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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

Talkin' about (educational) revolution
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
Saw on The Daily today Linn’s post of a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the need not for reform of education but rather for its (utter?) transformation. It seems there is some synchronousness going on, as i discovered the same video yesterday. But I discovered after another video, which does a great job of adding visuals to a different talk (on the same topic) from Sir Robinson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z78aaeJR8no While I was at it, I also discovered a great interview of the ... [Link] 2010-10-18T16:02:00

Where is the MOOC’s Social Network?
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
One of the goals of the MOOC (or was it just in my mind?) was to generate a community of participants, and Dave Courmier’s post on surviving the fourth week goes on to say that participants should now enter a stage of clustering, where we form stronger ties between peers that have common interests, or at least enjoy each other’s artifacts. Eventually, i believe we need some unifying tools to get around the MOOC. Allowing the participants to do their own thing on their ... [Link] 2010-10-07T20:24:00

What i do in/with my PLE
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
So we were asked to create a concept map representing the tools we use to keep our PLE working. Now that i think i have a working definition for it, representing it should be easy, right? It turns out that i felt i needed to go through a 'preparatory stage' in which i would identify how i get my learning done, what are the actions i take, before i freely share which tools i use. Out of this reflection came the following map: It's pretty simple: i take up to 5 general ... [Link] 2010-09-26T05:16:00

PLN vs PLE, i think i got it (for me, anyways)
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
AntecedentsThis morning, i spotted a post on http://plenk10.blogspot.com/, which led me to the original post. Eduardo’s post was (in my words) essentially a question about whether The Daily was really needed. I answered that in my view yes it was, and then Eduardo answered back, and then I replied, and we interchanged a few ideas and then turned to connecting on twitter and thank each other for what has occurred. What I got out of that conversation was a glimpse of clarity on what how ... [Link] 2010-09-23T04:42:00

Diverging thoughts started by Institutions vs. PLNs debate
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
Warning: this post got started on one thing, and then went all over the place. It might take some forbearance to go through it all. Alternatively, pick a paragraph or two and then go on doing something else, before you pick your next paragraphs. It's been a long day. As i am moving forward in my reading of the suggested documents and discussions on the forum, i am struck with the idea that PLE/Ns proponents can go pretty far in their demands: It would seem that through PLNs (i&... [Link] 2010-09-18T04:43:00

a mindmap on what a PLN is and does
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
This is where i'm at right now regarding what a PLN is, and what it is good for: I'm trying to be synthetic here, but would like to know if i've missed anything essential. I do realize that tools, for instance needs more details, and expect to get down to that in the next few days. Your comments are welcome. [Link] 2010-09-17T05:03:00

So, i enrolled in PLENK2010
noreply@blogger.com (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
This morning i found out about a new "Massive Open Online Course", and almost immediately decided to enroll and seize this generous opportunity. When i read that George Siemens (http://www.elearnspace.org/) was involved, i knew i had to take it. I mentionned his pionneering connectivism ebook in my thesis, and thought his ideas were opening a whole new window on Knowledge Management. I've been following connectivism from afar since, and am still enthusiastic ... [Link] 2010-09-15T00:24:00