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Recent Posts to PLENK2010

#PLENK2010: It’s all a PLN
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
Furthering an idea from an earlier post about PLNs,… The boundary nodes that make up a personal learning network (PLN) – those within one degree of separation - may consist of any combination of the following: Individuals or groups of individuals (f2f/online) Concepts, notions, ideas, thoughts, opinions, etc. Technologies: blogs, wikis, online communities, These types of [...] [Link] 2010-09-16T21:13:57

Using the Community to Build the Curriculum
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
It would be interesting to set up a PLENK2010-like course but with no pre-determined content whatsoever.  This course has no center with regard to the spaces used to interact with others (and content), but there is a ”center” when it comes to content.  Why not start with essential questions (that come from the participants and/or facilitators) and build a course around that.  Each [...] [Link] 2010-09-16T13:32:37

#PLENK2010: Is this MOOC a PLE?
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
Is this MOOC a PLE? I’m not sure it really matters.  Taylor adds the following questions:  But how do new participants know what is possible [in a MOOC, PLE, PLN, etc.]? How much time and energy are required to acquire new skills and knowledge? What new skills and knowledge can one expect to gain? This MOOC, PLE, [...] [Link] 2010-09-16T12:57:11

LMS Exists Mainly for the Needs of Managers, not Learners
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
The LMS exists mainly for the needs of managers…not learners. I would say the participants in the PLENK2010 MOOC, who have decided to participate in a Moodle, would not agree.  These members have all the freedom in the world to choose how they wish to conduct discussions, yet they choose an LMS.  I’m willing to bet [...] [Link] 2010-09-13T01:49:25

Where a PLN and an LMS Become One (#PLENK2010)
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
I’m wondering if a blog post from nearly six years ago holds a similar perspective in today’s terms which is central to topics being covered in PLENK2010. Anderson lists some Advantages of an LMS which to me actually seem like disadvantages or at the very least, have no advantage at all. Purposefully designed: Is this [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T22:27:49

#PLENK2010: A PLN and Shifting Power Back to the Learner
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
If an institution sets up PLEs for students using something like Elgg is that really that much better than an LMS? The students are still at the whim of whatever the institution chose to use. An institution cannot set up a PLN (what is being referred to here as a PLE) for students because, well, [...] [Link] 2010-09-17T13:07:54

Where a PLN and an LMS Become One (#PLENK2010)
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
I’m wondering if a blog post from nearly six years ago holds a similar perspective in today’s terms which is central to topics being covered in PLENK2010. Anderson lists some Advantages of an LMS which to me actually seem like disadvantages or at the very least, have no advantage at all. Purposefully designed: Is this [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T22:27:49

#PLENK2010: A PLN and Shifting Power Back to the Learner
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
If an institution sets up PLEs for students using something like Elgg is that really that much better than an LMS? The students are still at the whim of whatever the institution chose to use. An institution cannot set up a PLN (what is being referred to here as a PLE) for students because, well, [...] [Link] 2010-09-17T13:07:54

#PLENK2010: It’s all a PLN
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
Furthering an idea from an earlier post about PLNs,… The boundary nodes that make up a personal learning network (PLN) – those within one degree of separation - may consist of any combination of the following: Individuals or groups of individuals (f2f/online) Concepts, notions, ideas, thoughts, opinions, etc. Technologies: blogs, wikis, online communities, These types of [...] [Link] 2010-09-16T21:13:57

Using the Community to Build the Curriculum
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
It would be interesting to set up a PLENK2010-like course but with no pre-determined content whatsoever.  This course has no center with regard to the spaces used to interact with others (and content), but there is a ”center” when it comes to content.  Why not start with essential questions (that come from the participants and/or facilitators) and build a course around that.  Each [...] [Link] 2010-09-16T13:32:37

#PLENK2010: Is this MOOC a PLE?
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
Is this MOOC a PLE? I’m not sure it really matters.  Taylor adds the following questions:  But how do new participants know what is possible [in a MOOC, PLE, PLN, etc.]? How much time and energy are required to acquire new skills and knowledge? What new skills and knowledge can one expect to gain? This MOOC, PLE, [...] [Link] 2010-09-16T12:57:11

LMS Exists Mainly for the Needs of Managers, not Learners
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
The LMS exists mainly for the needs of managers…not learners. I would say the participants in the PLENK2010 MOOC, who have decided to participate in a Moodle, would not agree.  These members have all the freedom in the world to choose how they wish to conduct discussions, yet they choose an LMS.  I’m willing to bet [...] [Link] 2010-09-13T01:49:25

#PLENK2010: Being too open!
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
Ok, pet peeve time…choosing a hashtag!  I get MOOCs, open courseware, connective communities, etc., and the value in having each participant choose the way in which they want to interact with content and individuals.  But we should all be able to agree on having a single hashtag to filter our discussions.  It would be great [...] [Link] 2010-09-12T23:07:32

#PLENK2010: Five points about PLNs
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
Dave’s five points about PLEs PLNs for PLENK2010 Here is my adaptation… Point #1:  I use the term personal learning network (PLN) to refer to all of the following: professional learning network, personal learning environment, learning management system, course management system, etc.  A node that makes up a PLN can be a person, group, institution, [...] [Link] 2010-09-12T22:51:21

#PLENK2010 – Getting Started!
bnleez, Collaborative Understandings
I look forward to PLENK2010!  I will primarily use this blog and link with other blogs in order to interact with content for this MOOC, and will use this opportunity to connect with others as well.  Most of what I do online is through WikiEducator. I look forward to getting started! [Link] 2010-09-12T12:58:21