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#PLENK2010 Connectivism
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Below is the comment in response to Stephen’s post on What Connectivism is Hi Stephen, After reading your excellent post and all comments from others, I am more than convinced on the approach towards connectivism, in that it could add … Continue reading → [Link] 2011-01-12T10:33:19

#PLENK2010 On Learning Theories and Learner Taxonomy
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In this post, I would like to explore Learning theories and Learner Taxonomy. Refer to my previous post and an interesting post here on Bloom’s Taxonomy, what further elements might be considered in the latest revised Bloom’s model? How about (a) … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-29T22:35:06

#PLENK2010 MOOC Reflection Part I
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This is a continuation of the discourse on MOOC.  Here I would like to relate to questions that I think would be important.  Such issues were discussed by George, Stephen, Jenny, Rita and many others who had led or participated … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-24T02:07:46

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Here is an interesting conversation in a book “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz. Our six-year-old son David felt mighty big when he was graduated from Kindergarten.  When asked what he plans to be when finishes growing … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-23T00:49:25

#PLENK2010 Connectivism, MOOC and PLENK
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George in his post about connectivism asks for comments.  He says: In some areas – such as when people ask “how is this different from social constructivism”- it appears that some view differences as trivial. In other areas – such as … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-16T23:17:17

#PLENK2010 Short reflection on MOOC
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Matt said in his confessions on MOOC: “To me, the advantage of taking a course is that you get to interact with the instructor or some other type of subject matter expert – and they are the ones that help … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-11T11:06:44

#PLENK2010 Academic Achievement, Personalization of Education and Learning
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Academic achievements have become the headlines in many blogs and news. Here  on New York Times Education The results also appeared to reflect the culture of education there, including greater emphasis on teacher training and more time spent on studying rather … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-11T04:21:14

#PLENK2010 PLENK and Personal Learning
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I greatly appreciate Rodd’s insights into this collective learning networks and PLE/N and Dave points out the differences between PLE and PLN. Is the term Personal Learning Network as slightly ‘oxymoronic’?  Are we being changed by the networks and also … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-07T00:25:48

#PLENK2010 Personal Learning Networks and Legitimate Peripheral Participation
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Is Legitimate Peripheral Participation (LPP) positive or negative? I read George’s post here on personal learning networks with interest, as George was appealing for more active participation amongst participants in MOOC. Lurking=taking. The concept of legitimate peripheral participation sounds very nice, but is … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-12-06T11:38:43

#PLENK2010 Time management
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I have been pondering about time management and its impact on our learning, in particular under an online learning environment, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and a Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Why?  The motto of Time is Money still sounds … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-28T01:07:27

#PLENK2010 Emotional and Social Intelligence and PLENK
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The sociable brain (Daniel Goleman in his book Social Intelligence): Neuroscience has discovered that our brain’s very design makes it sociable, inexorably drawn into an intimate brain-to-brain linkup whenever we engage with another person. That neural bridge lets us affect … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-25T01:51:43

#PLENK2010 Reminder on Research Survey into the Design and Delivery of MOOC PLENK
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Thank you to our PLENK2010 participants who have responded to the Research Survey.  If you still haven’t responded yet, please note: Reminder: “PLENK2010 participants are invited to fill out a short survey on the Research into the Design and Delivery of … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-24T11:25:05

#PLENK2010 Mastery Learning and Bloom’s Taxonomy
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I read this blog and the videos on Blogging and Blooms with great interests. Here is my response: Thanks Angela for this interesting post. I think Bloom’s model could be useful for structured Mastery Learning, based on an identification of … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-24T01:06:41

#PLENK2010 On Authority and Power in Networks
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Thanks for raising an important question about authority in Ken’s post on Thinking about Freud. Where is authority coming from? Who is looking for authority? As human, were many ambitious people (the great leaders) in history looking for authority, power, … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-23T04:44:46

#PLENK2010 Twitter – How & Why
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Here is Twitter for Business 101 Listen Learn Care Serve Photo: From Flickr [Link] 2010-11-23T04:04:02

#PLENK2010 PLENK & Network Metaphor
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I shared the below post in my blog on CCK09, and may I share the same with PLENK here? My observation so far is that our “network(s)” do exhibit some of the phenomena of singles and flocks of birds or … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-22T12:32:37

#PLENK2010 History of Social Media
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This History of Social Media is cool! A great overview on the history of social media. [Link] 2010-11-21T22:04:01

#PLENK2010 On the Research into the Design and Delivery of MOOC (III)
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This is my response to the posting on forum relating to research Hi Rita and all, As I have participated in previous MOOC -CCK08, CCK09, and CritLit2010, I was deeply interested in how the MOOC had evolved throughout the years since 2008. … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-21T05:51:45

#PLENK2010 Discourse ethics
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This is a follow-up post of my previous post on tacit knowledge, reflection and personal knowledge. I read this paper http://flyvbjerg.plan.aau.dk/CIVSOC5%200PRINTBJS.pdf about Habermas and Foucault’s approaches with interest. From Habermas’s view: Validity and truth are ensured where the participants in a … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-20T14:47:57

#PLENK2010 The Power of the question why
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This video on what makes a leader sounds compelling. My key take aways from Simon’s talk include: 1. People don’t buy what you do, but why you do it 2. The why question stimulates me to think about my belief. … Continue reading → [Link] 2010-11-20T06:44:55