Welcome to CLMOOC! We are very excited to be here with you and are looking forward to making, playing, connecting, and learning with you at different points throughout the next six weeks.
You are the heart of CLMOOC. To support you in tapping into your interests and passions, CLMOOC is organized into six open Make Cycles that we hope will inspire you to make, write, connect, and reflect. We take the “open” and “collaborative” parts of MOOCs seriously, and facilitators have designed CLMOOC in ways we hope will make you feel comfortable in customizing the experience to your own interests.
We are launching today in celebration of the White House’s Week of Making, and you are welcome to jump right in. If you are new to CLMOOC, feel free to use the next few days to get ready by checking out the community spaces and getting connected via social media at the links below.
On Monday, June 22nd, the first Make Cycle will be kicked off by educator-colleagues from the Tar River and UNC Charlotte Writing Projects based in North Carolina. At the beginning of each Make Cycle you will receive a newsletter that will give you the details about the make cycle’s activities along with ample encouragement to starting making (if you haven’t already).
We invite you to get connected to the CLMOOC community via any or all of the various social media spaces of CLMOOC, including:
- The CLMOOC home website
- The CLMOOC Google+ community
- @clmooc and #clmooc on Twitter
- The CLMOOC Facebook group
Need some help getting connected? Check out our Guide to Social Tools.
A few quick things you can also do to begin your CLMOOC experience today:
- Join fellow CLMOOCers TONIGHT for a kick-off webinar! Connect your Learning and Making this Summer with CLMOOC at 7p ET/4p PT/11p UTC
- Add your personal blog to the Blog Hub
- Join the CLMOOC Google+ community and say hello
- Put yourself on the CLMOOC Map
- Encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up
Of course, feel free to just start making!
What Else Can We Tell You?
We are thrilled that you are here! We encourage you to make, play, lead, lurk, connect, remake, remix in whatever way your heart desires. In CLMOOC, we strongly encourage you to follow your own interests and your own passions as educators and learners, to connect with peers locally and globally, and to encourage each other around shared purposes in constructive, creative ways. In fact, it is through the acts of making, writing, connecting, and reflecting during CLMOOC that we will be exploring these very Connected Learning principles together.
In other words, there is no one “right” way to participate in the CLMOOC. And there’s no “wrong” way, either. There is only your way.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions; everyone has them, and we can help each other. To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let the making begin!
CLMOOC Team @ Educator Innovator