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Connectivism Learning Theory. Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this | Inequality. Here’s the bad news: technology – specifically, surveillance technology – makes it easier to police disaffected populations, and that gives badly run, corrupt states enough stability to get themselves into real trouble. Here’s the good news: technology – specifically, networked technology – makes it easier for opposition movements to form and mobilise, even under conditions of surveillance, and to topple badly run, corrupt states.

Inequality creates instability, and not just because of the resentments the increasingly poor majority harbours against the increasingly rich minority. Everyone has a mix of good ideas and terrible ones, but for most of us, the harm from our terrible ideas is capped by our lack of political power and the checks that others – including the state – impose on us. As rich people get richer, however, their wealth translates into political influence, and their ideas – especially their terrible ideas – take on outsized importance. That’s the bad news. Palinscar1998. The Current State of Educational Blogging 2016 – The Edublogger. Each year we conduct a survey on how educators are using blogs. Our goal is to document the trends in educational blogging. We started the annual survey because we’re frequently asked for detailed information to help educators: Convince school administrators to allow blogging.Understand the benefits of blogging and how blogs are used with students.Know more about which blogging platforms are commonly used by educators (and why).

Here’s what you told us in 2016! You’ll find our survey questions for this year’s report here! Click on a link below to go to the section you want to read: Back to Top Key Findings This is our fifth annual report of the state of educational blogging. Device Usage There has only been a slight increase in one to one devices in the 5 years we’ve surveyed educators (51.6% selected Yes in 2016 compared to 52 % in 2015, 44% in 2014, 45% in 2013 and 41% in 2012). Blog Usage Blog Platform Used About the Survey The survey was promoted via Twitter, Facebook and through blog posts. An Educator Turn-off. Anyone who is familiar with what I write about should recognize that I stress the importance of relevance as educators in order to teach in an ever-changing, rapidly paced, computer-driven society.

That message goes across well with most connected educators for they seem to be the educators who are more comfortable with the tools to make all that happen. They are the educators who view tools of technology as the very tools that generations will be using for collaboration, curation, communication and creation. However they are not the educators that I need to reach with my message. The folks I want to get to with my ideas are the unconnected, those who do not maintain a presence in the connected world of educators. These are folks who would not have access to my blog let alone care to even read it. To have my message at least viewed by as many different educators as possible, I tend to do guest posts for many education organizations.

Micro-Credentials | Eduro Learning. Not being an Outsider in Education. You’re seated at the table. You’re speaking but it’s not resonating. Your words, your ideas, your issues seem to evaporate as soon as they’re spoken. They’re relevant. They’re on topic – at least you think so. Inspiration Amidst Alienation Inspiration, passion and excitement abound in many twitter chats. They’re undeniably inspiring and infectious – with much good happening.

But increasingly I’ve felt alienated by the silence – a silence that few educators seem willing to address. It’s left me with the feeling that many twitter chats just aren’t for me, or many others. The Silence is almost Deafening At far too many Twitter Chat tables – gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic status, and other dimensions of difference are rarely spoken about. It’s like we’re talking about generic students who don’t have a gender, a race, an ethnicity, a sexuality….. Invisibility – on the ‘difference’ front it seems – is the order of the day. I get that this silence is not necessarily intentional. Faculty Development in the Age of Digital, Connected Learning. Nicolemirra – My Exploration of Connected Learning as a Framework for Teacher Education. I was living in Los Angeles in 2013 when the Los Angeles Unified School District began implementing its ill-fated plan to provide all of its 640,000 students with iPads.

I am now living in El Paso, Texas, where the El Paso Independent School District just completed its (admittedly much smoother) roll-out of laptops for all of its 60,000 students. I could likely be telling a similar story regardless of where I lived considering the frenzy across the country to get devices into the hands of students. While I think the goal of providing equitable access to educational technology is laudable, I am consistently amazed at the lack of foresight demonstrated by districts when it comes to what teachers and students should do with the devices once they have been distributed.

As I have ranted before, the devices do not magically transform learning — strong pedagogy does that. Welcome to the Digital Human Library - Digital Human Library. Connected Educators Month Digest. Online Communities for Civic Engagement - Insightrix Communities. The concept of the Innovation Adoption Lifecycle has been around for many years and has been applied to many industries, products and services. Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority and Laggards are all terms used to describe segments of the population who vary on how quickly they adopt new innovation. Cities are no different in how they adopt new technology. On one end of the continuum are the innovators, and at the other end are the laggards.

The following excerpts from the UK experience show how a relatively recent digital innovation, “insight communities,” or online community groups or forums have been a key component of creating change. This article talks about the potential for this technology to change how cities work, prioritize and deal with issues by using the input of its citizens to collectively solve problems. The U.K. provides a useful model of how councils are evolving. In a recent presentation compiled for PricewaterhouseCooper. We are way too dependent on technology – Chalyn's Online Journey Through Technology. As soon as we are with a group of friends at a restaurant or sitting with family visiting, someone pulls out a smart phone and somehow the domino effect takes place. Less people are socializing with the bodies that are present. Some of the people with gadgets begin to engage with online activities. I am sooo guilty of it, I have even coined the phrase “what are you FaceBooking around?”

, because of the amount of times people get distracted by their gadgets. I agree with Sherry Turkle and her Ted Talk Connected, but alone that receiving an affirming text is just like getting a hug, as I write this I think that I should text my step-daughter and let her know that I am so proud of her today. But, it is sad to have to admit, but the first thing I do in the morning is roll over and grab my phone, as it is only an arms reach away. Between this course and 831 last semester, I have made a conscious effort to include more technology in the classroom. Yellowstone national park. Companion . Before We Were Connected: How To Achieve a Statewide Professional Learning Network. It’s only fair that I begin this post with an honest perception of my experience as a “connected” teacher in the state of Tennessee. My journey began in 2001, when I accepted a 3rd grade teaching position in Shelby County, TN.

The county was small, yet quaint. As many schools do, we taught in silos—but being that this was my first teaching job, I didn’t know any better. Throughout my years of teaching, I leaned on educators in my own schools, but began feeling alone when it came to using technology integration. I began attending local conferences, and researching online about what teaching and learning should look like. When in moments of doubt like mine, here’s my advice: don’t wait for the connections to come to you.

Trying to Find Others—And Failing in the Process Now, you might be thinking that my next move was Twitter, and that I magically connected to educators, making this a beautiful ending to my struggles. But all wasn’t lost. A Call to (PLN) Arms. To Find Success, Psychologists Recommend More Listening and Connecting. Do you struggle to understand what people may be thinking? Do you wonder why you are not as successful as you want to be? Do you think that sometimes your emotions get the best of you? If so, you may need to improve your emotional intelligence.

It was two Yale psychologists, John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey, who originally coined the term emotional intelligence to describe the understanding that we all have different personalities, different wants and needs, and different ways of showing our emotions. To navigate successfully through this emotional realm takes awareness and understanding.

Emotional intelligence allows you to develop and focus the skills that will help you understand people better, attain the type of success you want, and stay on top of your emotions. When you understand the essentials of emotional intelligence, you can learn more about yourself while you lead and interact with others. 1. 2. 3. 4. Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum. Below is my paper as it appears in Innovate – Journal of Online Education. Many, many thanks to the fine folks there for all their help. Note: this journal has since gone ‘out of print’. the originals are still available at but i have adjusted the links here so that they continue to work. The truths of which the masses now approve are the very truths that the fighters at the outposts held to in the days of our grandfathers.

We fighters at the outposts nowadays no longer approve of them; and I do not believe there is any other well-ascertained truth except this, that no community can live a healthy life if it is nourished only on such old marrowless truths. —Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People (1882/2000, IV.i) Knowledge as negotiation is not an entirely new concept in educational circles; social contructivist and connectivist pedagogies, for instance, are centered on the process of negotiation as a learning process. On Knowledge Information is the foundation of knowledge. Internet of Things: Connectivity for a smarter world. Mark Zuckerberg Should Not Have Met With Conservative Leaders. The LaaN Theory. Reference: Chatti, M. A. (2010). The LaaN Theory. In Personalization in Technology Enhanced Learning: A Social Software Perspective (pp. 19-42). Aachen, Germany: Shaker Verlag. The LaaN Theory Mohamed Amine Chatti RWTH Aachen University One of the core issues in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is the personalization of the learning experience.

Keywords Learning Theories, LaaN, Personal Knowledge Network, Knowledge Ecology Introduction In the past few years, the discussion about technologies for learning has moved away from only institutionally managed learning management systems to the use of personal and social tools for learning. While pedagogical and technological aspects of PLEs and cMOOCs are increasingly discussed in the TEL literature, the discussion of a theoretical framework for these concepts lacks behind. Connectivism Siemens (2005) argues that knowledge and learning are today defined by connections. Complexity Theory Double Loop Learning The LaaN Theory 1. PhD. Actor-network theory (ANT), also known as the sociology of translation or sociology of associations, proposes a socio-technical account that makes no distinction in approach between the social, the natural and the technological (Callon, 1986; Latour, 1996, 2005; Law, 1992).

ANT is based upon the principle of generalized symmetry employing a single conceptual framework when interpreting actors, human and non-human. Latour (1996) writes "an ’actor’ in ANT is a semiotic definition -an actant-, that is, something that acts or to which activity is granted by others. It implies no special motivation of human individual actors, nor of humans in general. An actant can literally be anything provided it is granted to be the source of an action" (p. 370). However, ANT has several limitations to be applied as a framework for dealing with complex learning environments. Another limitation of ANT is that it does not distinguish between complex and complicated systems. References: Callon, M. (1986). The LaaN Theory. Mohamed Amine Chatti's ongoing research on Knowledge and Learning: PhD. New technologies for knowledge sharing -- FCW. New technologies for knowledge sharing Ines Mergel is a young, smart and productive faculty member at the Maxwell School at Syracuse, one of our country's leading public administration programs.

She writes mostly about social media and government. And she has just published a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government, called The Social Intranet: Insights on Managing and Sharing Knowledge Internally. We should start with the observation that opportunities for knowledge-sharing are one important reason to put people into organizations in the first place, rather than having them just work alone. We should then add another important insight: There already exists an excellent, last-century technology for sharing information among experts in an organization. But both these traditional technologies have important limitations. These different features work in different ways. How can government encourage the creation and actual use by employees of social intranets? Weblog: Connected Learning. A few years ago, I conducted a study with a large team of researchers on how young people were learning through electronic games, social media, and digital media production.

We saw many reasons to be hopeful as to how the online world could support learning that is social, participatory, and driven by the personal needs and interests of the learner. We were inspired by young people who were taking to the online world to learn complex technical skills, create and share sophisticated media works, engage in social causes, and pursue specialized knowledge. At same time, we found reasons for concern. While highly activated and motivated youth were mining the learning riches of the Internet, these young people were a decided minority, and tended to be those who were already technologically and educationally privileged. Were we in fact seeing a new kind of equity gap, an emerging digital learning elite? The Essence of Connected Learning from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. Connecting to Create Change: A Q&A With Erica Dhawan. Question: What do the founder of Quirky, the creator of Duolingo, and the farmer who grew the world’s largest pumpkin have in common?

Answer: They all leveraged “connectional intelligence” on their path to success. So, what exactly is this skill, and how can you use it to accomplish your goals? For that answer, we turned to Erica Dhawan, the co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Your book focuses on the concept of “connectional intelligence,” which you and your co-author, Saj-nicole Joni, explain is a skill people can employ to—well—get big things done! A lot of the ways that we measure relationships and connections is by quantity, such as how many Twitter followers or Facebook likes you have. How did you first identify connectional intelligence as a skill that people can learn and leverage? That stems from my personal story. I love the story of Jared Heyman, the founder of CrowdMed. Photo of people working courtesy of Shutterstock. The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926. Is Connectivism A New Learning Theory Based on Old Ideas?

Theories of Learning - Successful Student. Places_to_Go-__Connectivism__Connective_Knowledge.pdf. Conectivismo.pdf. Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past? | Kop. Conectivismo.pdf.