My #etmooc introduction

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As with most MOOCs, the first week of #etmooc was a whirlwind of navigating new spaces, connecting with new people (as well as some old friends) and getting an overall sense of the course and the community. There’s a positive vibe in #etmooc that I’m enjoying. The Google+ community is proving to be a great place for conversations and sharing ideas, resources and feedback.

I welcomed the first week’s challenge of creating an introduction using a new tool. I’d been wanting to try Mozilla Popcorn Maker since learning about it a couple of months ago. Popcorn Maker enables you to enhance, remix and share web content such as links, maps, images, video, audio and live feeds — a unique tool. Well, a few technical setbacks later, and with some expert help from Laura Hilliger, I completed my intro today (not a moment too soon, as it’s the start of Week 2!).

=> my #etmooc intro  (using Mozilla Popcorn Maker)


A few fascinating #etmooc posts and conversations over the past couple of days… but that will have to wait for my next post.

About catherinecronin
Academic coordinator of online IT programmes and lecturer in Information Technology. My work focuses on online and open education, digital literacies, social media in education, and #ITwomen. Currently working towards Ph.D. exploring open education and digital identities.

7 Responses to My #etmooc introduction

  1. I really enjoyed your Popcorn Maker presentation. It gave me a good sense of where you’re coming from and what you’re interested in. I’m excited to hear more about your perspectives on open education and learn with you in #etmooc.

    • Thanks, Margaret! It was enjoyable (& yes, challenging) to learn a new tool and it’s given me some ideas for possible further applications. So, a learning experience already :) Funnily, I was also thinking about trying Haiku Deck, and I see that’s what you used. Very nice presentation! I’ll look forward to future connections here in #etmooc. I’m bookmarking all of the blogs of people I’ve connected with so far, to help keep track… #curation #filtering

  2. Angela says:

    Popcornmaker was great, I loved your photos and simple presentation of ideas. We need simple in this complex space. I also learned why everyone is posting about digital identity. I must be more behind than I thought! Time to start looking for more pointers as to what my next activity is. It is still like one giant puzzle, as if the gods are trying to trick me. What is this etmooc?!!! Angela

    • Thanks for the quick reply, Angela. Yes, I agree — simple and clear wins the day in this crowded, noisy space; also good filtering and curation. Re: being behind, there’s no such thing, right? I’ll be heading over to #edcmooc soon, it seem there’s plenty to encounter there already. Thanks for the warning in your great post ;)

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  4. techkim says:

    It is amazing the wealth of tools at our disposal. I’ve also been wanting to try Popcorn Maker and just learned about Haiku Deck through #etmooc. But all these options also have me a little overwhelmed. It’s not their newness, I like tackling something new; it’s the time. Of course, mine is finite, so when I slip down the rabbit hole of an innovation – I have fun playing down there, but sometimes when I bring a new skill out into the daylight, I wonder if maybe that was not time well spent.

    • Great point, Kim. I sympathize with that feeling of *overwhelm*, as I think many of us do. I skip a lot of the news about the-latest-great-thing — this is just part of my filtering and ‘infotention’ strategy. Mozilla Popcorn Maker was on the horizon for the past couple of months, but didn’t make it to the front of the queue for those reasons :) However, when asked as part of #etmooc to create an introduction that incorporated something new for us, I jumped — killing two birds with one stone. I learned a lot, shared info with my students (part of me sharing my learning with them), and have a few new ideas for how it could be used. None of us can learn all that’s out there, but I’ve found that mutual sharing with other educators like you, and those I am meeting in #etmooc, expands my awareness and adds immeasurably to my own learning. And, occasionally I’ll give some of those tools a try myself ;)

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I learn so much from what you curate and share via TeenTechGirls. Thanks!

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