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November 11, 2009

Start of Net Pedagogy Conference

We start our conference today on Net Pedagogy:
Both sessions will be held here in Elluminate. Discussion will be held in this moodle forum.

Martin Weller
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)

Frances Bell
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

Highlighted Resources

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- Power and Authority
moar funny pictures I have been a sporadic participant in CCK09 (which seems pretty quiet anyway) but I was up late working on a bid on Thursday and came across the Elluminate session via Twitter. I was paying partial attention while I finished off my bid and I found the last 10 minutes quite [...] November 11, 2009

Discussion Forum

These links are comments posted to the Moodle Discussion Forum, Week 8 and Week 9. If you want to participate in the discussion, but don't want to set up a blog, then you can post here.

help with some clarification please
by ailsa haxell.  

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...

November 11, 2009

Re: help with some clarification please
by ailsa haxell.  

have been doing some blogging at amusingspace about Schirrmacker's provocative discussion (mentioned in the lead post above) thoughtful

November 11, 2009

Re: Openness
by Gus Goncalves.  

I found this post that segments into this discussion quite nicely:

Check out this link:

http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2009/11/how-do-you-connect-the-rise-of-serendipity.html

And then follow the link to the project page at:

http://connect.darcynorman.net/

Then I suggest that you submit your own response to D'Arcy Norman and her Connect Project.

November 11, 2009

Re: What is Academic Freedom For?
by Leila Nachawati.  

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

Twitter

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


Important reflection RT @gsiemens: New post on connectivism site: Future of Learning: LMS or SNS? http://bit.ly/37CgJA #CCK09


RT @gsiemens: New post on connectivism site: Future of Learning: LMS or SNS? http://bit.ly/37CgJA #CCK09


@gsiemens Bill Kerr presentation from 2007 to connectivism conference: http://bit.ly/159w3R #CCK09 I'm not convinced by Bill's arg against


@gsiemens rt New post on connectivism site: Future of Learning: LMS or SNS? http://bit.ly/37CgJA #CCK09


@gsiemens What is new about connectivsm http://bit.ly/3thydl #CCK09


@gsiemens I would continue research to demonstrate connectivism as a new learning theory, apart from our papers which do show it's new#CCK09


Liked "You won't want to miss this week's Net Pedagogy Conference #cck09 - Connectivism & Connective Knowledge »..." http://ff.im/-bh2Bj


RT @arnek: Important reflection RT @gsiemens: New post on connectivism site: Future of Learning: LMS or SNS? http://bit.ly/37CgJA #CCK09


An interesting approach 2 learning RT @gsiemens: New post on connectivism site: Future of Learning: LMS or SNS? http://bit.ly/37CgJA #CCK09


This is one reason I wikify my teaching materials - people fix stuff - http://bit.ly/3lA9cz #cck09 #yam


@gsiemens - Both LMS and SNS approaches lack primacy of collaborative editably of learning content http://bit.ly/1mYvDK #cck09 #yam


via @amersch: CCK09 conference week schedule: http://u.nu/9vwt3 Online-Vorträge zum Thema Net Pedagogy


I am talking about a 'pedagogy of abundance' for #cck09 tonight 5pm UK time http://u.nu/24xt3


RT @mweller: I am talking about a 'pedagogy of abundance' for #cck09 tonight 5pm UK time http://u.nu/24xt3


New post: Universal Charter for Compassion: Unveiling on 11.12.09 http://bit.ly/24wglO #i3cs21 #eci831 #cck09


Hope to be able to follow #gsiemens course from the start someday, if there's another one. Will follow #CCK09 regardless. Interesting stuff.


Catching up on come #CCK09 recorded talks - Visitors & Residents http://bit.ly/1jKBY6


RT @laurapasquini: Catching up on come #CCK09 recorded talks - Visitors & Residents http://bit.ly/1jKBY6 (I know, but I proud of that one)


@jdelacueva Hemos hablado de ese artículo en el curso de Conectivismo http://bit.ly/20aUc7 con George Siemens y Stephen Downes #CCK09


@alafuente Estamos hablando del artículo de Lessig en curso de Conectivismo, con George Siemens y Stephen Downes http://bit.ly/20aUc7 #CCK09


"Language as a whole is the same kind of thing as punching you in the nose for saying ouch" Stephen Downes cck09 genius!


RT @gsiemens Net Pedagogy conference week times, topics, presenters: http://bit.ly/1wbtEU #CCK09


RT @gsiemens Net Pedagogy conference week times, topics, presenters: http://bit.ly/1wbtEU #CCK09


RT @suifaijohnmak RT @gsiemens Net Pedagogy conference week times, topics, presenters: http://bit.ly/1wbtEU #CCK09


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