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October 28, 2009

Forum Posts Now In The Daily

I am trying something new, starting today: I am harvesting posts from the Moodle forum and posting them in the daily newsletter. The idea is to bring the forum to people more directly, without requiring extra actions to be taken in order to follow the discussion. I still need to attend to issues of presentation in the newsletter - it's a bit ugly right now - but I think we're getting to the point where the content can be pretty good.

Highlighted Resources

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course 09

A look, in Spanish, at the Connectivism course. "Y os preguntaréis… ‘¿y eso que tiene que ver con el Español como Lengua Extranjera?'" See also Un ejemplo de PLE (Personal Learning Environment). el Máster FPELE, Hederahelix, October 28, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Yeah, what about assessment?
Tracey Roberts finds a tongue-in-cheek remark of mine from a few years ago: "I want to change the system of assessment in schools because right now we have tests and things like that that are scrupulously fair, particularly distance learning where we outline the objectives the performance metrics and the outcomes and all of that. I want to scrap that system. I want testing to be done by at random by comments from your peers and other people and strangers based on no criteria whatsoever and applied unequally and unfairly." Tracy Roberts, IDWAD, October 28, 2009 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Position on Connectivism: CCK09 Paper 1
Interesting perspective on Connectivism and academia: "I find it odd that a theory that is often portrayed as denigrating traditional educational systems can be easy applied to advanced graduate programs. My name is worthless on its own, it is only through the connections with my university, my faculty advisor, and the people I know that my name has any value. I did not make any of these connections online, but through seminars, conferences, and other face to face meetings." historian227, Hiding in the Library, October 28, 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 Sculpture by the Sea
Sydney

Sydney

October 28, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Ken Anderson.  

Hi Leila.  Thanks for reducing the article to these points. 

I wonder if a both/and answer would be most appropriate?  For example, this moodle and other CCK09 sharing formats seem to tend towards a democratization of access to information through our sharing of resources and ideas; conversely, corporate institutions and their tools (e.g. google, facebook, amazon) seem to be exercising a quantum of control over our on-line entities and interactions. 

The net affords me access to information of many sorts, not the least of which is the access to shopping. A large amount of the information I access relates to the purchase of goods, including research papers and books (often offered at a price).

October 28, 2009

missing daily
All last week I had this recurring thought that something from CCK was out of sorts - but I could not quite determine what it was. We were in the midst of (what is for us) a large conference for 1300 people so I didn't spend much time on it. Now that the conference is over I went looking for things I had neglected (including this course) and realized that it was The Daily that had been missing. October 27, 2009

CCK09 Reflections on course activities – Week 5
I enjoyed being involved with the Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) Conference 2009. It was an interesting journey. At the present time there is a National Emergency in the USA regarding the rapid increase in illness in H1N1 Influenza. Undoubtedly, there is a lot of benefit to be gained by developing [...] October 27, 2009

Discussion Forum

Power to the People
by Freddy Niche.  

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others

Seems to me that some of the big players in the net have more power.  Consequently, they are able to exercise more control over the learning that transpires connectively.

October 28, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Jenny Mackness.  

Unfortunately, I don't think all animals are equal - never have been, never will be. It is inevitable that some will have more power than others. It's not power per se that is a problem, but rather how it is used. The question for us is what would be an appropriate/inappropriate demonstration of power in a network which aspires to the characteristics of autonomy, diversity, connectedness/ineractivity and openness?

October 28, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Asako Yoshida.  

Related to the discussion of power in a network, Mejias's critique of network as a metaphor is worthy of our attention:

".. although self-interest might be a functional principle to organize networks, even at a local level, it might not be sustainable as the basis for a social ethics, which requires a degree of selfless engagement. If we are going to go with the network metaphor, we need a praxis and an ethics, for engaging with the world beyond our interests, which means accounting for the space between nodes, becoming invested in the non-nodal."

Reference: The tyranny of nodes: Towards a critique of social network theories.


Asako

October 28, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Nicola Avery.  

I've started to read an extract on Open Spaces by Jai Sen, I haven't read it all yet but as far as I've got, he attempts to define this space:

"The concept of ‘open space’ has come to be used in many fields, from urban planning, education and multipolar media such as the Internet, to social and political practice. Given the religious, economic and imperialist fundamentalisms that have intensified over the last two decades, we need to understand the struggle to open spaces as a struggle against enclosure by either State or market corporatism and/or by fundamentalist forces within societies, such as religious, caste, ethnic, and/or nationalist powers"

I don't see how you can get away from social being reduced to transactions of capital, monetary or otherwise.

October 28, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Asako Yoshida.  

I still have to read it carefully again, but it's an amazing article! Thanks!

Asako

October 28, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Leila Nachawati.  

The "Through the Network (of Networks)- the Fifth Estate" reading, by William H. Dutton, talks about this issue, this reading completely captured my attention. It describes three contrasting views on the social role of the Internet, and one of them is the deterministic debate on whether the Internet is a technology fostering greater freedom of control. Within this idea:

What do you think?

October 28, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Ken Anderson.  

Hi Leila.  Thanks for reducing the article to these points. 

I wonder if a both/and answer would be most appropriate?  For example, this moodle and other CCK09 sharing formats seem to tend towards a democratization of access to information through our sharing of resources and ideas; conversely, corporate institutions and their tools (e.g. google, facebook, amazon) seem to be exercising a quantum of control over our on-line entities and interactions. 

The net affords me access to information of many sorts, not the least of which is the access to shopping. A large amount of the information I access relates to the purchase of goods, including research papers and books (often offered at a price).

October 28, 2009

Twitter

(These should be fresh. Still working on improving the Twitter display.) @CathyLAnderson: negotiate what is taught, and assesss the complexity separtately.http://bit.ly/W89EL #cck09


Putting together the "Weekly" I send out to two communities of Massachusetts educators I am teaching this fall. #i3cs21 #eci831 #cck09


What's the most compelling reason for telling one's story that you can think of (esp as it applies to #KnowledgeManagement ) #eci831 #CCK09


Listening to Will Richardson on how to help students navigate, learn & interact through Personal Learning Networks http://bit.ly/cpeu #cck09


Open social source engine to create social applications or build and run a site http://elgg.org/about.php #cck09


Loving Lucy Gray´s conference, it´s very practice-oriented. Thanks to #cck09


I just saved the Global Education Collaborative http://globaleducation.ning.com/ #CCK09


I just joined Classroom 2.0, I´m having a great impression http://www.classroom20.com/ #CCK09


CR 2.0 Forum: Introductions: Hi everyone, I´m happy to be here. I´m taking the CCK09 Course and .. http://bit.ly/RydRm


@dblancquaert I tried to add you to the google wavebut not valid joxerfan@gmail.com! can´t it be? #cck09


@luzpearson you can try joxerfan@googlewave.com. Thanks. #CCK09


RT @timbuckteeth: van Harmelen: http://bit.ly/2XAzFx #heapsc #yam, dat je weet over wie we het hebben, had "les" van hem in #cck09


Session on Networked learning http://bit.ly/f7kRm #CCK09


Glad to have found the #cck09 wave. Lets put something together.


@mpaskevi could you please add me to #CCK09 wave. I cannot find it. joxerfan at gmail dot com. Thanks.


I haven't been able to attend many of the sessions but have listened to most of them online #cck09


#cck09 if connective knowledge is a more enriching way of learning and engaging why do students still request to be passive receivers?


@luzpearson Started a wave and added you. If there is another please add me to it. #cck09


I like PLEs RT @luzpearson Lets write a "collaborative micro-paper on twitter" for #CCK09 --> WHAT YOU LIKE MOST OF CONNECTIVISM?


@siavogel could you add legrandroland(ad)googlewave(dot)com too please? #CCK09


MixedRealities :: Half-time round-up of CCK09: a course mediating ... http://bit.ly/24878n


@CathyLAnderson YES I´m thinking about passive receivers too: http://bit.ly/20rfVw #cck09


what more than 10,000 main streets learn us about the crisis of representation #CCK09 http://bit.ly/3XIDke


#CCK09 --> WHAT YOU LIKE OF CONNECTIVISM? I like there is no outside control on learning: is a personal discovering process (with others)


@CathyLAnderson Interesting your thoughts on innovation http://www.cathyandersonblog.com/?p=66 #cck09


@leilanachawati In 04 I worked with iEARN with 9 years old kids. I had forgotten about that, was excellent! It was connectivism! #cck09


@luzpearson #CCK09 WHAT YOU LIKE OF CONNECTIVISM? It helps us understanding macro issues while enhancing personal learning capabilities


:) sounds good RT @luzpearson @leilanachawati In 04 I worked with iEARN with 9 years old kids, it was excellent! It was connectivism! #cck09


Finished my first paper on connectivism #CCK09 http://ow.ly/wtuq


Lot's of people in the house; no feeds, no tweets; bit google w, I do like it in spite of the bugs and problems. More #cck09 wavers on Twitt


Open academia involves use of open access, open formats, free software, open licenses, & open management http://bit.ly/2Ujsjl #cck09 #yam


Yes! RT @4KM: A topic we should discuss more: #complexity in relation to learning (& leadership). @gsiemens says it's a current topic CCK09


Loitering in CCK09


Meeting here for #CCK09 http://bit.ly/8JzRK "Learning is about embracing vulnerability". @gsiemens Nice.... (via @anitsirk )


RT @plaingillian: Talking PLE's in #CCK09 http://bit.ly/8JzRK


Participating in the #cck09 session. Made a confession. :-)


Recording from #CCK09: http://bit.ly/364JaZ - started a bit slow, but ended up with great comments/participation from attendees. Thanks!


RT @gsiemens Recording from #CCK09: http://bit.ly/364JaZ - started a bit slow, ended up w great comments/participation. Thanks!


Working on my first paper for #CCK09. Connectivism is a slippery concept.


CCK09 Metaphors for the Social EcoSystems: Below is my first thoughts about the ecosystem:  Very sketchy still&.. http://bit.ly/xDn61


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