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A one-word response: Yes.

The much windier response: just as Kevin makes through his cartoons and others make through creative endeavors like the #etmooc lip dub (, some of us make through the act of writing blog postings designed to be far more than personal reflections–they’re made to serve as stand-alone asynchronous learning opportunities available to our co-learners and others who may see them weeks, months, or even years after they are crafted.

As we’re seeing through the current Connected Courses MOOC module on co-learning (, we have countless ways to creatively and effectively engage in making; I would even suggest that participating in the “Case of #etmooc” panel discussion earlier this week was a form of making in that it produced a learning object (the archived recording at that is stimulating plenty of conversation and will continue to be a learning resource for anyone interested in knowing how sustainable communities of learning can develop out of well-designed, well-facilitated connectivist MOOCs.

I don’t at all feel drawn to creating either-or dichotomies about what constitutes a “make” in learning; I’m much more engaged by examples of making that are integral to a learning experience and that produce tangible, rewarding results for learners and those whom they in turn will serve with what they have learned–as you have done with your latest post.