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October 14, 2010

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Assessment in distributed environments - an early model?
, Week Five General Discussion
by George Siemens.  Social media monitoring tools are generally not very helpful...but they may be part of a model that can be applied to assessment of learning in PLEs. Basically, a social media monitoring tool helps organizations (and ego-centric people, none of who are in this course, I'm sure) track what is being said about their company or product online. Radian6 is an example. By monitoring blogs, facebook, twitter, tags, the "real time" web, these services can provide an .... [Link] 2010-10-14T03:08:54

Evaluation by Metaphor
, Week Five General Discussion
by Ken Anderson.  I see a pattern emerging here: Anderson writes:  Carola Conle et. al. write about vicarious experiences told through stories resonating with student teachers' previous experiences, causing an interaction between vicarious and previous, resulting in a modification of the previous. Downes writes:   A full understanding of the concept required more than the ability to manipulate certain formal rules. It required also the ability to apply these rules to .... [Link] 2010-10-13T15:05:34

Participants' Blogs

web 3.0/xWeb
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
George Siemens, elearnspace, October 13, 2010. In the PLENKosphere recently we've been talking about the concept of the extended web (or xWeb) and of course xLearning. The idea of xWeb/xLearning is that it is a web (or learning) that extends beyond thew browsers, beyond the computer, beyond the web, even, in a variety of interesting and important ways. We're still waiting for Tim O'Reilly to trademark the term; meanwhile we've been fleshing it out. George Siemens .... [Link] 2010-10-13T15:56:36

Connectivism & Constructivism: PLENK 2010
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
George Siemens, elearnspace, October 13, 2010. George Siemens extracts an audio recording of he and I talking about the distinction between connectivism and constructivism (let's see if the new enclosure feature in the Newsletter is working...). Image via ZaidLearn. [Link] [Comment] [Link] 2010-10-13T15:39:22

Connectivism & Constructivism: PLENK 2010
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
George Siemens, elearnspace, October 13, 2010. George Siemens extracts an audio recording of he and I talking about the distinction between connectivism and constructivism (let's see if the new enclosure feature in the Newsletter is working...) [Link] [Comment] [Link] 2010-10-13T15:39:12

Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Unattributed, Ontario Ministry of Education, October 13, 2010. This reference was cited in the PLENK2010 Week 5 Discussion by Ken Anderson . The 168 page PDF defines seven fundamental principles stating that assessments... • are fair, transparent, and equitable; • support all students; • relate to the curriculum, interests, learning styles and preferences; • are communicated clearly; • are ongoing and varied in nature; • provide ongoing descriptive feedback; • develop .... [Link] 2010-10-13T05:43:24

When you miss fast feedback and ratings in PLENK2010
Linn, Jakten på den perfekta lektionen
you can always a while. Assessment when I set my own goals ? Maybe I could have my blog as my portfolio from the moment I declare my goals. My first blogpost should then describe my goals. And the last one should show that I have reached my goals. And the posts in between show how I reached them. A portfolio like that would be possible to rate I [Link] 2010-10-13T21:10:00

Connections Between Flat Classroom Certification & PLENK2010
akh003, Haas | Learning
As I scramble to catch up with the readings and modules for the Flat Classroom Certification, which I seem to be doing in out of order, hackneyed style, I am kind of fascinated at how many convergences there are with the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge (PLENK2010). [Link] 2010-10-13T22:23:40

(Un)learning theories (Guillaume Janssen), knowledge remix
Like many other #PLENK2010 participants, I find the abundance of learning theories truly mind-boggling and intimidating.  With a personal interest in lifelong and self-directed learning, is there learning theory would best match the needs of the lifelong learner, in a formal or informal context? I recently came across a presentation on Slideshare by Barbara Stokes on Gerald Grow's Staged Self-Directed Learning model (SSDL) model.  The author suggests a staged model of transition .... [Link] 2010-10-13T21:56:00

#PLENK2010 - The Daily - October 13, 2010
Paulo Simões, PLENK2010
[Home] [Discussion] [Wiki] [The Daily Archives] [Blog] [Live Sessions] [Recordings] [About] The Daily October 13, 2010 Wednesday Live Online Session Live Session: Guest Speaker: Helene Fournier, NRC Location: Elluminate Time: 8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; midnight Thursday Beijing Conversions to different time zones Facilitator Posts To view the entire blog [...] [Link] 2010-10-13T19:20:59

Сoncepts and Ideas: From LMS and PLE to PLN #PLENK2010
vlax, Записная книжка Владимира Алексеева
It’s raining. Autumn. But yet only yesterday I was admiring the beauty of the ancient oak in the warm sun. Despite the vagaries of weather, i would like to consider the concept of Personal Learning Environment (PLE). After analyzing various options of representation of PLE, I want to allocate some areas of technical or social [...] [Link] 2010-10-13T17:30:46

Life under the microscope
Chris Jobling, Fresh and Crispy
Today's live #PLENK2010 session was ostensibly about assessment in a Personal Learning Environment but it seemed to be more about how PLENK2010 (the research project) could assess whether the participants (us) could assess their own learning or indeed whether or not it was possible to assess what learning actually happens or could happen in a Massive Open Online Course. In other words, [Link] 2010-10-13T17:58:00

Putting Salt in the Oats #PKENK2010 (Glen Gatin), Conviviality Corners
I was reading the blog of a friend and fellow #PLENK2010 participant where she was discussing the concept of motivation and cleverly introduced the old wisdom about leading a horse to water. While it is true that you can't make them drink, a number of old tricks are available to make them thirsty. I often think about this when planning teaching activities. If you give learners every imaginable resource to make learning happen, they often still will not drink it up. I've even observed .... [Link] 2010-10-13T15:11:00

From e-learning evaluation to e-learning tools evaluation (koulocheri), koulocheri
The Elluminate Session today, thanks to Helene Fournier, showed us the aspects of (self-) evaluation/assessment of the learning process that runs through a Personal Learning Environment.But, let me walk one step away addressing mainly to the engineers of my PLENK colleagues: If we put it on an general basis, how would evaluate a tool that is used for e-learning purposes? In this case, speaking of evaluation, I mean usability evaluation.For example, how would I decide if the LMS A is better .... [Link] 2010-10-13T16:55:00

#PLENK2010 (IX): Nuevas herramientas a mi alcance (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
    En las actividades de esta semana, nos han propuesto utilizar alguna herramienta nueva para mostrar nuestras reacciones ante el tema que nos ocupa: La evaluación del aprendizaje en el PLE/N; así que, ni corta ni perezosa, me he puesto manos a la obra y he aquí el resultado:         Ingredientes:Lecturas recomendadas Wordle Navegador Firefox Aplicación para Firefox Screengrab! Google docs Un blog Una pizca de ganas     &.... [Link] 2010-10-12T22:58:00

#PLENK2010 (VIII): Teorías, pedagogías, terminologías y caos (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
    Arrancada ya en esta cuarta semana de PLENK2010, por fin encuentro mi momento para poder plasmar aquí algunas ideas sobre el tema de discusión que nos ocupa: "PLE/PLNs y teorías del aprendizaje".     Lo cierto es que el diario de esta semana, aparentemente, es un tanto desmotivador. Copio, pego y destaco: "Unfortunately, as you will note in the readings and in the websites we're exploring this week, the state of learning theories is, um, .... [Link] 2010-10-06T23:23:00

#PLENK2010 (VII): Internet del futuro (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
    Con los materiales de esta tercera semana de curso nos sumergimos en lo que está por llegar: la Web 3.0, la neXt Web, la eXtended Web, la XWeb, la Web X y una retahíla de términos para referirse al futuro de Internet. Esto, como las versiones de Windows, solo que, en este caso, cada autoridad se decantará por una u otra etiqueta.    Esta Web 3.0 va a suponer la liberación completa de los datos (¡Ojalá!). Datos sin adulterar o, lo que es lo mismo, el ¡Row .... [Link] 2010-09-29T18:51:00

#PLENK2010 (VI): De prácticas con Screenr... (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
      Hoy he incorporado una nueva aplicación en este blog, el traductor de Google. Luego  se me ha ocurrido grabar con Screenr los pasos que he seguido para abrir mi blog a la Network. Tal vez le sea útil a alguien. Link] 2010-09-23T01:41:00

#PLENK2010 (V): Aprendizaje Personal vs. Institucional, algunas ideas. (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
       El aprendizaje podría definirse como el rizomático proceso de interiorización de una serie de contenidos, estrategias, habilidades, competencias, etc.        Antes de continuar, una precisión de partida: tengo una tendencia natural a examinar los frentes enfrentados desde la frontera que separa a unos de otros. Me resisto a elegir la opción única. Me resisto a tomar partido por uno u otro bando. Soy parcialmente .... [Link] 2010-09-21T23:56:00

#PLENK2010 (IV): Mapa conceptual de mi PLE/N (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
      Aquí el primer mapa conceptual de mi PLE/N para el #PLENK2010:           A este mapa conceptual le falta, entre otras muchas cosas, el I share (yo comparto), pero lo pospongo. Me ha llevado bastante tiempo elegir la herramienta (que si no es free; que si es free, pero demasiado complicada para mí; que si no me gusta, que si...).     Entre tantos que-si, en Twitter @gsiemens nos ha facilitado el enlace a las .... [Link] 2010-09-19T21:51:00

PLENK (III) Entre PLE y PLN (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
      Superada la situación de sobrecarga de mi ordenador y con las ideas un poco más claras, voy a intentar explicar cómo entiendo ahora los conceptos-objetivo de esta primera semana de curso. ¿Qué es un PLE?  y ¿qué es un PLN?       El procedimiento que he seguido para llegar a las conclusiones que expongo más abajo ha consistido en: La lectura de los materiales propuestos Lo que pude entender de la sesión Elluminate (magnífica .... [Link] 2010-09-17T02:20:00

#PLENK2010 (II) (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
      El concepto PLE, Personal Learning Enviroment, surgió a raíz de un artículo publicado en 2005 (no hace tanto de eso). El título: "The VLE of the future" y el apellido del autor: Wilson...      Sin embargo, antes del dospuntocerismo y antes de las nuevas tecnologías y mucho mucho antes, el concepto "Entorno Personal de Aprendizaje" (PLE) había sido siempre un hecho. Un ejemplo clásico, yo misma en modo "analógico": mis pequeña .... [Link] 2010-09-15T20:23:00

#PLENK2010 (I) (Eva Cisma), ELEopositando
   Hoy es mi primer día de PLENK2010 así que voy a intentar organizarme un poco para hacer un seguimiento más o menos riguroso del curso. Según las necesidades del mercado: si tengo trabajo, poco PLENK y, si no tengo trabajo, mucho PLENK.   Como esta primera semana va a ser más de lo segundo, me pongo desde ya mismo manos a la obra.    Herramientas con las que empiezo:La plataforma/s base del curso  Este Blog  Una nueva cuenta en Delicious (EvaPLENK10) .... [Link] 2010-09-13T14:30:00

A 'Networked Student' in 21st Centruy, #PLENk2010 (Mohsen Saadatmand), VIRTUAL PRESENCE and NETWORKED COLLABORATION
  In this video you can see how a 'connected student' in the 21st century learn and make his/her own learning networks. A student of 'Connectivism'  basically without a specific textbook or assigned lectur hours by teacher. Connectivist approach assumes that learning occures by making different social connections using tecgnology and tools and creating 'personal learning environment'. Using different social media and collaborative tools, a networked .... [Link] 2010-10-13T12:47:00

Twitter Posts

@web20education (Web 2.0 e-Safety) tweeted: Mixels - A New Safe Social Network Site for Kids #edtech20 #etchat #plenk2010 #vrt10 #edchat #lrnchat #educhat... 2010-10-14T05:15:41

@chunleizhang (Luke Zhang) tweeted: #plenk2010 Connectionism: An Introduction - The Mind Project: 2010-10-14T03:48:38

@kzenovka (Kavon Zenovka) tweeted: RT @cristinapaniago: Research into the Design and Delivery of MOOC (I): 2010-10-14T01:29:28

@ecomunidades (comunidades) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Evaluation and assessment: I am skating around the edges of this MOOC. am not unduly worried about this... 2010-10-14T00:16:09

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: Trying to compile a list of articles with research on learning in the open. little help? #plenk2010 #crowdsource #lazy 2010-10-13T23:58:23

@LKidder (Lisa Kidder) tweeted: Why MOOC Engagement is So Hard: - I couldn't agree more #PLENK2010 2010-10-13T22:59:09

@dogtrax (KevinHodgson) tweeted: RT @akh003: New blogpost: Connections Between #flatclasscert & #PLENK2010: 2010-10-13T22:30:46

@akh003 (Fred Haas) tweeted: New blogpost: Connections Between #flatclasscert & #PLENK2010: 2010-10-13T22:23:41

@sleveo (Steve LeBlanc) tweeted: Thanks for RT @tokyokevin on Why Having a PLE Matters « Ponderances of Steve #PLENK2010 2010-10-13T21:38:49

@sleveo (Steve LeBlanc) tweeted: Thanks for RT Why MOOC Engagement is So Hard: #PLENK10 @VickiMcGarvey @danidominguez @cristinapaniago @kukharenko 2010-10-13T21:32:26

@NicolaAvery (Nicola Avery) tweeted: 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics - via #plenk2010 2010-10-13T21:08:12

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: #PLENK2010 - The Daily - October 13, 2010 2010-10-13T19:21:01

@vlaxnews (Мир технологий) tweeted: Сoncepts and Ideas: From LMS and PLE to PLN #PLENK2010 - Volodymyr Aleksiyev’s Notes 2010-10-13T19:17:43

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: @WelshCloggy That's it ... Thanks Rita! #plenk2010 feed added to I'll add #plenk10 as well now I know the pattern. 2010-10-13T18:58:28

@vlaxnews (Мир технологий) tweeted: Exploring and Defining Influence: A New Study - Brian Solis /via The #plenk2010 Daily 2010-10-13T18:57:27

@vlaxnews (Мир технологий) tweeted: #PLENK2010: The MOOC buffet and personal recipes. Carmen Tschofen - Thinking Out Loud 2010-10-13T18:45:21

@NancyWhite (Nancy White) tweeted: @sl follow the twitter tag #PLENK2010 @yam 2010-10-13T18:32:01

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @cpjobling here is my #PLENK2010 feed URL: don't know how to add it to Friendfeed 2010-10-13T17:38:39

@hsitlia (Hanan Sitlia) tweeted: I've just attended PLENK Online Course hosted by NRC. About self-directed Learners and their self-assessment. 2010-10-13T17:19:12

@NicolaAvery (Nicola Avery) tweeted: RT @chunleizhang: #plenk2010 Flickr Group: 2010-10-13T20:39:14

@siavogel (Sia Vogel) tweeted: @WendyDrexler Am very greatful about your symbaloo #PLENK page. Thank you for sharing. 2010-10-13T20:37:45

@cristinapaniago (Cristina Paniago) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Research into the Design and Delivery of MOOC (I): 2010-10-13T20:25:24

@cristinapaniago (Cristina Paniago) tweeted: Why MOOC Engagement is So Hard: #PLENK10 2010-10-13T20:14:17

@kukharenko (Vladimir Kukharenko) tweeted: #plenk2010 Why MOOC Engagement is So Hard « Ponderances of Steve 2010-10-13T20:13:16

@antoesp (antonella esposito) tweeted: To watch, slides & video RT @georgeroberts RT @GrahamAttwell: what comprises a 'healthy #PLE' #PLENK2010 2010-10-13T19:50:41

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @cpjobling Great Chris, to have all #PLENK2010 course related info streams together at 2010-10-13T19:23:56

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Anyone know how to get an RSS feed from a twitter hashtag search? Looking to feed #PLENK2010 into 2010-10-13T17:09:26

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Just discovered that I'm a lab rat ... or possibly worse - an microbe under a microscope - in #PLENK2010 ... nor sure that I like the idea! 2010-10-13T17:04:42

@ifrank (ifrank) tweeted: Learning about evaluating learning personal learning networks - #PLENK2010 Elluminate session with Helene Fournier 2010-10-13T16:05:44

@siavogel (Sia Vogel) tweeted: RT @davecormier: Live session with NRC talking about PLE project #plenk2010 Just started now!! 2010-10-13T16:05:24

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: very interesting topic today in #PLENK2010: evaluating learning in personal learning environments & networks. 2010-10-13T16:05:03

@maryakem (Maryann Kempthorne) tweeted: RT @davecormier: Live session with NRC talking about PLE project #plenk2010 2010-10-13T16:02:33

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: #PLENK2010 live session in Elluminate right now with Helene Fournier, NRC . 2010-10-13T16:02:13

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: that would be... uh... starting now. #plenk2010 2010-10-13T15:59:44

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: Live session with NRC talking about PLE project #plenk2010 2010-10-13T15:59:17

@ggatin (Glen Gatin) tweeted: Pail fed by the education system Conviviality Corners #PLENK2010 2010-10-13T15:26:57

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Can anyone help Luke @chunleizhang understand Connectivism using Plain English? Or simplify using a 'silver bullet' diagram #plenk2010 2010-10-13T15:24:43

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on (18 contributions today) 2010-10-13T15:03:19

@frederic_dufour (Frédéric Dufour) tweeted: Complex knowledge and personal learning environments ( by gsiemens #PLENK2010 2010-10-13T15:02:53

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: Thinking of wrapping up my PLE posts for #plenk2010 into a paper. Anyone have a journal recommendation? 2010-10-13T14:05:55

@niklas_karlsson (Niklas Karlsson) tweeted: @JPernilla Titta på detta - mkt spännande - #plenk2010 2010-10-13T13:59:35

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: Such a lovely post on the learning experience in #PLENK2010, bringing in humanist and developmental perspectives 2010-10-13T11:59:38

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: @psychemedia I'm just wondering if there's a way that #plenk2010 participants could use a chart to self assess for clustering... hmmm... 2010-10-13T11:44:12

@NicolaAvery (Nicola Avery) tweeted: RT @saadat_m: @wdrexler, Check this video out -- a story of a 'Networked Student' in 21st century. via @youtube, #eci831, #PLENK2010 2010-10-13T13:06:17

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: RT @chunleizhang: @zaidlearn I see. Can you recommend some readings about connectism that are easy to understand? #plenk2010 Suggestions? 2010-10-13T13:05:32

@NicolaAvery (Nicola Avery) tweeted: @rogernield2703 Actually on #PLENK2010 we are studying this week, is a great article about influence esp twitter 2010-10-13T12:57:23

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: @wdrexler, Check this video out -- a story of a 'Networked Student' in 21st century. via @youtube, #eci831, #PLENK2010 2010-10-13T12:27:42

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