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November 5, 2009

Reminder: Live session today

Quick reminder: live session - today at 6 pm CST (time zone conversion) here in elluminate. Topic: openness and transparency...

Highlighted Resources

Against Transparency
Lawrence Lessig surprised a lot of people a few weeks ago when he posted this article opposing transparency. "How could anyone be against transparency?" he asks. "Its virtues and its utilities seem so crushingly obvious. But I have increasingly come to worry that there is an error at the core of this unquestioned goodness. We are not thinking critically enough about where and when transparency works, and where and when it may lead to confusion, or to worse." Lawrence Lessig, The New Republic, November 5, 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

Re: Power to the People
by Asako Yoshida.  

As Francis was characterizing the discussion about networks or network as essentialist, if everything was reduced to the physical characteristics of the network, then it would lose all the contextual information and how the network and the power within it operate. Even what we are observing is characteristically a network or networking of people, it hardly guarantees an open, democratic, innovative and adaptive configuration. The idea of openness has to be contextualized in order to understand how the nature of openness within a given situation or context helped organize something better. Unless we can pinpoint how power operates in a specific situation, the power remains somewhat abstract and we cannot explain what effects it has over the members of the network and how the network works. Asako

November 5, 2009

Discussion Forum

These links are comments posted to the Moodle Discussion Forum, Week 8. If you want to participate in the discussion, but don't want to set up a blog, then you can post here.

Transparency
by A One.  

One grows through openness

November 5, 2009

Re: Fear of Googled Past
by Christy Tucker.  

Rereading that post this morning made me smile; thank you for reminding me of it. I'm much more interested in being transparent. I'd rather present myself to an employer as I actually am than pretend I'm someone else. If I pretend, what's the best that can happen? I get hired for some job--but it's a bad fit because they hired some fantasy person that isn't really me.

In one of my previous jobs, part of our interview process was aimed at trying to find out how people dealt with problems. I remember one woman with eight years of instructional design experience who claimed she had never had a project fall behind in schedule and had never worked with anyone with a "challenging" personality. We kept trying to give her opportunities to talk about how she solved problems, but I think she thought we were asking trick questions to get her to admit she wasn't perfect. We didn't hire her; we could tell how she'd respond when things went wrong. Maybe she really did have a perfect track record--but we couldn't guarantee that everything would be perfect in our team. We wanted someone who could recover from a mistake, and she couldn't prove to us that she'd ever done so. That same kind of fear of being open prevented her from getting the job, even though her instructional design samples were good.

I'd rather hire someone who I know genuinely is the person they appear to be, and I'd rather be hired by someone who approaches it the same way.

November 5, 2009

Networks and Interaction.
by Maijann Ruby.  

Halliday (1978, p. 16) asserts that 'in the psychological sphere, there have been two alternative lines of approach to the question of language development including the 'nativist' and 'environmental' positions. In particular, Halliday (1978, p. 17) states that

'the nativist model reflects the philosophical-logical strand in the history of thinking about language, with it's sharp distinction between the ideal and real (which Chomsky calls 'competence' and 'performance') and its view of language as rules - essentially rules of syntax. The environmentalist represents the ethnographic tradition, which rejects the distinction of ideal and real, defines what is grammatical as, by and large, what is acceptable, and sees language as a resource - resource for meaning, meaning defined in terms of function. To this extent the two interpretations are complementary rather than contradictory; but they have tended to become associated with conflicting psychological theories and thus to be strongly counterposed'.

Furthermore, Halliday (1978, p.17) asserts that 'a functional theory is not a theory about the mental processes involved in the learning of the mother tongue; it's a theory about the social processes involved'. In this perspective, 'language is a form of interaction, and it is learnt through interaction'.

In Halliday's (1978, p. 39) social-functional view 'the key concept is that of realization, language as multiple coding. Halliday states (1978, p. 40)

'I would use the term network for all levels, in fact: semantic network, grammatical network, phonological network. It refers simply to a representation of the potential of that level. A network is a network of options, of choices; so for example the semantic system is regarded as a set of options. If we go back to the Hjelmslevian (originally Saussurean) distinction of paradigmatic and the syntagmatic, most of modern linguistic theory has given priority to the syntagmatic concept. Lamb treats the two axes together: for him a linguistic stratum is a network embodying both syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations all mixed up together, in patterns of what he calls AND nodes and OR nodes. I take out the paradigmatic relations (Firth's system) and give priority to these; for me the underlying organization at each level is paradigmatic. Each level is a network of paradigmatic relations, of ORs - a range of alternatives, in the sociological sense. This is what I mean by a potential: the semantic system is a network of meaning potential'.

Halliday, M.A.K. (1978). Language as social semiotic: the social interpretation of language and meaning. Edward Arnold: London.

November 5, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by roy williams.  

Dear One, how can I apply for a different allocation of power from the network, if I'm not happy with what I've got?

(more than one sentence answers please - of you can cheat, and just make it a long sentence).

November 5, 2009

Food for Worms
by A One.  

Ask and it shall be given unto you

November 5, 2009

Re: Power and Authority in Education
by Leila Nachawati.  

I´ve found the post very interesting too, Geoff, especially this statement: "We need strong support systems and parallel learning structures for all the innovators of the current school system in order to balance the immune system reaction of the old system." There´s definitely such need for support systems. Otto speaks about switching from a 2.0 to a 3.0 approach and that sounds like a not-so-unfriendly scenario to me. I guess in other countries most institutional structures have yet to switch to 2.0, I´d say Spain is one of them. The more certain individuals and sectors evolve into 3.0 (or whatever comes next), the bigger the gap between them and public institutions reticent to change.

November 5, 2009

Re: Power to the People
by Asako Yoshida.  

As Francis was characterizing the discussion about networks or network as essentialist, if everything was reduced to the physical characteristics of the network, then it would lose all the contextual information and how the network and the power within it operate. Even what we are observing is characteristically a network or networking of people, it hardly guarantees an open, democratic, innovative and adaptive configuration. The idea of openness has to be contextualized in order to understand how the nature of openness within a given situation or context helped organize something better. Unless we can pinpoint how power operates in a specific situation, the power remains somewhat abstract and we cannot explain what effects it has over the members of the network and how the network works. Asako

November 5, 2009

Twitter

Post in Twitter and use the hashtag #cck09 to be listed here. (These should be fresh. Still working on improving the Twitter display.)

Hopping from #cck09 Elluminate session to #NITLE session


Empowering Professional Openness...Terry Anderson http://editlib.org/view/33044 #cck09


"In transparent teaching we expose ourselves as learners" (@francesbell in @vandrcck09 session #CCK09


@romieh you were so right. I missed @daveowhite for #moralmaze. big mistake #cck09


@daveowhite the boy done good! great session at #CCK09 Elluminate


@francesbell Thanks :) It was a fun session #CCK09


@daveowhite @francesbell Agreed on both counts - good and fun #CCK09


RT @edwebb: @daveowhite @francesbell Agreed on both counts - good and fun #CCK09 I do agree also! Thanks again Dave and others, sia


@daveowhite Thanks Dave. A great session, lots of fun & discussion. #CCK09


@helinur I enjoyed it too, seeing you there #CCK09


@dustcube As you created the vandrcck09 you have complete control of how it works #CCK09 others need to follow


recording: @davewhite presentation: http://bit.ly/Ws2fE CCK09


Fwd @gsiemens: recording: @davewhite presentation: http://bit.ly/Ws2fE CCK09...*just finishing archived prez - well worth the hour-plus*


catching up with cck09.. slowly but strongly


This talk by Carl Wieman (Nobel Prize winner) posted lots of challenges http://bit.ly/3Y8ayt #CCK09


Visitors and Residents Elluminate with details in OLDaily http://bit.ly/2JdxO8 All are welcomed #CCK09


Just rammed my Visitors and Residents Prezi into a Power Point for tomorrows #CCK09 elluminate session.


@daveowhite sounds painful and regressive - need Flash integration in elluminate #CCK09


@edwebb It's the price I pay for being 'cutting edge' :) #CCK09


Role of "teachers" in "networks?" Adding complexity to the thought process by revisiting Nell Noddings info http://bit.ly/1U4dZH #cck09


@markgr Wow, we really _are_ all connected! Have not been able to do #CCK09 as much as I'd like but have learned a ton from the resources.


@NicolaAvery yes, thank you! now wondering if it's remotely possible to catch up with cck09!


Watching and listening to Amazing Stories of Openness for CCK09 http://cogdogblog.com/stuff/opened09/ Lovely and inspiring


mmcisaac great @stoweboyd video http://tinyurl.com/yg3or67 from 140 character conference. Social business, shared time & space #CCK09


Tensions people/inst. Democratisation of intimacy http://bit.ly/2gVYVo #CCK09


What is symmetry? Symmetry is about motion http://bit.ly/1wncdR #CCK09


@ctscho @ctscho A humanistic approach towards education, caring for & about. In online & distance education, how far is it applicable?#CCK09


(roy) Learning: for visitors "its between me, the content and the expert" for residents: "Its creating a presence, and writing" #cck09


Learn from struggles in theory? http://bit.ly/W6Mag #CCK09


@CathyLAnderson thanks for noticing my blog post. I am trying to convince at a least a few staff members that I'm not crazy. :-) #cck09


CCK09 Educational and Business Leadership « Suifaijohnmak's Weblog http://bit.ly/4tPgyJ


@cogdog created the perfect resource for #CCK09 this week on Openness and Transparency: http://bit.ly/35LCGP (Thanks Alan!)


RT @gsiemens: @cogdog created the perfect resource for #CCK09 this week on Openness and Transparency: http://bit.ly/35LCGP


RT @gsiemens @cogdog created the perfect resource for #CCK09 this week on Openness and Transparency: http://bit.ly/35LCGP (Thanks Alan!)


RT: @gsiemens: @cogdog created the perfect resource for #CCK09 this week on Openness and Transparency: http://bit.ly/35LCGP (Thanks Alan!)


@gsiemens Not that @cogdog isn't a fav of mine, but an upcoming Spark http://bit.ly/2GJIbl #CCK09


Lessig on openness and transparency RT @tuchodi: An upcoming Spark http://bit.ly/2GJIbl #CCK09


Is there a difference between East & West? In West, ask a good question; in East, think & reflect on a good question or meditate Y/N #CCK09


Is there a difference between E&W? In West, to respond to a good question, in East, to think and reflect on a good response & meditate#CCK09


CCK09 About openness via questions and responses « Suifaijohnmak's ... http://cli.gs/m6tMJ


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