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CCK12 Daily Newsletter

January 25, 2012

Live Online Session Tomorrow

In Connectivism & Connective Knowledge 2012 we use the Blackboard Collaborate conferencing tool to hold live sessions online. You are encouraged to join us for these sessions - but if you can't, we'll always have recodings you can review later.

Sessions will always be announced in this newsletter but in general you can plan on the following schedule:
- every Thursday
- 8:00 p.m. Eastern

This week's online session will therfore be held tomorrow! Here's the link to enter the Collaborate environment: click here. It will be the same link every week, so you can save or bookmark this URL. To check what time 8:00 p.m. Eastern is where you live, click here to check your time zone.

Submit Your Course Feed

If you haven't entered your feed yet you should do so today. Creating a blog, adding posts, and commenting on the course content (using the CCK12 tag) is the best way to participate.

Add a new feed here: http://cck12.mooc.ca/new_feed.htm

If you need more detailed instructions, you can view one of the videos we've produced describing the process for other courses:

- Here it is for the PLENK course

- Here it is for the Critical Literacies course

The only difference between this course and the other courses is in (a) where to add a new feed, and (b) the course tag.

Finally - after you add a feed, it takes a bit to be reviewed. Here's a video showing you what happens behind the scenes when your feed is reviewed.

Why do we want you to do this? Because when ypou create a blog and submit a feed, we can collect your comments and share them every day through this newsletter. Look below: you'll see posts that people have already written!

Facilitator Posts

To view the entire blog post, click on the title of the post, and you'll be taken to the blog post itself.

Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the CCK12 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.
[Browse all Blog Posts]

Next Steps in #CCK12
Joanne, Road2Learn
Joining Google group = check / Setting up Diggo = check / Setting up a blog = check / Participating in the Elluminate session = check / Setting up the RSS blog feed to the Daily = check (hopefully!). Whew! Lots of set-up, lots of time, lots of mistakes, lots of learning! Now I've just set up my Twitter account called @Road2Learn: https://twitter.com//Road2Learn Keeping track of user names and passwords is going to be hard. Especially since I have home and work social media .... [Link] 2012-01-24T12:47:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Getting Started - Connectivism & Connective Knowledge - #CCK12
Joanne, Road2Learn
Hello! My name is Joanne Kaattari and this is my new blog for the course "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2012"  This is my second course in the University of Manitoba's "Emerging Technologies for Learning" program. I am deeply interested and involved in new learning technologies. I work in adult literacy where lifelong learning is highly valued. From what I've read and observed so far, this course will involve a lot of experiential learning. Yes! That is my absolute .... [Link] 2012-01-23T06:39:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

I’ve joined another MOOC. Thats nice . . . What’s a MOOC?
Mark McGuire, Mark McGuire's Blog
A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. A MOOC can accommodate a large number of individuals (thousands, in some cases), and they are open to anyone who wants to participate. The weekly plan, resources, live sessions and recordings are available for anyone to access online, and they are focused on a particular area of [...] [Link] Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:27:11 +0000 [Comment]

Students go to school in the mornings, make a film in the afternoons
Mark McGuire, Mark McGuire's Blog
This morning, a colleague drew my attention to an interesting report (5:34) that aired on TV1 news last night (Monday 23 January). It was about a group of five New Zealand students at Hamilton Boys High School (Juan Robertson, Robin Kuyper, Nathaniel Watson, David Robinson and Simon Lillis) who attended school for just three hours a [...] [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2012 07:11:19 +0000 [Comment]

understanding connectivism and connective knowledge
Maryel Mendiola, Just another node :)
This is going to be my first MOOC :) I'm ready and excited to learn about connectivist understanding of educational systems of the [Link] 2012-01-24T00:23:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

New Discussion Threads

Consider commenting on participant's blog post to create a new discussion here. To view the entire discussion thread, click on the title of the post, and you'll be taken to the blog post itself. Or view the list of all discussion threads.

#cck12 | Why does everyone need to connect to everyone else
brainysmurf, 653 - Dino's #cck12 Blog, January 25, 2012.

Hi, Dino. I think you'll find this course very helpful in terms of discovering what works for you and what doesn't. I was a late comer to many of these technologies (see my previous comment on your other post) and I have found many ways to make use of them professionally, not just personally. For me, The Daily newsletter is a fantastic aggregate of the week's readings, people's blog posts, comments on the #cck12 site and Twitter feeds. If you don't like it or don't need it, that's cool too. To each their own [Comment]

#cck12 | Catching up; Deja vu
brainysmurf, 653 - Dino's #cck12 Blog, January 25, 2012.

Hi, Dino, I empathize with your experience. I just started into the world of FaceBook, Twitter and blogging in the last eight months and added HootSuite, Diigo and Flickr to the list last week. Perhaps there is some wisdom out there about doing this differently from the outset (such as setting up one's own domain in the #ds106 mooc). Alternatively, I view this whole digital identity management thing as a very important part of my learning about what works and what doesn't (for me) in the open webosphere. Yes, the multiple signups are annoying. Some sites allow for crossover logins between existing Twitter, Google and FB accounts. Hang in there, it's a great journey! :) [Comment]


These are individual comments posted today to the discussion threads (for new discussion threads, see the list above).

Twitter Posts

If you use the CCK12 tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here.