Welcome to eduMOOC 2011

Accessing Online Learning - from the MERLOT open repository of online materials - a series of videos addressing how common materials can be made more accessible


For more info: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=225879

Prior videos:

Open Learning: Unlocking Knowledge to the Globe - http://youtu.be/yjajtXb1PYQ

Online Learning: Changing the World - http://www.youtube.com/L8pdjCUhi4c

It Happens Online - http://youtu.be/i8c-1oGwEKM

Connectivism: Socializing Open Learning - http://youtu.be/rqL_lsogeNU

View comments on videos: http://goo.gl/N2C4M

Post your own comments below:

New at eduMOOC:

After two weeks of class visits to this website http://sites.google.com/site/edumooc:

15,171 visits came from 8,270 unique visitors in 113 countries/territories

28,574 page views

03:04 average length of stay

Recording of Panel Discussions

Week One Panel: http://goo.gl/CzfLO

Week Two Panel: http://goo.gl/UUBcC

Week Three Panel: http://goo.gl/w2XuS

week three audio MP3 format: http://goo.gl/VTg5q

Week Four Panel: http://goo.gl/lLNgD

Week Five Panel: http://goo.gl/Ue7yR

Week Six Panel: http://goo.gl/M2CpK

Week Seven Panel: http://goo.gl/BZ95g

Week Eight Panel: http://goo.gl/mnT9X

eduMOOC Week Eight - Our Final Week! What should I do?

    1. Visit the resources page for the week eight - Online Learning Tomorrow - 2011-2021 - check out the dozens of resources there.
    2. Read postings - and make some of your own - at the Google Group eduMOOC: http://groups.google.com/group/edumooc/
    3. Check out the Wikispaces Study Group site for discussions and more resources http://edumooc.wikispaces.com/ join in the discussions; you might even start a page about Apps/Mobile Learning!
    4. List yourself - email, twitter, blog, website, etc. - at the "Share Your Network Info Form" - 223 of us already have! Your info will be publicly posted (after a brief delay) to the eduMOOC Participant Networking site.
    5. Find others who share your interests whom you may want to follow via blogs, Twitter, wiki, or websites. You can search the eduMOOC Participant Networking site and you can visit @trektrekker's Twitter list of participant tweets https://twitter.com/#!/tektrekker/edumooc - reach out and connect!
    6. Prepare for our Thursday live panel discussion on personal learning networks. The Thursday panel participants are introduced at the Week Eight page https://sites.google.com/site/edumooc/edumooc-week-eight-online-learning-tomorrow-2011-2021 . Also, know that if you miss the "live" event, the recording will be posted online and linked from this page.
    7. Read Ray's chronicle of the "behind-the-scenes" of eduMOOC - find out about tweaks and updates - http://edumooc.blogspot.com - leave a comment.
    8. Create new resources, tweet, blog and let us know via discussion posting or email so we can be sure all participants can share!

Enjoy, learn, connect, network, reflect, think, share, make a difference.... it's a MOOC!

Program and Resources Expanding Daily!

Visit Often for Updates!

The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield welcomes you to a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) on “Online Learning Today...and Tomorrow.” It will continue through August 19. It is totally open, free, and collaborative. It can be totally asynchronous, or those attending can join in weekly panel discussions with experts in various aspects of the topic. This is an active and growing resource and networking center on the topic of "Online Learning Today, and Tomorrow." You will have the opportunity to meet many people around the world who share your interest in this topic.

You are invited to register (see right column) with only your name and email address so you can be given access to all materials, panels and discussions. Within a day after you register, you will admitted to Google Group Edumooc which will allow you to enter into discussions and - if you so designate - to receive a listserv of postings. You are invited to list your networking contacts such as email, blogs, twitter, etc. at the form linked in the left navigation column.

Enrollment Update!

We are elated to see enormous interest in this topic! Since the Monday morning announcement of the MOOC, we have enrolled more than 2,600 participants from 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas; still no one has identified as themselves from Antarctica, but we remain hopeful! Those participating are from colleges, universities, community colleges, libraries, school systems, educational association, and many other entities.

Countries represented among those registered include: Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Belize Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burundi Canada Chile China Colombia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Germany Greece Guyana India Indonesia Ireland Israel Italy Japan Kuwait Laos Malaysia Mauritius México Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Norway Pakistan Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Samoa Saudi Arabia Scotland Serbia South Africa Spain St. Vincent/the Grenadines Sudan Sweden Taiwan Thailand Trinidad/Tobago Turkey UAE Uganda UK Ukraine Venezuela USA Vietnam West Indies.

We will add all who register to the Google Group in daily uploads. So, please be patient and know that the day after you enroll, you are to receive an email from Google Group eduMOOC via the email you used for registration (check be sure it has not been misidentified as "spam"). If you are not notified, please email clevi2@uis.edu.

Some Media Mentions

The Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus Blog has noted this MOOC, asking the question: What happens when you invite the whole world to join an online class?

elarnspace blog by George Siemens:


Education-Portal has posted an article on eduMOOC:


eduMOOC News by myweb2learn


Columbia Teacher's College blog edLab:


OLLI Online - University of Virginia


Eagle Dawg Blog


Views, dreams & creative writings, Anil Prasad


CollabOERate Blog, Wayne Mackintosh




Decision Doc


UIC News


Techknow Tools


Learner Weblog


eduMOOC 4 All


“EduMOOC on Loose: An Interview with Ray Schroeder”


Before we begin

We encourage you to view these two brief, but informative videos from Dave Cormier that answer the question "What is a MOOC?"


... and "What is 'success' in a MOOC?"


Now that we have a common understaning, here is

How the eduMOOC is Organized

Eight topics have been chosen - one for each week. You will see the schedule for those topics below. A Web page is linked below and in the left navigation column for each topic - those pages include details about the topic for each week, including links to about 20 timely resources including articles, Websites, Twitter hashtags, blogs, wikis and more that are relevant to the topic of the week. Collectively we will build on that base of 20. On Thursday of each week a live one hour Webinar panel discussion will be held with experts on the topic.

Google Group eduMOOC

Those registering for the course - see the short form in the right column above - will be invited to join the Google Group "eduMOOC" where threaded discussions will be held. This is where networking will begin among those attending the MOOC. After you have accepted the email invitation to the Google Group, you'll be taken to the group to set your nickname and email delivery options.

When you're ready to participate in the discussions, you may go directly to http://groups.google.com/group/edumooc. Please familiarize yourself with the threads. Jason Rhode has created a Screen Cast on navigating our Google Group. http://www.jasonrhode.com/screencast-tours-of-edumooc-google-group-alerts-reader Make posts inside threads if appropriate (i.e. introductions should be posted as a "reply" to the first posting in the Introductions thread). If your posting does not fit in the threads, create a new thread!

If you are using an email account other than gmail, you'll need to set up a Google account in order to access the group. View this Slideshare presentation for instructions: http://www.slideshare.net/NotJustCricket/using-non-google-id-with-google-groups


Additional opportunities to discuss and create collaborations are popping up in wikis around the 'net. Wikispaces eduMOOC is one site that is hosting information and discussions. Visit the site and join to participate! An OREu Study Group is open now at WikiEducator. Visit the site, learn about the Open Education Resources University initiative and join to participate!


We will use the #edumooc hashtag for tweets regarding the MOOC. You will see those displayed in the gadget on this page. Tweet links to resources, your own blog posts on eduMOOC topics, videos, etc. We encourage tweeting and Twitter discussions.

Contribute Resources to This Site

You are encouraged to browse those sites and to add sites in Diigo. We will transfer the new Diigo sites to the appropriate list on a daily basis. Please use the "edumooc" tag if you would like your selected sites to be transferred to the topic resource page.

Live Sessions

Live panel discussion sessions will be held each Thursday at 2:00 pm eastern daylight, 1:00 pm central daylight, noon mountain daylight, 11:00 am pacific daylight and 7:00 pm London time. They may be viewed live online at:


Your screen will look like this:

The audio of the panel and slides will appear on the left of the screen

The #edumooc twitter back channel feed will appear center screen

A Twitter compose gadget will appear on the right for those with Twitter accounts to upload tweets

The session will be recorded and be made available online for those who wish to view later.

eduMOOC Schedule - Check often for additional panelists

Contact: schroeder.ray@uis.edu (Ray Schroeder)

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