connected courses

via Mimi Ito and Howard Rheingold (connected learning, connected learning alliance, et al) 2014 – super user-friendly site.. just go there – linked on graphic below:

connected courses



Connected Courses is a collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web.

Our goal is to build an inclusive and expansive network of teachers, students, and educational offerings that makes high quality, meaningful, and socially connected learning available to everyone.

Our Course on Connected Courses

For Fall 2014, our major focus is on running a course for developing and teaching connected courses. The course is designed and taught by faculty from diverse institutions, some of whom are the folks behind successful connected courses such as FemTechNet, ds106, phonar, and the National Writing Project CLMOOC. You can find the syllabushere, and the people involved here.


In 2013, the DML Hub, as part of the MacArthur Foundation supported Digital Media and Learning Initiative, launched Reclaim Open Learning, an effort to explore the intersections between higher education, open learning, and the connected learning model in the midst of MOOC mania. The effort focused on returning to core pedagogical and learning principles, the ethos of the open web, and end-to-end faculty and student innovation when attention was shifting to large institutionalized initiatives and old-school top-down pedagogical and learning models. Activities included a hackathon at the MIT Media Lab, a faculty innovation competition, and event at UC Irvine.


intro (orientation/experimentation) via Jim Groom, Alan Levine, and Howard (the connected brothers):




unit 5:

it’s a constant mindfulness of not looking for the camp counselor to lead the song around the fire.. – – Charlotte Pierce

can self-control be taught – via ch 8 Nurture Shock @JoeCorneli –  – or is it more space to detox..?

 for pre-K/K, it’s the first contact with tools of the mind (; for adults… yeah maybe detox/recovery.

indeed. detox only needed where we’ve stripped natural ness..

as children there is theory that they can lead their way. but after that somehow they have to listen to a master. – @MiaZamoraPhD

would be great to get more editing – peeragogy

how do you build trust.. you trust people.. – @JoeCorneli

kids spend a lot of time trying to make parents (then teacher) happy. – @JoeCorneli

the ones most resistant to #colearning are often people pleasers.. – @MiaZamoraPhD

“Teachers are often more resistant than students to co-learning.” @MiaZamoraPhD

– more experience (addiction) being people pleasers..?

when we’re not faced with a lot of change we don’t need to learn very much. – @JoeCorneli @readywriting

I have a doc going with examples of Connected Courses I’ve seen; add yours? #ccourses

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