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September 26, 2011

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Session with Martin Weller
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Start: 2011-09-28 12:00 EDT (Check Time Zones)
Finish: 2011-09-28 13:00 EDT
Synchronous session - this is scheduled for Wednesday 28th at 12:00 pm Toronto (Eastern) time. Conversions to different time zones can be found here. The intention is for this to be an open session to discuss any of the issues, but there will be some prompts also. #week3

Feature Article

Week 3: Martin Weller

Digital Scholarship - Introduction
Hello, and welcome to my week of the Change MOOC. This week is concerned with the theme of digital scholarship. If you’re not sure what that means, then don’t worry, we’ll explore that in the next section, but a rough definition might be ‘changes in academic practice as a result of new technology’.
#week3 Martin Weller, September 25, 2011 [Link] [Comment]

Facilitator Posts

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Second Life group for Change 2011
Sharon Collingwood, Second Life, September 26, 2011.

Sharon Collingwood writes, "I've set up a Second Life group for Change 2011 --to join, just search for Change 2011 in the Second Life search menu. I've also made a little space for discussion and/or posting of blogs, information, whatever people feel would be useful. It has a small orientation area for people who are new to Second Life. To visit: Or people can just IM me -- Ellie Brewster is my avatar. I did the Second LIfe group for the 2009 course, and I still have a list of people from that, so I'll make an announcement about it to that group, too.We'll see what develops." [Comment]

Short Video: How to track conversations in #change11
George Siemens, , September 25, 2011.

This is a short (3 minute) video on how to track conversations, engage with others in the course, and start to form or develop your personal learning network. It is very common to experience the "MOOC muddle" for the first few weeks in an open online course. Too much info, too distributed, too many tools, too many people, etc. After a period of a few weeks, you'll become somewhat acclimated to the environment, the technologies we use, and our pedagogical approach. All of this to say: you are feeling exactly like you should right now :). [Comment]

The Digital Scholar
September 26, 2011. Martin Weller Bloomsbury Academic As I mention in the video, the week is largely based around a book I’ve just published, called The Digital Scholar. This was published by Bloomsbury, but is available as a free open access book, under a Creative Commons license here: [Link]

Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the change11 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.
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Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum » Dave's Educational Blog
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Highlights and Sticky Notes:True, this reminds me of the recent discussion about the role of academic publishers... - dnlsplmnnTags: no_tagby: [Link] Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:47:36 -0000 [Comment]

eBlooms - A taxonomy for E-Learning design | E-Learning Council
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: BloomsTaxonomy, pedagogy, bloomby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:38:15 -0000 [Comment]

Bloom's by Joshua Coupal on Prezi
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: BloomsTaxonomy, pedagogy, Preziby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:37:06 -0000 [Comment]

The more things change.... You know the ...
David Stauffer, Attempted Change
David Stauffer shared a post with you on Google+. Google+ makes sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Learn more.Join Google+The more things change....You know the rest of the saying. Or perhaps your from a culture not familiar with it. They proverb goes "The more things change, the more they stay the same". ( isn't so much about anything that's come up in the #change11 MOOC, so much as me thinking about how I'm .... [Link] Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:11:00 +0000 [Comment]

Welcome to My PLE! - YouTube
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Comments:Video of a 7th grade student's PLE - Allan QuartlyTags: #change11, education, technology, web2.0, change11by: Allan [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 23:32:27 -0000 [Comment]

Jeff Selingo: Think Different? Not on College Campuses
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: #change11, college, badgesby: Tai [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 19:14:14 -0000 [Comment]

20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic | Jeffbullas's Blog
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: infographic, socialmedia, education, e-learningby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:17:56 -0000 [Comment]

Mobile Learning Uso SMS celulares, iphone, ipad, BB..
Claudia Guerrero, Nuevas Maneras de aprender y de Pensar
La variedad de propuestas móbiles me deja fuera de la posibilidad de concretar algo particular tanto para aprender como para comunicarme con mis alumnos a través del celular.Rescato enlaces que proponen nuevos caminos y formas de ingresar en estas nuevas propuestasDe Evangelina Chávez Luz Pearson Fernando Gabriel Gutiérrez lo pronto lo más que puedo .... [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 15:23:00 +0000 [Comment]

Semantic Web Technology and the Future of Learning | Online Universities
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: semantic web, web3.0by: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:10:10 -0000 [Comment]

Take my Hand: First Week of Learning in a MOOC #Change11
Donna Fry, School 2 Go
I was really looking forward to this past week - our first week of #Change11 MOOC with "course content".  What I found was that instead of content, most conversations were around the challenges of just setting up a personal learning environment to take part in the MOOC. For those still struggling, here is a good overview of a starting place - a strategy for getting into a routine for course participation. I only just found this last night ( [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:16:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Change, Change Management and Transformation
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
I love this post on Change Management: Change is endemic in the education sector. The pressures for change come from all sides: globalisation, government initiatives, doing more with less, improving the quality of student learning and the learning experience, and … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:47:55 +0000 [Comment]

Connectivism and research
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
A post that caught my attention this week was one made by Peter Shuckie – - in the Change11 Facebook group – The post is basically about the constraints imposed by Higher Education institutions on how research can and should be conducted. Peter is in the first year of his PhD studies and has [...] [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:08:52 +0000 [Comment]

Connectivism in schools
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
The question has been raised again (by Allan Quartly in the Change11 Facebook group ) about whether connectivism applies to schools. I was wondering whether anyone has been thinking about this course from a school’s perspective. From what I can see, a lot of the research seems to come from “adult” learning environments and [...] [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:53:03 +0000 [Comment]

MOOCs as ecologies – or – why i work on MOOCs
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: MOOC, ukrel11by: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:48:19 -0000 [Comment]

Misconceptions about mLearning
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
I thought it would be great to start a blog post about misconceptions that you've come across about mLearning that you would like to share.  To kick this off here's what I've heard a lot:"you can't even begin to look at mLearning until everyone has an iPad (or other tablet)"FALSE!You can indeed start to look (and implement!) a load of mLearning options.  Good mLearning is not device  dependent - good mLearning (like all learning) is based on a .... [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 08:33:00 +0000 [Comment]

How the World Uses Social Networks OPENBLOCKINFOGRAPHICCLOSEBLOCK - Summify
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: INFOGRAPHIC, social networksby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:36:36 -0000 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-09-25
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT eBooks and Textbooks of the future #eBook #Infographic #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT The future of learning is … social #sociallearning #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT Teaching Online: Choosing the Right Platform via @Getting_Smart #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT "Should students opt out of face-to-face education?" on ISTE Community: #learning #mlearning @tmstaffordllc # Powered [...] [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-25
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT eBooks and Textbooks of the future #eBook #Infographic #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT The future of learning is … social #sociallearning #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT Teaching Online: Choosing the Right Platform via @Getting_Smart #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT "Should students opt out of face-to-face education?" on ISTE Community: #learning #mlearning @tmstaffordllc # RT [...] [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:58:00 +0000 [Comment]

Jeffrey's Twitter Updates for 2011-09-25
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
For all the weather forecasts of doom and gloom and rain and storms today, it has been sunny and lovely outside. # @mark_mcguire @francesbell Thank you! # @kiwicito Why such a change in schedule? #phdchat # @mark_mcguire @francesbell I have not seen a reference for this; can you share a link? Thanks #change11 #eci831 OPENBLOCK... [Link] Sun, 25 Sep 2011 06:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

Why schools seem unwilling to adopt new technologies (#change11)
Allan Quartly, At the chalkface
Oftentimes people point to research conducted in a university context to ask why teachers aren't implementing social media services into their teaching practice. The simple answer is schools are different to universities, our clientele is different. The clientele of a university is it's students - the clientele of a school is society in general and parents in particular. Before we try and convince teachers to grasp change in education, it is always necessary to convince parents that .... [Link] 2011-09-20T18:18:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Answers to some of the questions on Zoraini's SMS use...
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
I finally had an opportunity to view the presentation by Dr. Zoraini Wati Abas (video below) for Week 2 of Change11. I must admit that having read the blog posts prior to viewing the presentation did influence how I viewed the presentation.  First I read Jaap's blog post, which lead me to Louise's blog. Both Jaap and Louise had some questions, and I viewed the presentation based on these questions.  Here are some thoughts (by the way, great to "see" you again Jaap!).... [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:08:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Pedagogy, Mobile Learning and Assessment in MOOC | Learner Weblog
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: assessment, learning, MOOCby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 19:56:52 -0000 [Comment]

#change11 Mobile Learning week and other random stuff on Web 2.0
Cathy, Cathy Anderson
Yes I know sometimes my blog posts can take a tour of thing in a random manner, this post will be no exception. I have a lot going on lately but I wanted to blog and keep blogging throughout this #change11 MOOC. This week's guest facilitator for #change11 was Ziraini Wata Abas from the University [...] Related posts:#change11 or what is a MOOC? Yesterday I started participating in a MOOC. What is a... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:01:50 +0000 [Comment]

Emotions in a MOOC #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv
George Siemens posts a little video How to track conversations in #change11: (3 min video). This message is an example of the importance of emotion in a MOOC. George says (but does not use the words) curiosity and commitment and involvement in your own subjects are important in a MOOC. Writing a blog is [...] [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 11:06:56 +0000 [Comment]

Jeffrey's Twitter Updates for 2011-09-24
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
Hoping to scan and catch up on some of the #change11 readings and postings and sharing today. # Ironic the US offers peace advice to the Middle East and debt advice to Greece. Wish we would mind our business and repair our own house. # @MisaimedBrain How actor-network theory of you! # Goodness, I OPENBLOCK... [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 06:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: BloomsTaxonomyby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 07:24:16 -0000 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-09-24
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT Using Mobile Learning Devices In & Outside the Classroom #mlearning #edchat #edtech @tmstaffordllc # RT Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction via @Edutopia #mlearning @tmstaffordllc # RT Video: Mobile filtering for mobile devices, handhelds, iOS, & BYOD #edtech #mlearning @tmstaffordllc # RT Mobile devices support lifelong learning & b/c [...] [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

educational-origami - home
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Comments:Wiki covering Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. - Allan QuartlyTags: #change11, education, technology, learning, web2.0, wiki, resources, e-learning, Bloom, taxonomy, digital, change11by: Allan [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 04:42:35 -0000 [Comment]

The tale of the 'achingly beautiful' and 'sad' Tweet
Jennifer Sinclair, The MOOCow
My engagement with the MOOC has taken a big leap forward because it has helped to increase my confidence and experience in the e-environment. I am already convinced of the value of participating in the MOOC because of this. It has helped to break down my threshold of resistance and fear of going on-line. But, as I mentioned in my previous blog, now I've gotten over my initial resistances its turning out to be fun. Like a game, I'm learning some rules and skills as I go, by trial and .... [Link] 2011-09-23T19:23:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Which innovations should we adopt? Comments on the role of a MOOC
Jennifer, Social Constructivist
This morning I read a few blog posts from the MOOC daily newsletter, one of which was from Sue Hellman, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS made some interesting observations about applying technology with a one-size- fits- all approach, namely, that it doesn't work. I agree. But I didn't quite agree that new technology and pedagogy ideas are necessarily presented as 'cure all' - but that is often how people .... [Link] 2011-09-23T16:04:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Language Learning MOOC
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
I am happy to see that the topic of MOOCs as a language learning tool have come up in Change11!Again, even though I am not a PhD student yet, I am considering topics for a potential dissertation. The idea is that if I have an idea going in, and it's partially developed, I won't be stuck in dissertation purgatory :-)In any case, I've been participating in, and observing, various MOOCs over the past nine months and what's emerged is that different MOOCs take .... [Link] Fri, 23 Sep 2011 21:52:00 +0000 [Comment]

Variety of mobile learning options
edmusings, Edmusings
I have been following the latest MOOC - change11 topic on mobile learning, which intrigues me as a potential learning technology. It seems countries outside of North America are relying more on this technology for education, leaving us well behind. For instance, Africa is seeing an explosion of cell use: Did You Know – Mobile stats [...] [Link] Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:35:51 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Pedagogy, Mobile Learning and Assessment in MOOC
Paulo Simões, Change11 |
... Is assessment always necessary in learning (in particular informal learning or social learning)? Can people learn effectively without being assessed? May be not, under a formal education system. But if we argue that it is growth of a person as a product of learning (refer to Stephen’s slides on Connectivism), and based on Connectivism and transculturality, then the assessment would be embedded in the “growth of knowledge, skills and competency”, which could be .... [Link] 2011-09-23T15:55:16Z [Comment]

What is it good for? Mobile devices for learning
Yukonsyl, eXplorations
I've been looking forward to this week cuz we have been exploring the use of mobile devices at our college. We have a small (but growing) group of instructors who have iPads and are exploring how they can be used in the classroom or during faculty meetings. We also have an exciting project in our library where the staff are exploring the use of Asus Transformers (tablets) for posting and sharing information with students. But I have still felt somewhat lost as to the best way mobile .... [Link] Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:43:00 +0000 [Comment]

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New Discussion Threads

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#change11 Double, double, toil and trouble ...
Jim Stauffer, 153 - Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, September 25, 2011.

My thoughts on innovation and one-size-fits-all: One reason creative or innovative educational solutions work so well in the first place, is that they are usually uniquely suited to the particular situation where they originated. When everyone jumps on the bandwagon and it becomes the norm, they lose sight of the original circumstances that made it successful. When a fad is imported into a different situation it often doesn't work as hyped. Sure, learn from others' creativity; but we need to think about what creative or innovative changes we can make in response to our own unique circumstances, instead of always looking for a packaged solution. I've really enjoyed reading your blog postings, but have not been able to leave a comment directly on your Posterous blog. I've tried signing in with my Twitter account several times. The "Twitter:sign in" button appears to function, but it always returns me to your blog: "Hello there. Don't believe we've met .... [Comment]

Lessons in new media: don't forget the old, simple stuff
brainysmurf, 169 - MixedRealities, September 23, 2011.

Thanks for reminding me that it was the variety of communication tools available (what we might call 'no wrong door') that helped to clarify the experience from 'is it just my personal computer?' to 'it's a sysystems issue!' to 'come join us on Fuze instead!' I think it was less than 20 minutes from false start to success. Amazing! Whether one was watching the changemooc home page, following Twitter, FB or all of the above, it was fairly easy to troubleshoot and navigate to the new space for the meeting. We also had the comfort of knowing the presentation was being recorded so we could come back to it later if [Comment]

MOOC migrants
brainysmurf, 54 - Reflections on the Knowledge Society, September 23, 2011.

Thanks for this, it resonates so well with my own feelings of 'moocing about' as you say and not needing or wanting to set specific objectives. Moocs are everything that I wish my workplace could really be: networked, sharing by default, respectful, tolerant, diverse, horizontal, sometimes collaborative, often cooperative. I am here because it's refreshing (even on my third go) and now I get excited to see familiar names out there. My primary driver in this one is simple exposure to viewpoints and resources. I am continuing to get more comfortable with sampling from all that is growing in the learnscape (nod to Jay Cross for that word). I just want to run around in the field like a kid holding a kite, stopping to smell whatever wildflowers catch my eye. I'm not here to mow the lawn into perfect rows of a specific height set by someone else's standards or expectations...believe me, I get enough of that boxed in feeling Monday to Friday. :) [Comment]


These are individual comments posted today to the discussion threads (for new discussion threads, see the list above).

Zoraini Wati Abas, Re: Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia, Dear Gerry, Thank you for your comments. You ....
Gerry Suffield, Re: Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia, Thank you for sharing your experience using ....
Jenny, Re: Life presentation on #change11, Yes, I think implementing the standard three ...., Re: Change11 Facebook Group, Information overload! I guess every little bit ....
Teresa MacKinnon, Re: Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia, What I find interesting is that the ....