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July 6, 2010

Wednesday: Live Session with Susan Metros

Wednesday July 7th: Elluminate session by Susan Metros and Stephen and Rita.

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Highlighted Resources

Having Reasons
In this blog post, I try to explain the importance of semantics, why we are studying critical literacies, and how this relates to knowledge and learning. "The whole concept of 'having reasons' is probably the deepest challenge there is for connectivism, or for any theory of learning. We don't want people to simply to react instinctively to events, we want them to react on a reasonable (and hopefully rational) basis." Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, July 6, 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

My formal studies about semantics
My motive is to perform the formal part of semantics week with this post, so that I can do what I want. Semantics is described in our Moodle 6.week: The ability to connect communicative elements to underlying purposes, goals, objectives, theories or meaning, denotation, reference, truth and understanding. Including new ways of interpreting information and evaluating [...] July 6, 2010

Connectivism – an umbrella or frame or?
Our Friday session about CCK08 triggered my mind to ponder connectivism generally. Jenny gathered many conception of George Siemens and Stephen Downes, please read her post Some notes about connectivism. I had read an article of Rita Kop and Adrian Hill in Rita’s blog. I did not notice it earlier and perhaps it is good, [...] July 5, 2010

Discussion Forum

Still working on this - watch for more here

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

My short reflection on connectivism http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/critlit2010-a-short-reflection-on-connectivism/

Back to theme #CritLit2010 http://helistudies.edublogs.org/2010/07/06/my-formal-studies-about-semantics/

@Downes write comments to us #CritLit2010 students Why this course? what's your purpose?

http://bit.ly/8XtGxa#CritLit2010 My post 'Beyond 3r's 2020' Pew and new literacies

http://bit.ly/8XtGxa#CritLit2010 Pew new literacies Beyond 3r's 2020 My recent post here

My post here http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/critlit2010-cck08-presentation-on-ideals-and-reality-of-participating-in-mooc/

#CritLit2010 http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/critlit2010-cck08-presentation-on-ideals-and-reality-of-participating-in-mooc/

#CritLit2010 On Connectivism http://bit.ly/d72SPt

RT @suifaijohnmak: My post here http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/critlit2010-cck08-presentation-on-ideals-and-reality-of-participating-in-mooc/

#CritLit2010 Reading Jenny Mackness Elluminate v. Networked Learning Conference. Good post

#CritLit2010 Heli on Connectivism | & Sui Fai John Mak Nostalgia | To CCK08 – with love

#CritLit2010 #AttentionDeficit#brain http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brain.html

RT @RuthHoward: #CritLit2010 #AttentionDeficit#brain http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brain.html

#CritLit2010 Web 2.0 http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/crtilit2010-on-web-2-0/

#CritLit2010 Beyond 3r's-4th Retrieval 5th Reputation? 6th Rendering 7th Screen RT @ijukes: @lrainie Future Internet IV http://bit.ly/d35ok8

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