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Connectivism principles and course design. December 31, 2010 by jennymackness There seem to be an increasing number of attempts to design courses based on connectivism principles.

Connectivism principles and course design

In my last post I wrote To think of a MOOC as being wrong is to think of it as a course. For me a MOOC is the antithesis of a course. Записная книжка Владимира Алексеева : The End Of The Course #PLENK2010. VNA open data file for CCK09 forum 2 released. What's wrong with (M)OOCs? Welcome to MOOC.CA ~ MOOC. What's wrong with MOOCS (eluminate discussion) Start Session Optionally, you can pre-configure your computer and test your audio using one of our Configuration Rooms prior to your session.

What's wrong with MOOCS (eluminate discussion)

Please visit our "First time Users" section in the Support Portal to view configuration rooms for Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing. Note: When joining a Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing session for the first time you will see a Security Dialog. Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing is asking for you to run this application without a verification of its digital signature. Due to the dynamic abilities of our software we are unable to sign certain application files. Lisa’s (Online) Teaching Blog » Blog Archive » Got MOOC? I have now been an enrolled student in two classes being referred to as MOOCs (Massively Open Online Classes).

Lisa’s (Online) Teaching Blog » Blog Archive » Got MOOC?

I attended a discussion today that was offered by George Siemens in his blog post “What’s wrong with (M)OOCs? “. I commented there on some challenges to MOOCs in traditional disciplines, but I am also formulating some ideas regarding the possible different types and formats of MOOCs as I adapt my own thinking in a way that will help me design a History MOOC. What’s wrong with (M)OOCs? Jgchesney. Blogs Wikis Docs Chart. Time Zones. MOOCs and the stock university course #plenk2010. A first consideration of adapting MOOC techniques to the stock university situation.

MOOCs and the stock university course #plenk2010

Have a look at these notes on Stephen Downes’s presentation. The more I’m immersed in the PLENK course and material, the more possibilities I see for driving MOOC teaching techniques and approaches into the stock university courses I teach. For instance, we have new a sophomore level Argument and Exposition course (A&E.

Gotta like the double joke in that course title) for learning research practices. Downes’s example of how to find a niche and set up a PLE suggests that I can adapt MOOC practices into a course project. Students will be on their own when it comes to the kinds of activities they take on, the kind of artifacts they create. What’s in it for us? What’s needed? As Stephen mentions, The Daily is vital to the movement and maintaining participation in the course. What else is needed? Seems worth it so far. My Personal Learning Network is the most awesomest thing ever!!

We wrapped up our open course on Personal Learning Environments and Networks a few weeks ago.

My Personal Learning Network is the most awesomest thing ever!!

I want to address a few aspects of the discussion about personal learning networks (PLN). Often, on Twitter, blogs, and Facebook, I’ll read some variant of “my PLN is the most wonderful thing evar!!!” “It meets all my knowledge and emotional needs” “It’s better than getting a university degree” “It makes my toast in the morning” “It cleans the oven and the toilet”..and so on. From reading these posts, a reader uninitiated in the land of PLNs would quickly conclude that the key failing in politics, currently in North and South Korea, is the failure of leaders to build their own PLN. Let’s tackle this in a bit more detail. Connecting with others is a satisfying experience. Where things get a bit more confusing with PLNs is when we fail to advance beyond those warm fuzzy feelings about being connected to others with more substantive knowledge and action.

BLC10 - Keynote - Resnick. Jenny Connected: PLEs and Learner Autonomy. Is lurking ever indefensible? December 11, 2010 by jennymackness I have been thinking about this question since my last post.

Is lurking ever indefensible?

I notice that discussion on George’s blog has ceased and he has moved on, but the PLENK2010 NRC research team are continuing to pursue the question through two online surveys – one for active participants and one for self-confessed lurkers. The problem is that I don’t see this as an ‘either/or’ issue. Cultivating communities of practice ... Today's marketplace is fueled by knowledge. Yet organizing systematically to leverage knowledge remains a challenge. Leading companies have discovered that technology is not enough, and that cultivating communities of practice is the keystone of an effective knowledge strategy. Communities of practice come together around common interests and expertise- whether they consist of first-line managers or customer service representatives, neurosurgeons or software programmers, city managers or home-improvement amateurs.

They create, share, and apply knowledge within and across the boundaries of teams, business units, and even entire companies-providing a concrete path toward creating a true knowledge organization. InCultivating Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Museums and the Web 2010: Papers: Liu, A., et al., Dulwich OnView: A Museum Blog Run by the Community for the Community. 1.

Museums and the Web 2010: Papers: Liu, A., et al., Dulwich OnView: A Museum Blog Run by the Community for the Community

Introduction Dulwich OnView (DOV) is a unique example of a museum blog run by volunteers from its Friends and the local community, with posts about both. This combination increases exposure and interest in the museum (Dulwich Picture Gallery in southeast London, UK), attracting new audiences. MOOCS.