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Week 4 in

Multiliteracies for Social Networking and

Collaborative Learning Environments


CLUSTERING in the Multiliteracies course

February 3-9, 2014


Suggested activities for MultiMOOC 2014 for Week 4


This is a week where, if MultiMOOC were a MOOC, we would be finding like minded colleagues
and reporting our accomplishments derived from connections with the new nodes in our PLNs, Personal Learning Networks.


However, if you are engaged in any other kind of MOOC right now then you could be reporting on any clustering behavior you observe.

You would report that in your blog or microblog (e.g. your Tweet stream)

Tag  your report #multimooc and / or #evomlic (and if that's in a blog, microblog it).


The rest of the material on this page is from previous renditions of this session where participants were accumulating their reflections in ePortfolios

Jim Buckingham and I will be modeling our ePortfolios Feb 23, 2014 as part of 

Moodle MOOC 3


Now need to read further, but in case you want to see what was originally envisioned ... 


Theme: Many literacies: A pedagogical lens


Web 2.0 tools can be used within an e-learning framework. combining face-to-face and mobile learning. Students can use different frameworks, but they can coordinate their online experiences through ePortfolios or personal learning environments (PLEs). Teachers are better placed to coach students in the many literacies they will need to make sense of and participate in the new digital culture. This week, participants are encouraged to explore the flexibility of Web 2.0 tools, develop their personal distributed learning networks, and consider how they can expand their personal learning record from just blogging to documenting their progress in an ePortfolio.


How to succeed in a MOOC (on any scale) depends on these 5 steps
Dave Cormier describes what we're doing now and throughout the session as:  

Orient, Declare, Network, Cluster, Focus


George Siemens has an easily approachable posting on these 5 steps, directed at newbies, called

How to participate in an open onlline course, in Rather Random, Sept 12, 2011, available:


"The first few weeks of an open online course are the most disorienting. As a learner, you approach the course with expectations that have been defined by previous learning experiences. You look for readings, you look for the discussion space, and you look to the instructor to detail the content that you need to learn and how you will be evaluated. Let go of those expectations. An open online course is quite different. You create your own spaces of interaction ..." in a process he calls 'wayfinding'.


Vance conducted an online discussion of this concept on January 16, 2011 -

This session was recorded and the link to the recording is here:


One way to focus is to do so in an online portal - here we call that ePortfolio
But YOU can focus in any manner of your choosing and call THAT (whatever it is) ePortfolio


According to Dave ... http://youtu.be/bWKdhzSAAG0 



This multiliteracies session might help you achieve that focus and direct it at some collection of artifacts online which you can assemble or aggregate in a set of pointers which we call "ePortfolio"


 What should you put in an e-portfolio?  See this Illustration for 2010 pp107 participants



Content Suggestions



Mark Pegrum recorded an intriguing rundown of his current thinking on multiliteracies here:



Here, Mark arrays a spectrum of literacy skills into four "literacy groups"


  1. Language literacies
  2. Information literacies
  3. Connection literacies
    1. e.g. Participatory literacies (potentially "dangerous" - why? examples?
  4. Remix literacies


There's more on these literacy groups here: http://e-language.wikispaces.com/mr3

and a group collaboration page entitled Digital Literacies - Gold Coast: http://tinyurl.com/25394pu





By the end of this week (or two) you should have addressed any of the following projects that interest you - share your findings with the others:



Events this week




Live events scheduled for this week


  • Thu Feb 6 2014 1300 EST Shelly Terrell at Moodle MOOC 3 
  • Sun Feb 9 Jozef Colpaert - 12 CALL Challenges 


For updated information see http://learning2gether.pbworks/volunteersneeded  




This page revised Dec 4, 2013



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