ECOO members are invited to check out the OSAPAC OSSEMOOC project. The group is currently running a 30 days of learning collaborative blogging project. Details are at 30 days of learning. Contributions to the project may be submitted here.

OSSEMOOC (Ontario School and System Leader Educational Technology Massive Open Online Community) is a free community-building learning opportunity for Ontario Education Leaders provided by OSAPAC (Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee).

OSSEMOOC invites ECOO members to help build a community to access the knowledge in the province and build a network to share it with each other.

Michael Fullan, in Great to Excellent: Launching the Next Stage of Ontario’s Education Agenda states that when systems go from great to excellent, they must access the knowledge of the group, and peer to peer learning and innovation come to the forefront.

“ They found that when you go from adequate to good to great, a system must invest in direct capacity-building of teachers. But once the system reaches a certain level – let’s call it “greatness” – it requires strategies that mobilize the capacities of peers. They put directly: as capacity gets higher (which is certainly the case in Ontario), peers become the main source of innovation if you are to go from greatness to excellence.”

How do you participate?  Start here.

1.      Join the OSSEMOOC community by registering here. This simply allows the OSSEMOOC team to contact you by email (or through other social media) with further information and resources.

2.      Join OSSEMOOC on social media.

Twitter: @OSSEMOOC


Google Plus Community: OSSEMOOC (closed community – search and request)

3.       Request specific learning opportunities: Use this form to request help with learning something specific.