Type: Introductions, Media, Writing
For the first Make Cycle of CLMOOC 2014, we are exploring the wonderful world of How To guides.
How Tos are everywhere and available for all kinds of topics. We even found a How to Write a How to Guide!
We also welcome remixes to the How To format. This week’s co-facilitators, Chris Butts and Rachel Bear, made a How To be them as a form of introduction.
For this first Make Cycle, we focus our thinking and reflection around the ways in which How To Guides can be used to share who we are and what things we are good at. You might be thinking, “What if I am not good at anything?” We would disagree. We believe that everyone knows how to do or how to be something! And there is no limit to what you could create a How To guide for. Search the web or visit your local library and find How To guides ranging from How to Tie a Tie to How to Be Happy.
When you think about it, How To guides themselves are in line with the Principles of Connected Learning: people create and access them based on interest, there is a shared purpose in that people are creating a community where people can learn how to do or be anything they want to, it’s production centered in that they are usually guides to making or doing and each guide is peer supported because you’re teaching someone else or learning from someone.
For this make cycle, we invite you to Make a How to Be! We would love to have you choose something that introduces who you are, but it can be anything. It could be How to be you, How to be a specific type of hobbyist (backpacker, quilter, gamer, etc.), How to be a resident of your city, anything goes!
Whatever you make, please post it below as an example to share with others. You can also post to the CLMOOC G+ community.