Teachers plan mooc on making and Connected Learning – sign up now

May 25, 2013
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Educator Innovator Blog,
National Writing Project
By Educator Innovator

NWP teachers from across the country have come together to plan their own  massive, open online collaboration—or, mooc—as part of the Summer of Making and Connecting. Using a range of tools on the open web, participants are invited to learn new skills, make projects, and connect in conversations around the theme of Making Learning Connected.”  The mooc begins June 15; interested participants should sign up to receive more information.

According to Christina Cantrill, one of the facilitatiors of the mooc, “We’re calling our mooc a ‘massively open online collaboration‘ to emphasize that this is not a ‘course’ in the traditional sense of online courses. We expect that participants will be learning all over the web and will share using the Twitter hashtag #clmooc.”

Framed by the principles of Connected Learning, participants will tap into their own passions and interests while exploring different aspects of what it means to make, learn, and share in openly networked ways. In addition to the Twitter hashtag #clmooc, which participants can use to make their work so that others can find it on the web, Making Learning Connected will communicate with participants through a blog, a G+ community, and a regular newsletter. There will also be webinars and online discussions. Interested participants should sign up for information

Making Learning Connected is open to anyone thinking about learning and its implications for teaching, including but not limited to pre-K through University practitioners, after-school mentors, librarians, teaching artists, and youth organizers.

Making Learning Connected will begin June 15 and run through early August.     Sign up today!

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