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October 8, 2012

Update and help resources

We believe that the login concerns have now been resolved. Help information has been posted on the main D2L site on how to navigate D2L: https://edfuture.desire2learn.com/d2l/home/6609

Reminder about guest speakers this week: https://edfuture.desire2learn.com/d2l/lms/content/viewer/main_frame.d2l?ou=6609&tId=15 We will share information on how to access the session in tomorrow's Daily email.

Finally, your week 1 activities are posted here: https://edfuture.desire2learn.com/d2l/lms/content/viewer/main_frame.d2l?ou=6609&tId=15 One of the important aspects of this course format is the creation of resources by course participants. We, ever so gently, encourage you to engage in a "weekly create" by creating a blog post, concept map, image, or video, based on the weekly content and discussion. Share your creation with others in D2L, on Twitter (be sure to use the #CFHE12 tag) or on your blog. 


Login concerns...

Hi all,

We are aware that some of you (ok, probably many) are having concerns logging into Desire2Learn or making sense of the different spaces of course interaction. We are working on addressing the login concern. Your user account is generated in, and authenticated by, gRSShopper and is then fed to Desire2Learn. As soon as we have resolved the concern, we will provide you with an update on how to engage in the course. 

For now, you can access the course content for week 1 here: https://edfuture.desire2learn.com/d2l/lms/content/viewer/main_frame.d2l?ou=6609&tId=12. An overview of the course structure can be viewed here: http://screencast.com/t/xoBKCqQCI1r4 . We'll provide a few additional tutorials later today on logging in and navigating the course structure.

I'd like to emphasize again that the course is distributed - there is no single space where you'll track the discussion. Conversations will happen on Twitter, Facebook, Desire2Learn, etc. The course is an activity stream rather than a particular destination. You may find this structure disorienting at first. From our experience, once acclimated to the distributed format, owning your own spaces of learning is valuable and (dare I say it) empowering.

Many participants from previous courses have stated that unlearning expectations of structured and hierarchical content is the first learning that happens in our MOOCs. 

If you are interested, please follow the #cfhe12 tag on twitter for updates/discussions/additional resources or to discuss the readings: https://twitter.com/i//search/realtime/cfhe12

Apologies for this frustration...



Welcome to Week 1: Change Drivers in Higher Education

Welcome to CFHE12!

Week 1 readings are now available: https://edfuture.desire2learn.com/d2l/lms/content/viewer/main_frame.d2l?ou=6609&tId=17 

A help page on "how to participate" is also available: https://edfuture.desire2learn.com/d2l/lms/content/viewer/main_frame.d2l?ou=6609&tId=17 

Watch this video: http://screencast.com/t/xoBKCqQCI1r4


Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the 'CFHE12' keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.

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Brainstorming in preparation for CFSHE12
Scholz, Lifelong Learner » CFHE12
The open online course on the “Current/Future State of Higher Education” begins tomorrow. I spent some time this weekend working on a mindmap of the course topics to prepare. Here are some of the things I came up with for the first week’s topic, “Change pressures: What is influencing higher education? “. 1.1 Fewer Resources [...] [Link] Sun, 07 Oct 2012 00:52:55 +0000 [Comment]

How to Succeed in a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) (CFHE12)
Rebecca - @rjhogue, RJ Hogue Consulting
MOOCs are becoming more common these days. I seem to be getting notification of them on at least one per week. Having just completely MobiMOOC, I've signed up for a few of new ones this fall – EdFutures, a connectivist inspired MOOC, which starts today; a Coursera MOOC "Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society" which officially [...] [Link] Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:48:11 +0000 [Comment]

Coursera Weekly Reflection 07.10.12
AJC, Science of the Invisible
I am posting weekly reflections here on my current Coursera MOOCs as they progress. This is my last Coursera weekly update for the time (see below): Statistics One: The content is still good but it's an organizational shambles - this is really the sort of low level stuff there is no excuse for Coursera screwing up. I have now completely decoupled this module from assessment as we arrive at the last week. That's no problem at all as I feel I have definitely met my personal learning ... [Link] Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:08:00 +0000 [Comment]

An Open Online Course on the Current and Future State of Higher Education.
Scholz, Lifelong Learner » CFHE12
I am far too busy to sign up for another MOOC!  Nevertheless, I’ve added myself to the open online course on the Current and Future State of Higher Education. Part of the reason is that the topics are things that I might want to blog about anyway, and the course is a way of structuring and [...] [Link] Fri, 05 Oct 2012 19:14:29 +0000 [Comment]

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