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November 24, 2008
It's hard to believe, but we have reached the last week of the course!
Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list
Wed: Two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link):
1. Post your course wrap-up email incorporating personal reflections on your experience in the process, what would need to change to make the experience more valuable, and whether you feel this course approach could be applied to other subject areas.
2. Complete your final project and post a link to it on your blog (due December 1)
Is This How Presidential Education Policy Should Be Made?
It is worth compafring the process described in this article with the process of connectivism outlined in this course. "Rather than relying primarily on a few hand-picked experts, the Obama campaign mobilized field researchers, analyzed data from a variety of sources, used the data to make communications and decisions, and then verified those policies and decisions with more data from the field." Mitchell Weisburgh, PILOTed, November 24, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
Off The Wagon, But Not Off My Mind
CCK08 has various components - different language groups, blogs, forums, listservs, and Second Life. We haven't heard much from the SL group over the last few weeks. Fleep offers a great summary review. I've met several people over the last few months that signed up for the course, but haven't been able to participate at the level they wanted. Fleep similarly states that she didn't contribute to the degree she wanted...and states that she's fine with that. Which is great. Flexibility and the ability to engage with resources at a depth based on other life commitments are important benefits of open courses. Fleep then explores the obligations of moderators of virtual world events: "if you're going to commit to the synchronous participation of using a virtual world, then you have to really commit and pick a day and a time and stick with itif you're going to commit to the synchronous participation of using a virtual world, then you have to really commit and pick a day and a time and stick with it". Thanks Fleep for your contributions in SL and your summary thoughts on the course! Fleep Tuque, , November 23, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
The Dance of Change- CCK08
Last week, we were discussing the spaces and structures of learning. It's a rather large conversation that can hardly be addressed in a short week. From an ideological perspective, the need is one of preparing learners to be effective participants in an unknown future: "Reconceptualizing learning spaces for k12 students-- designing for learning ecologies that enable networked learning and participatory pedagogies will help to ensure that learners are far better equipped to live and learn in today's world." , , November 23, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
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