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12th September 2010
A tour of PLEs and PLNs

19th September 2010
Contrasting PLEs with LMSs

26th September 2010
The neXt/eXtended Web

3rd October 2010
PLE/PLN and learning theories

10th October 2010
Evaluating Learning in PLE/Ns

17th October 2010
Using PLEs successfully

24th October 2010
PLE/N Tools

31st October 2010
Personal knowledge management

7th November 2010
PLE/Ns in the classroom

14th November 2010
Critical perspectives on PLE/PLN


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bookmarks for December 24th, 2010 through December 25th, 2010
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10 Alternatives To Bookmarking – – (none) Chirpstory Lets You Filter And Bundle Tweets Into Stories – Looks like a PLE center. – (curating ple mooc en3177 #plenk2010 ) Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers – The Chronicle – – (writing blogging ) [Link] 2010-12-25T17:00:50

bookmarks for December 17th, 2010 through December 20th, 2010
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MOOCs, knowledge and the digital economy – a research project @ Dave’s Educational Blog – Dave Cornier's post announcing the release of the "The MOOC Model for Digital Practice" (qv).  Includes 3 excellent vids on MOOCs, learning in a MOOC, and knowledge in a MOOC.  – (mooc ple plenk2010# en3177 ) 500 Internal Server Error [...] [Link] 2010-12-20T20:00:07

en3177 update
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In a course revamp for ENGL3177: Weblogs and Wikis, inspired by PLENK2010, and incorporating connectivist and MOOC ideas, I’m using FeedWordPress to syndicate student feeds to a new Daybook (experimental at time of writing). An aggregator is at the heart of a working PLE – and also at the heart of a MOOC. I’d like [...] [Link] 2010-12-13T16:06:03

MOOCs and the stock university course #plenk2010
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A first consideration of adapting MOOC techniques to the stock university situation. Have a look at these notes on Stephen Downes’s presentation. The more I’m immersed in the PLENK course and material, the more possibilities I see for driving MOOC teaching techniques and approaches into the stock university courses I teach. For instance, we have [...] [Link] 2010-11-06T21:11:16

notes on Downes’s PLE presentation #plenk2010
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Spent part of a morning and part of the afternoon listening to Stephen Downes’s Oct 20 2010 presentation on Personal Learning Environments and PLENK2010. <script src=”″ type=”text/javascript”></script> When I watch videos, I take notes, so here they are. Stephen covers a lot of territory in this video – some technical, some practice, and some theory and [...] [Link] 2010-11-06T20:50:10

dangers and rewards of taking it social
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I attended the PLENK2010 Elluminate session with Harold Jarche on PKM in the corporate setting. Normally, I stand well clear of anything corporate-setting, figuring a fight will break out sooner or later. But the discussion was good. I’ve beem taking a little more interest in The Enterprise lately because I’m hoping to present my sabbatical [...] [Link] 2010-11-05T18:24:57

bookmarks for October 28th, 2010 through October 31st, 2010
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500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error – (none) George Siemens’s blog: How do you manage your information? – Brief model of a Siemens's PLE and workflow analysis. – (#plenk2010 ple infomanagement ) [Link] 2010-10-31T22:01:11

four or maybe five books that enact autonomous learning techniques for #plenk2010
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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

week 6: practice in #plenk2010
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The PLENK2010 readings this week point towards critical literacies and semiotics (skills as languages), and the challenge is that the facilitiators are providing less guidance by way of reading of how to connect the ideas to practices. That is left to us. I say yay. Hooray. Huzzah. Downes in LOLcats take 2 – about Learning [...] [Link] 2010-10-19T13:10:44

Personal Learning Environments: A Report from the Field #plenk2010
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I finally got the text of my Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing presentation onto the wiki at Personal Learning Environments: A Report from the Field. It’s not all there yet – missing a link and the slides – but I want the material available for the GPACW attendees.  I hope it might be useful to [...] [Link] 2010-10-12T11:46:21

PLEs bridge from Web 2.0 to Web X via #plenk2010
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Finally, after two weeks of network limbo in London and Seat Farm Cumbria. I’m back online in a meaningful way – a way in which I can get some work done.  We’re still in Cumbria – outside of Far Sawrey, to be specific – and while Viv is shooting forests, roads, swans, paths, I’m using [...] [Link] 2010-10-04T14:51:23

Diagrams, exemplars, bootstrapping in #PLENK2010
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Looking through some diagrams of PLEs at edtechpost has given me the impetus to create a diagram of my own, and the permission to really goof with it. Exemplars. To my mind, these diagrams illustrate what happens when a straightforward exercise is approached with a PLE attitude. Given the variety of diagrams, it looks like [...] [Link] 2010-09-14T22:34:22

bookmarks for September 8th, 2010 through September 14th, 2010
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edtechpost – PLE Diagrams – Mother of all PLE diagrams compilation – (#plenk2010 ple visualization ) if:book: the truth is in the back and forth – A complete history of the Wikipedia article on the Iraq War (the second one) in XII volumes, printed. We *so* need a semiotics of writing. "Four years later, we [...] [Link] 2010-09-14T16:05:45

#PLENK2010 orientation
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I’m trying to get oriented to the #PLENK2010 course, and taking what Downes and Siemens mentioned in the Elluminate session on Friday into account. Here’s more detail on open courses and MOOCs from Dave Cormier and George Siemens. Learner goals are up to the learners, and learners have to construct – reconstruct or locate – languages: [...] [Link] 2010-09-12T20:01:46