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Description: Janus was the Roman god of beginnings and the guardian of gates and doors, represented by two heads back to back, each looking in opposite directions, his right hand holding a key. The Romans began an endeavor with prayers to Janus believing it would ensure good endings. Representing a transition between primitive life and civilization, an analogy is evident with respect to the learning paths we, as mature learners, choose.
I have chosen the PLENK2010 MOOC at this time in my leanring
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Recent Posts to PLENK2010

Downes Is Up Again !
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In the middle of my computer streamlining process discovered that Stephen is facilitating another MOOC on Connectivist Networking (#CCK11) commencing January 17. I'm not sure I'm ready for the intensity of another PLENK, however I won't miss the opportunity for some professional development. I aim to be a lot wiser this time around having some basic MOOC literacy skills under my belt, and with all the projects I'm currently juggling I would imagine I may move no further ... [Link] 2011-01-08T12:01:00

Better Late Than Never
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I've been spending some time organising my digital paraphernalia over this Christmas break and freely admit to missing some of the forum action from the PLENK2010 course. Revisited some of the blogs of some of the participants and stumbled across a video on succeeding in a MOOC by Dave Cormier which also generated some discussion about the entire concept of the PLE/PLN phenomena. I'm not convinced either way at the moment, but there is no doubt that the PLENK course was the best ... [Link] 2010-12-29T15:06:00

Be Very Afraid
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I realise now now hopefully outdated this blog has become but with Christmas around the corner and so much to refine I anticipate it will remain so until at least January. However I choose not to feel too guilty as the blog remains of great relevance for me as a documentation of my thoughts and clarification of learning post PLENK. For the moment I will concentrate on something a little easier - including some topical not necessarily PLENK related discoveries. Stumbled upon Be Very Afraid, ... [Link] 2010-12-12T22:29:00

The Way Forward - PLE or LMS
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Is This A Dagger I See Before Me?I question whether the battle of the acronyms need really be as fierce as it's made out to be. Perhaps a productive method of contrasting the two systems is to look at the deficiencies of each and then offer some possible strategies for circumventing any threats to the learner's acquisition of knowledge. I stumbled upon Graham Attwell's presentation which questions the 'ostrich' reaction of educational institutions to the whole concept ... [Link] 2010-09-28T14:18:00