Week 3 already: Dusting off and Ramping up the EVO 2012 Multiliteracies Blog
Real life has a way of imposing on our virtual ones. These days there is much to impose on.
The latest rendition of the EVO Multiliteracies course for 2012 has been going on for more than two weeks now using http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com as a portal. Participants oriented gamely in week 1, but were less outgoing about declaring, through declarations did trickle in in the form of web handles, and this is leading us into the Networking phase of our course.
Some participants filled in the form for the EVO 2012 session at
and this put their names and network handles in our datatbase here:
From this I’ve created a Skype list. It was tedious because first I had to add everyone listed to my contacts list before I could then add them to the EVOMLIT list, which I’ve now done for everyone who left a Skype ID. So far only Scottlo has responded on it. Meanwhile I’ve added everyone who gave a Twitter ID to a Twitter list here: https://twitter.com/#!/list/VanceS/evomlit. If you want to see if you are on it you can send a tweet with the hash tag #evomlit. Your tweet should appear in a search on tweets labeled evomlit; i.e. https://twitter.com/#!/search/evomlit as well as on the EVOMLIT list.
Whenever I can gather a group of participants I like to experiment to see how these things work because I like to use these techniques with my real live students, and of course the way WE learn about them is to try them out. How else would we learn such things, except through trial, error, and observation.
We have also held a couple of very nice live sessions, attended by a number of Multiliteracies participants:
- Jan 15, 2012 PechaFlickr event with Scott Lockman,
- A meeting of multiple EVO sessions on Jan 22, 2012: http://learning2gether.posterous.com/learning2gether-with-evo-multiliteracies-beco
- And another one planned for noon to 16:00 GMT next Sunday Jan 29, 2012
One thing I’ve had decent success with is Posterous blogs. They are one of the best for group work (networking with your group). There are two dozen members here and all are contributors. If you want to join just go to http://multiliteracies.posterous.com and subscribe. When I see that multiliteracies participants have done that I’ll promote you to contributor. Then you’ll be able to post here, and other subscribers SHOULD get your post as an email. They can reply to the email to comment on your post. In practice this allows your class or group such as this one to hold conversations around blog posts. Again, you have to try it to see how it works.
I think this blog will be my ePortfolio for this course. There is one odd thing about posting here. Posters are not identified. So make sure you sign your posts, otherwise we won’t know who they are from. This one is from — Vance