Sunday, September 18, 2011

Multi(ple): literacies, tasking, connecting, networking #MOOC/s

Would that be multimoocquing (or however spelled)? I favor qu for the hard c. Getting ahead of myself (we can do that here), I came across "Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy" in CMC1l readings for week. The article struck me as Multiliteracies  relevant even if it uses the word "collaboration" too often. Call it coollaporation and let it be, let it be ...

Not the only thing I am doing out of order. In the interest of practicing an economy of scale, efficient multi-tasking and navigating chaos and especially to retain a modicum of sanity in this busy season, I've been thinking about how to connect, mentally relate, different but intersecting MOOCs. Currently in progress or about to start, these are the Program for Online Teaching, MultiliteraciesCreativity & Multicultural Communication and Change 2011. A more complete list includes previous ones. Participants remain connected on Google Reader, in personal networks and through sporadic posts on respective Facebook (& other) groups. Obviously, I'm going to need a mind map but not today.

Fractal Art WallpaperChaos Theory

Network the distributed networks: MOOC+ or the landscape of a quondam, moocque futurus. This very distributed network or series of distributed networks connects differently for each of us depending on individual purposes. They also connect with our outside (personal, professional, creative, community and other) lives even more idiosyncratically ... but that's another post. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Human Cost of Social Connectivity, Brian Solis

I'm not entirely sure where this article fits into Multiliteracies, but it does and maybe the sooner the better ~ part of the firehouse / filter / shallows / narrows discussion because they all contribute to "Social Media Fatigue" and "Follow Fatigue" ~ symptoms of "Chaos Navigation Failure Syndrome" (CNFS, a syndrome not a disordet and I just made it up)

Over the years, we’ve learned the importance of social media in our professional and personal lives. It is after all a revolution in of itself. From improving governments to socializing businesses to improving collaboration and learning to investing in personal development, social media is influencing and reshaping all it touches. But there are very real costs associated with social media and they extend well beyond technology, popular networks, trends or monumental events.

You are here because you live and breathe new media and with each day that passes, you place unprecedented value on social and mobile networks and the role they play in your livelihood. Your experiences are incredibly personal, but are also influenced by your connections. The value you glean from each network is directly correlated to the relationships you forge within each network. The content that you curate, create, and consume dictates the focus and significance of your interest graphs.  The gravity that attracts people and information to your egosystem is essentially yours and only yours to define. And, that’s the point of this post. We must study the human cost of social media to improve how it is we adopt and employ it in life, study, and work.

About the human cost tied to social networking: "The reality is that the cost of social networking is great and without checks and balances, engagement can cost us more capital than we have to spend"

Is the new "tree of knowledge" is network?

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