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Connected Learning - 2016 course by VCU
From the web site: "This VCU-sponsored connected learning course will give you an opportunity to learn alongside students, faculty and community members from VCU, Richmond and around the globe. Participation in this course will occur through blogging, tweeting, Diigo and other connected learning tools."

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Education and Learning Ideas from a middle school teacher
This blog is written by Sheri Edwards, a middle school teacher from Washington State whom I've met through on-line cMOOCs in the years since 2013. In her introduction she writes "It’s impossible to imagine what will be in the next few years because of the frequent advances and changes in technology, but I do know that my students needed me to be informed and engaged, leading with the educational transformation occurring right now. For them to be successful, they need guidance in the tools they choose to use. Hopefully, schools will allow those tools in the classroom so that all educators can “bring instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world.”. Subscribe to the blog and follow her ideas and you'll open yourself to a network of innovative thinkers.

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Elements of Network Narratives - an open connected course
This is an on the ground course in Digital Storytelling at Kean University, that is also open to on-line participants who wants to do all or part of the same activities and assignments.

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In Search of Connected Learning - Exploring the pedagogy of the open web
This is a transcript of a keynote address delivered at University of Edinburgh’s eLearning@Ed: Making Connections conference. The presentation addresses the question "What Is Connected Learning?"

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Information Visualization MOOC offered by Indiana University
For those interested in information visualization this is a FREE opportunity to learn.

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MOOC vs cMOOC - 2013 article
This article is from 2013, but the distinctions being made are worth taking a look at.

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Twitter Journal Club (TWC) - introduction and reflection
Since 2011 I've connected with a growing number of on-line learning communities, and added links to many in this section of the web library. I keep looking for spaces that connect existing content with people who discuss that content in on-line, on-going spaces. The TWC seems to do that. It's best understood by reading the material pointed to in this link.

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Activate Learning Solutions - by #ETMOOC participant
Helen Blunden was an active participant in the 2013 ETMOOC. Read her posts and follow the links.

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Nurturing afinity spaces and game-based learning
From the abstract: "In this chapter we will argue that to understand how gaming supports learning, as well as to design games for educational purposes, educators and scholars must think beyond elements of the game software to the social practices, or metagame, that take place within and around games."

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21st Century Learning Interview, 2006
In this 2006 article Steve Hargadon writes about K-12 educational technology: collaborative web technologies, free and open source software, e-learning, & School 2.0. Much has changed since then. This is a good reference.

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Big Data and Literacy - ETMOOC blog
This article was written by Thomas Salmon during the Jan-March 2013 ETMOOC.

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Blog connecting education, technology and learning
This blog is written by Gardner Campbell. This link points to a collection of video presentations.

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Building Creative Bridges - ETMOOC articles
Paul Signorelli, "a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, presenter, social media strategist, learning advocate, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience" wrote a series of excellent blog articles during the Jan-March 2013 ETMOOC.

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Capture student responses without costly clickers
This article shows low-cost ways to obtain student response to classroom learning which are alternatives to expensive "clicker" technology.

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Change.MOOC.Ca - learn about instructional technology innovations
During late 2011 different education technology researchers and instructors participated in leading weekly, self-directed learning sessions in this on-line community. The archives of each week's session are available, leading to an extensive library of ideas and experiences that anyone in the world can draw from.

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cMOOC that would not die - the #etmooc
Alan Levine's 2015 blog article is a powerful endorsement of cMOOCs like the 2013 Education, Technology and Media MOOC.

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences - 2013 article
Much has changed since 2013, but these differences are worth taking a look at.

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Connected Learning - 2015
From the web site: "Educator Innovator and its partners support learning opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost — and share the goal of more powerful and connected learning for youth."

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Connectivism and Connective Knowledge - Stephen Downes - 2011
ThisHuffington Post article introduces a 2011 MOOC co-organized by Stephen Downes. The article provides a good introduction to connected learning and this version of MOOCs.

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Critical Thinking, Reflective Practice - articles about MOOCs
Probe, create change, reflect blog is about MOOCs, critical thinking, reflection, collaboration, etc. This link points to articles focused on MOOCs.

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Dave Pollard's How to Save the World Blog
Dave Pollard is one of the early leaders of the connectivist MOOC movement. He uses graphics to clarify his ideas, and has an extensive collection of articles on creativity, innovation, knowledge management and innovation on this web site.

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Deeper Learning MOOC - Jan 2014
This page describes the goals of the Deeper Learning MOOC held from Jan to March 2014.

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Developing a 21st Century Vision for Education - ETMOOC Participant
Lorraine Boulos started writing her blog during the 2013 ETMOOC event. This link points to a 2016 article."

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Education Week Blog
Education Week is one of the leading resources for education related ideas. This link points to blogs on the site.

This link ( http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2008/12/my_colleague_catherine_gewertz.html) goes to a 2008 article written the day Arne Duncan was named to be Secretary of Education in the Obama administration.

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Education, Technolopgy and Media MOOC - 2013
This on-line event connected more than 1000 learners from around the world with each other over a two month period. Visit and learn more about the potential of this type of MOOC. Borrow from the format to create your own on-line event.

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