It's been over a year since Ning went over to its plan to change the Ning business model from a community driven free service to a money-driven paid one. Pearson tried to help by sponsoring educational Nings such as this one that wanted to continue as communities, but the stipulation was that it was at the lowest level, restricted to 150 members only.
This Ning has that many members and could easily have twice as many. Last year we went through the process of going through…Continue
As we have said from the start, this Multiliteracies course has been set out as a berry bush. What any participant does with it is not meant to proceed according to any predetermined conduit. It has been meant to emulate an open online course concept, where there is some cohesion in the syllabus, but where participants are encouraged to make their own cohesion in conjunction with others in their learning networks, each creating knowledge in constructivist fashion, and according to how much…Continue
Added by Vance Stevens on February 11, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments
This week, Feb 07 to 11 has been very hard because teachers are back to school from vacations and there's lots of work taking care of everything to have the school ready to receive the students next Monday and start the school year.…Continue
Hi everyone, I'm back in Abu Dhabi.
Thanks Jen for taking care of the shop while I was away. I think Jen is off on a well deserved holiday now. Dennis has had to drop out as co-moderator. It's Nelba's and my turn to guide proceedings.
George Siemens once told us that his job in directing a MOOC, a massive online open course, was to provide cohesion and content. It is up to the participants to network and glean knowledge from that content.
I'd like to share with what I have been busy with over the last week, which was actually promted by our sessions and discussions. Thanks to the activities in our group I've realised that what I really want to do and am interested in is teaching online. Well, I have had some experience in e-moderation for the British Council but what I started thinking about is teaching as a freelancer. So as a first step to doing this I made a google search and one of the first…Continue
To be straightforward, I'm referring to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. For the past 7 days, I haven't been able to access Yahoo Groups or this Ning, even worse, my university eCollege course from my computer. I kept getting blank pages, forever spinning downloads, like they didn't exist, like I wasn't a member of the free world. However, I was able to access these sites from my husband's computer in the next room. Crazy!
I just want to share my e-portfolio.
It seems to me that synchronous session are important when trying to build us a group on line. It is because I join the webheads 12h00 GMT online meeting in tappedin as often as I can, that I managed to be there for the first live discussion about this evomlit course.
Before going there, I knew this page existed because I'd seen it once, but…Continue
I love learning new Web 2.0 tools to enhance my teaching. Check my recent blog post where you will be able to take a look at the different web tools I learn daily. Some time ago I used a web 2.0 tool called Fotababble that allows you to create talking pictures. It is a very simple tool and you can…Continue
Added by Jennifer Verschoor on January 13, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments
Hi! My name is Caroll Pena, I’m from Dominican Republic.…Continue
Hi everyone, and good morning wherever you are waking up today,
Today we officially start the 2011 EVO sessions
(yaayyy, throw open the blinds! beautiful day!)
Throughout the EVOsphere participants will be writing introductions. YahooGroup lists like the Multilit one will experience a flurry of them. There are some nice ones here at this Ning already. It might be hard to read them all. Often participants recoil at the amount of email these generate.
Added by Vanessa Vaile on September 9, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments
For a hint of what is to come ...
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Hi everyone, this Ning is about to be co-opted for the next rendition of the TESOL PPOT 107 course on Multiliteracies for Social Networking…
Added by Vance Stevens on September 3, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
This week wraps up the end of the Multiliteracies Workshop from EVO2010 that took place over the past 6 weeks. It has been a wonderful experience. I have learned so much and have finally started on the
path of creating a Personal/Professional Learning Network that will
allow me to get connected with others in my field and find great
resources. Throughout these past six weeks the moderators of the
workshop have encouraged us to try various tools, attend live…
Headnote: primarily written for readers unfamiliar with multiliteracies and covering some ground previously blogged here. Part way through, I realized my explanation was stalking (softly, softly) the shape and dimensions on my own personal PLN so here is it... in all its inconclusiveness.
"Managing chaos" is an oxymoron. I'm changing out the expression for "navigating chaos" or "chaos…