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October 19, 2010

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Participants' Blogs

PLENK2010 Week 6: Using PLE/Ns effectively: skills, mindsets, and critical literacies
How have you developed in your understanding of PLE/Ns? After discussions this past week, we've closed the loop on the main topics that relate to defining and evaluating PLE/Ns...detailing tools...and considering future directions.In week 6, we will focus on the skills needed to be successful with PLE/Ns. What does a learner need to be able to do/to think/to be in order to function in a digital world? The term "literacy" is central here. What does it mean to be literate? .... [Link] 2010-10-19T06:54:00

Forget Photoshop, PowerPoint 2010 Rocks for AHA-G!
Zaid Ali Alsagoff, ZaidLearn
BEING ATTACKED! HELP!First, I must make it clear (once and for all!) that I do not work for Microsoft (or get paid in any way by them!), and I am also NO GREAT SUPPORTER of Microsoft products in general, including Microsoft Office 2010. However, I will admit that I have been using PowerPoint ever since I got into e-learning, and have interestingly never stopped loving it, especially in mashing up graphics (Although, PowerPoint can be frustrating at times).Secondly, no doubt Photoshop fanatics .... [Link] 2010-10-19T00:44:00

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final List #plenk2010
, PLE's, networks, knowledge & me
via Twitter is number one this year. It would be interesting to classify the list in terms of formal vs informal as well as large and small scale tools. Permalink | Leave a comment  » [Link] 2010-10-18T21:58:00

#PLENK2010 Assessment in distributed networks
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Jenny Mackness, Jenny Connected, October 18, 2010. We discussed the question of assessment in distributed networks (ie., networkjs using PLEs) last week, and I confess, I'm not satisfied that we resolved this one. Jenny Mackness offers an intelligent discussion of the question and pinpoints the issue with this: "If we cannot rely on peer assessment and self-assessment (which we may not be able to do for validated/accredited courses), then we need more assessors." But there's .... [Link] 2010-10-18T14:09:25

Week 5 summary: ae)PLE: authentic evaluation of Personal Learning Environments
, PLENK2010
*PLENK: lack of criteria for evaluation *A for authentic assessment * To read later: ... [Link] 2010-10-18T15:42:00

Talkin' about (educational) revolution (Vahid), Vahid's PLENK2010 Experience
Saw on The Daily today Linn’s post of a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the need not for reform of education but rather for its (utter?) transformation. It seems there is some synchronousness going on, as i discovered the same video yesterday. But I discovered after another video, which does a great job of adding visuals to a different talk (on the same topic) from Sir Robinson: I was at it, I also discovered a great interview of the .... [Link] 2010-10-18T16:02:00

Visitors & Residents
gibirger, via פλenK
Who are you? A visitor or a resident of the network? As a #PLENKer you have to ask yourself . A lecture about people and their access to the network by David White, Oxford. He  explains with the support of the tool prezi the principle developed by him. For a long time I have not hung on someone’s [...] [Link] 2010-10-18T09:48:26

Twitter Posts

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Hello folks 2010-10-19T08:39:47

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: PLENK2010.- Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt. ~ H. L. Mencken 2010-10-19T08:28:29

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: PLENK2010{} Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind. ~ General William Westmoreland 2010-10-19T08:25:13

@carinavr (Carina van Rooyen) tweeted: @weblearning Think facilitators of #PLENK2010 & @courosa with #ecmp355 are excellent examples of open educators. Justification follows. 2010-10-19T08:18:32

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: PLENK2010.- The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. ~ Stendhal 2010-10-19T08:13:33

@TonySearl (TonySearl) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Assessment in distributed networks: 2010-10-19T08:07:28

@alwaysme3 (Polly Jones) tweeted: The map is not the territory #plenk2010 :Amplify 2010-10-19T07:30:01

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010@zaidlearn I am processing the information first, I will delve in to it afterwards and then I will apply critical thinking, Ty. 2010-10-19T09:13:48

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010.- There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll 2010-10-19T09:03:49

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @rvr001 Coaching Critical Thinking to Think Creatively! Forget definitions, explore thinking tools :) #plenk2010 2010-10-19T09:02:47

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010.- Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. George BS 2010-10-19T09:02:19

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010.- I am reading an article: Defining Critical Thinking 2010-10-19T08:55:55

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010: We learn from history that we do not learn from history. ~ George Wilhelm Hegel 2010-10-19T08:45:11

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: #PLENK2010.- We are all tolerant enough of those who do not agree with us, provided only they are sufficiently miserable. DG 2010-10-19T08:43:26

@rvr001 (Ricardo EValenzuela ) tweeted: PLENK2010: 2010We learn from history that we do not learn from history. ~ George Wilhelm Hegel 2010-10-19T08:40:48

@JGChesney (Jennifer G. Chesney) tweeted: I think PLENK2010 just became a movement! RT @vlaxnews: A World to Change. Stephen Downes - Huffington Post #PLENK2010 2010-10-19T05:19:10

@vlaxnews (Мир технологий) tweeted: A World to Change. Stephen Downes - Huffington Post #PLENK2010 2010-10-19T04:17:55

@frashad (Frashad Shah) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Forget Photoshop, PowerPoint 2010 Rocks for AHA-G! #plenk2010 #powerpoint #photoshop 2010-10-19T04:01:47

@pauljcannon (Paul Cannon) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Forget Photoshop, PowerPoint 2010 Rocks for AHA-G! #plenk2010 #powerpoint #photoshop #ps2010 2010-10-19T03:39:09

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Forget Photoshop, PowerPoint 2010 Rocks for AHA-G! #plenk2010 #powerpoint #photoshop 2010-10-19T03:26:44

@chris_saeger (chris_saeger) tweeted: Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final List #plenk2010 2010-10-19T02:04:35

@WCEinitiative (Julia Pichler) tweeted: "FINAL Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010" ( ), via @jrobes #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T23:41:03

@vwgus (UnSymposium) tweeted: Virtual World Graduate UnSymposium sessions on PLNs - schdule at a glance #plenk2010 2010-10-18T22:24:36

@ggatin (Glen Gatin) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Stephen Downes: A World to Change 2010-10-18T22:01:18

@laylapotata (Layla Cecil) tweeted: RT @antoesp: RT @alacre The pros and cons of self-paced online learning. Tony Bates: #elearning #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T21:53:07

@luzpearson (Luz Pearson) tweeted: How it feels to learn in a network? #plenk2010 #cck09 - thanks for your answer for my #chatictac project :) 2010-10-18T21:31:07

@ddraperslinks (Darren Draper) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Assessment in distributed networks 2010-10-18T21:23:30

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: "A Cautionary Tale" - and now the Movie! #plenk2010 @iberry_ thanks for the mention :) 2010-10-18T19:54:17

@antoesp (antonella esposito) tweeted: Interesting questions on Boundaries, Social Media, and #HigherEd « PrattleNog #edtech /via @laurapasquini #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T19:54:06

@antoesp (antonella esposito) tweeted: RT @alacre The pros and cons of self-paced online learning. Tony Bates: #elearning #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T19:45:30

@btrautwein (Breno Trautwein) tweeted: #plenk2010 sexta Skupik: general public think "the better educated tchers teach the higher grades,and the lesser teach primary" #eadsunday 2010-10-18T19:19:09

@paislcorp (Rick Paisley) tweeted: RT @JGChesney: Awesome: McLuhan in 1960 video on the global village & electric communication: #plenk2010 2010-10-18T19:13:56

@btrautwein (Breno Trautwein) tweeted: #plenk2010 sexta -Glen: The tchers job is to teach people how to learn.The obsession with content and curriculum is mission creep #eadsunday 2010-10-18T19:06:10

@btrautwein (Breno Trautwein) tweeted: #plenk2010 posts de sexta - Skupik: Yes, Rita. Some students need structure and freedom. Roots and Wings. #eadsunday 2010-10-18T19:04:42

@ctscho (Carmen Tschofen) tweeted: Hmm... I see a different "Carmen" (not me) signed into last Friday's Ellum session...will remember to keep using my surname:) #plenk2010 2010-10-18T14:58:12

@vlaxnews (Мир технологий) tweeted: via פλenK: Video Series of Distance Education Courses Visitors & Residents #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T18:13:15

@web20education (Web 2.0 eSafety) tweeted: Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 Winners & Losers in 2010 #edtech20 #etchat #plenk2010 #edchat #lrnchat #educhat... 2010-10-18T18:08:22

@web20education (Web 2.0 eSafety) tweeted: Refollow helps you discover, manage, and protect your Twitter social circle. #edtech20 #etchat #plenk2010 #edchat 2010-10-18T17:55:50

@vahidm (Vahid Masrour) tweeted: My post on "Talkin' about (educational) revolution" for #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T16:09:40

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Media Literacy Education: New Technologies And Media By George Siemens, 05-08-2010 | graphics and i.., #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T15:54:02

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on (19 contributions today) 2010-10-18T15:03:14

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: RT @saadat_m: @zaidlearn , Found this very funny animated video about PLE Yeah I had a ball making it, too! #plenk2010 2010-10-18T14:01:19

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: Facebook Apps Leak User Info [REPORT] via @mashsocialmedia I knew it was time to discontinue my membership! #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T13:48:55

@TheNetworkGang (The Network Gang) tweeted: #Networks #PLENK2010 Assessment in distributed networks « Jenny Connected: Both assessment and accreditation are p... 2010-10-18T13:24:53

@Rsuominen (Riitta Suominen) tweeted: George Siemens: "By my definition literacy is the ability to participate in the dominant modes of discourse in a particular era" #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T13:17:13

@JGChesney (Jennifer G. Chesney) tweeted: RT @Cris2B: Also awed RT @JGChesney Thanks for inspiration to title virtual book club talk Retribalizing, Literary Style #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T13:14:26

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: @zaidlearn , Found this very funny animated video about #PLENK2010 made by , #eci831 2010-10-18T13:00:43

@mcmorgan (M C Morgan) tweeted: #plenk2010 Rheingold vid on a PLE: tuning the network. to find, refine, organize information -->knowledge 2010-10-18T12:39:56

@ecomunidades (comunidades) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Assessment in distributed networks: I have been struggling to clearly identify the issues associated wi... 2010-10-18T11:41:16

@LinnGustavsson (Linn Gustavsson) tweeted: This is my very first tweet ever.I watching this video right now. I just love it. #PLENK2010 2010-10-18T08:23:29

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