Thursday, November 10, 2011

How do we bridge the gap?

Can online exchange really bridge the gap? Can using a single common language really help us become quality global communicators?

The question remains open.
What do you think?

"Global Communication"

Week 9
by Silvia Purpuri and Retsam Zhang, 
as part of the Massive Open Education Course 

The Sound of Silence

Close your eyes and listen to the song:

Now think of the following lines:

"... and in the naked light I saw

Ten thousand people, maybe more

People talking without speaking

People hearing without listening ..."
If you had to find a sentence or a word to describe how these 4 lines make you feel, what woudl that be? Why? Feel free to share your emotions here!
"Global Communication"
Week 9
by Silvia Purpuri and Retsam Zhang, 
as part of the Massive Open Education Course 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quality of Life - Quality of Communication

"The quality of your life is the quality of your communication" 
- Anthony Robbins - 

Will you type with me?

You are welcome to add your comments here:
"Global Communication"
Week 9
by Silvia Purpuri and Retsam Zhang, 
as part of the Massive Open Education Course 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Language Barrier and the Digital Divide

If language barrier and the digital divide seem to be the major challenges to global communication, how do we bridge the gap?

Record your own voxpoop message 

"Global Communication"
Week 9
by Silvia Purpuri and Retsam Zhang, 
as part of the Massive Open Education Course 

Monday, September 12, 2011

What are the main challenges of Global Communication?

What are the main challenges of Global Communication? 

Hang your own note on our Wallwisher!!

"Global Communication" 
Week 9
by Silvia Purpuri and Retsam Zhang, 
as part of the Massive Open Education Course 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

On Global Communication - a starter for brainstorming!

As part of the Massive Open Education Course (MOOC)

during WEEK 9, Retsam Zhang and I will be exploring Global Communication!

Here's a starter for brainstorming: 

Are we communicating globally or are we just imaginary cosmopolitans?

You are welcome to join the discussion by posting your comments below and share your ideas!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Creativity & Multicultural Communication

CMC11  is an open online course that over 13 weeks explores the domain of Creativity and global communication in multidisciplinary venues. Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions required.

Course outline:

Week 1: Orientation

Week 2: Connectivism with Stephen Downes

Week 3: PLE with George Siemens

Week 4: Transliteracy and Metaliteracy: Emerging Literacy Frameworks for Social Media with Tom Mackey

Week 5:  Synthesizing and Refining Creativity with Alicia Arnold

Week 6: Upshifting Innovation with Russell Schoen

Week 7: Creativity and Innovation with CPS with Gregg Fraley

Week 8: Designing Online Immersive Environments for Higher Education with Glen Gatin

Week 9: Global Communication with Retsam Zhang and Silvia Purpuri

Week 10: Creative Communication with Jim Groom

Week 11: Creativity and TIM in education with Susan Keller-Mathers

Week 12: Global Project ~ HP Catalyst with Jim Vanides

Week 13:  Diversity and Inclusiveness with MHammoud

Weeks 14 and 15:  credit student presentations only


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Virtual ESC rocks!

What a great idea to create an affinity group and meet up in SL! And the Empire State College Island is just the perfect place to do it! Guided by Eileen aka Eilock Clavenham, we are exploring SL and its potentials. We explore, have fun and learn. 

Everything started one night (GMT+1 time) in early September with an Elluminate meeting where we all met up, then we had a walking tour on the island and a short time later a treasure hunt that was real fun!

Here's a slideshare Eileen has created with a list of the winners (I'm in there too!)

A SL Basic Usage Meeting followed the treasure hunt and here is a short video Eileen prepared just after the meeting:

It is a great opportunity to learn and I am looking forward to the next meeting, where we will be guided through a SL basic-building and creating-meeting materials gathering!

Will keep you posted!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Presenting for the 6th CDL Annual Conference - SUNY Empire State College.

Presenting for a conference in Second Life can be real fun! As part of Carol Yeager's presentation "Creativity and Integrated Technology for Lifelong Learning", I was able to present a short piece about my experience as a Teaching Assistant at SUNY Empire State College. During Carol's live f2f presentation, our avatars Couki Clary (Carol) and Sunflower Lionheart (myself) met at Conviviality Corners, Telmea Story (Glen Gatin)'s place in Second Life. The videocast I had previously prepared was embedded in an interactive whiteboard and the trick was done!
I would like to thank Carol Yeager for giving me the possibility to attend the conference even if I could not be in Saratoga Springs today and a special thank you goes to Glen Gatin for his hospitality at Conviviality Corners.
Here is the videocast with my piece titled "My Language Nights":

Here's the recording of part of the presentation in Second Life:

And here are a couple of pictures I took before, during and after the presentation with my friend Carol!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Shorter Leap :) !

Here's a shorter version of my last presentation "Leaping over the Ditch of Digital Illiteracy".
I really enjoyed using Screencast-o-matic!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A terrific mLearning 7-day course: Mobile Learning by Nicky Hockly

People say, better late than never, so here I am! 
Mlearning by Nicky Hockly has been a wonderful experience, so enriching from all perspectives. I have learnt a lot and Nicky has done a great job designing and moderating this amazing course, with so much to  learn from and investigate.
This terrific course has provided me with a much better understanding of what mobile learning is and of its many aspects.
It has been an incredible experience to meet over 260 participant from so many different corners of the globe, all interested in the same topic and with so much to communicate!
Loads of food for thought: articles, videos, interviews, forums, etc were all offered through the Moodle.
So many interesting threads were added and thought provoking discussions were introduced and moderated,
Thank you Nicky! You were just great! And...I am looking forward to your next online course!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Leaping over the Ditch of Digital Illiteracy - Life Long Learning

Take the leap and jump on board!
As part on Connecting Online 2011 (CO11), you are invited to join my session next February 4th, 2011 at 6am EST. In case you miss it, a recording will be available.

Get your own Virtual Classroom

Here you can check times and dates of all CO11 presentations.