Connectivism & Connective Knowledge

[Home] [The Daily] [Wiki] [About] [Aggregations] [Readings]

[Options] [The Daily Archives] [The Daily RSS Feed] [Feeds] [Posts] [Places]

The Daily

October 2, 2009

Highlighted Resources

Spezify Connectivism
Interesting (but bandwidth intensive) presentation of the many and varied resources on Connectivism that are available around the internet. , , October 2, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

CCK09 – Do We Need The Daily Newsletter?
Interesting questions about the role of this newsletter. emapey, Online Sapiens, October 2, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Recording: Discussion Thursday
We had, I think, an engaging discussion today about topics and concerns related to CCK09. We spent the first part of the session looking at how groups and networks differ. The discussion then focused how CCK08/09 differ, moodle vs. blog discussions, and instructors feeling "disconnected". Nice chat, overall. , , October 1, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Taxonomy of Connections
Ulop, picking up on statements I've made about the "primacy of connections" at all levels of learning, presents a diagram of different types of connections. The connections range from atomic, systemic, cellular, neural, etc. With connectivism, my focus is not to create a universal theory of learning (Stephen may have broader ambitions than I do!). My goal is to create a foundational theory of learning - one that starts with a solid foundation that serves as a suitable structure on which to build education of the future. From my perspective, this requires consideration of connections as entities on their own. How do they form? Why do they form? I'm not convinced that we have different types of connections. Instead, we have connections that exhibit different attributes in the process of forming and re-forming. But, the connection itself carries the same definition at all levels (neural/social/conceptual) Ulop , , October 1, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

When Connections Fail to Form
Reflections on connection forming: "I've encountered lots of sticking points while I sought to integrate these new ideas into what I already comprehend about learning, knowledge, networks, chaos and cognitive neuroscience. I'm thrilled whenever this happens. Getting stuck in the process of cultivating a new comprehension immediately gives me things to question, explore, challenge and rethink. Often it pays off more than adding "new nodes to my conceptual network" - like changing new links and adding more links to previous knowledge."
The point made toward the end of this quote - new nodes amplify, rather than only add to existing knowledge - is important. When we connect ideas, the impact is often more than the connections warrant. Why? A new connection can serve to bridge ideas previously unconnected...it can serve to strengthen connections that had been weak...or to instigate novel/diverse formations between ideas that already have an existing link. A connection amplifies - it is more than its surface effect. Tom Haskins, , October 1, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Contributions

Here's what course members from around the world had to say. Want to join the conversation? Submit your feed. Then put this at the beginning of your post: CCK09

CCK09 Reflections on Course Activities Week3
I’ve watched a video of Stephen Downe’s presentation when he was visiting New Zealand and read the prescribed articles within the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge online course for Week 3. The topic for this week includes focus upon the nature of Groups and Networks. Whereas George Siemens asserts that Groups and Collectives are types of [...] October 2, 2009

Twitter

any connectivism people in and around Brussels interested in meeting in the physical world? and having a physical drink? #CCK09


RT @jackiegerstein A Spezify for Connectivism http://bit.ly/hEeF3 #CCK09 (thx for the idea @jenwagner )


More people sharing more resources in new ways is the history of civilisation http://bit.ly/HVOhx RT @leighblackall @durablegraphics #cck09


A Spezify for Connectivism http://bit.ly/hEeF3 #CCK09 (thx for the idea @jenwagner )


@monk51295 glad to hear you are following #CCK09 -enjoy the session! Should talk about it sometime...


Now, presentation on the topic of What is Connectivism? to EC & I 831 and CCK09, http://bit.ly/VaLNs


Now, presentation on the topic of What is Connectivism? to EC & I 831 and CCK09, http://bit.ly/VaLNs


#cck09 'scientists may have a devised useful new tool for studying neurological growth and healing in humans.' http://is.gd/3N6yU


The origin of the terms PLN and PLE #cck09 http://is.gd/3N6aT


Going offline to reflect about the quality control thread http://bit.ly/LTjiy Love that #CCK09 make me reconsider my standard views- thanks!


@luzpearson Perhaps writing about research (blogging, forums, summarizing, analyzing) is the practice? Not sure. #cck09


@ChristyATucker yes!Research is to write, read and talk to others about the topic (practice), and all that is studying #cck09


Half an Hour: Facts versus skills. Comments from Stephen Downes, linked to from CCK09 http://bit.ly/4lQsF


inspired by these massively open courses - #cck09 and #eci831 - but they over-rely on synchronous sessions and do not offer podcasts


Enjoyed George Siemen's presentation for #cck09 today - highlights for me were comments about army, govt, and views on lurking .


RT @gminks social network basics http://bit.ly/lS7Nh from @downes #CCK09 daily


Kevin: Got to have both, surely? RT @nelliemuller CCK09 Although I am relationship oriented, losing interest in o/l programs not task based


CCK09 Although I am relationship oriented, I am losing interest in online learning programs that are not task based.


CCK09 Although I am relationship oriented, I am losing interest in online learning programs that are not task oriented.


4 forms of evolution of societies http://bit.ly/cs8t8 (via @downes #CCK09 daily)


social network basics http://bit.ly/lS7Nh from @downes #CCK09 daily


RT @jackiegerstein A Spezify for Connectivism http://bit.ly/hEeF3 #CCK09 (thx for the idea @jenwagner )


RT @mollybob: RT @luzpearson regarding open education and money - suggestion - sell services rather than content #cck09


RT @luzpearson regarding open education and money - suggestion - sell services rather than content #cck09


CCK09 – Do We Need The Daily Newsletter? « Online Sapiens: No problem in a world of network plasticity (aka neu.. http://bit.ly/WDzPE


Post, CCK09 – Do We Need The Daily Newsletter?, http://bit.ly/4o0A9C


Post, CCK09 – Do We Need The Daily Newsletter?, http://bit.ly/4o0A9C


@CCK09 How did you experience the instructors' musings in the live online meet: http://tinyurl.com/ye49jrm


CCK09: How did you experience the instructors' musings in the live online meet: http://tinyurl.com/ye49jrm


an "open" approach is connectivist - but a connectivist approach isn't necessarily "open"? http://bit.ly/43hc4Q #cck09


Cooksey (2005). I walk the open road: Toward an open source philosophy. Masters thesis. http://bit.ly/3LuNkH #openness #cck09 #yam


http://edcsd.org Connectivism & Connective Knowledge » Week 1, CCK09 http://bit.ly/36lrUU <- elearning links


@andreasauwaerte agree - l am looking at Activity Theory and Actor Network Theory but recog appeal of connectivism to practitioners #CCK09


@francesbell BTW i think there is an urgent urgent need to build a broader theoretical base to avoid normativity discussion. #cck09


RT @francesbell: @daveowhite RT @gsiemens: Recording from #CCK09 discussion today: http://bit.ly/GddN9


@gsiemens I had not read your post about your choice for an other job; can understand!! wish you all good. so soon 1 nov! #cck09 goes on?


@daveowhite RT @gsiemens: Recording from #CCK09 discussion today: http://bit.ly/GddN9


This newsletter is sent only at the request of subscribers. If you would like to unsubscribe, Click here.

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.

Copyright 2008 Connectivism & Connective Knowledge
Contact: stephen@downes.ca

This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.