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October 24, 2008

Friday Discussion On Connectivism, Learning Design and Related Issues

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion. See you there!

Highlighted Resources

Will Cloudworks Work?
To partially answer the question posed by Jenny Mackness, the recording of Grainne Conole is available online. My version is here and includes the questions and answers we had prior to the presentation. And the version recorded by Kristina Hoeppner is located here and contains the presentation plus the discussion that took place after I had to leave. There is a page with all the recordings, but I (Stephen) can't find it. George? (It's kind of neat to see the people at SlideShare responding to her blog post). Jenny Mackness, Jenny Connected?, October 24, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

From Devoted Through Sceptic to - ?
I'm sure many people are following a similar path, or at least, experiencing wide fluctuations in tir thinking. Jorgen has gone from a technology supporter to a techno-sceptic to something else (we know not what) through this course. His participation rate has gone up and down as well. Raising the question: how much participation is enough? And is a person becomes despondent, can the network respond? Jorgen C., iLearner on CCK08, October 24, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

CCK08 : Networks - Entities and Practices
Here's a perspective on the difficulties course participants have talking about the subject matter. Our understandings of the term 'network' can be very diverse, so much so that some think of it as a noun, others as a verb. From the book Data and Reality: "we can share a common enough view of it for most of our working purposes, so that reality does appear to be objective and stable. But the chances of achieving such a shared view become poorer when we try to encompass broader purposes, and to involve more people." Frances bell, Frances Bell's Blog, October 24, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Interaction in Second Life
Second Life activities continue in CCK08. As much as text contributes to interactions online, avatars add a completely different dimension. My experience with SL has been similar to this: "On the other hand, the physical component - albeit a virtual one - was significant in a couple of key ways. I've interacted with Lisa on many occasions via comments on her blog as well as chat during our weekly Elluminate meetings, however this has always revolved around a purely textual experience. The introduction of avatars resulted in a far greater sense of human presence than had ever existed before. Additionally, whereas text is very limiting in its ability to convey non-verbal communication, an avatar in SecondLife can go a great deal farther to implying personal characteristics - particularly with regards to how the avatar is dressed, along with their physical characteristics." Mike Bogle, , October 23, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Conversation with Grainne Conole
Kristina Hoeppner has posted her audio recording of yesterday's presentation by Grainne Conole (including links to the powerpoint presentation). , , October 23, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

My Current Learning Design Map
Designing CCK08 was difficult. I would have liked to be more innovative with the assessment as well as the content (and I suspect Stephen shares this view too). We have a fairly structured course - weekly topics, readings, papers, assignments, etc. Our topic this week - instructional design - is ripe for innovation. But, like much of education, we'll walk between two worlds (tradition and emergence) while we make systemic changes. Lisa Lane details her learning design approach, reminding us of the importance of different contexts in influencing design. Lisa Lane, , October 23, 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: CCK08

Lezione in piazza? October 24, 2008
Meaningless Verbiage October 23, 2008
CCK08 - Groups / Networks / Collectives and Tribes? October 23, 2008
Something about instructional design October 23, 2008
Connectivism - My Position (Paper 1) October 23, 2008
Holy Conole! :) October 23, 2008
CCK08 - Challenge, Importance, and Learning Design October 23, 2008
My Current Learning Design Map October 23, 2008
EMC Post-Innovation Conference Tweet-Up October 23, 2008
Confessions of a Connective-holic October 23, 2008

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