We’re using various different platforms and social media sites for the OLDS MOOC, so for the avoidance of confusion, the main ones are listed and explained below:
Each week has
its own page which contains all the learning objectives, activities and links
to resources which you will need for that week.
Many of these activities are on Cloudworks.
post about Cloudworks this platform will be used throughout
the course as a base for many of the activities and resources, so if you wish
to contribute to particular activity discussions you will need to register for
Cloudworks. (please note that over the Christmas period there will be no technical support available for Cloudworks, so if for any reason you have difficulty registering, we'll get back to you in the New Year).
OLDS MOOC group on Google
This is the
announcement group and is where the partners post announcements about the
MOOC. You can view all the messages
on the OLDS MOOC website without registering, however to receive the messages to your email without
having to periodically check for announcements, we suggest you register for
OLDS MOOC open discussion group on Google
This is a
completely open group which you can join without anyone approving your
membership. It is where you can discuss
the course and activities as well as ask for advice from others in the group. We will monitor it for any spammers or
We will be using Bibsonomy to share links and references. You can also use bibsobomy to share your own mooc-related posts on blogs, sites and social networks. Use the oldsmooc tag for anything of general interest, and oldsmooc-wn for tagging any resources relevant to week n. You can join the OLDS MOOC bibsonomy group, if you want to mark links and references as relevant specifically to the MOOC, and interact with other MOOC participants using bibsonomy.
This is where the OLDS MOOC partners post news, discussions and progress reports which are more detailed or involved than simple announcements. You may wish to subscribe to posts.
Some other social networking platforms we plan to use are: