Notable Notes: #CLMOOC = An Abundant, Open Journey

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In my blog post, Reflecting on #CLMOOC 2015, I strongly recommended the CLMOOC experience and hoped that my overview of experiences and lessons would inspire others to participate next year – especially the fence-sitters.

In that same vein, Kevin Hodgson provides a great reflection that should inspire the kind of educator I want to be, to work with, and to teach my son: Ten Reasons Why I Love #CLMOOC. The word that resonates for me in his 10 reasons is quite simply abundance – that sums of my experience with CLMOOC.

Sheri Edwards provided a great overview of the CLMOOC experience as well as an honest response to her experience which had both ups and downs in “#clmooc Reflection Open and Not.” I love that the idea of “open” is a thread that runs throughout her reflection, because it is such an important part of my CLMOOC experience. Not only was our community open and we were expected to share our work out in the open, there was also the simple idea that we needed to be open ourselves: open to ideas, open to challenges, open to learn, open to invent, and open to play.

I love and am more than a bit jealous of Simon Ensor’s reflection “Expressionism – WFT?” because it captures not just the ideas, but also the emotions of the #CLMOOC experience. The highlights for him (as I interpret his reflection) were expressions, connections, and the journey.

Artwork via Wikimedia

4 comments

  • Deanna thank you for picking up my writing and transporting it to an other place. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

  • Thanks for your kind words — and as much as I encourage “open,” the word still needs to be understood. I so appreciate learning from your openness on this blog — your strategies have helped me revise mine. So I thank you !

  • Great post, Deanna, for those who experienced #CLMOOC and those who didn’t. I appreciate your shared highlights because the shared stream was so rich that it’s easy to lose the memory of particular posts and shared ideas.

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