learning stories

While this blog as a whole is my learning story, this page is my peeps into the lives of others in the mooc… blogs of other students in the EDC course that I read when I have time… please don’t be offended if yours isn’t here! I just can’t keep up and have made a selection at this stage just to get started with my reading 🙂 There are hundreds active on the social network sites pre-course, and apparently 34,000 are already registered to do the course (!) so I don’t suppose I will be able to read everyone’s blog 😦  

  • quad 3 , my small group formed in the month before the mooc began via social media networks – the ‘quadblogging‘ exercise many of us thought we’d experiment with… members are of course still part of the wider group and open access, but we find it helpful to focus our conversation in a small group so that everyone has a genuine audience they can rely on for feedback when it all seems too big and chaotic in the mooc discussion forums…
  • pro bloggers in edcmooc – that is, folks who are operating at the more professional end of the blogging continuum, have been doing it for years, and are incorporating their reflections on the edc mooc into their digital world

below is a growing list of edcmooc member blogs being used as learning spaces for the duration of the mooc mainly (like this space oddity one of mine)

More EDC student blogs are linked to the bloggers’  FB page

EDC students on Twitter

EDC students on Flickr

EDC students using Pinterest

EDC students’ visual artefacts

18 comments on “learning stories

  1. Loving this list as it’s own page. I started a blog roll for the course, but it’s going to get too long, I think. I realized pretty soon into grabbing various blog URLs that I could only handle about 20. I am going to try the quadblogging, too. Thanks for this great blog–know I’m going to enjoy reading here.

    • great! thanks Elizabeth – and there’s another thing I have yet to learn about – what exactly is a ‘pingback’ and why do we need to do it?!

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  3. Nice list! Thanks for mentioning me. I felt quite overwhelmed by all the sites and blogs mentioned in our Facebook group. Most students seem to have much more experience than me on blogs, so it will be a great opportunity to learn.

    • Hi Analia, thanks for your comment. It’s funny how this all works – I was just trying to maintain sanity amongst the chaos – but if the strategy is helpful to others too, great! I expect we all have very different levels of familiarity with the various tools out there, and will all be learning a lot from one another 🙂 I just learned a lot about twitter this morning, which I’ve not been using at all but am just starting to – never thought I would!

  4. Nice one! A fine list & great effort to keep things organised! We were on the same wavelength! I particularly like how you called peoples’ blogs “Story”. That is really what they are, and it is a nicer way to think of them like that. And might help us learn and remember this way….

  5. thanks Mr Chips! I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s stories – or as much as I have time to dip into anyway! – and I like to think of this whole digital culture as a performance space – not in the negative sense of histrionic drama queens seeking undeserved attention, but in reference to notions and theories of how cultural interaction types are instantiated, how identities are constructed through narrative and how language repertoire and proficiency are developed….
    – am also having great fun organising the debate around moocdom – see the separate page on that… I’m in the concept development phase of a poster with that one! – just worked out how to do flickr this morning (love yours!) so will add bits there as they develop for a bit of feedback 🙂

    • Can’t wait to see the poster you come up with! That’d be a good task for everyone in the course actually – design a poster on “what does a MOOC look like?”. All posters will be used to decorate the school corridors! (ie Flickr) Hmmm, this school metaphor can run & run…:)

  6. Hi Emily. I set up my blog page today and see that we are both using the same theme. Great minds think alike. I really like how you have organized your work, and was seeking a new tool to do the same (I normally use a wiki for this purpose). I found pearltrees http://bit.ly/V6cvb6 that works very well, however, it does not allow me to ‘pearl’ the FB EDCMOOC page, so I have to figure that one out.

    • Hi Cathleen! yes I thought this theme just suited the mooc experience perfectly… Don’t forget to add your new blog to the FB file so people can find it. I haven’t tried pearltree yet, but thanks to your suggestion I’ve just added it to my list of digitools 🙂

    • yes I think so – just getting my head around it – how big can they grow, do you know?.. (later) now I’ve had a bit of a browse I really like this software! It seems pretty limitless and a potentially great way of categorising and visualising connections – next I need to play with it and find out how easy or otherwise it is to move elements around… It’s like a concept map on steroids 🙂

  7. I’m not sure how big they can get, but it seems that you would be better of making smaller ones and linking them together no am working with the iPad app and you simply drag the pearls a around. Glad you like!!

  8. Thanks for mentioning me! 😉 Like, infotechnical I will be sharing your blog.

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