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February 18, 2013

edcmooc interesting
Flickriver, February 18, 2013

This is a link to a seemingly endless set of images related to edcmooc (and MOOCs in general) generated as a result of a week 3 contest in the open online course. I'm not sure what the licensing is, but it seems to me that what we have here is a bottomless supply of slides for PowerPoint presentations on MOOCs. From the same MOOC, a Hangout on Air featuring Jen Ross and others from the course team. I also tried to view the resources but it's insisting that I login before I can see anything - tsk, that's the oppositeof open. I guess that's how Coursera inflates 'registration' statistics. Image: Connected by lisainglasses

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Posterous will turn off on April 30
Sachin Agarwal, The Official Posterous Space, February 18, 2013

From where I sit, the good people at Twitter have changed their minds about a "vision for making sharing simpler," as Posterous staff claimed when the former acquired the latter last March. Now comes the world that Twitter is shutting down Posterous. Presumably they will be focusing their efforts to make Twitter a photo sharing site (or maybe to simply crush Twitpic by clamping down on sharing). There was a time when Posterous and Tumblr were vying to replace Blogger and WordPress. Now Tumblr stands alone and, if you ask me, in a much better position than Twitter.

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T3S1: Digital Literacies with Dr. Doug Belshaw
Doug Belshaw, Slideshare, February 18, 2013

Good set of slides from a Doug Belshaw presentation to #etmooc on Monday (hard to gauge the exact time - the schedule says "all times eastern" but then posts times inside a Google Calendar, which automatically corrects time zones). I don't agree with Belshaw's 'essential elements' of digital literacies (in particular I object to 'cultural' and 'civic' and have my doubts about 'confident' - but this objection is of course couched within my own definition of critical literacies) but I do agree with his observations that literacy is multi-faceted and graduated. See also http://bit.ly/weblitoverview

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Visualizing the community neocortex
Fred Bartels, Icl - Meta MOOC Explorations, February 18, 2013

Interesting 'meta MOOC' community created by Fred Bartels and an interesting diagram (above) capturing nicely the model of MOOCs as I see them (the people working in neural networks and connectionism will recognize it as a perceptual system, which is exactly what I think MOOCs are). There is I guess a Twitter conversation as shared here: "Playfully exploring meta ideas. Want to join in?   " but I didn't find it, just a jpeg of some posts.

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