Monday, June 29, 2015

#CLMOOC Make Cycle #2: Re(Media)te with ME

I started taking part in MOOCs several years ago and am now part of the 2015 Connected Learning MOOC #CLMOOC. We're in the second week, and each week a newsletter introduces a new theme for learning. The theme this week is Re(Media)te with ME, which means participants are encouraged "to choose something (an artifact, a story, a picture, a video clip, an anything) and over the course of the week remediate it through one or more different media."

This is something I've been doing for nearly 20 years. Many of the graphics you see on this blog started out as doodles on a notepad during meetings I've attended. This drawing is one example:

This is the visualization that I created from that bunch of scribbles.

Since 2005 I've had a variety of interns from different colleges work with me for as long a a year, and as short as a week. In many of these projects, interns look at a blog article and graphic, then create their own interpretation.
This graphic first appeared in this blog article.

Below is a video interpretation of my blog article, created in 2013 by Kyungryul Kim, an intern from IIT and from South Korea.

Here's another example. I've used this graphic many times to show the role of intermediaries who connect people who can help to places where help (tutoring, mentoring, learning programs, etc) is needed. This PDF describes "building a network of purpose".

View this blog article, and this Prezi, to see how another intern did an interpretation of the PDF during his June 2013 internship.

Browse this intern blog and see many more examples of interns Re(Media)ting with Tutor/Mentor Connection. Visit this page and see a library of these projects.

I think students in middle school, high school and colleges throughout the country, and the world, could be creating their own versions of these strategy presentations, adopting them to their own location and its needs. I think kids doing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs could be doing these as part of the service project included in this religious coming of age ceremony. In each case we create new leaders with broader understanding of ways to overcome poverty, and we create new messages sharing these ideas with the adults in their lives.

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