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Cmc11 orientation

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opening live session for cmc11 Orientation recorded on LearnCentral/Blackboard Collaborate.

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Cmc11 orientation

  1. 1. CMC11: Creativity and Multicultural Communication September- December 2011
  2. 2. Welcome! Facilitators Betty Hurley-Dasgupta Carol Yeager
  3. 3. Why MOOC? “ MOOCs are an example of open learning at its best,” said Davis. “With MOOCs, it is the process of networking and making connections with others, which leads to communication, learning and then to greater knowledge and understanding.” Alan Davis, SUNY Empire State College President Press release from SUNY Empire State College  
  4. 4. Participation * Read NewPosts (Daily Newsletter) * NewPosts Archives (previous issues) * Add a New Feed (RSS feeds) * View List of Feeds * Read Discussions * Browse Blog Posts * Weekly Recordings  
  5. 5. The Big Picture with RetSam Zhang ~ Tech support
  6. 7. Groups (Back Channels) Start your own … see add Channels information … join as many as you wish and … cross-pollinate = connectivism
  7. 8. Taking for Credit? <ul><ul><li>Contact [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please use CMC11 in the subject line </li></ul>
  8. 9. What is Creativity? <ul><ul><li>the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Creativity and Learning “ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, it will be those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn” A. Toffler … “Future Shock” 1970
  10. 11. <ul><ul><li>How do we build a community of global learners for the purpose of connecting and engaging people in connectivist lifelong learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity and creative problem solving are building blocks for sustaining lifelong learning and having fun in the process </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Multiculturalism vs Interculturalism     Definition of Culture:   &quot;the learned and shared values, beliefs and behaviors of a group of interacting people.&quot;              Milton Bennett            Founder, Intercultural Communication          Institute
  12. 13. What’s Next ?
  13. 14.   Online Immersive Environments for Education: Theory and Practice Let's co-create some knowledge   Contribute to the emerging concept map   Glen Gatin ~ week 8
  14. 15. Global Communication http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/GlobalCommunication   Linked In ~ CMC11 Global Connections                   RetSam Zhang and Silvia Purpuri ~ Week 9
  15. 16. Questions? CMC11  Help Desk
  16. 17. Feedback, please!

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