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June 7, 2010

Week 2: Change

Week2 : Change

This week provides an overview of issues related to Change.

You may have missed this from last week. If you missed it, you should read it now: How This Course Works

Presentations & Papers:

Monday June 7th: You will find resources related to 'Change' in the resources area

Wednesday June 9th: OpenMeetings session by: Dave Snowden and Stephen and Rita.

You will find the link to OpenMeetings here and a user guide to OpenMeetings as well. We advise you to have a look at it a little in advance of the first session to familiarize yourself with it and to logon.

If you're not sure how your timezone compares to the one in Moncton where we are based, here is a link to to a Time Zone converter

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Friday June 11th: roundup of the week by Stephen and Rita in OpenMeetings

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Optional Readings/References:
Activities for the week

1. Post comments and reflections on your own learning and on the weeks readers on your blog.
2. Participate in discussions in the Moodle forum. Provide comments to blog posts of other course participants.
3. If you haven't done so, set up GoogleAlerts to follow the CritLit2010 tag
4. You can do the same with Delicious

Highlighted Resources

Patterns of Change
To read the article, click the title of this post, or click here. The purpose of this article is to make it clear that it is possible to think systematically about change, and that it is fairly easy to recognize different types of change. Almost every theory you encounter in any discipline will appeal to one of the theories of change described above. Knowing that these theories have properties – and strengths, and weaknesses – in common helps you understand them and to criticize them. This article surveys the major types of change, and helps you identify and evaluate them. Stephen Downes, CritLit2010, June 7, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Some Suggested Readings
50 ways to foster a culture of innovation

Creatively blueprint education Malaysia (interesting drawing on future skills) coaching critical thinking creatively

Generativity: The New Frontier for Information and Communication Technology Literacy

Report capacity, change and performance

Technology, complexity, economy, catastrophe – Article Globe and Mail

Rita Kop, CritLit2010, June 7, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


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Discussion Forum

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