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October 5, 2009

Week 4: Connective Knowledge


Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

Rhizomatic Knowledge (Dave Cormier) – free registration to Innovate is required to read the article.

Radical Constructivism - post-epistemology?


1. Post comments and reflections on week readings on your blog. Participate in discussions in the Moodle forum. Provide comments to blog posts of other course participants.

2. Work on your concept map – capture key themes in the ongoing conversation that resonate with your views of learning and knowledge

3. If you haven't done so to date, begin to follow the CCK09 tag via Google Alerts, search for recent posts on CCK09 on Twitter, and begin tracking and contributing to tags on connectivism and networked learning

4. Weekly live session in elluminate on Thursday at 6 pm CST (Time Zone Conversion)

Highlighted Resources

How Brain Cells Avoid Getting All Tied Up
Miz Minh posted this item in Diigo. It described how neurons avoid connecting with themselves. But what about people in a social network? Is connecting to themselves a problem? Is there a self-reinforcing process whereby they become convinced by their own words? What would moderate this? Unattributed, Neuroskeptic, October 5, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge
For those of you who want more than just the assigned readings, you may want to have a look at this long exploration of connective knowledge in one of my earlier posts on the subject. Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, October 5, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


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

sl discussion
I didn't get a chance to log into SL today for the CCK09 group there. Although I sortof like SL this is one item I don't like - since I missed it there is no recording like in elluminate. I could read the text chat if it is posted somewhere but since some people frequently go with voice it is an incomplete conversation. October 5, 2009

Students today, living the 21st century in a 19th century structure
CCK09: A nice video which was mentioned on the Connectivism Course Moodle forums, illustrating the issue of using 19th century education models in the 21st century. It should also incite us to develop more creative ways of meeting and collaborating in virtual worlds – and what we should not do is replicate the 19th century [...] October 5, 2009

CCK09 – Tom Haskins helps me
Last week I was not so much interested in themes given (groups and networks), I feel that I have nothing to learn from our course, the situation there is all the same than a year ago. So I had time to reflect the situation in the course, what is happening. I prefer my blog and [...] October 5, 2009

Instructional UN-design
I have been rolling this idea around for a long time, ever since I first encountered the idea of PLEs.  If there is no “course” (in the traditional sense), if we’re not “designing” courses (in the traditional sense, with outcomes/objectives, a defined path through pre-determined content, using a systematic process like the one shown here, [...] October 5, 2009

Downes on Groups vs. Networks….c l i c k !
Suddenly, I’m starting to get it. I read and dissected and put into a table (as I’m wont to do, too bad I didn’t see this first, but there’s value in the doing…i stuck it at the bottom of this post) some big ideas from Stephen’s talk in NZ about groups vs. networks. [...] October 5, 2009

network vs group - week3
a network way of speaking about god: #GOD
a group way of speaking about god: CHURCH
a network way of agreement: RETWEET
a group way of agreement: IDENTITY
a network way of property: CREATIVE COMMONS
a group way of property: SIGN IN
a network way of love: LINK
a group way of love: FAMILY
a network way of thinking: COMMENT
a group way of thinking: LISTEN October 5, 2009

CCK09 - When connections fail to form
Tom Haskins has been writing recently on his experiences with the Connectivism CCK09 course. As always, I'm frustrated by the shortness of his posts, as I have to wait three days (day one, day two, day three) to get a decent bulk of material. Still, his take on the course is fresh and interesting. For example, this bit, on missed connections: "I may associate the new idea
- with lies, deceptions and mistakes which leads me to refute and dismiss it.
- with exaggeration, grandiosity and fluff which has me getting a better perspective, putting the new idea in a larger context or disputing it's overstatements
- with extreme positions, one-sided arguments or half-truths which leads to me framing it's claim along a gradient or in a four quadrant diagram with the missing halves
- with useless, ineffectual or purely abstract ideas which alerts me to the dangers of collusion, lip service, propaganda or academic requirements
It's very possible that a strong tie could be formed with any one of these alternative nodes. Any of these connections would maintain the new idea as a 'rogue node'."
Tom Haskins, growing changing learning creating, October 2, 2009 [Tags: , , , , ] [Link] [Comment] October 5, 2009


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 #CCK09 (thx for the idea @jenwagner )

More people sharing more resources in new ways is the history of civilisation RT @leighblackall @durablegraphics #cck09

A Spezify for Connectivism #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,

Now, presentation on the topic of What is Connectivism? to EC & I 831 and CCK09,

#cck09 'scientists may have a devised useful new tool for studying neurological growth and healing in humans.'

The origin of the terms PLN and PLE #cck09

Going offline to reflect about the quality control thread 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

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 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 (via @downes #CCK09 daily)

social network basics from @downes #CCK09 daily

RT @jackiegerstein A Spezify for Connectivism #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..

Post, CCK09 – Do We Need The Daily Newsletter?,

Post, CCK09 – Do We Need The Daily Newsletter?,

@CCK09 How did you experience the instructors' musings in the live online meet:

CCK09: How did you experience the instructors' musings in the live online meet:

an "open" approach is connectivist - but a connectivist approach isn't necessarily "open"? #cck09

Cooksey (2005). I walk the open road: Toward an open source philosophy. Masters thesis. #openness #cck09 #yam Connectivism & Connective Knowledge » Week 1, CCK09 <- 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:

@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:

CCK09 - Today I’ve started participating on an online course called “CCK09” (Connectivism and Connective...

Howdy From Texas: by Gus Goncalves.  I ran across CCK09 by chance. It was a link from a presentation by Ma..

@jackiegerstein thanks for pointing others to Only Connect. What is #cck09?

Had a quick look at the #cck09 stuff - particularly the recent discussion thread - ...blimey. All that talk of 'nodes'...

@francesbell You really did start something there. #CCK09

RT @jackiegerstein: @trib's Slideshare Only Connect - fits into #cck09

RT @francesbell: @gsiemens weighing in to the Network Police thread at - interesting issues emerging #CCK09

Glad that @gsiemens is weighing in to the Network Police thread at - interesting issues emerging #CCK09

@trib's Slideshare Only Connect - fits into #cck09

@edwebb @jtneill: #cck09 I have now edited the entry for 'group' in connectivism glossary - not a defintion;)

Just comment on gr8 post RT @RolandLegrand: what the networks vsgroups debate in outsourcing ..... #CCK09

@trass dying to hear about what's happening in cck09 that's got you riled up! ID COP soon?

CCk09 Neuroscience of Emotions: Sui Fai John Mak

what the networks versus groups debate in outsourcing learns us about the future of civilization #CCK09

cck09 rocking philosophical & professional foundations. awesome!

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