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GroupTweet | Group Twitter Accounts Made Easy

 

"GroupTweet enables 2 to 100,000+ contributors to tweet from the same account. No longer is the burden of content creation on one person's shoulders. Contributors' names can be hidden or displayed at the beginning or end of each Tweet. Whether you have a small group powering a company account or thousands of people powering a group account, you can leverage the power of the crowd with GroupTweet!"

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How do you build community when the number of participants is 1000+ from across the planet?

 

#etmooc will be using this digital tool as one way to facilitate community for the people participating in this 2013 course.

 

To see the site in action, you can go here: http://goo.gl/V3e7l

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Learning new lessons: MOOCs

Learning new lessons: MOOCs | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Top quality teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best universities to charge mega-fees: over $50,000 for a year of undergraduate study at Harvard. Less exalted providers have boomed too, with a similar model that sells seminars, lectures, exams and a 'salad days' social life in a single bundle. Now online provision is transforming higher education, giving the best universities a chance to widen their catch, opening new opportunities for the agile, and threatening doom for the laggard and mediocre.

 

The roots are decades old. Britain’s Open University started teaching via radio and television in 1971; the for-profit University of Phoenix has been teaching online since 1989; MIT and others have been posting lectures on the internet for a decade. But the change in 2012 has been electrifying. Two start-ups, both spawned by Stanford University, are recruiting students at an astonishing rate for 'massive open online courses' or MOOCs. In January Sebastian Thrun, a computer-science professor there, announced the launch of Udacity. It started to offer courses the next month—a nanosecond by the standards of old-style university decision making. He also gave up his Stanford tenure, saying that Udacity had 'completely changed my perspective'. In October Udacity raised $15m from investors. It has 475,000 users.

 

In April two of Mr Thrun’s ex-colleagues, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, launched a rival, Coursera, with $16m in venture capital. At first it offered online courses from four universities. By August it had signed up 1m students, rising to over 2m now. Its most successful class, 'How to reason and argue', attracted over 180,000 students. Harvard and MIT announced they would each put up $30m to launch edX, a non-profit venture offering courses from Ivy League universities. Other schools have joined too."

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#ETMOOC | A MOOC about educational technology & media – Coming January 2013

MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

"This space will act as an information hub for #etmooc, an open, online experience that is designed to facilitate & nurture conversations around the thoughtful integration of educational technology & media in teaching and learning.

Think of #etmooc as an experience situated somewhere between a course and a community. While there will be scheduled webinars and information shared each week, we know that there is a lot more that we will collectively need to do if we want to create a truly collaborative and passionate community.

We’re aiming to carry on those important conversations in many different spaces – through the use of social networks, collaborative tools, shared hashtags, and in personalized spaces. What #etmooc eventually becomes, and what it will mean to you, will depend upon the ways in which you participate and the participation and activities of all of its members. Let’s see if we can create something that is not just another hashtag – and, not just another course.

Some exciting topics will be explored during the #etmooc experience. We’ll be leading conversations around many of the recently popularized technologies, media and literacies including social/participatory media, blended/online learning environments, digital literacies, open education, digital citizenship/identity, copyright/copyleft, and multimedia in education. We hope that this list of topics will grow as we expand our membership and tap into the expertise of our participants. However it is not the topics that we cover, but it is what we discover, create and share together that will be critical to the success of the etmooc experience."

"Topics & Tentative Schedule (Revised as of January 9, 2013)

The 2013 tentative schedule of topics is found below. More detailed information will be provided soon, including exact dates and connection information. Each topic is 2 weeks long so that there is adequate attention and depth.

 

Welcome (Jan 13-19): Welcome Event & Orientation to #etmooc

 

Topic 1 (Jan 20-Feb. 2): Connected Learning – Tools, Processes & Pedagogy

Topic 2 (Feb 3-16): Digital Storytelling – Multimedia, Remixes & Mashups

Topic 3 (Feb 17-Mar 2): Digital Literacy – Information, Memes & Attention

Topic 4 (Mar 3-16): The Open Movement – Open Access, OERs & Future of Ed.

Topic 5 (Mar 17-30): Digital Citizenship – Identity, Footprint, & Social Activism

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:22 AM

Looks like it's going to be a great course.

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Visualization of Registration

"With fewer than 10 days before the launch of #etmooc, we currently have about 680 registrants representing about 37 countries. To provide a sense of what that looks like, I created a rough, mapped visualization using a tool called MapAList. Take a look below at the interactive, zoomable map based on early registration data."
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UVA Offering Sneak Peek of Free Online Learning Courses « Online Learning Update

"The University of Virginia is giving potential students a sneak peek of free online courses. The university has launched video previews of upcoming online learning classes offered through a partnership with Coursera. The non-credit courses are free and open to anyone with a computer and internet connection. Professors say enrollment has skyrocketed since the initiative was announced in mid-July. UVA professor Mitch Green said, 'The enrollment for my course thus far, which doesn’t launch until March I, I think, 43,000 students from all over the world right now, which is kind of a mind-boggling number for us who teach 20 or 30 or at most 250 at a time.'"
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