Welcome to #DCMOOC, a massive open online course about digital citizenship facilitated by Dr. Alec Couros and supported by the Government of Saskatchewan. The course runs from May 11 to June 13, 2014, with synchronous sessions on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Saskatchewan time) and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15 p.m. There will also be additional sessions offered throughout the course, so check the calendar for these opportunities. All sessions will be recorded and posted, and these archives will be available even after the course ends. Click here to learn more about #DCMOOC.
To participate in the course, click here to register, or check out these key course spaces:
Blackboard Collaborate: The synchronous sessions can be accessed using the link http://couros.ca/x/connect. This tool requires Java, and therefore, the first time you connect, you will likely be prompted to download and install the Java plugin/environment. This may take some time, and it may require administrative privileges, so be sure to do this well before the session begins. Please note that there is a mobile app for Blackboard Collaborate if you want to connect via iPad/iPhone or Android device. Although it is missing the video and whiteboard functions, you will still be able to listen and participate in the chat.
Google Plus Community: If you have a Google or Gmail account, it should be quite easy to login to. If you don’t have a Google account, you can get one here. You will have to request permission to join, and as soon as it is granted, feel free post a message to say hi, and to get the conversation started!
Twitter: Join the conversation and share resources about digital citizenship using the course hashtag, #DCMOOC. In addition, on Thursday nights, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., we’ll be using the #dcmchat hashtag during the weekly Twitter chat. We will also be adding #DCMOOC participants to this curated list, so you may want to subscribe to it and/or follow those who are on it. You can also connect with the course facilitator Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa), co-facilitator Katia Hildebrandt (@kbhildebrandt), and Government of Saskatchewan liaison Joanna Sanders (@MmeSanders) via Twitter.
To learn more about #DCMOOC, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.