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October 22, 2010

Friday Live Online Session

Live Session: Facilitator's discussion
Using PLE/Ns effectively: skills, mindsets, and critical literacies
Location: Elluminate
Time:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; midnight Saturday Beijing
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Facilitator Posts

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Discussion Posts

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Elluminate Tips
, Week Six General Discussion
by Steve LeBlanc.  With 1600 people in this MOOC and only 40-90 people in the Elluminate sessions, I wondered if people were stumbling on the technology. Here are my favorite tips to make good use of Elluminate. ~~ TIP: Elluminate: Set Layout to Wide to see long list of the Chat. How? View / Layout / Wide Layout ~~ TIP: To turn OFF those annoying notifications when people login. Tools / Prefs / General / Visual Notifications / User Joined can be UnChecked. ~~ TIP: Elluminate: Use .... [Link] 2010-10-21T22:47:07

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Participants' Blogs

PLENK2010: en el Google MAPS
gilruz@gmail.com (MVZ J. Gilberto Ruz Nava), __________EDUCACIÓN 2.0
De donde son los Participantes del curso PLENK2010Ver PLENK 2010 Participants Map en un mapa ampliadoSaludos. Gilberto [Link] 2010-10-22T01:34:00

My Personal Learning Environment and PLENK10
rogersvlle, Rogersvlle's Blog
During the past two weeks I have had little time to dip into PLENK so felt I had lost the thread of my earlier thinking. I need not have worried. This morning as I dipped my toe in the waters … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-10-22T00:10:59

Librarians are Doomed
simkathy, My Weblog
…that’s what Stephen Downes proclaimed in our PLENK2010 synchronous Elluminate session this Wednesday. Bless his heart for his clarity. I respect his knowledge and expertise.  I have been working hard to figure out how libraries can stay relevant in this next century or if they even can. It occurred to me in flash – a [...] [Link] 2010-10-21T19:31:49

Openness: From Sharing to Adopting
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, October 17, 2010. The recent UNESCO discussion on open educational resources turned eventually to the question of adoption of OERs, and as David Wiley suggests in this post, raised the need for people to start adopting them. As Wiley says, "hose leaders who think of themselves as being on the cutting edge of the open education movement need to start walking the walk / becoming living examples / modeling the desired behavior of adopting others&.... [Link] 2010-10-17T09:35:09

PLENK2020 Week 5: Evaluation
kristibroom, Learning About Learning
I am behind and catching up. Also, for the record, I tried to follow the suggestion of using a new technology. I recorded a video, got over the need for perfection, but became timid when I realized I would be posting to the web and be searchable. It’s that eXtended Web from week 3 that made [...] [Link] 2010-10-21T19:24:31

To Tweet or not to Tweet, and #PLENK2010
noreply@blogger.com (Veronica Baig), Loose Ends
 I am one of those holdouts who does not use twitter. Despite people assuring me that I would "get it" once I took the plunge, and despite listening to presentations on the use of twitter, I could not see the relevance to me or the pedagogical usefulness of it in my teaching. Thanks to a fellow participant in #PLENK2010, I found this video that finally explains why I perceive twitter the way I do and validates (to some extent) my feelings on the topic: http://tallblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/.... [Link] 2010-10-21T17:48:00

Initial Observations on a Grading Experiment
akh003, Haas | Learning
As I have been trying to play a little catch-up with PLENK2010, I have been reading over some material on assessment from last week. This also corresponds with a major professional development initiative at the school in which I work. While the professional development work is progressing somewhat slowly, the material for PLENK2010 has been [...] [Link] 2010-10-21T15:18:56

four or maybe five books that enact autonomous learning techniques for #plenk2010
morgan, Morgan's Log
This week’s central question is What skills and practices does an autonomous user need in using a PLE? Set aside the technical skills for a minute to look at the literacy practices. I’m interested especially, and I want to focus on, physical techniques: those material actions we can take on material artifacts (including digital) on the way [...] [Link] 2010-10-21T13:58:01

Twitter Posts

@arodera (aNa_roDera) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Personal Learning Environments and PLENK2010 (Stephen Downes) delivered via Skype http://bit.ly/dBXDDb #plenk2010 2010-10-22T08:33:10

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010 New post on my blog_ RICARDO E. VALENZUELA RUIZ: #PLENK2010 CONECTIVISMO http://t.co/AntSZIz 2010-10-22T08:17:42

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Personal Learning Environments and PLENK2010 (Stephen Downes) delivered via Skype http://bit.ly/dBXDDb #plenk2010 2010-10-22T08:08:00

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: @suifaijohnmak We need a bunch of thinking skills (e.g. creativity, problem solving, decision making) http://bit.ly/cWatrN #plenk2010 2010-10-22T07:17:57

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak We need a bunch of thinking skills (e.g. creativity, problem solving, decision making) http://bit.ly/cWatrN #plenk2010 2010-10-22T06:44:24

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak When I was facilitating critical thinking (2007), I was not allowed to infuse Creative Thinking = Different????? #plenk2010 2010-10-22T06:41:12

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak I prefer HOTS (Higher-Order-Thinking Skills) or Thinking Skills, and then breaking these skills down & assessing #plenk2010 2010-10-22T06:38:50

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak Critical thinking is an umbrella term & useless unless we break it down..Analyzing, Synthesizing, Reasoning, etc. #plenk2010 2010-10-22T06:37:15

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 What is critical thinking? Why is it important? http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/critical/ct.php 2010-10-22T06:22:36

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @sleveo #PLENK2010 Leadership WAS a 20th century phenomena :( It doesn't work well in networks. Replace it with networkship in 21st century? 2010-10-22T06:02:08

@sleveo (Steve LeBlanc) tweeted: If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less. ~Eric Shinseki via @Leadershipfreak George & @thehrgoddess #PLENK2010 2010-10-22T04:55:46

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=359&post=2516&uid=120934497941630#post2516 2010-10-21T23:26:56

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 The edgeless university http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/the-edgeless-university Aren't we in one already? Or you are the 1 2010-10-21T22:57:41

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @WelshCloggy: 4 ideas on the future of research libraries http://chronicle.com/article/4-Very-Different-Futures-Are/125011/ #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T22:32:36

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: @catmill Actually my favorite YouTube channel are Academic Earrth http://bit.ly/16Te7 & YouTube Edu http://bit.ly/e8WX #plenk2010 :) 2010-10-21T22:18:25

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/cck09-open-and-closed-systems-thinking-and-complex-adaptive-system/ Networked learn 2010-10-21T22:16:57

@bluesky252 (Jonathan West) tweeted: @JeffNugent I'm still checking out the #plenk2010 so I can't yet compare to #adlt641, will let you know when i dig a bit further... 2010-10-21T22:12:04

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @catmill Actually my favorite YouTube channel are Academic Earrth http://bit.ly/16Te7 & YouTube Edu http://bit.ly/e8WX #plenk2010 :) 2010-10-21T21:42:21

@leroyh (LeRoy Hill) tweeted: @Downes explains Personal Learning Environments and PLENK2010 http://blip.tv/file/4272174 #PLE #connectivism #phd #smjgc #smagc 2010-10-21T21:38:40

@LKidder (Lisa Kidder) tweeted: Enjoying NWeLC #PLENK2010 mentioned during @course keynote 2010-10-21T21:27:32

@vlaxnews (Мир технологий) tweeted: Dave's Educational Blog: My PLE model is the internet – no more system for me http://bit.ly/d2j6O3 #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T20:49:03

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Check this out on Slideshare: Teaching and learning in open courses, G. Siemens. Open Access Week , Athabasca University #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T19:44:08

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: live on Elluminate: managing and learning in MOOC by G. Siemens. Open Access Week, University of Athabasca, #PLENK2010, http://bit.ly/9TTYCr 2010-10-21T18:16:53

@ConnectIrmeli (Irmeli Aro) tweeted: "media selection & cultural influence ...within #KM is almost completely overlooked in the current research" http://bit.ly/avFZZM #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T18:00:09

@xb7r (Jim) tweeted: GSiemens & SDownes OpenAccess webinar http://tiny.cc/wijv4 "Managing & Learning in MOOCS"-1.5 hours from now (18:00GMT) #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T16:30:41

@maresta (Mónica Aresta) tweeted: picking up somewhere where I have left... http://tinyurl.com/2av3grw #PLE 2010-10-21T15:49:01

@PMRIatAU (PMRI at Athabasca U.) tweeted: RT @WelshCloggy: 4 ideas on the future of research libraries http://chronicle.com/article/4-Very-Different-Futures-Are/125011/ #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T15:31:49

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: RTFT My PLE model is the internet – no more system for me http://bit.ly/cJ0tlx #plenk2010 weeks 5-7 together :) 2010-10-21T15:03:42

@miguel_lara_p (Miguel Lara) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on http://bit.ly/brYP72 (22 contributions today) 2010-10-21T15:03:14

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on http://bit.ly/brYP72 (22 contributions today) 2010-10-21T15:03:12

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @snbeach @shareski We should assess beyond what we teach to nurture students to become self-learners...:) #plenk2010 2010-10-21T14:51:19

@kiwicito (Kiwicito Daxter) tweeted: @davecormier plenk2010 eluminate sessions I was referring! 2010-10-21T14:41:25

@mcmorgan (M C Morgan) tweeted: New blog post: four or maybe five books that enact autonomous learning techniques for #plenk2010 http://mcmorgan.org/blog/?p=1723 2010-10-21T13:58:04

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: 4 ideas on the future of research libraries http://chronicle.com/article/4-Very-Different-Futures-Are/125011/ #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T13:52:30

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @WendyDrexler #PLENK2010 Haven't we already witnessed examples of collective intelligence in small groups in CCK, CritLit&PLENK forum/blogs? 2010-10-21T13:40:57

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: My latest SlideShare upload : Networked learning-1[1] http://slidesha.re/aGcftT #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T13:23:08

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 We are feeding the internet, & trying to get ideas back So are our PLEs a mirror clone of BLACKHOLE INTERNET? 2010-10-21T13:12:51

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn #PLENK2010 Would there be education systems tailoring to preferred learning styles?Would internet be such an ed system?Why not? 2010-10-21T13:09:46

@lauri_lr (Laura Ramos) tweeted: RT @davecormier: My PLE model is the internet – no more system for me http://bit.ly/cJ0tlx #plenk2010 weeks 5-7 together :) 2010-10-21T12:18:46

@vwgus (UnSymposium) tweeted: Virtual World Graduate UnSymposium http://www.wirededucator.org/ sessions on PLNs - schdule at a glance http://bit.ly/bOkF0M #plenk2010 2010-10-21T12:00:10

@elearning4 (Andreas Link) tweeted: New post: [webinar] PLENK2010 week 6: Using PLE/Ns effectively: skills, mindsets, and critical literacies http://bit.ly/bNu0CX 2010-10-21T11:48:55

@oxtralite (Joel) tweeted: RT @davecormier: My PLE model is the internet – no more system for me http://bit.ly/cJ0tlx #plenk2010 weeks 5-7 together :) 2010-10-21T11:19:59

@CoCreatr (Bernd Nurnberger) tweeted: RT @RuthHoward: RT @mentionmap: Explore your Twitter (PLN) network with Mentionmap! http://bit.ly/2GE4UR #PLENK2010 #edchat 2010-10-21T10:27:18

@RuthHoward (RuthHoward) tweeted: RT @mentionmap: Explore your Twitter (PLN) network with Mentionmap! http://bit.ly/2GE4UR #PLENK2010 #edchat 2010-10-21T10:26:37

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Facilitating Social Interactions: ...Academic Success within the LMS. By S. Downes, C. Beer & L. Pugliese http://bit.ly/aJaBh1 , #PLENK2010 2010-10-21T09:53:13

@tamurray (Theresa Murray) tweeted: RT @saadat_m: Managing+Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses) By G. Siemens. 2day Live : http://bit.ly/diOvUD, #PLENK2010, #eci831 2010-10-21T09:48:34

@pfidalgo1 (Patricia Fidalgo) tweeted: A World to Change @Downes & #PLENK2010 http://huff.to/a57Avn 2010-10-21T09:39:45

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Managing and Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses) By G. Siemens. Today Live at: http://bit.ly/diOvUD, #PLENK2010, #eci831 2010-10-21T09:37:04


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