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October 23, 2008

Highlighted Resources

Rethinking Curriculum Design
Great presentation from Grainne Conole for the Connectivism CCK08 online course session this afternoon. It was interesting because we have a group of us from the PEI teachers' confrence gathered in a room to take part in the session. Conole discussed the Open University approach to learning design, including accounts of the underlying thesis, practical activities such as one-day course design sessions, 'cloudscapes' and cloudworks, the CompendiumLD learning design tool, and more. An MP3 audio recording of the session as heard here in Charlottetown is available; not sure what the quality will be, and there is a bit at the beginning where we have a conversation with the people here in PEI. Stephen Downes, Grainne Conole, Stephen's Web, October 23, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Session Recording
This is the recording from our second session today. The conversation roamed somewhat - including discussion of instructional design, roles of learners, society, etc. The session is a good lead into the theme of next week: power, authority, control, and learner rights. George Siemens, Stephen Downes, , October 22, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

The Role of the Educator and Institution in a Changing Educational Landscape
This statement expresses the scope of challenges (and opportunities) evident in education: "In some regards the entire notion of what education is seems to be in a state of flux, with the traditional framework of institutions, universities, educators and learners suddenly brought into question, and their roles in a state of renegotiation." Mike Bogle, , October 22, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Connectively Defeated Again!
This morning, for some as of yet unexplained reason, University of Manitoba's internet connection was down. For six hours. As a result, I missed Grainne's presentation (apparently, someone grabbed a recording, I'll post once I receive a link). Frustrating. As Jenny puts it: "Well I missed last week's Ustream session on Friday because it started earlier than expected. I had a meeting booked at the same time, but hoped to be able to catch the end of it, which I might have done had the time not been changed, without me knowing. I have listened to the recording, but it is just not the same. I suppose this is the difference between connecting conceptually and connecting socially. I find the latter more motivating." Jenny Mackness, , October 22, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


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Wk 7 Instructional Design and Connectivism October 23, 2008
Building On Swampy Land - CCK08 October 23, 2008
CCK08: User/Learner Centered Instructional Design October 22, 2008
Connectivism as a learning theory - What’s new? A re-visit October 22, 2008
The Role of the Educator and Institution in a Changing Educational Landscape October 22, 2008
CCK08 - Musings on Instructional Design October 22, 2008
The Core of the Matter October 22, 2008
Does Cloudworks have the silver lining for learning design? October 22, 2008
Navigating your personal learning landscape (or seascape...) October 22, 2008
The cost of supporting Collaborative Project Spaces October 22, 2008

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