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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

Crowds, maddening or wise or ?
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
I want to thank Cris Crissman about her tweet in PLENK2010. It helped me to find Dan Cohen’s blog Digital Humanities and his post about Maddening crowds. The blog post gave me a view which I had missed but could not find alone: The great champion of the individual will rising above the sheepish masses would [...] [Link] 2010-12-13T13:55:12

Research about online communities
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
PLENK2010 – the course program has ended and many people are pondering about their participation and learning. What happened and why? and why not? I liked the presentation Vahid Masrour gave in our Moodle General Forum: the Participation Spiral. There are stairways to confidence and trust, many excellent questions in this presentation. Vahid also spoke about [...] [Link] 2010-11-22T13:10:30

Evaluating online activity
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
We have the Evaluation Week in PLENK2010 and this challenging topic interests me greatly. I scanned the web pages recommended to us. My first astonishment was that a famous guy who’s name I do not remember (never heard) and do not want to write here: he made a survey and asked people (American people) about [...] [Link] 2010-10-12T10:24:11

Who was active in the forums?
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
If you are interested in the individual differences of our activity level in PLENK2010, please read this. I give you a rough measurement about this. I began to look at the participants list: who had logged in during last days and then I take a glimpse of the forum posts behind the name, how many [...] [Link] 2010-11-20T15:44:54

My learning in PLENK?
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
This is the last day of PLENK2010 (actually nothing ends and often the best discussions happen after the course) – but anyway, I have a need to integrate or evaluate something. I found this in our program, what to do in just now: Artifact of your Learning Details: Your final presentation can be handled in a variety [...] [Link] 2010-11-19T11:36:09

PLENK in the whole world – almost?
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
Now I want to show the image that Google Analytics gives me about visits to this blog during PLENK2010 (13.9.-13.11.). There are differences in compared with earlier open courses. The number of countries increases and is 60 in this case but he number of views is smaller now. I live in Finland and my visits make [...] [Link] 2010-11-18T21:14:05

Critical perspectives?
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
Our last theme in PLENK2010 is Critical Perspectives and I am searching it by reading the materials recommended for this week. My original interest did not focus on the concepts PLE or PLN, because they were so used in Finnish education, everyday stuff. And now I can see that I am not alone with my [...] [Link] 2010-11-17T10:31:41

My PLENK2010 story
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
The last week of PLENK2010 is going and I come back after one month’s break. The break has nothing to do with the course but my personal life. My husband has been in a hospital and I have been very worried about the situation. Now he is better and I have some energy to use [...] [Link] 2010-11-16T20:01:20

Test your blog, please!
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
The Evaluation Week in PLENK2010 is going and I remembered the opportunity to test one’s blog via Myers-Briggs Personality. It is very easy: just write the name of the blog here and you will get the answer in a second. This is technology-enhanced assessment, one of many easy ways. I am wondering why we have [...] [Link] 2010-10-15T07:03:39

Assessment can support learning and development
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
I continue my studies on Evaluation in PLENK2010. I liked the JISC pages about assessment. Every educational institution should present their assessment principles in this way. I could recognize  many perceptions I did while working as an online teacher. Assessment can be used to support learning rather than just test and certify achievement. Technology, every learning [...] [Link] 2010-10-14T09:14:51

Evaluating online happenings
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
We have the Evaluation Week in PLENK2010 and this challenging topic interests me greatly. I scanned the web pages recommended to us. My first astonishment was that a famous guy who’s name I do not remember (never heard) and do not want to write here: he made a survey and asked people (American people) about [...] [Link] 2010-10-12T10:24:11

Found the place in Second Life
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
So happy to find something after difficulties. This was my first time in the Second Life with my new computer (since July 10th) and I have to install new something and the buttons had all changed and I felt quite lost. But here you can see PLENK2010 bookshelf in SL and me as an avatar: I [...] [Link] 2010-10-10T14:06:47

I am the platform
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
As I earlier said, my Personal Learning Environment is everywhere I go and participate. I am not interested in defining concepts or discussing about nuances. But I have to clarify my ways of working during PLENK2010. I have waited some wise ideas how to work, but found again my old ones. I must have a [...] [Link] 2010-09-29T12:09:11

Learning and institutions
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
It seems to me that participants in PLENK2010 already know good points of PLE, PLN, LMS and their borders as well. Those were reported at the beginning of Friday Elluminate (the recording is available) . I want to take a broader point of view. Or try anyway, to discuss about factors that help learning in [...] [Link] 2010-09-26T15:23:22

What did I learn during the first week?
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
I have been scanning PLENK introductions and  discussions and tweets and wondering how should I follow and participate. This is not my first MOOC and at the beginning I was sure that I can do only what I really want. But now I use my time looking around and wondering. Perhaps this is a necessary [...] [Link] 2010-09-19T13:53:39

My learning environment and networks
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
First week in PLENk2010 is committed to the basic concepts: what do they mean and how does environment differ from networks. I take this simply: my learning environment is always where I am, it has always been and will always be so. Learning as a basic concept is near living. As a psychological phenomenom learning [...] [Link] 2010-09-15T13:08:45

My personal ideas for PLENK2010
Heli, Heli on Connectivism
Here I am. Again beginning a new open online course: Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge facilitated by Stephen Downes, Dave Gormier, Rita Kop and George Siemens. The program for ten weeks: Week 1. A tour of PLEs and PLNS – diagrams, discussions, examples – September 12, 2010 Week 2: Contrasting personal learning with institutional learning – [...] [Link] 2010-09-12T15:12:50