Welcome to CLMOOC 2016

We’re Happy You’re Here

The CLMOOC of 2016 officially gets started on July 10 with the first Make Cycle and newsletter. The overarching themes for this summer’s Make Cycles, which are being facilitated by participants in a move to crowdsource the CLMOOC, are Cultivating Connections, Reciprocating Connections and Celebrating Connections. Activities will be suggested as entry points, but of course, you should feel free to go in any direction that inspires you. If that means dipping in by just watching and reading and following along with the flow of activities, that’s fine. If it means doing a short activity, that’s great. If it means diving into a larger project, that’s wonderful. Whatever your participation level, it’s the perfect amount of participation.

What is Connected Learning?

Connected Learning is a research and design-based approach to education. It is based on the learning principles of being interest-powered, peer-supported, and academically-oriented. It is based on the design principles of being production-centered, openly-networked, and shared purpose. And it espouses core values of equity, social connection, and full participation.

Credit: National Writing Project
Credit: National Writing Project

What is CLMOOC?

CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience—run during the summer—open to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. CLMOOC provides educators and learners of all types with an opportunity to play with new tools, make projects and friends, and share projects and reflections with colleagues across the country and around the world. CLMOOC has long been supported and nurtured by the National Writing Project and the Educator Innovator network.

When is CLMOOC?

CLMOOC (also known by its hashtag #clmooc) takes place in the summer and now includes three week-long iterative make cycles (plus the addition of one ‘break week’ to allow for quiet reflection points) from July 10–August 6, 2016. It is designed to be a collaboration rather than a course and educators are invited to come in and participate during any or all of the make cycles.

Each Make Cycle centers around a theme with suggestions for “makes,” the products to share of interest to you, with the idea that anyone can create a new idea, remix from another idea, or simply enjoy and comment on others’ makes. A Make with Me Google Hangout on Tuesdays and a Twitter Chat on Thursdays are scheduled to allow for more collaborative sharing and interactions.

The goal is to learn, to connect, to collaborate, to build community — encouraging each other to cultivate connections through participant’s generosity of participation and gratitude of appreciation and remix.

How do I learn more?

To learn more, please visit our web site, the CLMOOC Google Plus Community or Facebook group to get a feel for the experience. More information about how to get involved in CLMOOC will be distributed through our channels, and we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter here.

Learn more about social tools:  Guide to Social Tools used by CLMOOC.

More information: FAQS

Where are the CLMOOC Resources?

CLMOOC Communities

CLMOOC Make Ideas

We’re all looking forward to connecting with you!



Note: This work was adapted from content originally developed by the National Writing Project and Educator Innovator.  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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