September 15, 2009

Connect HERE (via Elluminate) at 7 p.m. Saskatchewan Time (click to convert to your timezone)

Meeting Topic - Open & Networked Teaching - Introduction to the Experience

Slidedeck of today's presentation available below:

Important Links Mentioned in the Presentation include:
  • Wordle (used to make the word cloud on the 3rd slide)
  • Google Alerts (helpful for creating feeds or email notifications of search terms)
  • Technorati (a useful, but somewhat mediocre blog search engine)
  • Google Blog Search (search only blogs via Google search)
  • Twitter Search (useful for tracking the [[#eci831|#eci831]] tag in Twitter)
  • Netvibes (cross between Google Reader and iGoogle, can be useful in aggregating feeds like this)
  • TweepML (useful in organizing and sharing twitter group lists - such as this and this)
  • Tweetdeck (an excellent desktop Twitter client for organizing & filtering twitter activity)

Weekly Tasks:

These tasks are assigned to for-credit students, but we'd love participation from non-credit students! Use the appropriate tag (eci831, eci831readings, eci831tools) to become part of our conversation & learning.

Last Week (September 8-14/09)
  • Familiarization with the course wiki (what you're reading) and the course materials.
  • Participants will create a personal blog using any blogging service or tool. is recommended as an easy-to-use, reliable service. One you have your blog set up, please send the URL to your instructor (
  • Create an introductory blog post marking the beginning of your journey. You may want to include: an introduction of yourself (professional and/or personal), your perceived skill & knowledge level of this subject area, expectations of the course, initial impressions). Be sure to tag your posts with eci831.
  • Participants will create a Google account and a Delicious account. A Twitter account is recommended, and if you do create one, please add me on Twitter (@courosa).

This Week (September 15-21)

Other Readings and Media

The Elluminate Recording is available here.