Multiliteracies course starting for TESOL PP107 Sept 5 to Oct 2, 2011
Today, Sept 5, 2011, we start the latest rendition of Multiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environments: This course is part of TESOL’s Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program; see http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/sec_document.asp?CID=664&DID=2642.
The course in its several renditions has accumulated a network of past participants who have taken previous TESOL or EVO Multiliteracies courses, and I always invite them to join us if they wish. In networked learning, it takes a network! (a PLN).
However, MY focus in this course is on the registered participants. In this respect this course emulates recent MOOC events, which are often conceived as university courses for tuition-paying students, but in order to enrich the experience for those enrolled, the course is offered to anyone (massively), it’s open (free for anyone to participate in), and online.
Because the course is open, anyone can join the network of present and past participants here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/multilit/.
This year there are 6 participants enrolled in the TESOL certification course but another 250 enrolled in that YahooGroup. It is not likely that more than a handful will interact with us, but those that do will bring us fresh perspectives and broaden our understanding of what we do here.
I have revised the portal http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/ to act as a content manager for the course. To get started on the course, read (watch, listen to) this: http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/GettingStarted2011pp107
We have a calendar of events that is constantly being added to. It has some events we have arranged for this course, especially our noon Sunday GMT sessions at http://tappedin.org. You can come here to find us online ready to answer questions. We are also arranging events for 13:00 GMT in various presentation venues each Sunday. You can find the schedule of events at this wiki, http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded
I posted a version of this notice to the PP107 portal in Desire to Learn (for the benefit of the paid TESOL participants) and I’m also posting it here to our Posterous blog.
I am interested in posterous for a number of reasons. For one thing, I was able to import all but the most recent blog postings from our Ning to here. I wasn’t able to get the latest ones because the Posterous import tool no longer works, I’ve written Posterous help, they’ve responded, but they seem unable to fix it so far.
For another reason, Posterous has many features that make it conversational for small groups such as the 6 enrolled in this course. However, anyone interested in learning more about these features can join this blog. You can subscribe, or I can add you. I will add the PP107 participants and if anyone else wants to join, you need to get a Posterous account, visit this blog, click on my profile, and from there you can subscribe to any blogs of mine you are interested in (but if you want to write here, you’ll have to let me know, and I can then add you).
Ok, let the F.U.N. begin. Comment here if you wish or better, join the YahooGroup, and let us know there if you have any concerns, comments, or questions. I hope you enjoy the course.
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