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December 10, 2010

PLENK 2010: Were You a Lurker or an Active Participant?

NRC researchers would like to invite Active Participants in PLENK2010 to fill out a survey on their experiences in this Massive Open Online Course. Active participants include learners who actively contributions to discussion forums in the course Moodle, blogs, twitter, social networking sites, and in the sharing and production of artifacts. The Active Participant Survey can be found here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JDC58ZM.

Also, NRC researchers would like to invite PLENK2010 Lurkers to fill out a survey on their experiences in this Massive Open Online Course. Lurking is defined in this context as passive attention, silent participation, and/or self-directed learning. There has been a lot of interesting discussion on the topic of lurking on the BlogSphere so we would like to explore the issues a bit more through this survey. The PLENK2010 Lurker survey can be found here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JJ8ZXMC.

The research team thanks you in advance for your invaluable contribution to the research! Contact Helene Fournier (helene.fournier@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca) for any further inquiries about the surveys or the research.

Facilitator Posts

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Discussion Posts

Each week, PLENK moves to a new weekly discussion forum. You can see them all here. Today, we are starting the Week 7 discussions.

Delicious Links

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Participants' Blogs

Lookback at 2010: Tool of the Year
Chris Jobling, Fresh and Crispy
In the media, as the shortest day approaches and with it the end of the old year, it's traditional to look back. Here is the first of my retrospectives on 2010. My tool of the year is Pearltrees (http://www.pearltrees.com), which I discovered during PLENK2010. I've used this as both a curation tool (see my Plenk2010 collection) and as an exploratory learning object builder but it also has [Link] 2010-12-10T10:47:00

PLENK2010 Gestione del tempo
serenaturri, serenaturri's Blog
È per me importante tenere traccia del ragionamento effettuato, e delle fasi che seguono, ogniqualvolta mi attivo per investigare sui molteplici aspetti inerenti all’e-learning.  Questo principalmente per due motivi: il primo riflette l’esigenza di dar forma al pensiero, il secondo è orientato alla formazione. In altre parole credo che l’esplicitazione del processo attraverso cui sono [...] [Link] 2010-12-10T08:27:59

Active participation - lurking on PLENK
noreply@blogger.com (Welsh Cloggy), Observations about learning, knowledge and technology
It is a while that we had the last PLENK2010 session, but quite an interesting debate has flared up about the importance (or not) of active participation in Massive Open Online courses such as #PLENK2010. You might have seen George Siemens' blog post and comments, and the ones that followed by Jenny Mackness and John Mak .To learn more from PLENK participants on this issue, Helene Fournier and I hoped participants would not be quite 'surveyed out' yet and would be willing to .... [Link] 2010-12-09T21:07:00

Twitter Posts

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: Interested in PLENK research? Here a survey on active participation - lurking for participants. http://bit.ly/eEhZ5z New link! #PLENK2010 2010-12-10T13:48:36

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: @helinur #PLENK2010 Thank you so much Heli for your response and re-tweeting the survey. 2010-12-10T10:50:08

@helinur (Heli Nurmi) tweeted: RT @saadat_m: Here is a research survey on "Open Education and Networked Learning" which I invite #PLENK2010 participants to respond: http://bit.ly/eYEyIA 2010-12-10T10:24:24

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: 53 Interesting Ways* to Use Google Forms in the... - "Google Docs": http://bit.ly/ffj9Cr via @addthis #eci831, @myEN, #PLENK2010 2010-12-10T09:43:20

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: @WelshCloggy #PLENK2010, survey on active participation. problem with opening the survey:"Invalid security Token. Error 40" 2010-12-10T08:39:45

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: May the Force be with Katie -- Inspiring story about the power of community-building via the Web and more -- http://bit.ly/i5SIDl #PLENK2010 2010-12-10T03:03:51

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: RT @shepherdfx -- Digital activists now have tools to change the world Expect disruption http://goo.gl/HCKFo (via @WebBasedApps) #PLENK2010 2010-12-10T02:57:40

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: Interested in PLENK and its research? Here a survey on active participation - lurking for participants. http://bit.ly/i5B4x5 #PLENK2010 2010-12-09T21:11:47

@Cris2B (Cris Crissman) tweeted: Why aren't we really working on extending our capabilities? Doug Englebart Dec 9 1968 The Mother of All Demos http://t.co/4RTlwaL #PLENK2010 2010-12-09T18:19:34

@RayLoose (Ray Loose) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Picking from Breadth, for Depth http://dlvr.it/B3JP5 2010-12-09T16:52:08

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Social Learning curated by @simbeckhampson http://t.co/m2A11A8 #PLENK2010, #eci831 2010-12-09T19:26:15

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Emerging Technologies curated by @dorait http://t.co/wsvmghO, #PLENK2010, #eci831 2010-12-09T19:08:42

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Here is a research survey on "Open Education and Networked Learning" which I invite #PLENK2010 participants to respond: http://bit.ly/eYEyIA 2010-12-09T18:30:44

@kukharenko (Vladimir Kukharenko) tweeted: RT @davecormier: What is a MOOC? video three from our MOOC project. http://youtu.be/eW3gMGqcZQc feedback? #plenk2010 2010-12-09T18:24:22

@chris_hall (chris_hall) tweeted: RT @WelshCloggy: RT @Afdujardin Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education is out, special issue on e-portfolios http://bit.ly/gzoeD3 #PLENK2010 2010-12-09T16:26:54

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: RT @Mattlingard Pew report on Twitter is out. Who are highest Twitter users in USA? #PLENK2010 2010-12-09T16:00:29

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: RT @Afdujardin Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education is out, special issue on e-portfolios http://bit.ly/gzoeD3 #PLENK2010 2010-12-09T15:55:13

@MoodleMcKean (Paul McKean) tweeted: RT @davecormier: What is a MOOC? video three from our MOOC project. http://youtu.be/eW3gMGqcZQc feedback? #plenk2010 2010-12-09T15:44:21

@GreaterPot (Greater Pot) tweeted: #PLENK2010 WebX connected knowledge = Connective knowledge? http://dlvr.it/B33WC 2010-12-09T15:28:05


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