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The design process and planning ethos are important elements of making a MOOC. This resource describes how CLMOOC began and how our core values shaped the process.
"You can build it, but will they come?" In order to attract participants to a MOOC, marketing is needed. This resource describes how CLMOOC used social media, creative videos, and more to market the course. You can build it, but will they come? You can build it, but will they come?In order to attract participants to a MOOC, marketing is needed. This resource describes how CLMOOC used
The "open" in "massive open online course" can mean different things. This resource gives several interpretations of "open" and tells why we chose to open license CLMOOC with a CC BY license.
In facilitating a MOOC, one consideration is how you will communicate with your participants. This resource covers several options for this, as well as the approach we took with CLMOOC.
This resource talks about the unique Google Hangouts on Air that were hosted through CLMOOC.
Twitter chats are a way for groups of participants to get together to discuss questions and themes. This resource talks about how Twitter chats were used in CLMOOC and suggests tools that you might use.
Google Plus was an integral part of CLMOOC -- it was the primary space where we all collaborated. This resource describes how we used G+ and gives information about how G+ communities can be set up and used.
Soliciting participants to produce course content is one way to increase engagement and self-direction in online learning. This resource tells how CLMOOC did this with the "Make Bank."
This resource talks about how CLMOOC encouraged broad participation by welcoming everyone through broad, inclusive messaging.
Find Five Fridays was a way for CLMOOC participants to curate and recognize great projects, makes, and resources that had advanced their learning. 
This resource gives an overview of many aspects of the technical set-up for CLMOOC with a focus on WordPress.
One of the first decisions to be considered in making a MOOC is what platform to use. This resources offers a variety of options and the pros and cons of each, as well as what route CLMOOC took and why.
CLMOOC chose to make use of a broad array of social media tools so that participants could use the ones that best suited their needs. To support this, we provided help guides for several tools, which are described in this resource.
This is the G+ community for CLMOOC.
This is the main site of the Making Learning Connected MOOC (CLMOOC).

Making a MOOC: What we learned in #CLMOOC

The purpose of this collection is to share what our team has learned as a part of the “Making Learning Connected” massive open online collaboration (CLMOOC) during the summer of 2013. The intended audience for this collection—and the related resources—are those interested or involved in designing, creating, or participating in online courses.

CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience that is open to anyone who is interested in making, creativity, and learning. In it, we designed and engaged in "makes"—creative projects—that tap into our personal (and professional) interests. We shared what we've made and did, learned from each others' experiences, and reflected on our own growth. We engaged with and employed Connected Learning principles as they relate to making and learning. The general approach to our MOOC was that of connectivist cMOOCs.

The original offering of CLMOOC, sponsored by the National Writing Project, ran from June 15 to August 4, 2013 and consisted of six two-week overlapping cycles of making, learning and connecting. Over 1,000 people participated. The community continues to exist both in and of itself and through the many ways in which participants applied and extended this work in their own contexts. For more information, visit the CLMOOC site and our G+ community.

Below is a diagram that represents the conceptual framing for how we approached CLMOOC and some of the items that you might want to consider in setting up your own MOOC. Each of these items is linked to a document or artifact that has more detailed information on what our experiences were, what we learned, and what you might consider. (These elements and resources are also linked on the right side of this page.) While a few of these elements are still to be fleshed out, the categories represent how we approached this learning experience.

As the above linked graphic shows, we have assembled a variety of resources here about what was learned as we went through CLMOOC. These resources have been written by multiple facilitators from the project and include reflections, practical tips, and more. They span everything from how we thought about CLMOOC's design at the very beginning to how we selected a platform to how we encouraged user engagement as CLMOOC progressed.

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