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October 10, 2008

Week 5 Wrap-Up Discussion Today

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion. George and Stephen, assisted by the able moderation of Dave Cormier, will wrap up the discussion of groups and networks.

Highlighted Resources

Salad Bowl Vs. Melting Pot: Old Metaphors Revisited
Kristina Hoeppner looks at the distinction between groups and networks from the perspective of the 'melting pot' and 'salad bowl' analogies offered in the readings and considers how they apply to the course. "Looking at Stephen's comparison, I think, we form subnetworks within our CCK08 network and not groups. Thus, do we use the term 'group' only in a very wide everyday sense of something like 'people gathering together to accomplish something' (leaving out all other aspects like leadership, prescribed values, centralization etc.)?" Kristina D.C. Hoeppner, The Curious and Wondering Eye, October 10, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Groups Into Networks New Curriculum Needed - CCK08
How do groups and networks show up in the classroom. According to this post we begin with students in groups and gradually shift them into networks. "Once students get the hang of groups online, just like any mother bird, the teacher needs to slowly start pushing them out of the nest. And I do not mean anywhere near Middle School. Most of the students in a school will be ready for this kind of experience nearing High School, and I believe this age will slowly lower as time passes and this form of education becomes more common. " Tom Whyte, ubiquitous, October 10, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Communication Is Fragmenting
Over the last year or so, I (George) (there has to be a better way to define who is writing each post rather than explicit self-declaration) have been focusing my presentations on the impact of fragmentation. How we access content is fragmented. How we connect to other people is fragmented. Grand narratives or cohesive conceptual expressions seem to be less and less common. I don't form my world views of an event, say the current economic crisis, based on reading a newspaper or watching the evening news. My awareness is formed through a mix of traditional means (newspaper, conversations with colleagues) and emerging media (podcasts, vcasts, blogs, news websites from around the world). As expressed by Stuart's post, a similar fragmentation is occurring in how we communicate with others...multiple identities, multiple forums, and multiple tools. Stuart Henshall, , October 10, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

CCK08 - We Need More Than Two Labels
Comments continue on the networks and groups distinction. Terry Anderson's presentation on Wednesday helped to clarify the issue for some participants...and others continue to grapple with the meaning or significance of the distinctions. In this post, many additional questions are raised. Can someone "be in" your network without your awareness? Is "membership" in a network verifiable? Or, for that matter, can one be a member of a network or are networks unique to the individual? Stephen and I will tackle these issues at our UStream discussion later today... , , October 10, 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

Wired up - Tuned in or Tuned out? October 9, 2008
CCK08 - The exclamation mark and the asterisk October 9, 2008
CCK08 - We Need More Than Two Labels October 9, 2008
Island Connections October 9, 2008
CCK08: Do groups filter access to networks? October 9, 2008

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