Open Source Education project started

I have established a hashtag for this pursuit, so if you add #OpenED to your post on almost any of the social media sites, including WordPress, you will associate that content with this community project.

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There comes a time when you are drawn to starting a new project and the next thing you know is that you’re transported to calling. That’s how this feels.

Open ED - Learning just wants to be free
Open ED – Learning just wants to be free

Tweet it out loud

First, it was just an idea for a new Facebook community page to share educational resources that are open sourced (no copyright) and mostly free. Then I started feeling inspired to use my skills and background in social media to grow a movement.

Twitter is the second social media site (that it still in existence at least) that I joined, the first and longest-running is LinkedIn. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, but have a LinkedIn, Google or Facebook one, reach out and connect with me. They are tied together to share most of my content.

#OpenED

Regardless of your account status, you can always cross-connect using what is known as a “hashtag”. I have established a hashtag for this pursuit, so if you add #OpenED to your post on almost any of the social media sites, including WordPress, you will associate that content with this community project. Easy? Yup!

Making a motto

Learning just want to be free

Free to you and me, and anyone who can access a plethora of free or nearly free, content for self-education, general learning and all educational levels; that’s the way I roll.

After a brief brainstorming sessions…with myself…I came up with the group name, motto, community rules and started up the Facebook community page. The page needs a cover and profile pic, so I created them in Adobe Illustrator using some of the free clip art files I found about a week ago hanging out on my OneDrive. Funny how things comes together that are meant to be.

Great things to come…soon

This is just one day, not even a whole day, and ideas are congealing into a viable project that I feel excited to get into the world. Expect a crowdfunding request to go out, as well as an online storefront (haven’t decided which platform yet for either).

As I like to say, stay tuned for upcoming developments…but no need to wait, just jump in on one of the many social media sites that I have already started. More, so much more, to come!

Twitter collaborative writing experiment

I had an idea this morning; in the restricted 140 character context, can…and will…a group of writers contribute to a story? If so, on what topic would such a group enjoy collaborating? Romance and murder-mysteries seem to be popular, but neither interest me much. Perhaps if I start something that interests me, others who follow me will be inspired to also contribute.
So, I’m starting this conversation with the hopes that others will also want to join in. I’ll give it a few days to ‘cook’ and then start writing to see if the experiment can take off.

Connect2U: Not Just Another Pretty Blog about Connecting to Each Other

This blog is about finding those connections, figuring out how to stay connected and making them stronger through social networking…connecting YOU to ME…personally, professionally, socially and spiritually.

In this crazy busy world we live in, we are finding new ways of connecting YOU to ME…personally, professionally, socially and spiritually.

This blog is about finding those connections, figuring out how to stay connected and making them stronger through social networking. Once we find that there is no separation between the people we know and those we don’t…we’ll find that we’re not so different after all. Stay tuned…follow me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn…and, newest…Vator.tv.

Let me know what you’re thinking about…or more important, how you’re feeling about your connection to yourself and others.