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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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Recent Posts to PLENK2010

1st Week Complexity in #LAK11
gibirger, via פλenK
Getting around First week in # LAK11 started as an example of complexity theory as it applies to the understanding of emergence and adaptive behaviour: Components: - The system contains a collection of many interacting objects. - The behavior of agents/objects is affected by memory or feedback. - Objects/agents can adapt their strategies based on memory or [...] [Link] 2011-01-15T18:18:25

To larkspur
gibirger, via פλenK
Eventually I did not indend to join another MOOC so quickly after PLENK2010, but through my new engagement to Twitter I learned about LAK11. The suggestion is a six week course on Learning and Knowledge Analytics, gladly offered by George Siemens and Dave Cormier. Currently I’m working on an open model using blogs alongside the [...] [Link] 2011-01-08T22:03:53

Newcomers to a MOOC
gibirger, via פλenK
In the aftermath of # Plenk2010 three good videos were created explaining a MOOC. I would like to list them according to their importance. 1st  Success in a Mooc 2nd Six Steps to Sharing 3rd Knowledge in a MOOC Hopefully this knowledge will enable newcomers to manage their own MOOC experience successfully. [Link] 2010-12-02T09:24:06

Circulation of lessons learned
gibirger, via פλenK
Instead of pondering about PLENK2010 I had to get active immidiatly. A request to prepare a short lecture on whether moodle should be introduced as a class-register in adult learner classes reached me. It was quite urgent and had to be presented it in ten minutes. I was invited by the contra position. So I [...] [Link] 2010-11-27T12:24:04

Chirpy, chirpy, tweet, tweet
gibirger, via פλenK
It was such a pleasant time in PLENK2010 and I begin to miss my PLN allready. So I checked out Paper.li whether it is still functioning. It is, and in the live stream I found Heli and another tweet “Twitter – A Teaching and Learning Tool”. I red the article carefully and got convinced to [...] [Link] 2010-11-20T19:34:30

Until now …
gibirger, via פλenK
Until now I have reached in #PLENK 2010 the the following Recocnition by the Web  of my PLN. The tools I know, how to  use. My PKM in this course is my blog  via פλenK,   where I’m practicing artisan blogging. [Link] 2010-11-16T22:48:32

functional illiteracy
gibirger, via פλenK
First input in the morning  I found the  post “functional illiteracy” on freshly pressed by worpress.com. Great entry to reflect on 9th week hype of the amazing ways of technology in a students life. Just Sayin‘ [Link] 2010-11-14T09:21:21

Twitter seed
gibirger, via פλenK
Every week at least one insight appears quite out of the blue that knocks me flat. During the 8th week it was, ” To be heard –  you need to tweet!” Already in the 6th week I noticed that the discussions and contributions in the general forums decreased. Instead new birds were chirping in the  PLENK [...] [Link] 2010-11-08T08:58:15

Artisan blogging
gibirger, via פλenK
” I sense” , my personal state of mind in Personal Knowledge  Mangement is exactly at this point, at least in #PLENK2010. During the month of march I came across a post of Harold Jarche  “Artisans choose  their tools”. In those days I did not know what a great figure Harold Jarche is in the field [...] [Link] 2010-11-06T15:17:50

The Facilitator of 7th week #PLENK2010
gibirger, via פλenK
I ask myself, how  Stephen Downes has managed such a busy week. I, as tiny data from slide no. 14, enjoyed  his pictures of  Monterrey. But I should see myself as agent provocateur , an educational leader, since I’m  advancing my own education by sharing my learning with others. Through  rewriting and redefining myself, I show, what it [...] [Link] 2010-10-30T17:36:16

Tools for the 21st Century Teacher
gibirger, via פλenK
The excellent compilation of Michael Zimmer  ” Tools for the  21 st  Centur Teacher” saved me hours of time preparing a workshop on web 2.0 . His handbook was published on  issue for the purpose of providing sufficent information to teachers about several tools. It helps us to integrate technology in the classroom. You will [...] [Link] 2010-10-25T07:33:02

Visitors & Residents
gibirger, via פλenK
Who are you? A visitor or a resident of the network? As a #PLENKer you have to ask yourself . A lecture about people and their access to the network by David White, Oxford. He  explains with the support of the tool prezi the principle developed by him. For a long time I have not hung on someone’s [...] [Link] 2010-10-18T09:48:26

Video Series of Distance Education Courses
gibirger, via פλenK
Dr. Curt Bonk, Professor in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, presents  a video series addressing the design and best practices of Distance Education.  Each video runs approximately 10 minutes and serves as an introduction to key ideas in planning and delivery technology enhanced learning. Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching & Learning via [...] [Link] 2010-10-16T15:52:11

4th week “It’s the journey …”
gibirger, via פλenK
This week started with a guide from Dave Cormier “Surviving week 4 of a MOOC”.  I was bewildered, survival is to strong a word - but while wandering the paths of the #PENK 2010 trails I found , there is still a lot of frustration going on. The ability of the individium  to cope with  the [...] [Link] 2010-10-08T09:08:16

Trailmeme
gibirger, via פλenK
Trailmeme is a new kind of publishing that allows you to blaze and walk trails through the web. I thought, it would be an opportunity for me to create with this tool the assignment of  3rd week MOOC #PLENK2010. As George Siemens mentioned it, an artifact of learning. My colleagues are mostly Web 1.0 practitioners. To all [...] [Link] 2010-09-30T16:44:57

The Missionary
gibirger, via פλenK
In Germany Jochen Robes takes over to spread the message of connectivism.  He admits, ” I always think (very optimistic, I know) that  at German universities something could go in that direction too. It does not have to move straight to global participation and the whole range of social media.” Yesterday at the E-Learning Day of [...] [Link] 2010-09-30T11:29:44

The Future of the Web
gibirger, via פλenK
Kate Ray has done a terrific job illustrating and explaining Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web in her new documentary. She interviews Tim Berners-Lee, Clay Shirky, Chris Dixon, David Weinberger, Nova Spivack, Jason Shellen, Lee Feigenbaum, John Hebeler, Alon Halevy, David Karger and Abraham Bernstein. If you’re interested in where the Web is headed, and the challenges and opportunities ahead, then you should watch this, [...] [Link] 2010-09-28T09:31:49

Web 3.0
gibirger, via פλenK
#PLENK2010ers let’s go out of our “filos”,  let’s upload our raw data now,  tag it and link it, because “the Web without semantics is like a perfect memory without understanding”. Das Web ohne Semantik ist wie ein perfektes Gedächtnis ohne Verständnis. Ο Παγκόσμιος Ιστός χωρίς σημασιολογία είναι σαν μια τέλεια μνήμη που δεν καταλαβαίνουν. .אינטרנט [...] [Link] 2010-09-27T08:14:42

Thoughts about PLE
gibirger, via פλenK
To convince an institution, whether to use PLE or LMS, is simply talking about the costs. During  the 2nd week of #PLENK2010 activities these two tables were created by Linn Gustavsson . They demonstrate exactly the VLE  situation I’m working in currently. I use PLE in five courses. Alltogether the maintenance hours per week for PLE blogging  are [...] [Link] 2010-09-25T09:31:28

Centralised VLE versus a Decentralised Model
gibirger, via פλenK
#PLENK2010 is contrasting personal learning with institutional learning. Since I’m  envolved in both environments this week reading will definitely structure my position. Martin Weller wrote in an article for a new journal , the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE). His piece was entitled ‘The centralisation dilemma in educational IT’. He argued that [...] [Link] 2010-09-20T07:29:30