About the Workshop

Build connected learning on the same principles that underlie the internet... the way the web was won. Agenda 'n presenters 'n stuff like that.

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Why Connected Courses?

An overview of what we mean by "connected courses" and why we're here jawing about it.

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Setting Up on State U

A "subdomain of your own"? In this workshop you will use a trial platform offered that provides a sandbox for installing a pile of web stuff. We have cooked up custom installs of a suite of ones that may give you a head start on building a connected course.

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Explore Connected Courses

Before you go galloping off, let's ride up to a plateau and take a look at the frontier. Woah.

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Round Up Activities

Get on your web horses and get building your own bit of open web ranch land. Yippee Yi Oh!

Twitter Connecting

Without having to build any web sites, some approaches for using that twitter bird to connect your courses.

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SPLOT Image Pool

Build a place for your class to build and organize a shared collection of images, without logins. Y'all also get features to require source and attribution as well as submission via email.

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SPLOT Writer

Create a site for submission of media enabled writing-- for essays, creative writing, a journal, or other places to toss around written words. It sure looks pretty too.

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Course Hub

Build a course aggregation hub to corral all of the activity published in a distributed course network.

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The Daily Blank

Wake up an make something every day! Automatically publish a small challenge every day where responses are submitted via twitter.

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The DS106 Open Assignment Bank

Barn raise a pile of assignments or challenges where responses are submitted and attached as examples; users can rate items as well as submit their own.

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