Announcing the Launch of the Networked Learning Collaborative
I wanted to explore to modes for creating meaning as a goal for both #OOE13 and Connected Educator Month #ce13. I first focused on my practices as a blogger and a teacher of writing. This played out here on my blog as I documented my recent learning while creating new content and connections.
Now I am ready for the step. Ian O’Byrne and myself have launched an open netcast/vodcast/talkshow network. We want to create a space for teachers to watch and host shows relevant to their literacy lives and literacy practices. Welcome to the Networked Learning Collaborative.
We went live on Monday with out first show, Tech Talk hosted by Ian. The show focused on specific applications of a digital text and tool in the classroom. As of now we have four monthly shows.
- Tech Talk
- Digitally Literate
We hope to offer more shows in the future as collaborators join the network. Basically we created a WordPress site, used a video theme. We then host the shows on Google Hangout on Air and embed the shows on our network. Each show uses TitanPad for show notes and a chat room.
I will be hosting two shows Spherical and TechTrenches.
Each week the show host will interview an author. We will discuss what it means to create meaning through multimodal composition. How does design affect meaning making? Where do bloggers develop their ideas? What posts do they believe are most influential? What connections have they made? How do blogs serve their reflective practice. Most importantly we will discuss writing as a window on to our lives.
The show focuses on an educator who brings the principles of connected learning to their classroom. Once a month a teacher will join us as a feature guest. They will share a specific project or idea in the class and reflect on what went well and what needs to change. Our guest will highlight their personal growth as a connected educator and their long term goals for student learning.