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FSLT13 Building Open Communities


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Week 3 session for the First Steps In Learning and Teaching MOOC

Week 3 session for the First Steps In Learning and Teaching MOOC

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  • 2. Communities of practice are groups of people who share aconcern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to doit better as they interact regularly.Etienne Wenger
  • 3. OPEN means many things• Formal or not• Credit or not or both• Distributed or not• Free or not• Open enrolment or not• Open licensed content or not ashkyd
  • 4. OPEN does change things• Potentially more complex• Prepare for the unknown• New possibilities• Many hats• Emerging and multiple facilitators• New formats• Less control• More flexible• Selective attention• More organizational and less intellectual?
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  • 6. Archives available foreverForums, wikis, polls, etcclustered togetherby topicSummaries – what weaccomplished togetherWide open. No login to readSome ambitious projects
  • 7. Access to synchronous toolsEmbed content such asphotos from FlickrRSS feeds fromrelevant discussions
  • 8. How do we make this happen? Volunteers!
  • 9. Design for Success• Participation on the periphery• Community steward• Attention to history• Bridge and connect to enrich and advancedialogue• Rhythm and variety, build anticipation• Focus on people and dialogue• Ideas for activities emerge through participation• Mutual exchange of services / collaboration• Different modes and levels of engagement
  • 10. OrganizationalSocialIntellectual
  • 11. GROUP ACTIVITY• 3 groups• Case: upcoming OPEN online workshop• Choose a focus: Intellectual, Social, Organizational• Review and brainstorm planning questions you shouldconsider• Select top 2 to report back to full group
  • 12. BREAKOUT ROOMYou can jump in and out of breakout rooms asmany times as you like. This is how…
  • 13. Moving to Breakout RoomsThis means you arein the main roomClick on the drop down menuto choose the breakout roomClick on the room youwould like to join.
  • 14. In a Breakout Room…• Only one person can talk at a time. Press the talk button whenyou want to talk. When you’re done, press again to turn off yourmic.• Anyone can post in the chat area anytime. Noneed to wait foryourturn!Talk button to turn yourmiCon and off
  • 15. ScrumblrSticky NotesAdd Sticky NotesMagnifying Glass Color code dots
  • 16. Adding and Writing New StickyClick on the Plus sign toadd new stickyDouble click to edit thecontent of stickyRemove by hover overthe sticky and click the “x”Note: You canmove the stickyby clicking anddragging.
  • 17. Zoom in and out the boardBig StickiesSmall StickiesBy Clicking on theMagnifying Glass, youcan toggle betweensmall and big stickies formore roomClick and pull corner to enlarge board
  • 18. GROUP TASKBring back to the main room 1-2 keyquestions to consider when designing anopen workshop
  • 19. Activity Debrief• What were the risks in the design?• What would have made this activity better?• What are your suggestions for a next step in thisactivity?
  • 20., MF 1995, Moderating Educational Computer Conferences, in ZLBerge & MP Collins (eds) Computer-mediated Communication and the On-line Classroom in Distance Education, Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ.http://scope.bccampus.caSylvia