This week starts the Creativity, Innovation and Change MOOC (#cicmooc) on Coursera as well a semester of creative thinking oriented Collaborative Explorations offered in collaboration with the Creative and Critical Thinking Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. For the CIC MOOC, I’ve joined a quadblogging group comprised of myself and these three other engaged learners:
- Cathleen Nardi http://cathleennardi.wordpress.com/
- Jack Matson http://innovateordieonline.com/
- Maureen Maher http://maureenmaherblog.wordpress.com/
What both quad-blogging and Collaborative Explorations have in common is that they attempt to create “thicker” connections within a learner community that is disperse and diffuse. Strategies such as these seem essential in creating one’s personal learning network (PLN) in the ever expanding world of MOOCs and other online learning venues. It will be interesting to see what these micro-community of learners yield and how the two formats differ.