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October 28, 2008

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Open Assessment
heh. Ever marked a paper and had learners post the paper online after the fact? Not just the paper, but your comments? It's an interesting experience. I think it's a great idea. I found myself looking at comments I had provided in the article and asking "hmm, did what I write make sense? Was it fair?". Bradley Shoebottom and Sia Vogel have also posted their papers and my response/marking. Lisa Lane, , October 27, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Power and Auto-Subscribe
So, Stephen decided to rock the boat and display the power he has as a moodle administrator: "Moodle offers me the option to 'force everyone to be subscribed to this forum'. Given that this week we are talking about Power, Authority, and Control... what did you think about that? And if you are one of the many who simply did not subscribe to new weeks' forums as they came up... why not?" And, mailboxes from CCK08 participants are filling up as we speak, and opinions started flowing in. What does it mean to be in control today? What do we want to do for ourselves? What right do other people have to do things on our behalf? Stephen Downes, , October 27, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

The People Formerly Known As the Audience (and Employers)
In 2006, Jay Rosen wrote an article on changing power relationships between media and its audience: "The people formerly known as the audience wish to inform media people of our existence, and of a shift in power that goes with the platform shift you've all heard about. Think of passengers on your ship who got a boat of their own. The writing readers. The viewers who picked up a camera. The formerly atomized listeners who with modest effort can connect with each other and gain the means to speak- to the world, as it were." Given our focus on power and authority this week, I don't think we have to look too far to find a parallel in education/training/teaching/learning. What happens when students have access to content that we used to provide and access to conversations that we used to facilitate? What becomes of the educator? (More on that later in the course...) Jay Rosen, , October 27, 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

CCK08: Spirit of Openess for Assingment 1 October 27, 2008
CCK08 - student blogs October 27, 2008
How do we deal with emotions in a network? October 27, 2008
Reflections on Instructional Design - Week 7 October 27, 2008
Instructional design:a back-door entrance to learn? October 27, 2008

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