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June 29, 2010

Critical Literacies Survey

Greetings from the PLE researcher,

As part of the Research on Massive Online Courses and Personal Learning Environments, we would like to know what challenges (if any) have you experienced in participating and/or fully engaging with the resources provided in the Critical Literacies 2010 course?

Which aspect (if any) did you benefit from the most up to this point in the course-for example, tools and technologies-e.g., blogs, forums, twitter or other personal choices or those recommended by others in the course, structure and feedback in the course, highlighted resources, participants, facilitators, or other?

We would also like to encourage participants to share their reflections and Critical Literacies experiences within the course by participating in the second course survey here http://survey.elg.ca/index.php?sid=34828&lang=en

Thank you in advance and enjoy the remainder of the course!!

Context - Optional Readings

Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media, Danah Boyd

Pondering a rogue cloud, Larry Dignan

World Social Forum: 10 years after: Elements of a new agenda: The Commons, Silke Helfrich

When using open source makes you an enemy of the state, The Guardian

Develop - Other than copyright resources, Orientation to Online Learning,

YouTube is ruining America, CNN


Highlighted Resources

High and Low Context
Context as related to network structure. "High context refers to societies or groups where people have close connections over a long period of time. Many aspects of cultural behavior are not made explicit because most members know what to do and what to think from years of interaction with each other. Your family is probably an example of a high context environment. Low context refers to societies where people tend to have many connections but of shorter duration or for some specific reason. In these societies, cultural behavior and beliefs may need to be spelled out explicitly so that those coming into the cultural environment know how to behave." Jennifer E. Beer, Communicating Across Cultures, June 29, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


Here's what course members from around the world had to say. Want to join the conversation? Submit your feed. Then put this at the beginning of your post: CritLit2010

Farewell to the syntax week
I studied and listened to recordings about syntax and The Representative Student and I really tried to find something positive to say. Of course sentences can be built in many ways and drop-and-draw boxes do not change my thinking at all. They save space on web sites, so what? When I build a model about [...] June 29, 2010

Discussion Forum

Still working on this - watch for more here

These links are comments posted to the Moodle Discussion Forum, , and . If you want to participate in the discussion, but don't want to set up a blog, then you can post here.


Post in Twitter and use the hashtag #CritLit2010 to be listed here. (These should be fresh. Still working on improving the Twitter display.)

CritLit2010 The link,the directional gesture, the link-er-hypericons of the PLE. http://mcmorgan.org/blog/?p=1428 http://amplify.com/u/79wv

#CritLit2010 course: my post from today: http://migre.me/SUa5

#CritLit2010 Networked learning « Suifaijohnmak's Weblog: http://bit.ly/ad0F2M

#CritLit2010 literacy http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/critlit-2010-what-syntax-pragmatics-context-and-semantics-mean-to-me/

Any interest on power? #CritLit2010 http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/critlit2010-context-power/

#CritLit2010 My post in Learning in a Complex World http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/critlit2010-learning-in-a-complex-world/

New post on Networked Learning #CritLit2010 http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/critlit2010-networked-learning/

#CritLit2010 Networked learning - http://ow.ly/23WnP #ISTE10 #PLE

#CritLit2010 Teacher-controlled/Autonomous Dichotomy: #CritLit2010 Networked learning � Suifaijohnmak's WeblogTo w... http://bit.ly/9koUMc

RT @RuthHoward: #CritLit2010 Economic & legal barriers block R access: Digital Scholarship & Pub. Center: NCSU Libs http://bit.ly/9Pxy2a

@DolorsCapdet Això sembla més una qüestió semàntica. M'agrada pensar el que diu Aldanondo: el coneixement són xarxes neuronals #CritLit2010

@jvilarnau :) Per a mi coneixement i xarxa són valors diferents (contingut i continent) però la connexió d'ambdòs és innegable. #CritLit2010

Thinking #CritLit2010 http://georgehwilliams.pbworks.com/Three-Rhetorical-Appeals

#CritLit2010 Community as Curriculum and Open Learning http://youtu.be/j4LrB-jFEgM

Social presence #CritLit2010 http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/critlit2010-importance-of-social-presence-in-online-learning/

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