- Powerpoint for leaders, webinar 1 (PPT): ce-mooc-intro-presentation
- Powerpoint for leaders, webinar 2 (PPT): ce-mooc-webinar2
- Powerpoint for leaders, webinar 3 (PPT): ce-mooc-webinar3
- Powerpoint about Storify, webinar 4 (PPT): ce-mooc-webinar4
- Recorded Introduction webinar 1: Play recording
- Recorded webinar 2: Play recording
- Recorded webinar 4 (about Storify): Play recording
- Course flyer (PDF): Flyer
- Course syllabus (PDF): Syllabus
- Case studies from the previous course (PDF): https://civeco.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/krasny_snyder_mooc_stories_2016.pdf
Community group leaders are course participants who facilitate learning and idea exchange among small groups of students. You can facilitate:
- a local group whose members meet face-to-face;
- an interest group whose members share an interest in a particular topic or come from a particular region (e.g., community gardening, civic ecology in southern Africa); or
- a bilingual group whose members share a language other than English.
By becoming a community group leader, you will enhance the learning experience for members of your group and for yourself. We will issue a Cornell community leader certificate (PDF) to community leaders who lead groups that are active throughout the course.
Congratulations if you have decided to lead a Civic Ecology MOOC community group! Your next steps:
- You can create a community group by submitting an online form till Monday, Sept 12th, 2016 [no longer available].
- Create a “closed” Facebook group (or another social media group on WeChat, Telegram, etc.), and email the link to us (email@example.com). We’ll post your link so others can join.
- Group links will be posted here for any course participants to join your group (we can email them to you too): https://cornellonline.wordpress.com/groups
- Recruit group members:
- Invite your colleagues and friends to join the course, and join your group.
- Go to the course Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1790404347913178), introduce your community group, and invite other participants to join your group.
Ideas for leading a community group:
- Invite people to join our MOOC (https://www.edx.org/course/reclaiming-broken-places-introduction-cornellx-envsci1500x-0) and your community group. Disseminate the flyer (PDF file).
- Invite people to introduce themselves to other members of the community group.
- Welcome new members and make them feel part of the group by replying to their introductions and other posts or inquiries.
- Organize weekly virtual meetings, perhaps using chat or video conferencing.
- Share relevant resources, ideas, and links.
- If you lead a local group, arrange face-to-face meetings with participants and facilitate discussions of local issues relevant to the course content.
- If you lead an interest group, pose discuss questions about course topics related to your group’s common interest on your group’s Facebook or other social media.
- Encourage people to share relevant resources and experiences.
- If you lead a bilingual group, help participants understand MOOC assignments in their language, as well as the main terminology and main ideas of this course.