[Home] [The Daily] [Wiki] [About] [Aggregations] [Readings]
October 23, 2008
Rethinking Curriculum Design
Great presentation from Grainne Conole for the Connectivism CCK08 online course session this afternoon. It was interesting because we have a group of us from the PEI teachers' confrence gathered in a room to take part in the session. Conole discussed the Open University approach to learning design, including accounts of the underlying thesis, practical activities such as one-day course design sessions, 'cloudscapes' and cloudworks, the CompendiumLD learning design tool, and more. An MP3 audio recording of the session as heard here in Charlottetown is available; not sure what the quality will be, and there is a bit at the beginning where we have a conversation with the people here in PEI. Stephen Downes, Grainne Conole, Stephen's Web, October 23, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
This is the recording from our second session today. The conversation roamed somewhat - including discussion of instructional design, roles of learners, society, etc. The session is a good lead into the theme of next week: power, authority, control, and learner rights. George Siemens, Stephen Downes, , October 22, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
The Role of the Educator and Institution in a Changing Educational Landscape
This statement expresses the scope of challenges (and opportunities) evident in education: "In some regards the entire notion of what education is seems to be in a state of flux, with the traditional framework of institutions, universities, educators and learners suddenly brought into question, and their roles in a state of renegotiation." Mike Bogle, , October 22, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
Connectively Defeated Again!
This morning, for some as of yet unexplained reason, University of Manitoba's internet connection was down. For six hours. As a result, I missed Grainne's presentation (apparently, someone grabbed a recording, I'll post once I receive a link). Frustrating. As Jenny puts it: "Well I missed last week's Ustream session on Friday because it started earlier than expected. I had a meeting booked at the same time, but hoped to be able to catch the end of it, which I might have done had the time not been changed, without me knowing. I have listened to the recording, but it is just not the same. I suppose this is the difference between connecting conceptually and connecting socially. I find the latter more motivating." Jenny Mackness, , October 22, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
Here's what course members from around the world had to say. Want to join the conversation? Login and submit your feed. Then put this at the beginning of your post: CCK08Wk 7 Instructional Design and Connectivism October 23, 2008
This newsletter is sent only at the request of subscribers. If you would like to unsubscribe,
Know a friend who might enjoy this newsletter? Feel free to forward The Daily to your colleagues. If you received this issue from a friend and would like a free subscription of your own, you can join our mailing list. Click here to subscribe.