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November 12, 2008

Howard Rheingold: Live Chat

We have two Elluminate discussions planned today. (Both sessions can be accessed here).
11 am CST: See time zone conversions. Howard Rheingold is our scheduled guest for this session.

7 pm CST discussion: See time zone conversions.

Highlighted Resources

Howard Rheingold: Way-New Collaboration
Howard Rheingold speaks on collaboration at the TED conference in 2005. If you have the time before our conversation with him, be sure to have a look at this video (otherwise, be sure to watch it after). He "talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group." Howard Rheingold, TED, November 12, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Smart Mobs
This is the web page for a recent book by Howard Rheingold, Smart Mobs. Unfortunately, it's only a summary, but the site contains detailed outlines of each chapter, as well as some supporting materials. The idea of the book will sound familiar to Connectivist learners: people, connected together, form dynamic mobile communities capable of toppling governments. And we see the issue of openness at play here too: "Are the populations of tomorrow going to be users, like the PC owners and website creators who turned technology to widespread innovation? Or will they be consumers, constrained from innovation and locked into the technology and business models of the most powerful entrenched interests?" Howard Rheingold, Website, November 12, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

The Virtual Community
You may be interested in looking at this, a book published online by Howard Rheingold on the subject of the virtual community. Because it's a full book-length posting, don't feel you need to read the entire thing (though it is recommended for those interested in online community). What we point out here is how the posting of open online books like this supports online learning such as this course. Howard Rheingold, Website, November 12, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Week 10 Utopia Amplified
I (George) have been trying to arrange a time to get Clarence Fisher to present to CCK08. His practical classroom work (grade 8 level, I believe) with technologies is a great example of how educators can use networks to create memorable learning experiences. Or, as Keith states in this post: "Clarence's post exemplifies how wonderful the education process is in the care of passionate teachers." Keith also talks about enlarging one's learning network. It's good to have many guides :). Keith Lyons, , November 12, 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

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