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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

Catching My Breath and Reflecting as Teacher & Student
akh003, Haas | Learning
Like many in my Flat Classroom Certification cohort, I have to admit that having a week to breathe in the certification course and do catch up really was appreciated. Simultaneously following and participating in PLENK2010, has been arduous and taken a bit of a dip the last two weeks. Plus, I found myself in what an old friend referred to as an assessment bottleneck, which is code for English teachers, meaning I had a load of papers to read. Combined with a few Writing Project initiatives I ... [Link] 2010-10-27T21:00:57

Initial Observations on a Grading Experiment
akh003, Haas | Learning
As I have been trying to play a little catch-up with PLENK2010, I have been reading over some material on assessment from last week. This also corresponds with a major professional development initiative at the school in which I work. While the professional development work is progressing somewhat slowly, the material for PLENK2010 has been [...] [Link] 2010-10-21T15:18:56

Connections Between Flat Classroom Certification & PLENK2010
akh003, Haas | Learning
As I scramble to catch up with the readings and modules for the Flat Classroom Certification, which I seem to be doing in out of order, hackneyed style, I am kind of fascinated at how many convergences there are with the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge (PLENK2010). [Link] 2010-10-13T22:23:40

Trends of xWeb: Catching Up in PLENK2010
akh003, Haas | Learning
I have been doing a little bit of catch up in PLENK2010. Considering some of the future trends and directions that the web might take reminds me of just how much we tend to overestimate the near term and underestimate the long term. After recently giving my students the Nicholas Carr article “Is Google Making [...] [Link] 2010-10-08T01:00:45

PLNs versus PLEs and Goals of Participating
akh003, Haas | Learning
Reviewing the resources from the first week of PLENK10 has been an interesting and more formal introduction to the concepts of what are the similarities and distinction between the personal learning network (PLN) and personal learning environment (PLE). Prior to this course, the only real distinction I had seen regarding personal learning was differentiating the [...] [Link] 2010-09-18T20:00:36

A Path to PLENK10
akh003, Haas | Learning
Over the last couple of years, I have tried to follow and participate in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, that George Siemens and Stephen Downes lead on the learning theory Connectivism. Yet, ultimately, as my own teaching responsibilities got rolling, I inevitably fell off the pace and ultimately had to abandon my [...] [Link] 2010-09-18T16:00:51