posted message: hey guys, don't forget to vote for your preferred time for a call on the Doodle poll:
Right now Wednesday ,October 6 at 5pm ET is the leader. We'll announce the time by Tuesday, October 5.
The call will cover: *Updates on your personal learning plans. *How we can provide more support to each other within the course and expand our personal learning networks. *Suggested resources *Anything else you'd like to discuss
posted message: Alison and I would like to hold a check-in call over Skype with as many people as possible given time zones, sometime in the next 2 weeks.
Check in here to vote for your desired date and time (all times US Eastern):
The call will cover:
*Updates on your personal learning plans.
*How we can provide more support to each other within the course and expand our personal learning networks.
*Anything else you'd like to discuss!
posted message: There was an article in yesterday's Chronicle of Higher Education "Innovations" blog entitled, "Cheap, Maybe Even Free, Higher Education." Here's the link: http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/cheap-maybe-even-free-higher-education/30348?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en - good article and has a couple of links I captured for my Learning Plan. This is an idea that seems to be gaining some momentum - it's a fascinating culture shift!
posted message: I asked my friend Caroline Woolard to share her success at finding mentors. Here's a tip and more can be found at:
"When you write an email to a potential mentor, use "affinity jargon." I use the term "affinity jargon" to describe the language or style of writing your mentor uses. Find an aspect of this style or "jargon" that resonates with you, and use that style/jargon when writing to your potential mentor. For example, when I wrote an email to Lewis Hyde, I opened with poetry because he loves poetry."