Our CSER MOOCs Google+ Communities are moving to WordPress! We have over 15,000 members across our four CSER MOOC Google+ Communities and we greatly value your contributions. Together the CSER community has generated thousands of posts sharing wonderful insights and suggestions about your learning and teaching practices in the implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum.
Why are we moving the communities?
As you would be aware Google+ is being closed by Google. As a member of a Google+ Community, you will have received emails from Google notifying of their planned closure of Google+ Communities. After some consideration, CSER has decided to move the MOOC Communities to WordPress.
We have created a central WordPress site to host all of our MOOC Communities, whereby you can become an active contributor to a shared MOOC Community page. WordPress enables a user to easily create an account and join our site to become a contributor. Using WordPress also enables you to login with any preferred email address and have control over your profile.
What isn’t changing?
The CSER MOOCs remain unchanged and they are still accessible via the csermoocs.adelaide.edu.au home page. MOOC participation and completion processes are not affected by the changes to our communities. You will continue to be able to access your MOOC progress via your usual login process using your usual email.
How does this affect me?
The Google+ Communities will be closed by Google on the 2nd April 2019. From Tuesday 26th of March 2019, we ask you to please cease posting to our Google+ Communities pages to allow us time to transition your posts to our new Community site.
CSER will transfer all of the existing posts for each of our MOOC Google+ Communities to our new WordPress MOOC Community so that you may continue to search and browse learning and teaching ideas and resources. This does not require any action on your behalf.
Next week, we will send out an announcement about how you can join our new CSER WordPress Communities Platform.
For those who are yet to complete the MOOC, or who are partway completing a MOOC, this transition will not affect your completion progress and we will provide further instructions on how you can continue to complete the MOOC by posting your tasks on the new MOOC Communities site.
For those of you who have completed our MOOCs, your completion is not affected and joining our new community site will allow you to continue to access the rich resources shared by our MOOCs Community participants.
Keep an eye out in your email inbox next week for how to join our new CSER MOOCs Communities on WordPress and for further instructions on how to contribute to our communities pages. We will also update all instructions across our MOOCs.
Thank you for your patience during this transition. We look forward to welcoming you on our new MOOC Communities site!