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October 6, 2010

Live Session Today

George Siemens will be our guest speaker today. He'll present on the topic "Exploring the learning theory underpinning complex knowledge in PLE/N". The session will be held here in elluminate...according to these time zone conversions.

Facilitator Posts

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The symbiosis between theory and practice
Rita Kop (fredkop) , October 6, 2010.
After a quick discussion last night on Twitter on the relation between theory and practice here a more detailed blog post. [Link] [Comment]

Discussion Posts

Each week, PLENK moves to a new weekly discussion forum. You can see them all here.

Week 3-Week 4 connective tissue from Wired Magazine.
, Week Four General Discussion
by Chris Saeger.  I happened to see this today. I know it is fraught with issues but the synchronicity made this hard to resist. Thoughts? From Wired Magazine 06.23.08-- The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete "All models are wrong, but some are useful." So proclaimed statistician George Box 30 years ago, and he was right. But what choice did we have? Only models, from cosmological equations to theories of human behavior, seemed to be able to consistently,.... [Link] 2010-10-06T02:58:05

Fun images of PLE's
, Week Four General Discussion
by Patricia Fidalgo.   Found this fun image here: http://bit.ly/ [Link] 2010-10-05T21:42:34

Flow, Mindfulness,Salutogenesis
, Week Four General Discussion
by Linn Gustavsson.  Maybe it is not a learning theory the way constructionism and behaviorism is, but FLOW in relation to todays learning environments seems interesting to me. Wikipedia about flow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology) How do I design a PLE for flow (is it at all possible)? Also terms like mindfulness and acceptance come to my mind when thinking about todays learning environments(lots of inputs, lots of options) rather than learning theories. Where I work .... [Link] 2010-10-05T19:25:48

PLE and OELE
, Week Four General Discussion
by Stefanie Panke.  Land & Hannafin coined the term "open-ended learning environments" in 1996, the concept seems congruent to the idea of PLE as discussed here. Land, S.M., & Hannafin, M.J. (1996). A conceptual framework for the development of theories-in-action with open-ended learning environments. Educational Technology Research & Development, 44 (3), pp. 37-53.http://www.springerlink.com/content/m46up8441272644g/fulltext. [Link] 2010-10-05T12:52:18

Participants' Blogs

Week 4 of PLENK2010
lkidder, For the Love of Teaching
One of the readings this week is some advice from Dave Cormier in Cluster and Focus -> Surviving Week 4 of a MOOC. The advice of cluster and focus is wise and timely.  I have been feeling a overwhelmed at all the information.  So many paths to take, so many exciting conversations, which way do [...] [Link] 2010-10-05T23:00:44

PLENK2010-Conectivismo
gilruz@gmail.com (MVZ J. Gilberto Ruz Nava), __________EDUCACIÓN 2.0
Check out this SlideShare Presentation: ConectivismoView more presentations from Dolors Reig.Saludos. Gilberto [Link] 2010-10-05T15:05:00

Flow and Mindfulness in PLENK2010 - Learning Theories
Linn, Jakten på den perfekta lektionen
As I am looking at the table in this link from todays Dailys and compare to what is said in this link about flow, I find the link about flow more easy to relate and compare to my daily teaching. Is it connected to some learning theory at all? (I am also interested in the term mindfulness.) [Link] 2010-10-05T16:02:00

Humanism as a theory of learning
noreply@blogger.com (Greg Ketcham), Plink, Plunk, PLENK
Interesting...I guess this was under my nose all along, but never really deeply considered. If we consider that a learning theory (Humanism) drives a particular practice of developing and delivering teaching and learning (androgogy), then there's a clear linkage from Maslow and Rogers' self-actualization to Knowles' precepts of adult learning theory. Then again, one recent reconceptualization of Maslow's hierarchy replaces self-actualization with parenting. Seriously. (New .... [Link] 2010-10-05T18:09:00

Week 4: are we there yet? Is there a "there" there?
noreply@blogger.com (Greg Ketcham), Plink, Plunk, PLENK
I realize that as a learning journal this blog falls woefully short, both in terms of content and frequency. I'm finding that trying to wrap my head around a "course" in which there really are no stated learning outcomes, a laundry list of "suggested readings" each week, and really no structured assessment activities sort of gives me the willies, to be frank. Which leads us to:Week 4: Learning TheoriesAh, at last! Something I can relate to! Good ol' learning theory. Uhm, theories. .... [Link] 2010-10-05T17:38:00

Ambientes Personales de Aprendizaje
gilruz@gmail.com (MVZ J. Gilberto Ruz Nava), PLENK2010
Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Ambientes Personales de AprendizajeView more webinars from Diego [Link] 2010-10-05T17:06:00

PLENK2010 PLE y Redes Sociales
gilruz@gmail.com (MVZ J. Gilberto Ruz Nava), PLENK2010
Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Ambientes Personales de Aprendizaje y Redes SocialesView more presentations from Diego [Link] 2010-10-05T16:54:00

PLENK2010 Conectivismo
gilruz@gmail.com (MVZ J. Gilberto Ruz Nava), PLENK2010
Check out this SlideShare Presentation: ConectivismoView more presentations from Dolors [Link] 2010-10-05T15:06:00

Twitter Posts

@_joanasilva_ (Joana Silva) tweeted: The Most Awesome Course on Planet Earth! #plenk2010 http://digs.by/bAQpPo 2010-10-06T09:08:22

@_joanasilva_ (Joana Silva) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: If a student writes a brilliant idea, but only partially answers the learning outcome, How do you grade him? #plenk2010 2010-10-06T09:02:46

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Emeritus Professor Malcolm Harris dropped by for an E-Learning chat...told him that Twitter & #plenk2010 rocks! http://twitpic.com/2v2qch 2010-10-06T08:50:10

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: If a student writes a brilliant idea, but only partially answers the learning outcome (1 out of 6 points), How do you grade him? #plenk2010 2010-10-06T08:39:08

@helinur (Heli Nurmi) tweeted: RT @Eingang: A #plenk2010 question to ponder: how many existing PLEs/VLEs/LMSs have been built around a learning theory or paradigm? 2010-10-06T07:55:24

@NicolaAvery (Nicola Avery) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak @zaidlearn yes they do restrict creativity if define LOs in restricted way - institutions, theories do? (not all) #plenk2010 2010-10-06T07:37:30

@kukharenko (Vladimir Kukharenko) tweeted: RT @suifaijohnmak: RT @zaidlearn: @NicolaAvery Want to write Learning Outcomes? These Bloom wheels might help http://bit.ly/gIYFD #plenk2010 2010-10-06T07:33:56

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn @NicolaAvery Are we restricting LO in words def Bloom's Tax? How about LO which rel tacit know., EI, creativity, open? #PLENK2010 2010-10-06T07:30:09

@NicolaAvery (Nicola Avery) tweeted: @zaidlearn thank you I like your resource, have bookmarked to read later #plenk2010 2010-10-06T07:26:04

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: @NicolaAvery Want to write Learning Outcomes (LO)? These Bloom wheels might help http://bit.ly/gIYFD Do LO kill creativity? #plenk2010 2010-10-06T07:12:20

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @NicolaAvery Want to write Learning Outcomes (LO)? These Bloom wheels might help http://bit.ly/gIYFD Do LO kill creativity? #plenk2010 2010-10-06T07:10:04

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 What happens if you connect connectivist educators/learners to constructivists/cognitivists/behaviorists/situationists? Discourse 2010-10-06T06:59:26

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Will it be a higher chance of success if you connect connectivist educators to connectivist learners?This proves theory & pract ? 2010-10-06T06:53:22

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: RT @suifaijohnmak: @zaidlearn @jswann http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facilitator How's it used in network?Who are the facilitators?Why would u need it?#PLENK2010 2010-10-06T06:51:22

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn @jswann http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facilitator How's it used in network?Who are the facilitators?Why would u need it?#PLENK2010 2010-10-06T06:46:13

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: Thinking about the connectivist teacher and the different kind of person/mind it takes http://bit.ly/aZgSiO #PLENK2010 2010-10-06T05:58:04

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @yrathro @saadat_m Not so sure about that If I read and practice best practices, but don't read LT. Might even be better off :) #plenk2010 2010-10-06T05:50:20

@yrathro (Robin Trangmar) tweeted: @saadat_m @zaidlearn Maybe but you'll have a very limited repertoire of techniques #plenk2010 2010-10-06T05:44:02

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @jswann First, it depends on what you mean by Great Facilitation, and whether we like it or not, we learn from any interaction :) #plenk2010 2010-10-06T03:23:27

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: @WelshCloggy So many LTs from academics (and Universities), but overall seem to have little influence on transforming them :( #plenk2010 2010-10-06T03:06:29

@jswann (jswann) tweeted: @WelshCloggy LTs are connected thoughts about practice. Unless there is some philosophy behind it practice can lose its direction #PLENK2010 2010-10-06T02:45:27

@jswann (jswann) tweeted: @zaidlearn It's more than that I think. Great facilitation doesn't necessarily lead to learning #PLENK2010 2010-10-06T02:42:11

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @WelshCloggy So many LTs from academics (and Universities), but overall seem to have little influence on transforming them :( #plenk2010 2010-10-06T01:37:05

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @jswann True :) I agree that we learn faster by copying and adapting, but do we need to read/know LTs to be great facilitators? #plenk2010 2010-10-06T01:34:50

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: what does it mean to be a connected learner? #eci831, #PLENK2010 2010-10-06T01:28:48

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @jswann at #PLENK2010 LTs are no more than thoughts about practice. Without these teachers are left to this: http://bit.ly/c2UrJc 2010-10-06T01:27:12

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @zaidlearn on #PLENK2010 BP and LT are intertwined. Without though about practice, teachers are mere technicians in the hands of politicians 2010-10-06T01:18:58

@jswann (jswann) tweeted: @zaidlearn but learning from experience how to be a great educator takes quite a long time ... #PLENK2010 2010-10-06T01:15:56

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Dare I say that you can be a great educator without reading a singly Learning Theory (LT)Best practices = LT? #plenk2010 2010-10-06T01:06:21

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @WelshCloggy Dare I say that you can be a great educator without reading a singly Learning Theory (LT)... Best practices = LT? #plenk2010 2010-10-06T01:04:31

@LKidder (Lisa Kidder) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Week 4 of PLENK2010: One of the readings this week is some advice from Dave Cormier in Cluster and Focu... http://bit.ly/acSDue 2010-10-05T23:02:16

@sleslie (Scott Leslie) tweeted: RT @Eingang: A #plenk2010 question to ponder: how many existing PLEs/VLEs/LMSs have been built around a learning theory or paradigm? 2010-10-05T22:21:01

@Eingang (Michelle A. Hoyle) tweeted: A #plenk2010 question to ponder: how many existing PLEs/VLEs/LMSs have been built around a learning theory or paradigm? 2010-10-05T21:55:20

@_vIiRuS_ (Phillip T.) tweeted: @prauscher trololololo ! #plenk 2010-10-05T21:21:48

@prauscher (Patrick Rauscher) tweeted: @kaifuzius @herrurbach wer plenkt hier ? #plenk #trolltweet 2010-10-05T21:21:17

@kaifuzius (kaifuzius) tweeted: @herrurbach oah... soll ich dir mal was sagen: DU WIDERST MICH AN. #plenk #sau #ekel 2010-10-05T21:20:13

@Cyberjohn07 (John Goldsmith) tweeted: Thank goodnes, we're saved! Microsoft is going to lead, Rethink, Reform and Rebuild Education http://bit.ly/bfIbwT #edtechbc #abed 2010-10-05T20:21:04

@web20education (Web 2.0 e-Safety) tweeted: Rethink, Reform and Rebuild Education #edtech20 #edreform #edchat #lrnchat #microsoft #plenk2010 #etchat http://amplify.com/u/btbp 2010-10-05T19:56:47

@web20education (Web 2.0 e-Safety) tweeted: RT @DUMACORNELLUCIA: Free beautiful on-line cards for you and your project #edtech20 http://t.co/Du2ytdC via @web20education #edchat #lrnchat #plenk2010 #etchat 2010-10-05T17:02:10

@soslab (SosLab) tweeted: PLENK10: Linked data http://bit.ly/cULAO1 2010-10-05T16:56:21

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @zaidlearn You do need learning theories if you want to develop a learning environment. How else would you know what to develop? #PLENK2010 2010-10-05T16:44:19

@dianetar (Diane Tarkowski) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Do we really need learning theories to facilitate effective and inspiring learning environments? #plenk2010 2010-10-05T16:22:55

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Do we really need learning theories to facilitate effective and inspiring learning environments? #plenk2010 2010-10-05T16:19:52

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Learning is universal, but the 'HOW' is not...right? #plenk2010 2010-10-05T16:14:25

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Is it possible to construct universal learning theories using just words? #plenk2010 2010-10-05T16:12:18

@pellerman (Paul Ellerman) tweeted: @BarbaraFillip Adult Learning Theory will also be my focus this week.#PLENK2010 2010-10-05T15:31:52

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on http://bit.ly/brYP72 (17 contributions today) 2010-10-05T15:03:13

@nlonergan (nlonergan) tweeted: web 3.0/xWeb http://bit.ly/ckNz8Y /cc @feedly #plenk2010 2010-10-05T14:12:28

@Eingang (Michelle A. Hoyle) tweeted: Who is this week's #PLENK2010 Wednesday speaker? 2010-10-05T13:56:51

@clot (Lore Reß) tweeted: Tipp: wöchentliche Online-Session #PLENK2010 mit 80 - 100 TN, Morgen 18-19 Uhr http://bit.ly/azjGm4 2010-10-05T13:16:40


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