Education, Learning & cMOOC blogs

21ST CENTURY LEARNING INTERVIEW, 2006
https://www.stevehargadon.com/2006/12/21st-century-learning-interview-with.html
In this 2006 article Steve Hargadon writes about K-12 educational technology:  collaborative web technologies, free and open source software, e-learning, & School 2.0.  Much has changed since then. This is a good reference.


AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING - UNDERSTANDING DISAPPOINTING OUTCOMES
https://robertslavinsblog.wordpress.com/category/after-school/
This is one of many articles written by Robert Slavin, founder of Proven Tutoring.  It digs deeper into research on afterschool tutoring research and focuses on "participation" and "why students don't".    Here's a second article, from December 2020,  titled "Large-Scale Tutoring Could Fail. Here's How to Ensure It Does Not".  https://robertslavinsblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/17/large-scale-tutoring-could-fail-heres-how-to-ensure-it-does-not/


ANNOTATION TOOLS FOR DEEPER LEARNING, COLLABORATION
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2016/01/annotation-new-learning-and.html
Dan Bassill founder of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, (and this library) created this blog article in January 2016 to point to several different web sites and blogs that were demonstrating and discussing annotation tools. Take a look and apply this in your classroom or your tutor/mentor program.

BEYOND LITERACY LINK
https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/12/be-digital-change.html
This blog article challenges us to help students develop learning habits that enable them to survive and thrive in the future digital world. Read and share with others.

BIG DATA AND LITERACY - ETMOOC BLOG
http://intedanddevelopment.blogspot.com/search/label/ETMOOC#.YZGRP2DMLIV
This article was written by Thomas Salmon during the Jan-March 2013 ETMOOC.

BLOG CONNECTING EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING
http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/selected-videos-and-podcasts/
This blog is written by Gardner Campbell. This link points to a collection of video presentations.

BUILDING CREATIVE BRIDGES - ETMOOC ARTICLES
https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/category/etmooc/
Paul Signorelli, "a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, presenter, social media strategist, learning advocate, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience" wrote a series of excellent blog articles during the Jan-March 2013 ETMOOC.

BUILDING STUDENT OWNERSHIP THROUGH COMMUNITY MAPPING
https://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/11/28/building-student-ownership-through-community-mapping/
This group in Hong Kong started with this question: "What if we engaged students in the community around real problems, with real outcomes? What if they partnered with organizations who benefited from their insight?"  Read the article and see how the project has grown.

cMOOC THAT WOULD NOT DIE - THE #ETMOOC
https://cogdogblog.com/2015/05/the-cmooc-that-would-not-die/
Alan Levine's 2015 blog article is a powerful endorsement of cMOOCs like the 2013 Education, Technology and Media MOOC. 

C-MOOC VS X-MOOC - A PARTICIPANT'S EXPERIENCE
https://diethild.edublogs.org/2013/03/08/the-language-of-hollywood-storytelling-sound-and-color-my-first-xmooc-experience/
This is a 2013 article by one of the people I met during cMOOCs that I was part of.  In the article is this quote: “One of the results of this course is that I now know why I enjoy cMOOCs more than xMOOCs.”. Read the article and see what the writer has this opinion.

C-MOOCS AND X-MOOCS – KEY DIFFERENCES - 2013 ARTICLE
https://learningwithtechs.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/cmoocs-and-xmoocs-key-differences/
Much has changed since 2013, but these differences are worth taking a look at.

CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY - ROBERT SLAVIN - PROVEN TUTORING 
https://robertslavinsblog.wordpress.com/author/sdavis1000/
This blog has been written by Robert Slavin since 2011 and since 2021 has focused on activities and goals of Proven Tutoring, which seeks to provide comparable "information on programs tutoring programs proven effective in rigorous studies". 

CONNECTED LEARNING - 2015
https://educatorinnovator.org/why-connected-learning/
From the web site: "Educator Innovator and its partners support learning opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost — and share the goal of more powerful and connected learning for youth."

CONNECTED LEARNING - 2016 COURSE BY VCU
https://rampages.us/communityengagedresearch/
From the web site: "This VCU-sponsored connected learning course will give you an opportunity to learn alongside students, faculty and community members from VCU, Richmond and around the globe. Participation in this course will occur through blogging, tweeting, Diigo and other connected learning tools."

CRITICAL THINKING, REFLECTIVE PRACTICE - ARTICLES ABOUT MOOCS
https://pcrcr.wordpress.com/tag/mooc/
Probe, create change, reflect  blog is about MOOCs, critical thinking, reflection, collaboration, etc. This link points to articles focused on MOOCs.

CURATION OF POSTS ABOUT OPEN PEDAGOGY
https://blog.mahabali.me/whyopen/curation-of-posts-on-open-pedagogy-yearofopen/
This blog article by Maha Bali is a list of some some relatively recent work on the topic of open pedagogy.  In one of the articles she points to, by Jim Luke, pedagogy is described as " It’s a process. It’s a method of creating a desired outcome."  Keep that in mind as you look at the articles on this list.

DAVE POLLARD'S HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD BLOG
http://howtosavetheworld.ca/
Dave Pollard is one of the early leaders of the connectivist MOOC movement. He uses graphics to clarify his ideas, and has an extensive collection of articles on creativity, innovation, knowledge management and innovation on this web site.

DEEPER LEARNING EQUITY FELLOWS
https://www.equityfellows.org/
This is a national effort to connect educators from around the country.  The web site describes this as "The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows is a cohort-based leadership program that aims to develop, strengthen, and sustain a group of diverse and exceptional leaders who will influence the policies and practices that expand access to Deeper Learning in public education across the country.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY STUDENT BLOGS - TUTOR/MENTOR CONNECTION PROJECT
https://isp111group1.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/the-future/
In 2009 and 2010 students in a first-year "coming to Chicago" class used the Tutor/Mentor Connections program locator and directory to learn about the different neighborhoods of Chicago and the level of poverty and poorly performing schools and tutor/mentor programs in each neighborhood. As they learned they shared what they were learning in these blog articles.

This article on Tutor/Mentor blog points to this DePaul program. https://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2016/02/unleashing-student-talent-ongoing-effort.html

DEVELOPING A 21ST CENTURY VISION FOR EDUCATION - ETMOOC PARTICIPANT
http://raine6.blogspot.com/2016/05/developing-21st-century-vision-for.html#.YZGVlGDMLIU
Lorraine Boulos started writing her blog during the 2013 ETMOOC event. This link points to a 2016 article."

DIGITAL MEDIA AND LEARNING BLOG - STIMULATE YOUR THINKING
https://clalliance.org/blog/literacies-and-fallacies/
This article titled "Literacies and Fallacies" is one of many stimulating articles that expands our thinking about digital media and learning.

DIGITAL PEDAGOGY IN THE HUMANITIES - CONNECTIVISM AND CONNECTED KNOWLEDGE
https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/keyword/Network/
This link points to a collection of articles that "tackle the importance of the term "network" as used for learning in the context of digital pedagogy and the social Web. Curated by Maha Bali, PhD, American University in Cairo, and Mia Zamora, Kean University.  The collection includes articles by George Siemens and Stephen Downes and others.

Much of the work of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, hosts of this web library, has been influenced by these writers.

EDUCATION AND LEARNING IDEAS FROM A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER
https://askwhatelse.blog/2016/09/25/agency-immooc-digilitsunday/
This blog is written by Sheri Edwards, a middle school teacher from Washington State whom I've met through on-line cMOOCs in the years since 2013.  In her introduction she writes "It’s impossible to imagine what will be in the next few years because of the frequent advances and changes in technology, but I do know that my students needed me to be informed and engaged, leading with the educational transformation occurring right now. For them to be successful, they need guidance in the tools they choose to use.  Hopefully, schools will allow those tools in the classroom so that all educators can “bring instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world.”.  Subscribe to the blog and follow her ideas and you'll open yourself to a network of innovative thinkers.

EDUCATION WEEK BLOG
https://www.edweek.org/
Education Week is one of the leading resources for education related ideas.

This link ( http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k 12/2008/12/my_colleague_catherine_gewertz.html) goes to a 2008 article written the day Arne Duncan was named to be Secretary of Education in the Obama administration.

EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA MOOC - 2013
http://etmooc.org/sample-page/
This on-line event connected more than 1000 learners from around the world with each other over a two month period. Visit and learn more about the potential of this type of MOOC.  Borrow from the format to create your own on-line event.

EDUTOPIA BLOGS
https://www.edutopia.org/latest
Edutopia Blogs and Videos share many ideas that leaders and volunteers in tutor/mentor programs might incorporate into their own thinking.

E-LEARNING ENCYCLOPEDIA BEING BUILT ON GOOGLE DOCS
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Rmj9iK6XwNbXt43pUj0sHnf9V3yKA5ySPkR2kYoU-_Y/edit#slide=id.p4
This is described as a "Crowd sourced knowledge bank" which means anyone can add new entries and anyone can use the information being shared to support their own learning, teaching, mentoring and/or problem solving. Take a look

ELEMENTS OF NETWORK NARRATIVES - AN OPEN CONNECTED COURSE
https://netnarr.arganee.world/
This is an on the ground course in Digital Storytelling at Kean University, that is also open to on-line participants who wants to do all or part of the same activities and assignments. 

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION - 2013 ETMOOC PARTICIPANT
http://shegstrom.blogspot.com/search/label/ETMOOC
These are articles written by Sherry Hegstrom during the 2013 ETMOOC. 

EXTREME LEARNING
http://www.extreme-learning.org/
From the web site: "Extreme Learning is defined as using technology for learning purposes in novel, unusual, or nontraditional ways. This includes learning with technology when in various locations such as a park, plane, train, subway, boat, or car. It can also include interactive learning activities when climbing a mountain, visiting a local company, riding a bicycle, working in a war zone, or taking a vacation on a remote island."   Visit the web site to learn more.

FOUR SKILLS TO TEACH YOUTH DURING FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL
https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/36793/four-skills-to-teach-students-in-the-first-five-days-of-school-alan-november
This is one of many articles on this site that parents, volunteers and teachers might want to read.

GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON-LINE
https://www.globaleducationconference.org/page/2019conference
From the web site: "The conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Through this event, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Participants are encouraged to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context."  Archives of each session are on the web site.

EVERYONE GRADUATES CENTER (REPLACES GRAD NATION ACTION CENTER - AN AMERICAS PROMISE PROJECT)
https://new.every1graduates.org/
America's Promise launched GradNation.org  in early 2014, with a goal of it becoming the "premier online destination for users seeking to learn about, connect into and act on behalf of the GradNation movement."  The campaign was discontinued by America's Promise in 2022 but continues through the Everyone Graduates Center.

HISTORY OF WEBHEADS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE - SINCE 1998
https://docs.google.com/document/d/132wIzsYVx5Ci28A7eQznC8qyv5wDRx-28xqU20a_DjY/edit
This is a chapter written by Vance Stevens, of a book titled  The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley. 5824 pages., In this chapter Vance describes some history of the Webheads in Action Community of Practice, which has been operating continuously since 1998 (till 2018). 

HOW MAKERSPACE IN JUVENILE HALL HELPS YOUTH SEE THEIR VALUE
https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/46177/how-a-makerspace-in-juvenile-hall-helps-young-people-see-their-value
School and non-school leaders should take a look at this article and consider building their own makerspace as a way to help young people explore and learn.

HOW SHOULD WE REBUILD US EDUCATION SYSTEM? FORBES ARTICLE
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2013/02/15/how-should-we-rebuild-the-u-s-education-system/
Sam Chaltain Nikhil Goyal and Rahila Simzar offer ideas for revisions to US education system.

HOW TO CREATE A MOOC - THE CLMOOC
https://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2014/02/28/the-clmooc-reverberations/
This 2014 article includes a video and some great graphics to show how others might create their own MOOC to connect learners and leaders. This is one of many great education related articles by Kevin Hodgson on this blog. 

I’M HELPING TO #TEACHTHEWEB – JOIN ME! 2013 ETMOOC PARTICIPANT
https://margaret-powers.com/2013/05/03/im-helping-to-teachtheweb-join-me/
Margaret Powers was another active blogger during the 2013 ETMOOC.

IF ACADEMICS ARE SERIOUS ABOUT RESEARCH IMPACT, THEY NEED TO LEARN FROM ADVOCATES
https://oxfamapps.org/fp2p/top-fp2p-posts-from-2017-the-winner-if-academics-are-serious-about-research-impact-they-need-to-learn-from-advocates/
This blog article is one that researchers, donors and policy makers should read and reflect on. How does anyone know the impact of all the research that is being done? Take a look.

IMAGINE ED: BLOG AND NETWORK
http://www.educationthatinspires.ca/sample-page/
From the web site: "This blog is designed to support and enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary school through post-secondary education.  It is about education that inspires."

IN SEARCH OF CONNECTED LEARNING - EXPLORING THE PEDAGOGY OF THE OPEN WEB
https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/in-search-of-connected-learning-exploring-the-pedagogy-of-the-open-web/
This is a transcript of a keynote address delivered at University of Edinburgh’s eLearning@Ed: Making Connections conference. The presentation addresses the question "What Is Connected Learning?" 

INFORMATION VISUALIZATION MOOC OFFERED BY INDIANA UNIVERSITY
https://ivmooc.cns.iu.edu/
For those interested in information visualization this is a FREE opportunity to learn.

Note: in 2015 students from this Information Visualization program studied participation in past Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences. Their report is included in this blog article.  http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2015/05/report-looks-at-tutormentor-conferences.html

INNOVATOR'S MINDSET C-MOOC - STARTED IN 2016
https://immooc.org/
This cMOOC is structured around a book discussion, and encourages participants to write blog articles, create videos, participate in Twitter chats and more. 


INQUIRY LEARNING - CLMOOC REFLECTION
http://ideasymphony.blogspot.com/2015/07/clmooc-unmake-unintroducing-inquiry.html
This is one of many articles stimulated by the discussions in the 2015 Making Learning Connected MOOC. This focuses on "inquiry". The author writes "Are we learning through inquiry? Are we learning about inquiry? Are we inquiring into learning?"  Read more. 


INSPIRATION FOR CMOOCS - FROM LATE 2000s
https://web.archive.org/web/20120306180423/http://change.mooc.ca:80/how.htm
This is the introduction page of the  change.mooc.ca, which was held in 2007 or 2008 and is one of the first on-line MOOCs to be held Facilitators were George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and Dave Cormier.

“IS IT REALLY THE GOAL OF SCHOOLS TO CREATE COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STUDENTS?”
https://coffeeforthebrain.com/is-it-really-the-goal-of-schools-to-create-college-and-career-ready-students%ef%bb%bf/
The author, Aaron Maurer, posed this question on Twitter and is exploring it on his blog. This is a fundamental question we all should be thinking about as we develop tutoring/mentoring and learning programs.


IS YOUR POSITION IN LIFE DUE TO SUCCESS, OR HARD WORK? VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LopI4YeC4I&t=7s
Those who have success often credit it to their own skills and hard work and blame others for their lack of success. This short video shows that most often, success is the result of luck, being at the right place at the right time, born to the right parents, etc. It encourages those who do have success to recognize their good fortune and to help others who need help. 


KNOWLEDGE METRIC IN EDUCATION
https://censemaking.com/2013/01/09/the-knowledge-metric-in-education/
The writer focuses on future of schools as places where youth are learning to "ask better questions and learn when to apply knowledge, not just what knowledge to apply".


LEARN THAT WORD - FREE TUTORING AND RICH ONLINE RESOURCES
https://www.learnthat.org/pages/view/about_us.html
From the web site:  " Parents, educators, English learners, and writers started LearnThat Foundation in 2004. We were united by endless hours spent practicing vocabulary and spelling, either by ourselves or with our children, often with disheartening results. Since we couldn't find an effective solution, we set out to create it." Browse the web site and see how you might get involved.


LEARNING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-beyond-bell-power-authentic-learning
From the website: "This post is part of LPI's Learning in the Time of COVID-19 blog series, which explores evidence-based and equity-focused strategies and investments to address the current crisis and build long-term systems capacity."  


LEARNING IS CHANGE VIDEO BLOG - ETMOOC PROJECT
https://learningischange.com/2013/01/19/etmooc-is-overwhelming-so-lets-make-some-meaning/
During the 2013 ETMOOC Ben Wilkoff demonstrated the use of video as a form of blogging. This could be done by youth and volunteers in any tutor/mentor program on a weekly basis. Browse the blog to see current articles, videos, podcasts, more.


LIFE-LONG-LEARNERS - ETMOOC ARTICLES
http://life-long-learners.com/category/etmooc/
These are articles written by Brian Metcalfe during the Jan-March 2013 ETMOOC. Browse the site to read current articles.

LEVELS OF ENGAGEMENT: BALANCING CHALLENGES AND SKILLS
https://barbarabray.net/2018/07/14/levels-of-engagement-balancing-challenges-and-skills/
Check out the "Levels of engagement" graphic on this "rethinking learning" blog article by Barbara Bray.  

MAKING LEARNING CONNECTED - MOOC
https://clmooc.com/
This is a MOOC that started in June 2013 and has continued each year through 2022. Focus is on connectivity and learning. Join in. Use #clmooc to connect on Twitter. If you're looking to start and sustain an on-line community look at this page and see how it has supported the involvement of people from throughout the world, for more than 6 years,  in a variety of social media spaces. 


MAKING THE SHIFT FROM STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TO STUDENT EMPOWERMENT
https://spencerauthor.com/empowerment-shifts/
This article offers strategies that teachers, tutors, mentors and parents might use to support student empowerment.

MOOC RESEARCH LITERATURE BROWSER
http://www.katyjordan.com/moocliterature/
This site was collected to "collect and share the various research articles I have come across about MOOCs." It's a work in progress. Looks like not updated since 2015. Very useful. Note: the site does not load correctly on Google Chrome or Internet Explorer browsers.

MOOC VS cMOOC - 2013 ARTICLE
http://degreeoffreedom.org/xmooc-vs-cmooc/
This article is from 2013, but the distinctions being made are worth taking a look at.

MORE ABOUT cMOOCS. "WHENEVER YOU ARRIVE IS THE PERFECT TIME."
https://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2016/08/29/clmooc-arriving-right-on-time/
This is a blog article written by Kevin Hodgson, a 6th grade teacher from Western Massachusetts, who is also one of the co-organizers of a Connected Learning MOOC that started in 2013 and has repeated through 2016. It captures the spirit of this type of MOOC. 

NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT – WRITING OUR FUTURE
https://educatorinnovator.org/programs/writing-our-future/
From the web site: "Writing Our Future, a National Writing Project initiative, supports online youth publishing projects that are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings, all projects are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. NWP is committed to supporting young people’s writing and civic participation by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth writing, media creation, sharing, and publishing."

NEW SCHOOLS & NEW TOOLS: PD, GAMES & MOOCS
https://www.gettingsmart.com/2013/05/02/newschools-new-tools-pd-games-moocs/
This is a blog I learned about during the 2013 ETMOOC. The web site intro says "The Getting Smart blog located at www.GettingSmart.com covers formal and informal topics in K-12, higher ed and lifelong learning. Authors cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring its readers some of the most fascinating and innovative strategies around education today."

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR ONLINE COMMUNITY-BUILDING
http://unboundeq.creativitycourse.org/activities/community-building-online-open-resources-from-oneheglobal-unboundeq/
This web site is a growing resource of education, teaching and learning links that can be used by any educator as well as by volunteers in tutor and mentor programs.  Here is the description from the site: "Equity Unbound is an emergent, collaborative curriculum which aims to create equity-focused, open, connected, intercultural learning experiences across classes, countries and contexts. Equity Unbound is for learners and/or educators at all levels (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate, professional development) who are interested in exploring digital literacies with an equity and intercultural learning focus, in an open and connected learning environment."

PARENT LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION BLOG
http://parentleadershipined.blogspot.com/
This blog has ideas that parents might use to build their own involvement in making public education work better for their kids, and those of other families.

PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS: LEARNING IN A CONNECTED WORLD
http://idreflections.blogspot.com/2015/01/personal-learning-networks-for-ongoing.html
This blog provides many reasons for forming your own PLN (personal learning network) saying "Social learning and collaboration is a mindset, an attitude and not just a set of tools."  Teaching this mindset to youth so it becomes a life-long habit could be part of the goal of tutor/mentor programs.

PROJECT BASED LEARNING - EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE OF PBL AND INSTRUCTION
http://intrepided.blogspot.com/2014/01/choosing-student-choice.html
As part of the Jan-March 2014 Deeper Learning MOOC ideas about student engagement in social, economic and environmental problem solving are being shared. This blog shows how students were engaged in an environmental learning effort.

REFLECTIONS ON MOOCS AND LEARNING - FROM #ETMOOC
https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/category/etmooc/
From the blog: "Content on this blog is meant to reflect the work Paul Signorelli and associates do and the innovations they help diffuse: helping to promote first-rate workplace learning and performance—training—efforts while also keeping up with technology and e-learning trends as well as with the sort of strategic planning issues which keep people at the center of the dizzying array of tools available to all of us." The author was a participation in the 2013 #ETMOOC and continues to network with other participants.

RESHAPING LEARNING BLOG - FOCUS ON DIGITAL ACCESS, LEARNING, MORE
https://shapingedu.asu.edu/blog
From the website: "Shaping.edu is a community of dreamers, doers and drivers shaping the future of learning in the digital age."  The blog is a rich archive of stories. Visit the home page and browse through the collection. 

RESOURCES TO FACILITATE LEARNING - MAKER ED
https://resources.makered.org/
From the web site: "Maker Ed is a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education." 

SHAPING.EDU AT ASU - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
https://shapingedu.asu.edu/about
This project at Arizona State  University is described at "Shaping.edu is a community of dreamers, doers and drivers shaping the future of learning  in the digital age. We are value-led changemakers who envision positive learning futures and  undertake concrete action to bring about those futures, together."   Visit the website and learn about the "10 actions needed to shape the future of learning in the digital age".  Anyone can join this group. Much is done on-line.

SHIFT'S E-LEARNING BLOG - RESOURCES FOR E-LEARNING
https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog
This blog has a library of eLearning articles and strategies.

TEACHING TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING - MILESTOMES BLOG
http://milestomes.com/
From the blog site of Miles MacFarlane: "This Blog is the thinking space in which I articulate and record experiences, ideas, successes, challenges, plans. It is also the space where I build on ideas encountered elsewhere and make it public, learning out loud, so to speak. I appreciate the engagement with others that these reflections create." 

TEACHING WITH GRAPHIC NOVELS - PDF
https://library.ncte.org/journals/LA/issues/v85-3/6181
Introduction from the PDF: "In this article, in what is one of the first-ever journal articles in graphic novel format, educator and graphic novel author Gene Yang makes a case for using graphic novels in classrooms."

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM - WHAT IS IT?
https://slate.com/human-interest/2014/02/flipped-classrooms-in-college-lectures-online-and-problem-sets-in-the-classroom.html
From the web site: "A disruptive revolution in pedagogy, or yet another educational fad?"  Read more.

THE MARGINAL SYLLABUS - CONNECTING LEARNERS VIA ANNOTATION
http://marginalsyllab.us/about/
From the web site: "The Marginal Syllabus seeks to advance educator professional development about education in/equity through the use of participatory learning technologies" such as annotation, digital redlining, social media, etc. Not just for traditional educators.

THE MOOC ECOSYSTEM - BY STEPHEN DOWNES
https://www.downes.ca/presentation/364
From the web site: "Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media.  Downes is perhaps best known for his daily newsletter, OLDaily, which is distributed by web, email and RSS to thousands of subscribers around the world, and as the originator of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is a leading voice in online and networked learning, has authored learning management and content syndication software. He is known as a leading proponent of connectivism, a theory describing how people know and learn using network processes. "  This links is really an entry point to a vast library of ideas represented by Stephen Downes and a network of learning experts.

THE PEDAGOGY OF MOOCS - PAUL STACEY 2013 ARTICLE
https://edtechfrontier.com/2013/05/11/the-pedagogy-of-moocs/
This is a good overview of the growth of MOOCs up till 2013. 

TIPS FOR BLOGGING IN EDUCATION
https://suewaters.com/2013/01/29/advanced-blogging-you-asked-for-it/
During the 2013 Education Technology and Media MOOC more than 600 people posted frequent blog articles to introduce themselves, share ideas, and test new learning. Sue Waters created this blog post with many ideas for enhancing your use of blogs.

TIPS FOR CREATING ANIMATED GIFS
http://johnjohnston.info/106/storyboard-and-gifboard/
As part of the 2013 Education and Technology MOOC many people shared ideas for digital story telling. This blog has several articles that can serve as tutorials for creating animations and GIFs.

TIPS FOR RUNNING A MOOC FROM #TEACHTHEWEB
https://www.laurahilliger.com/leadership/teachtheweb-so-you-want-to-run-a-cmooc/
This article provides a tremendous amount of information about organizing a MOOC, based on experiences with this Teach The Web event. http://hivenyc.org/teachtheweb/

WHAT I LEARNED FROM FLIPPING THE MOOC
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140211161227-95015-what-i-learned-by-flipping-the-mooc/
This article shows more ideas about MOOCs and how to create your own.

WORLD MAP OF ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION ORGANIZAITONS
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This map was co-developed by a group of people meeting on Facebook during the fall and winter of 2011-2012.  It is a work in progress. 

 
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