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November 11, 2009
We start our conference today on Net Pedagogy:
Both sessions will be held here in Elluminate. Discussion will be held in this moodle forum.
Title: Is there a pedagogy of abundance?
Description: In a digital age we have seen a fundamental shift in many of the basic economic models underlying industries as they move from an economic model based on scarcity to one based on abundance. This is a discussion based session in which I wish to explore whether the same transformation is occurring in education, and are our existing pedagogic models based around an assumption of scarcity, rather than abundance?
Time: Wed, November 11. Time conversions (5pm GMT)
Title: Transparent Teaching and Learning: what remains when the teacher disappears
Description: This session's deliberately ambiguous title (is it a statement or a question?) encourages us to think about teachers disappearing and appearing. Rather than eliminating teaching and teachers, I recommend that we rediscover what is great about them and how that can work in a changing world. I will deliver a brief paean on teachers and teaching, thinking about why we have them, how they change their practice, and how learning takes place without teaching. I will conclude with a few observations on how teachers applied the theory of connectivism to their practice (from my participation in CCK08). Then the important part of the session will be where participants help answer the questions (using Dave Cormier's interactive slides approach):
· Do we need teachers? Why? Why not?
· What remains when the teacher disappears?
· What informs teachers' practice?
I hope you can join us and answer my questions.
Time: Wed, November 11 Time Conversions 2000 GMT
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: CCK09CCK09- Power and Authority
Frank Schirrmacher is interested in George Dyson's comment "What if the price of machines that think is people who don't?" He is looking at how the modification of our cognitive structures is a process that eventually blends machines and humans in a deeper way, more than any human-computer interface could possibly achieve. He's also fascinated in an idea presented a decade ago by Danny Hillis: "In the long run, the Internet will arrive at a much richer infrastructure, in which ideas can potentially evolve outside of human minds."
Is this what George Seimens and Stephen Downes have been getting at with connectivism?
If so i hadn't been thinking this, i had been taking a more ANT oriented focus where ideas are held within a net, where their 'truth' is created as a condition of that net...but not that they exist in the spaces between...
have been doing some blogging at amusingspace about Schirrmacker's provocative discussion (mentioned in the lead post above)
I found this post that segments into this discussion quite nicely:
Check out this link:
And then follow the link to the project page at:
Then I suggest that you submit your own response to D'Arcy Norman and her Connect Project.
I´ve enjoyed these essays very much, Sui. The academic freedom issue reminds me of the controversy arised by the Bolonia Process, which is meant to transform European Universities into a European Higher Education Area. One of the most criticized points is the fact that universities become more dependent on business and companies´funds, therefore less focused on independent and critical approaches.November 11, 2009
Post in Twitter and use the hashtag #cck09 to be listed here. (These should be fresh. Still working on improving the Twitter display.)Reading: @gsiemens latest post on connectivism site: Future of Learning: LMS or SNS? http://bit.ly/37CgJA #CCK09
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