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December 2, 2011

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This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the change11 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.

Come get your badges!
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
Rhizomatic Week Achievement in Change11An interesting brainstorm item on gaming, motivation and achievement came up while reading and commenting on Jaap's blog. This particular blog is about badges (or achievements) in MOOCs. Interestingly enough I also saw Dave Cormier's tweet about having a badge on his blog (seemed like a tongue in cheek post). Serious, or not, I've included the image in this post.In any case, if you scroll down Jaap commented:In my opinion badges .... [Link] Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:02:00 +0000 [Comment]

Contrary to former rumours, Moodle LMS is alive and well! #change11
coachcarole, Baranduda Blog
There is a new surge of interest in the use of the Moodle 2.0 Learning Management System in my neck of the woods. Several requests for helping others get Moodling have come across my desk in recent months and I’m focussing on methods on doing that better. Even the larger TAFE organisations are migrating their [...] [Link] Fri, 02 Dec 2011 05:04:56 +0000 [Comment]

Soft stuff, hard stuff, and invisible elephants
cbran250, CAB Thoughts
Setup for the Live Presentation: The live session in Elluminate with Jon Dron had some initial sound problems, but these were quickly corrected.  The technology is not transparent as yet, but things do seem to be getting better. Content: The humble screwdriver serves as Dron's opening example.  It is a single tool that can have [...] [Link] Fri, 02 Dec 2011 03:46:15 +0000 [Comment]

Using Twitter on the Half-Dipper Bridge #change11
Andrew Neuendorf, Junct Blog
Based on I.S.T (Internet Standard Time) , this 2010 David Carr article about Twitter is ancient. However, I've just come around to David Carr after watching the brilliant Page One, so forgive me for coming late to the party.Carr, who was initially a Twitter skeptic, has come to find great value in the micro-blogging software:At first, Twitter can be overwhelming, but think of it as a river of data rushing past that I dip a cup into every once in a while. Much of what I need to know is in .... [Link] 2011-12-01T10:01:00.001-06:00 [Comment]

learning and knowledge #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv
This (see under) text makes me think, so I will rip it to pieces and comment on it for some days. (is this a reductionist way of reading?) “…What are the limitations of this [rhizomatic] approach?  Cormier admits that it fits some areas better than others.  It is well suited when learners whish to push [...] [Link] Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:53:45 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 Mobile Learning
Lars Was, Lars Was
Interesting infograph (by StudyBlue) about how students use/learn with their smartphones. The way we learn is definitely changing. Smartphones will be a part of it, I think. I just don’t know how exactly. Some time ago I lurked the MobiMOOC for a while and listened to Zoraini Wati Abas as part of the Change11 MOOC. It [...] [Link] Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:40:51 +0000 [Comment]

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Opening up sim creation - Clark Aldrich tells us how he does it.
brainysmurf, 120 - EdTech - Insights, December 1, 2011.

Yesterday's presentation had interesting content and good take-away concepts. Clark's speed at navigating both the back-channel and his own presentation was astounding but the delivery didn't work for me, overall. Unfortunately, the presentation felt rushed and was far less interactive than promised at the beginning of the session. I hope we can have more interaction on Friday to take advantage of the 'live' nature of the synchronous [Comment]

Gamification, simulation, empowerment, motivation, difficulty :: Level Up!
brainysmurf, 106 - Multilitteratus Incognitus, December 1, 2011.

Great synthesis, AK, and thanks for the nod to my post and links to the gaming world, about which I know a little bit and loved ones know lots. A mooc has instant appeal for me because I set my *own* difficulty level, which is a composite of the technical aspects, time commitments, content and rewards/level of interest for me. Examples: Lower difficulty (for me): * Reading some blogs off The Daily * Attending live sessions Medium difficulty (for me): * Responding to blogs on The Daily * Following Twitter (too slow behind firewall) * Following FaceBook (can't do it at work, don't want to make much time at home) Higher difficulty (for me): * Watching recordings of live sessions I've missed (no fun for me, too long) * Suggested readings that are particularly academic in tone * Drawing or making a video * Google + or other social spaces (no interest for me) At first, writing my own blog was new and intimidating (high difficulty) for me. However, I used my personal .... [Comment]

Constraints and Change in ChangeMooc
brainysmurf, 128 - Jenny Connected, December 1, 2011.

Thanks for this articulate analysis, Jenny. I am still confused by the debate over structure and who is responsible for shaping it. Isn't each learner responsible for *choosing* or developing a level of structure in learning that works for him or her? I believe that #change11 is well designed for considerable openness as well as some structure (The Daily, the live sessions, the speaker line up, etc.) To me, this is more than enough structure "to kick against". I agree that there is a lot going on in #change11. It may be too much for those who aren't used to it, I guess, and they vote with their feet and leave. This is totally fine in my books, since I believe one can enter and exit gracefully from a learning experience at any time. I can see my own learning just fine because I have developed my own quirky little system for dealing with the volume. It was hard work and I tried and failed and all of this messy struggle taught me a great deal about my preferences and the .... [Comment]


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

Kevin Ryan, Re: Article: Designing Sims, Lynne, have been watching your comments. I have ....
brainysmurf, Re: Article: Designing Sims, I really appreciate this level of detail in the ....


Put the hashtag #change11 in your tweets and we will post it here

@allanquartz tweeted: Via @MindShiftKQED: Rewards of Role Reversal: Teachers Learn, Students Teach | | # 2011-12-02T06:36:27Z

@jonesytheteachr tweeted: Who else in EastOZ is getting up at 4am Sat to listen to Clark Aldrich talk about designing sims? Anyone? Anyone? # 2011-12-02T09:49:26Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Stanford expands free, online information technology course offerings | ZDNet - #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-02T07:19:04Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: Reading Aldrich's books on sims for #change11 - interesting 2011-12-02T02:54:58Z

@thbeth tweeted: RT @RobeleU: The #change11 journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @connectingl @thbeth @innovatemyschl @pamelalibrarian @ 2011-12-02T01:47:25Z

@scottlo tweeted: @giuliaforsythe I just found an interesting Call For Papers via your #change11 MOOC thing - - wanna go for it 2011-12-01T20:29:07Z

@eddebainbridge tweeted: RT @RobeleU: The #change11 journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @raojeda @jgh @susanmazza @emilyembury @ 2011-12-01T19:14:54Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: When everyone does it, I don't.When nobody does it, I do. Is it you? it's me. I think, I am. You think, you are unique in identity # 2011-12-01T14:11:25Z

@robinyap tweeted: RT @JeffreyKeefer: Blogged: Avatar and Game Design with Clark Aldrich #change11 #ADDIE # 2011-12-01T15:10:11Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: EdTech - Insights: #change11 - some harder technology - #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T14:20:02Z

@aneuendorf tweeted: @carr2n is using Twitter at the Half-Dipper Bridge: #change11 # 2011-12-01T15:59:18Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: badges are back as a topic of discussion in #change11 - interesting stuff 2011-12-01T15:28:02Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: Creativity & Multicultural Communication (#CMC11) HP Office & Global Innovation (Frank Kowalski) NOW: #edchat # 2011-12-01T16:59:45Z

@LarsWas tweeted: #change11 Mobile Learning 2011-12-01T16:40:56Z

@patriciab tweeted: Designing for learning (eLearning papers special edition) #elearning # 2011-12-01T16:26:00Z

@GerryYYC tweeted: Clark Aldrich - good presentation # 2011-12-01T17:16:22Z

@GerryYYC tweeted: I just finished listening to Clark Aldrich's presentation SIM Games building very interesting not a game # 2011-12-01T17:15:16Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: #CMC11 Open Live Session w. (Frank Kowalski: HP Office & Global Innovation) NOW: #change11 #edchat #edtech # 2011-12-01T17:03:23Z

@RobeleU tweeted: The #change11 journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @connectingl @thbeth @innovatemyschl @pamelalibrarian @ 2011-12-01T13:07:00Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Pre-Conference Events - ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2011 - #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T07:37:53Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments. #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T06:53:32Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Donald Clark Plan B: 21st Century Skills are so last century! - #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T06:50:21Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: 5 Ways Online Learning Education May Improve Your Social Life #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T07:42:45Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Our 10 Favorite Websites & Blogs | Getting Smart - #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T07:41:48Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Good morning!!! New #UkrEL11 | - # 2011-12-01T07:54:22Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: How People Learn & Understanding by Design- #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T07:51:19Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Education in the Digital Age | Digital Learning Now - #UkrEl11 # 2011-12-01T07:45:49Z

@eraser tweeted: RT @juandoming: RT @NikitaShraim: #change11 as emerging out of complex networks and MOOC via @juandoming | @scoopit 2011-12-01T09:07:49Z

@AnaCristinaPrts tweeted: RT @juandoming: RT @NikitaShraim: #change11 as emerging out of complex networks and MOOC via @juandoming | @scoopit 2011-12-01T08:55:21Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: What if?If learners know how to learn themselves, educators know how to educate. If our education recognizes we learn & contribute # 2011-12-01T03:39:30Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: Risk management is popular in formal institution. Sounds a taboo in social/ informal learning. Seldom discussed, in games-SL. Why? # 2011-12-01T01:37:16Z

@celwalsh tweeted: listened to Clark Aldrich's excellent presentation on Sims game building. How to cost a game and process info was enlightening.# 2011-12-01T01:21:34Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: #Change11 Leadership Lessons in Online Game Community 2011-12-01T04:36:24Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: RT @gsiemens: agree. good session RT @jonesytheteachr: Just been listening to Clark Aldrich explain Sim Game building via #change11. Awesome 2011-12-01T04:18:50Z

@gjcanada tweeted: Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators OLDaily #13 in most engaged ed blogs # 2011-12-01T04:01:01Z

@Luannabxc tweeted: #Change11 Leadership Lessons in Online Game Community ...: Are you an online _game_ player? What are your... 2011-12-01T04:46:35Z

@Cris2B tweeted: Basic questions -- no clear answers: Interpreting The US Constitution In The Digital Era : # 2011-12-01T04:44:37Z

@Cris2B tweeted: We may all yet star in our own reality show -- The Age Of Unintended Celebrity : All Tech Considered : NPR # 2011-12-01T04:48:51Z

@jupidu tweeted: do we observe real changes in higher education?? @heinz # 2011-11-30T21:26:04Z

@ashleyproud tweeted: Do bloggers have a responsibility to respond to comments? I would love to hear your thoughts #edchat # 2011-11-30T22:46:23Z

@thbeth tweeted: #change11 @eadsunday The culture of NIH (Not Invented Here) is endemic. 2011-11-30T22:29:32Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: #Change11 @ryantracey @learn_logic We once had used Ning in but as it costs, we had to discontinue 2011-11-30T23:46:31Z

@veigaxu tweeted: #change11 live online session starts in half an hour. 2011-11-30T17:17:47Z

@jonesytheteachr tweeted: Just been listening to Clark Aldrich explain Sim Game building via #change11. Awesome 2011-11-30T18:01:32Z

@raojeda tweeted: "Where education matters, you use simulations... for other things use everything else." +/- said Clark Aldrich in # 2011-11-30T17:28:10Z

@raojeda tweeted: Entra al MOOC... interesante modelo para hacer simulaciones y juegos... #change11@edumorfosis @avunque @ 2011-11-30T17:18:30Z

@gsiemens tweeted: Hey, #change11 folks, here are all the Collaborate recordings from previous sessions: 2011-11-30T18:07:32Z

@gsiemens tweeted: agree. good session RT @jonesytheteachr: Just been listening to Clark Aldrich explain Sim Game building via #change11. Awesome 2011-11-30T18:02:24Z

@Downes tweeted: #change11 Clark Aldrich audio and Elluminate recordings now available on the recordings page - 2011-11-30T18:21:19Z

@bonstewart tweeted: RT @gsiemens: Hey, #change11 folks, here are all the Collaborate recordings from previous sessions: 2011-11-30T18:11:30Z