Identity Shattering in (sorta) Six Words: A Poem

identityOK, given the recent #CLmooc meme on CLMOOC Identity Shattering in Six Words I accepted @NomadWarMachine‘s challenge to create a #clPoem for this. I hope @grammasheri finds this an interesting addition!

The parameters include:

Challenge: Consider your beliefs. Using six words, arrange them as phrases read horizontally and vertically to express an essence of your identity.

So, here goes my attempt, … 

 

Next Week’s Reading via #CLmooc’s #F5F

keep_calm_read_onSeems the #CLmooc overlords 😉 hope we end the week on an up-note, namely with a little (creative learning) game they call Find Five Fridays, #F5F. They post something for us to go find and then report out what it is. While this week’s invitation is to “find five people you’ve already made a connection with in Make Cycle #1,” I thought I would do something somewhat different (why not?).

Instead, I will mention … 

 

When community is not community: A #clPoem for #CLmooc

alone_cat_tracksHave you ever had the experience of trying to join a community but somehow, something or someone or some time or another  just does not allow it to work out? Some experiences this past week inspired me to this poem, again in the spirit of Making via … 

 

Make Cycle One: My UnIntroduction

stone_inuksukWe are finally up to our First Make Cycle in #CLmooc!

With this challenge, I will again reply with a poem, (following what I did here and here), maintaining my own response to … 

 

This here is my first poem in years

pencil_graph_paperWhile still waiting for the first #CLmooc Make Cycle, I am trying a little making of my own. As I said in my Connected Learning as Poetry post last week, I will explore making poetry over the next couple of weeks.

So, here … 

 

Let’s Make Article Summaries! Thoughts on Ragged Edges

research_biteI have been tossing around this idea in various forms for some time now, and find a number of influences–Twitter Journal Club, #CLmooc (we make learning!), Shut Up And Read!, That new habit, and even #365Papers–all of which revolve around sharing some of the really great reading we do with others, specifically the academic, research-oriented reading we (I?) frequently do in silence.

I get new articles and read some of them every day, so why not … 

 

Connected Learning as Poetry

Walt WhitmanI am intrigued by yet one more #ConnectedLearning Mooc, this time a somewhat threatening one known as #CLmooc: the Connected Learning MOOC. Ironic that as I sit here working on this post,  just shared a Tweet with a reference to a related poem. Small world.

While those who want to control education, open and interactive moocs may indeed be threatening experiences, yet this one is different — it is threatening because it is envision on a connected, maker model. It is described as:

a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning

Its threat is because …