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September 29, 2008

Week 4: History of Networked Learning


A History of the Social Web

A Brief History of Networked Learning George Siemens


A Folk History of the Internet - this is very much a work in progress that I have been assembling over the years. If you are logged in on my website ( you can edit the contents of this wiki. - Stephen


Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list

Wed: Two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link): 11 am CST: See time zone conversions7 pm CST: See time zone conversions. '

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion


1. Export the image you've completed to date on your concept map and post on your blog

2. Complete your first paper: Assignment 1 (Due date: October 6, 2008). You can post the paper on your site as a blog post or post in the Moodle Forum

3. Regular weekly activities should continue: blogging, developing your concept map, and follow the distributed conversation through various sites (pageflakes, delicious, Google Alerts)

Highlighted Resources

Intentionalism and Meaning
This is an in-depth discussion of how Connectivism, as I (Stephen) see it, engages with the philosophical positions known as intentionalism, associationism and realism. Difficult reading (sorry) but rewarding if you want to place the theory into perspective against more traditional philosophies. Stephen Downes, CCK08, September 29, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

CCK08 Weekly Chat #2
Recording of the Friday conversation between George Siemens and Stephen Downes. moderated by Dave Cormier. Lots of good discussion as we tried to look in detail at some of the ways our approaches differ. The nature of networks and different perspectives of networks highlight the topics. If you didn't catch this live, you'll want to listen to the recording. Stephen Downes, George Siemens and Dave Cormier, Ed Tech Talk, September 29, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

CCK08 - Lessons Learned (2)
Mariis Mills reflects on Friday's discussion on UStream and asks, "where is the Body in Connectivism, is it just a Cartesian container for the Brain (the Neural) or how is the Biological to be understood -and how do we understand these questions in relation to technology and especially the Web. Would it be plausible in relation to Connectivism to state that technology can provide a perception of embodiment?" In the comments to this post I offer some thoughts on the matter. Mariis Mills, Mariis Mills, September 28, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Work the Net - A Management Guide for Formal Networks
This is an interesting document I hadn't seen before. From Giorgio Bertini, in Twine: "This is a hands-on guide for setting up, managing an using formal networks. It focuses on the structural and operational issues of networks and explains some aspects in making them work. The guide addresses networking practitioners, as well as other professionals wishing to establish a network." Michael Glueck, German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ, September 28, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


Here's what course members from around the world had to say. Want to join the conversation? Login and submit your feed. Then put this at the beginning of your post: CCK08

These are posts from the weekend.

new course on education2.0 or eLearning 2.0 September 29, 2008
Connctivism: Connecting Online for Peace (CCK08) September 29, 2008
CCK08 Network Metaphors and Week Three Recap September 29, 2008
Its too much!! September 29, 2008
Week 4 Musings: History of Networked Learning September 28, 2008
Is Second Life the Best Way to Learn? September 28, 2008
Connectivism week 4 - NZ perspective on the internet September 28, 2008
Intentionalism and Meaning September 28, 2008
Week 3 - Missions Network 1 September 28, 2008
Here I come- and ‘here comes everybody’ September 28, 2008
educational iatrogenesis; when you swim with sharks try not to bleed CCK08 September 27, 2008
Wk 3 Networks September 27, 2008
Duking it out - Forum Style September 27, 2008
Values. Overnight reflection. CCK08 September 27, 2008
CCK08: "collaboration" versus "cooperation" September 27, 2008
Google: A Connectivism Success story September 27, 2008
CCK08 - Week3- Networks versus Groups September 27, 2008
NoT™ (v1.0) Chapter 2 September 27, 2008
Playing with myself: NoT™ September 27, 2008
Reflections - third week September 27, 2008
CCK08 Week Three: Eight Important Questions About Learning and Connection September 27, 2008
Group Mentality -CCK08 September 27, 2008
CCK08 Where does Connectivism work best? September 27, 2008
Networks the Dysfunctional Family - CCK08 September 26, 2008
CCK08 Forest, trees, paths and a bit of clarity September 26, 2008
Rating of blogs for CCK08 September 26, 2008
CCK08: Week 3, the wood against the trees September 26, 2008
CCK08 - The Three Networks (with apologies to C.P. Snow) September 26, 2008
CCK08: On the Edge September 26, 2008
The Long Tail of learning - The Learners! September 26, 2008
CCK08 - Virtual Social Networks and the relatedness of Neal Stephenson to all things September 26, 2008

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