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, Week Ten General Discussion
by Patricia Scherer Bassani.  Hello Everyone! It was wonderful to be part of this group and I would like to continue taking part in this network. I followed the discussions on twitter but didn’t get effectively involved in Moodle because I am not too confident in my written English and Moodle demands lots of texts. The contents of PLENK were very interesting and I read the different texts proposed. The network (twitter, blogs) provided lots of relevant readings too. I’d like ... [Link] 2010-11-23T11:49:43

The importance of language on active participation on PLENK
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Rita Kop.  Hi I was wondering if you think the mother tongue of participants would influence their participation on the discussion boards, blogs, Twitter and other tools such as Facebook, Second Life? [Link] 2010-11-22T14:52:31

Last minute request
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Ken Masters.  In the session of October 29, George posted a link to archived sessions at: http://hdl.handle.net/2149/2838 I operate from Oman, where ISPs routinely block access to various sites, for whatever reason they deem. They have blocked access to that site, and refuse to unblock it (Ours not to reason why). Can anybody tell me if the archives are available through another site. (And if someone knows what is so offensive about that site that it may blocked, I'd ... [Link] 2010-11-20T09:03:13

How shall we stay in touch?
, Week Ten General Discussion
by JG Chesney.  Hi all, Have been lurking, or more like scanning in the rare 5 minutes I had to do so this week...and I will be posting a new blog about where I am taking what I've learned and how I have been and am applying what we have discussed...just don't have it down yet. So, since it is Friday (or past for many of you), I would just like to ask all how can we stay in touch to discuss items in a group? I saw a suggestion for a list forum, but I have never been a ... [Link] 2010-11-19T20:19:46

PLENK Before and After
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Ken Masters.   Hi All Just a little after halfway through the course, I had to go to Damascus to give a presentation at a medical education conference. Although I spent almost all the time working (I'm like that, especially when other people are paying , I did manage to get one morning off, and explored the old Damascus. (By old, I mean really, really old - as in, the oldest functioning capital city in world old). Of the photographs I took, these two, taken just outside the ... [Link] 2010-11-18T16:40:04

Question on participation stats
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Ken Masters.   This is related to the 'whimper-bang' topic, but is side-splice dealing with the participation stats. In George's presentation, the participation rates are given per week. I think that is a fairly common and useful breakdown. But I do have one question. Are those the number of posting during that week, or within that week? By during, I mean: postings that were made at the time that the week was officially running. By within, I mean: postings made ... [Link] 2010-11-18T05:56:03

When I enjoyed learning
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Larry Phillips.  Once upon a time, I had hair and lived within walking distance of the Burlington Public Library. The children's section was my personal learning environment. I read most of the books there -- once. I didn't look for metaphors or de-construct text. I didn't look for or reflect on the life lessons embedded in the text. And I certainly didn't assess my learning. Did I learn anything? I had a better vocabulary than most of my peers. I managed to get ... [Link] 2010-11-18T03:23:27

An opportunity for lurkers, silent, and/or self-directed learners to share
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Helene Fournier.  Recently, a research notice was posted to indicate that "A limited number of participants have been invited to join Helene Fournier in a focus group that will explore the notion of learning through "lurking" (that is, silent or self-directed learning) in PLENK2010." Minh McCloy commented (shared with persmission): I lurk. I also demi-lurk. I have done so on this & previous MOOCs. And you have overlooked me! I am a prideful lurker. Easy to do ... [Link] 2010-11-17T19:53:52

Research survey into the Design and Delivery of MOOC PLENK2010
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Sui Fai John Mak.   You are warmly invited to fill out a short survey on the Research into the Design and Delivery of MOOC - PLENK2010. This survey is anonymous and voluntary and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Sui Fai John Mak, a participant of PLENK2010 would like to thank you in advance for your time and contribution to the research. The survey can be accessed here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K3JDXD3 for two weeks and will close on November 26th 2010 at 12:... [Link] 2010-11-16T04:55:57

Question 3 End-of-course survey
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Vilimaka Foliaki.  I think planet Earth is more than just continents! The Pacific, Helene? Insignificant? [Link] 2010-11-12T12:54:29

Complex learning community
, Week Ten General Discussion
by Annalisa boniello.  Hi everyone, I am studing complex learning, do you know this model? http://auspace.athabascau.ca:8080/dspace/bitstream/2149/742/1/design_patterns.pdf http://ajol.info/index.php/saje/article/viewFile/25042/20713 This community is for me a complex learning community... What do you think about this? annalisa [Link] 2010-11-03T12:18:45

UTOPIA Learning with PLE - it is to early!
, Week Nine General Discussion
by Sven Horsmann.  p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } UTOPIA Learning with PLE - it is to early...but it looks, feels, tastes and smells fantastic. 'To fantastic' for this learning world and learning society we consider to have in the 'western world'. PLENK gave us this week Wendy's a text which is for me a short abstract of this MOOC. For me it is the eyball of this course. B reading the text I felt a little time shifted when I did research with CISLE (Scardamalia/... [Link] 2010-11-10T12:02:03

Good Tech to Help the Teacher Avoid Just Form Filling
, Week Nine General Discussion
by Susan Grigor.  I want to raise two issues in this discussion because there are two sides to this coin: the teacher is expected to keep more and more detailed records of more and more tasks on more and more individual students; the teacher is expected to spend more hands-on time with individual students. 1. Teachers now need to keep track of any number of Individual Education Plans, giving parents Daily Report Cards and Daily Homework/Unfinished Work lists, noting accommodations, ... [Link] 2010-11-10T01:50:53

My students discuss connectivism - on topic for course, off topic for week
, Week Nine General Discussion
by Jane Wilde.  I would love your feedback about a threaded discussion my students and I have been having about connectivism. They are graduate students taking a course called Pedagogy and Technology. I am trying to help students understand connectivism while trying to make sense of it myself. This is actually a thread in a forum for chatty kinds of discussions generally off topic. But my class is so curious and challenged by the topic that they have carried the discussion of ... [Link] 2010-11-09T16:29:44

Academic freedom vs. student focused user-centered design
, Week Nine General Discussion
by JG Chesney.  I would really like to hear from PLENK'ers and our facilitators here about what I perceive to be a very, very interesting topic of debate for those of us in Universities/Colleges. In a University or College, when it comes to defining the learning environment, whose learning environment needs matter more - those of the student or the professor? I have observed that where each professor is allowed to determine for her class if online technologies are utilized and ... [Link] 2010-11-08T20:01:31

PLE/N In-Class Activities
, Week Nine General Discussion
by Stephen Downes.  This is the thread for the week 9 Activity. What classroom activities are supported through the use of a PLE/N? This week we are asking you to contribute to a list of such activities on the course wiki. [Link] 2010-11-08T11:41:57

How will we build human groups called "networks"?
, Week Eight General Discussion
by JG Chesney.  Last week, in a Week 7 thread, Scott posted a great question I would love to hear folks' thoughts on: http://ple.elg.ca/course/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=456&parent=3037 To quote from Scott's post: "The darkness: We seem to keep circling back to institutions as the wall surrounding learning that limits and stifles. Yet humans love to gather and interact and what a wonderful way to learn in the presence of others--yes? But if we are too dumb to ... [Link] 2010-11-04T20:51:39

Where is the information that we have lost in data?
, Week Eight General Discussion
by Ken Masters.   Hi All In one of the readings (Frand & Lippincott), there is a quote from "a 1910 poem" by T.S.Eliot. The lines quoted are: Where is the wisdom that we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge that we have lost in information? Where is the information that we have lost in data? Now, my knowledge of Eliot is sketchy (and I last read him more than 20 years ago), but that last line: "Where is the information that we have lost in data?" ... [Link] 2010-11-04T16:39:26

What is Knowledge?
, Week Eight General Discussion
by Chris Jobling.   The published start time for this week's session (a facilitator discussion, the guest Harold Jarche will now be Friday) hadn't taken in to account the start of Daylight Savings Time in Europe (last week end) so I wandered in early to find out I was thirty minutes late. There was a very interesting discussion about the nature of knowledge, which went way over my head (perhaps I had to be there at the start), which seemed to consist of George arguing with ... [Link] 2010-11-03T17:22:54

The C*R*A*P method of KM
, Week Eight General Discussion
by Ken Anderson.  I've been staring at this discussion forum all week, waiting for something to happen. Has some form of forum-fatique set in? I can't wait any longer, I must post something....even if it is just rambling.... Since acronyms are all the rage in KM, I want to share my own acronym: CRAP. CRAP refers to my method of KM: Complex Reiterative Analytical Placement. While acknowledging that we are SUPPOSED to manage our knowledge in keeping with certain principles as ... [Link] 2010-11-03T12:38:18