaphor of Disorder? The Great Recession and metaphors of Internet as destructive force

In this post, I pick up Johnston's story about metaphor right before she does: in the three-month period from which she gathered her data. I put the juxtaposition of destruction and metaphor that she found in historical context and ask questions about how historical events shape the subtle turns of thought that later come to define central concepts. 

Hi Edmoocers,

This is the second installment of my responses to the first three films of the week.

http://krissasnotebook.blogspot.com/2013/02/looking-to-future-cont.html

If you check my G+ bio, you'll see my training is as a historian, and so I tend to adopt a more systematic, analytical-narrative style than I see many of you adopting; my reflections may at first seem a tad pedestrian. Bear with me - I think you'll find some nuggets worth taking home with you. I applaud and envy the flair for creative synthesis that I've seen among you and hope to learn from you all about effective self-expression in a digital environment as I navigate this course.

Thanks for taking a look - please leave a note and link to your reflections in the comments so I can take a look at what you have to say as well.

-Krissa

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This is my first installment of my blog posts responding to the resources in Week 2 of the course. I apologize in advance for the raw state of the prose (as well as any typos), but flatter myself that some useful insight may be found herein. Thanks to those of you who take the time to read it. Leave me a comment with relevant details so I can review what you've had to say as well.

Thanks,
Krissa

#edcmooc, #technology, #education

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Is technology really eating white collar jobs?
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FitSugar.com has a collection of motivational quotes for working out and other stuff.
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