Beginning in 2013, educators  from the National Writing Project network (NWP) designed and facilitated CLMOOC to support educators in playing with the design and learning  framework of  Connected  Learning. The Connected Learning framework supports learning as an interest-driven, production-centered activity in networked and peer-based communities and grew out of work of the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative.

Through support from the MacArthur Foundation and as part of the NWP’s Educator Innovator Initiative, CLMOOC involved thousands of teachers alongside Educator Innovator partner organizations. It was designed as a massive open online collaboration rather than a course and it’s design was influenced by other connectivist, open, online opportunities in the larger field of cMOOCs (connectivist Massive Open Online Courses), such as #change11#etmooc,#DS106#rhizo.

This history was taken in part from the open access journal article Remix as Professional Learning: Educators’ Iterative Literacy Practice in CLMOOC by participants and researchers Anna Smith, Stephanie West-Puckett, Christina Cantrill & Mia Zamora. 

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Learn more about National Writing Project’s Educator Innovator Initiative.

Maps of Participation in CLMOOC by Year