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November 3, 2010

Wednesday Live Session

Our guest speaker guest speaker, Harold Jarche, has been moved to Friday, to accommodate his schedule. Today's discussion will be a facilitator discussion.
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

Mid-Course Survey

Below is a link to a 5 minute survey on social media literacies and the MOOC experience. It's part of Bonnie Stewart's Ph.D research at the University of Prince Edward Island, and is being collected for class purposes only, but will contribute to understanding of how MOOCs can best be used. Responses are entirely confidential. Responses must be submitted by 12 am EST, Monday, November 8th, 2010. To complete the survey, click:

Facilitator Posts

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Deinstitutionalizing Education
Stephen Downes (Downes) , November 3, 2010.
In this article at Huffington Post I argue we need to question how we manage education altogether. For it is manifest, I believe, that the institution, the form in which we have managed education and society in general, has ultimately come to failure. [Link] [Comment]

Discussion Posts

Each week, PLENK moves to a new weekly discussion forum. You can see them all here. Today, we are starting the Week 7 discussions.

Delicious Links

Links from the shared bookmarking site delicious. Add your own bookmarks and be sure to tag them as PLENK.

Presentation n PLE/PLN - Teemu Arina
virtualtoolshed, Delicious/tag/plenk
Presentation n PLE/PLN - Teemu [Link] 2010-11-02T18:52:02

Fractal Learning Slideshare - Teemu Arina 2009
virtualtoolshed, Delicious/tag/plenk
the age of real-time: The complex, social, and serendipitous learning offered via the [Link] 2010-11-02T18:38:44

Fractal learning - Visualizing Learning
virtualtoolshed, Delicious/tag/plenk
In holograms, even smaller pieces of it include the picture of the whole object. Knowledge is like a hologram. The experience changes as your point of view towards the object changes. The knowledge is not in a single image, but distributed on a [Link] 2010-11-02T18:14:14

Home: Week 8
nikita_190, Delicious/tag/plenk
[Link] 2010-11-02T16:29:16

Recent plenk Bookmarks on Delicious
carlaarena, Delicious/tag/plenk
[Link] 2010-11-02T11:24:59

Participants' Blogs

Take Your avatar on Safari with #PLENK in SL: Exploring other Grids (Glen Gatin), Conviviality Corners
The #PLENK in SL cohort met on Tuesday in Conviviality Corners for a brief meeting to discuss a variety of topics. We have ordinarily been meeting immediately after the Elluminate sessions but we wanted to try another time to see if that worked better. The main topic of discussion was the importance of online virtual worlds for a personal learning environment. While no clear consensus was reached in the discussion most of the members agreed that virtual worlds held great potential as critical .... [Link] 2010-11-03T07:14:00

PLENK2010 Information Overload (Skupik), Skupiktalk
PLENK2010 My son was telling me that some scientists want to genetically modify human beings so that we can see ultraviolet light as bees and other insects do. I immediately saw it would change everything--it would end the world as we know it. "Oh, no. Do we have to?" I asked. I think it is really good for teachers and other adults to go back into an environment where thy are learners. It has been very exciting meeting new people, new ideas, and practising new skills. But it is .... [Link] 2010-11-03T04:27:00

Socrates triggers.... #PLENK2010
, julia's PLENK2010 posterous
And another reply to the PLENK2010 Moodle Socrates thread - here  attracted by this. Steve, like Chris I am impressed by your questions and Chris, thank you for this evolutionable can of worms. The high value of a (good) question is, that it instantly challenges any mind to think on its own, triggering the will to find a good answer. An Egomind-trap that could produce wonders; The fine art of this method, I feel, is to know, where you can lead/meet those thinking through your&.... [Link] 2010-11-02T19:02:00

The Tyranny of Teaching Content
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Jenny Mackness, Jenny Connected, November 2, 2010. Good post from the PLENK course responding to the question of how to teach if you're not teaching content. "There is so much information out there, which is developing and changing so fast, that I can't possibly keep up with it, never mind hold it all in my head. The trick is to work out what knowledge/facts I must always have at my finger tips and what I don't need to hold in my head because I can search for the .... [Link] 2010-11-02T06:37:57

Socratic questioning - Week 7 in #PLENK2010
Chris Jobling, Fresh and Crispy
Socrates Week 7 in PLENK2010 was concerned with PLE/N tools (What Exists, What is Being Built?): Many of the tools that fit under the PLE/N umbrella have been appropriated by educators from other fields. This isn't necessarily a problem, but it does reflect a sense that educators are not building tools for themselves. The software that we use in this course is a bit of an exception. We [ [Link] 2010-11-02T21:56:00

nwe post #PLENK2010 Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)
serenaturri, serenaturri's Blog
Attingo ancora una volta dalla mia tesi di master per realizzare il mio contributo al tema. Se per comprendere il concetto di Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) è opportuno indicarne dapprima le origini e il significato rendendone noti, successivamente, i massimi autori che di pkm si sono occupati, indispensabile diventa parlare dei pionieri italiani del pkm [...] [Link] 2010-11-02T17:30:47

#PLENK2010 - The Daily - November 2, 2010
Paulo Simões, PLENK2010
[Home] [Discussion] [Wiki] [The Daily Archives] [Blog] [Live Sessions] [Recordings] [About] The Daily November 2, 2010 Facilitator Posts To view the entire blog post, click on the title of the post, and you’ll be taken to the blog post itself. Alternatively, click on [Link] to proceed to the post without your click being counted. Discussion Posts Each week, PLENK moves [...] [Link] 2010-11-02T17:13:45

LATE FOR WEEK 7 #PLENK2010 (Veronica Baig), Loose Ends
Last week seemed to get away from me; in part it was general work pressure, but also because I didn't relate well to the question being asked about creating our own tools. I understand the question only too well because I teach in the asynchronous online environment, and I that is available seems to satisfy the needs of my particular students. Nearly four years ago, I started using blogging technology (I use that term because these are not traditional blogs) with my students (ESL and .... [Link] 2010-11-02T12:28:00

The Way Forward - PLE or LMS (from pandora), Janus
Is This A Dagger I See Before Me?I question whether the battle of the acronyms need really be as fierce as it's made out to be. Perhaps a productive method of contrasting the two systems is to look at the deficiencies of each and then offer some possible strategies for circumventing any threats to the learner's acquisition of knowledge. I stumbled upon Graham Attwell's presentation which questions the 'ostrich' reaction of educational institutions to the whole concept .... [Link] 2010-09-28T14:18:00

Recent plenk Bookmarks on Delicious
carlaarena, Delicious/tag/plenk
[Link] 2010-11-02T11:24:59

Twitter Posts

@seanfitz (Sean FitzGerald) tweeted: Take Your avatar on Safari with #PLENK2010 in SL: Exploring other Grids #opensim #reactiongrid #jokaydiagrid 2010-11-03T08:55:57

@ggatin (Glen Gatin) tweeted: Conviviality Corners: Take Your avatar on Safari with #PLENK in SL: Exploring other Grids 2010-11-03T07:15:55

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Deinstitutionalizing Education (Huffington Post) Stephen Downes is in the Zone :) #plenk2010 2010-11-03T01:45:03

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: How Government Policy Drives e-Learning (Laurie Rowell) #plenk2010 Agree? 2010-11-03T01:26:16

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Crisis in higher education and limitations that prevent change (David Jones) #plenk2010 2010-11-03T00:57:11

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak Any sane educator is convinced about this, but there are challenges: economical, time, safety, manpower, etc. #plenk2010 2010-11-03T00:55:27

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn#PLENK2010 Authentic learning & assessment.Have you got much success in convincing professors/teacher to use that instead of exam? 2010-11-03T00:45:40

@eRomanMe (eRoman) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Deinstitutionalizing Education (Huffington Post) Stephen Downes is in the Zone :) #plenk2010 2010-11-03T00:36:52

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: Deinstitutionalizing Education (Huffington Post) Stephen Downes is in the Zone :) #plenk2010 2010-11-03T00:34:35

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak We should strive for authentic learning & assessment... If easy... No need for us...Healthy challenge is good :) #plenk2010 2010-11-02T23:46:58

@hyponastic (David Kristie) tweeted: #PLENK2010 The Tyranny of Teaching Content. 2010-11-02T23:27:22

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn #PLENK2010 minimal content & easy exams. Why not? Are exams important in contextualised learning? Y? 4 mass edu-efficiency &KPI? 2010-11-02T22:49:27

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: @suifaijohnmak If we were to negotiate curriculum with students, there would be minimal content & extremely easy exams :( #plenk2010 2010-11-02T22:46:05

@mediendidaktik (Ilona Buchem) tweeted: Readings on Managing Personal Knowledge #plenk2010 #ple #pln 2010-11-02T22:40:38

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Personal Learning Environments by Graham Attwell ,, #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T22:14:38

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: Shameless self promotion: new blog post: "Socratic questioning - Week 7 in #PLENK2010" (Fresh and Crispy: 2010-11-02T22:02:18

@mizminh (mizminh) tweeted: Deinstitutionalizing Education by Stephen Downes in the Huff #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T20:43:32

@swanlearninglab (SwanseaLearningLab) tweeted: RT @sgreenla: New blog post "Rethinking Assessment" for #plenk2010 (via RT @pllatreille) 2010-11-02T19:56:34

@sleveo (Steve LeBlanc) tweeted: Questions I’m no Longer Asking about online learning & struggle via @ddraper Elegant & relevant to #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T18:59:14

@xb7r (Jim) tweeted: PLE extended to my students - just finished a class grammar lesson from fellow PLENKer Skupic via Skype #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T18:17:18

@saadat_m (Mohsen Saadatmand) tweeted: Read The #plenk2010 Daily ▸ today's top stories are contributed by @bonstewart @suifaijohnmak and @seanfitz 2010-11-02T18:06:45

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @web20education tag browser result is a pretty picture but pretty poor search engine #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T17:53:03

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @WelshCloggy Agree, but the degree of negotiation depends on the context, experience, subject matter, readiness, etc. #plenk2010 2010-11-02T15:46:20

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @zaidlearn negotiation should take place in any setting. Level of negotiation depends on context, but ensures involvement #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T15:32:51

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @WelshCloggy Prefer gradual curriculum negotiation... can't expect a 5 year old to be as wise as a University student #plenk2010 2010-11-02T15:25:58

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @zaidlearn negotiating the curriculum publication that I was involved with #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T15:21:49

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @davecormier Exactly, it depends on what's at stake...exam or learning oriented? Assessment methods...key to mindset change #plenk2010 2010-11-02T15:20:35

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: The #plenk2010 Daily is out - read this Twitter newspaper on (19 contributions today) 2010-11-02T15:04:06

@WelshCloggy (Rita Kop) tweeted: @zaidlearn in a negotiated curriculum there will be lots of content, but related to learners, rather than educators. #PLENK2010 2010-11-02T14:59:08

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: @zaidlearn pretty much all of my research is about negotiating curriculum... those results are not consistent with my findings #plenk2010 2010-11-02T14:51:44

@zaidlearn (Zaid Ali Alsagoff) tweeted: @suifaijohnmak If we were to negotiate curriculum with students, there would be minimal content & extremely easy exams :( #plenk2010 2010-11-02T14:18:16

@web20education (Web 2.0 eSafety) tweeted: #education on #flickr #edtech20 #etchat #safedchat #edchat #lrnchat #efl #esl #edreform #plenk2010 #elearning... 2010-11-02T17:25:52

@pgsimoes (Paulo Simões) tweeted: #PLENK2010 - The Daily - November 2, 2010 2010-11-02T17:14:09

@SocialGardens (Therese Weel) tweeted: #plenk2010 - Question. what shall I learn about. Answer - Follow your fascinations 2010-11-02T16:32:14

@SocialGardens (Therese Weel) tweeted: #plenk2010 - Developing a good PKM system ranks right up there with learning to walk 2010-11-02T16:30:18

@SocialGardens (Therese Weel) tweeted: #plenk2010 <like> The Organic Model - Three Models of Knowledge Production 2010-11-02T16:28:45

@cathfenn (cathfenn) tweeted: Growing knowledge #plenk2010 #blgk 2010-11-02T16:22:49

@EvaCisma (Eva Cisma) tweeted: RT @BonStewart: #PLENK2010 brief survey on social media literacies & perceived value from the MOOC (5 minutes max) 2010-11-02T13:38:33

@davecormier (dave cormier) tweeted: RT @BonStewart: #PLENK2010 brief survey on social media literacies & perceived value from the MOOC (5 minutes max) 2010-11-02T13:01:33

@BonStewart (Bonnie Stewart) tweeted: #PLENK2010 brief survey on social media literacies & perceived value from the MOOC (5 minutes max) 2010-11-02T12:50:26

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 So excited to share this 2010-11-02T12:34:35

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: #PLENK2010 Ubiquitous MOOC? Open & free courses :) 2010-11-02T12:29:01

@cpjobling (Chris Jobling) tweeted: -@Dave_Ferguson: On-line courses: How would you rate #PLENK2010 on a scale of dire to awesome? 2010-11-02T12:03:35

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @seanfitz: Great article on how the web will affect work culture: The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 #plenk2010 2010-11-02T11:32:17

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn #PLENK2010 Flexible curric.- excel. idea, need support from institution & teacher to make it work. Must be negotiated w learners? 2010-11-02T11:24:55

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: @suifaijohnmak Trying (indirectly) to say that I like to have my freedom to add/construct content to the curriculum (not fixed) #plenk2010 2010-11-02T11:19:43

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn #PLENK2010 Depends on skills & literacy level of learners, context of learning for PLE/N Learners need transition from dep-indep 2010-11-02T11:18:37

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: Reflection on Learning & Assessment: Also, infuse assessment into every class #plenk2010 2010-11-02T11:14:51

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: @zaidlearn #PLENK2010 Don't teach courses or assess student?Could do when I retired/4me? I am employed to teach courses & assess students :) 2010-11-02T11:13:09

@suifaijohnmak (suifaijohnmak) tweeted: RT @zaidlearn: @suifaijohnmak Solution? Don't teach courses or assess students :) Instead, I learn, share, discuss & reflect what I learn...:) #plenk2010 2010-11-02T11:08:27

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