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November 26, 2008

Elluminate Discussions

The last two Elluminate discussions of the course are set for today (both sessions can be accessed via this link):

Highlighted Resources

Skills, Knowledge and Literacies - Intro to Emerging Tech 1
Dave Cormier and I started teaching a new course (intro to emerging tech) in U of Manitoba's Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning. In his first post, Dave addresses what will likely continue to be an important concept for educators to consider: "If we unpack (or, if you're feeling french, use the dreaded word 'deconstruct') any of our internet 'skills' or 'literacies' we will surely find any number of literacies hiding". What does it mean to be literate? I've defined it in the past as the ability to participate in the dominant mode of discourse of a particular era. But, as Dave states, once we look underneath simple statements like this, we find numerous assumptions and multi-layers of literacy. Dave Cormmier, , November 25, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Future of Learning, 10 Years On
As Stephen has been too humble to link to this article, I've decided to throw it out to the group. Digesting the concepts and ideas in this lengthy article are well worth the time. Great insights into possible future directions of education, as well as a review of his previous article from 1998. Stephen Downes, , November 25, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Build It
Using a title as a slight variation of Kay's quote (The best way to predict the future is to create it), the author then posits: "In the past language and text offered fundamental benefits for thinking and learning processes. Now, thinking, learning and knowledge may be conceived as a distributed activity across mind, body, community and digital resources". Recognizing fundamental transitions is an important start. Hard work in attending to details and working out how the transition influences existing systems must follow. JCrom, , November 25, 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

Creativity/educere for children November 26, 2008
The rot within the core November 26, 2008
The Context of Connectivism November 25, 2008
The fruit around the core November 25, 2008
Suck and Blow November 25, 2008
Week 12 CCK08 - Not the end, just thoughts… November 25, 2008
Advice needed on how an organisation can form a network using web 2.0 technology November 25, 2008
CCK08 - Week 12: The best way to predict the future is to build it. November 25, 2008
CCK08 a gift horse November 25, 2008

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