Week 10: Openness: Social Change and Future Directions


This is a heavy assignment week, no readings are assigned.

That said, Stephen offers two of his papers as optional reading:
Models for Sustainable Open Educational Resources
Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education
Activities:

Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list

Wed: Two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link):

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion
Assignments:

1. Continue regular weekly activities – blogging, developing your concept map, and follow the distributed conversation through various sites (pageflakes, delicious, Google Alerts).

2. Complete and submit final paper (Due November 17). You can post the paper on your site as a blog post or post in the Moodle Forum

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Week 9: What Becomes of the Teacher? New Roles for Educators

Readings

This is a heavy assignment week, no readings are assigned. George and Stephen will, however, provide a short paper/recording on the subject to initiate discussion…
Activities:

Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list

Wed: Two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link):

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion

Leave a comment

Filed under New roles for educators

Week 8: Power, Control, Validity, and Authority in Distributed Environments

Readings

The Fifth Estate – Through the Network (of Networks) .pdf

Network Logic: Who governs in an interconnected world? (.pdf) (this is a long paper/book. Skim sections that you find to be of interest).
Activities:

Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list

Wed: Two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link): 11 am CST: See time zone conversions7 pm CST: See time zone conversions. Alec Couros will be presenting during both times, followed by informal conversation.

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion
Assignments:

1. Continue regular weekly activities – blogging, developing your concept map, and follow the distributed conversation through various sites (pageflakes, delicious, Google Alerts).

2. Post your updated concept map on your blog.

3. Continue to work on your final presentation.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Week 7: Instructional Design and Connectivism

Week 7: Instructional Design and Connectivism (October 20-26)

Readings

New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies

Cloudworks: Social networking for learning design .doc file

Instructional Design and Connectivism (George Siemens) 23 minute presentation


Activities:

Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list

Wed: Elluminate discussion 7 pm CST: See time zone conversions. Grainne Conole will be our guest at 11:00 am…

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion

Leave a comment

Filed under Instructional design and connectivism

Week 6: Complexity, Chaos and Randomness

Readings

Developing Online From Simplicity toward Complexity: Going with the Flow of Non-Linear Learning

Video Lecture: Complexity Science

Complexity and Information Overload in Society .pdf
Activities:

Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list

Wed: Two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link): 11 am CST: See time zone conversions7 pm CST: See time zone conversions. Alec Couros will be presenting during both times, followed by informal conversation.

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion
Assignments:

1. Continue regular weekly activities – blogging, developing your concept map, and follow the distributed conversation through various sites (pageflakes, delicious, Google Alerts).

2. Begin work on your second short paper.

Additional Readings:

The new dynamics of strategy: Sense-making in a complex and complicated world (.pdf)

Leave a comment

Filed under Chaos and Randomness, Complexity

Week 5 – Notes

Kveldens Elluminate session med CCK08 generte disse stikkord:

Group vs Networks:

Gruppe kjennetegnes av likhet:

  • lik visjon
  • like verktøy
  • lik organisasjon
  • groups collaborate – samarbeider

Nettverk kjennetegnes av ulikheter:

  • ulike visjoner (individorienterte)
  • ulike verktøy
  • ulike organisasjoner
  • groups cooperate – samvirker

Les også:

Seven Habits of Highly Connected People

  1. Be reactive
  2. Go with the flow
  3. Connections comes first
  4. Share
  5. RTFM (learn for yourself, before seeking instruction from others)
  6. Cooperate
  7. Be yourself

Leave a comment

Filed under Connectivism and Connective Knowledge

Week 5

Week 5: Connectives and Collectives: Distinctions Between Networks and Groups

Readings

Groups Vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues – Stephen Downes

That Group Feeling – Stephen Downes

Downes Interview: Groups and Networks (here’s the image from the video)

Group and Network (presentation, George Siemens)

Optional

Collectives, Networks and Groups in Social Software for E-Learning – Terry Anderson and John Dron

Activities:

Mon: Recorded presentations and readings will be posted to the email list

Wed: Two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link): 11 am CST: See time zone conversions7 pm CST: See time zone conversions. ‘

Friday: Discussion via USTREAM 11 am CST: See time zone conversion
Assignments:

1. Continue regular weekly activities – blogging, developing your concept map, and follow the distributed conversation through various sites (pageflakes, delicious, Google Alerts). In your blog posts, consider the question: Have you begun to see the rudiments of a learning network forming? Has some of the conceptual uncertainty settled?

2. If you have not done so, set up an account with Google Reader and subscribe to a few of the blogs from fellow participants that you’ve found to be insightful or valuable in your learning.

Leave a comment

Filed under Connectivism and Connective Knowledge