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November 17, 2008

Week 11: Systemic Change: How Do Institutions Respond?


New structures and spaces of learning: The systemic impact of connective knowledge, connectivism, and networked learning

Higher Education, Globalization, and the Knowledge Economy (.pdf)

Video intro to the week (George Siemens)


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

Wed: Elluminate discussion 7 pm CST: See time zone conversions Women of Web 2.0 will be guests during both sessions...

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


1. Continue regular weekly activities - blogging and following the distributed conversation through various sites (pageflakes, delicious, Google Alerts).

2. Make final revisions to your concept map and post the final version to your blog. Due November 24

Highlighted Resources

Stephen Downes En Second Spain
I will be guesting in the Spanish language Second Life session this afternoon (10:00 p.m. this evening in Spain). Here is the Second Life URL. There are two videos for the event, recorded in English with Spanish subtitles. Following the videos, we will have a question and answer session. Stephen Downes and Esperanza Roman Mendoza, Corto y cambio, November 17, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On
This is a major paper I authored over the summer and released yesterday. It's quite long, so don't feel a need to read it for the course. That said, you may find value skimming the headings, to get a lay of the land, and perhaps reading sections of interest to you. Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, November 17, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

It's Elementary #26, CCK08
"Have a listen as the It's Elementary Team discusses the Connectivsm Course facilitated by Stephen Downes and George Siemens with our Guests Bradley Shoebottom and Wendy Drexler. With Dave Comier coming in to joing the conversation. Various Authors, Ed Tech Talk, November 17, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation 2008
As if there isn't enough to do this week, you could if you find the time peek in on this free and open online conference. The list of speakers over the five days is a veritable who's who of corporate e-learning (see the Events page for a list): David Weinberger, Dave Pollard, Nancy White, Marcia Conner and Allison Anderson, among many others. George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Jay Cross, Ning, November 17, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Educamp Colombia
One way to think about Connectivism in the institutional conference is to think about alternative ways to present it. Diego Leal summarizes the Educamp Colombia sessions he ran last year, in preparation for a second set he is running this year. Here is the overview and the summary of the Bogota session. And here, in Spanish, is the overview and summary of both the Bogota and Medellin sessions. For me, it was a privilege to take part, and I will be participating at a distance at the kick-off for the next set. Diego Leal, .Edu.Co.Blog, November 17, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Top 10 Web 2.0 Things You Can Do
People, when they think about working with new technologies, think about the big things - getting their entire institution to switch, for example. But in this video I focus on the little - and effective - things. Thanks to Helge Scherlund for making this video (see also this item, on the same page: "The Global Education Collaborative is an online community for teachers and students who are interested in joining global education projects"). Stephen Downes, YouTube, November 17, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Wide Open-- CCK08
Interesting discussion uniting many aspects of the concept of openness. "It's my thinking," writes Lani, "that we must work toward the common goal of not permitting these variables to become or remain barriers to open learning, because the opportunities that arise upon convergence" Lani, Possibilities Abound, November 17, 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 Collapse of context v addressable, persistent, intimate expression. November 17, 2008
CCK08 Safe, Connectivist, Open Participative, Addressable, Intimate, Facing Death. November 17, 2008
CCK08 Barbara Dieu on Jimmy Wales: Participation v control November 17, 2008
CCK08: Power to force involvement in a course? November 17, 2008
[cck08] initial connections .. on the map November 17, 2008
(cck08) Nancy White on .. appreciative change November 17, 2008
CCK08: Thoughts on connections in instructional design November 17, 2008
CCK08 starts week 3: Networks November 17, 2008
CCK08 Week 2 of Connectivism Course Begins November 17, 2008
CCK08 Begins November 17, 2008
Short Paper 2: Changing roles of educators November 17, 2008
CCK08 Short Paper 1: Position on Connectivism November 17, 2008
Diary of a wanna-be Connectivist. November 17, 2008
Week 6, Complexity, Chaos & Randomness November 17, 2008
Week 6 - CCK08 -Half way through the course November 17, 2008
CCK08 - complexity theory we are everything and nothing November 17, 2008
Why is so difficult to change the practice of Education? Third CCK08 paper. November 17, 2008
Opportunities to Resist - Paper #3 November 16, 2008
Is Resistance Futile?!? CCK08 - Paper 3 November 16, 2008
CCK08 “Paper” #3 - Opportunities and Resistance November 16, 2008
CCK08: Assignment 3: Opportunities and Resistance to Web 2.0 Teaching and Learning November 16, 2008
Wordle of my blog… November 16, 2008
Feed and Nourish and the Grass Roots will Flourish (CCK08: Paper 3) November 16, 2008
#CCK08 Changing roles of educators, my second paper? November 16, 2008
Opportunities and resistance November 16, 2008
What's the role of a connectivist teacher? November 16, 2008
CCK08: Power to the people? November 16, 2008
Open Mouth…Insert Internet November 16, 2008
CCK08: How connectivism changes my teaching practice November 16, 2008
CCK08: assignment 3 November 16, 2008
Flipping the Connectivist network view inside out November 16, 2008
How far behind are you? November 15, 2008
*DRAFT* FINAL PROJECT: Tag! You’re It! November 15, 2008
CCK08 Paper #3 Opportunities and Resistance November 15, 2008
Natural Lifecycle Of Online Communities and Social Networks, CCK08 Connectivism November 15, 2008
Openness and . . . wait just a doggarned minute November 15, 2008
Communes of Humans/ANTs to the rescue! November 15, 2008
Lettera aperta alla Facoltà di Medicina November 15, 2008
CCK08: My Week 10 Ontology and how to use Ontologies for organizing your authoring and publishing November 14, 2008
My learning journey with EVO and CCK08 November 14, 2008
MoodleMoot 2008 November 14, 2008

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