Welcome To Creativity and Multicultural Communication


  • Website: http://www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/
  • Date: September 12, 2011 – December 11, 2011 (Empire State College students finish 23 December 2011)
  • Technologies Used: Throughout this “course” participants may use a variety of technologies: blogs, Second Life, RSS Readers, UStream, Google +, Facebook, Diigo etc. Course resources will be provided using gRSShopper and online seminars delivered using Elluminate. Here is a link to the Google Groups that has been set up, for those who wish to join.
  • Facilitators: Betty Lawrence and Carol Yeager will co-facilitate this innovative and timely course.


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.

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Increasingly, the challenges we face are complex and open-ended and knowledge alone is not enough to reach innovative and effective approaches to these challenges. In addition, our networked world can provide us with a rich environment for creative problem solving. In this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), our goal is to improve as creative communicators in a networked environment.

In this MOOC, we will explore our networked world in creative and deliberate ways. After an introduction, we will explore the theory of connectivism, a learning theory for the digital age, which will provide a framework for our study. We will then investigate Personal Learning Environments/Networked Knowledge (PLENK) and explore how connectivism and PLEs integrate knowledge. These two areas have been the subject matter of previous MOOCs.

Creativity and Multicultural Communication will be explored further through a study of metaliteracy and transliteracy, terms that are emerging as better ways to explain our communication in a multicultural environment.

The following weeks will be spent gaining a deeper understanding of Creativity and deliberate approaches to creative problem solving. And, we will then move to more specific examples of how creative approaches emerge and their global and multidisciplinary impact.


For a quick introduction to the MOOC model and how it works, please view the following videos.

Success in a MOOC

Knowledge in a MOOC