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February 27, 2012

Week 25: Stephen Downes

This week we welcome Stephen Downes to the #Change11 open online course. week25

Stephen Downes is a senior researcher for Canada's National Research Council and a leading proponent of the use of online media and services in education. As the author of the widely-read OLDaily online newsletter, Downes has earned international recognition for his leading-edge work in the field of online learning.

There will be two online sessions this week:

Wednesday February 29 at 12 noon Eastern (Check your time zone)

Wednesday: We will talk about the implications of the principles outlines in this introduction. In particular, we will describe the elements of language, the principles for effective communities, and the pedagogy of connectivism.

Friday March 2 at 12 noon eastern (Check your time zone)

Friday: We will receive and discuss your activities for this week. Participants will be asked to present their artifacts, as described below. Then we will discuss them from the perspective of the principles discussed on Wednesday.

Both sessions will be held here. [Comment]

Week 25 Activities

1. Create a learning artifact

Keep your learning artifact simple and to the point. For example, describe how to add two numbers. Describe how to use Mr. Potato-head. Describe the major cities of France.

2. Present your learning artifact

The simpler your artifact is, the easier this section will be. In the presentation of the artifact, consider explicitly the three major elements and how communication talks place throughout them:

- How does your learning artifact instantiate knowledge? And what is the knowledge the artifact represents? Focus not simply on the statement or expression of that knowledge, but also on the organization that constitutes a deeper and more complex knowledge.

- How does a student use your artifact to learn? In what way does the artifact replicate or emulate the experience and performance of a person who already has this knowledge?

- What is the community around that knowledge – is it a community of language speakers, or practitioners, of adherents of a faith? What would characterize the community – does it revolve around an object, set of beliefs, way of looking at the world? How does the community learn?

On Friday I will ask participants to present their knowledge artifacts. At that time, in addition to considering the three elements described here, I will consider the artifact in the light of the principles introduced and discussed on Wednesday. week25

Knowledge, Learning and Community
Article by Stephen Downes. These three are intended to be represented as a cycle. Knowledge informs learning; what we learn informs community; and the community in turn creates knowledge. And the reverse: knowledge builds community, while community defines what is learned, and what is learned becomes knowledge. week25 February 27, 2012 [Link] [Comment]

Facilitator Posts

To view the entire blog post, click on the title of the post, and you will be taken to the blog post itself.

Stephen Downes: Resources
Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, February 27, 2012.

The Purpose of Learning
The Role of the Educator
Deinstitutionalizing Education
Agents Provocateurs
What Is Democracy In Education
A World To Change
Connectivism and Transculturality
An Operating System for the Mind
The Cloud and Collaboration
Critical Thinking in the Classroom
The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On week25 [Comment]

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.

Intentionality in the Rhizome, #cck12
Keith Hamon, Communications & Society
[Link] Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:28:00 +0000 [Comment]

Thinking collaboratively and creatively about digital texts and tools... #change11
onewheeljoe, learn, teach, repeat
Author: Samantha Penney, I recently read a Twitter feed discussion between educators about this graphic, which was published on the University of Southern Indiana's website. They were critical of this arrangement of tech tools, calling it "arbitrary foolishness" and generally "disappointing." I tended to agree, but the discussion brought me back to an article I read recently by Alice S. Horning, "The Psycholinguistics of Literacy in the Flat .... [Link] 2012-02-26T15:12:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Are there gaps in digital generations?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for the link on the views of digital natives. A lot to think about the dichotomy: visitors versus residents & digital migrants versus natives . Ana says in her post on the Web generation – a re-visit: What constitutes … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:11:23 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-26
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT @tmiket: The aim of Knowledge Management should be enabling better conversations #tmstaffordllc # RT @rkiker: Global Digital Citizen-The Role of the Teacher #tmstaffordllc # RT @britz: Social Media is hastening global cultural diffusion like no other force in human history #tmstaffordllc # RT @luludotcom: "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to [...] [Link] Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:58:00 +0000 [Comment]

The Problem of Intentionality, #cck12
Keith Hamon, Communications & Society
[Link] Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:49:00 +0000 [Comment]

Passionate teaching – a la Geetha Narayanan
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
Geetha Narayanan's presentation to ChangeMooc this week has coincided with an evening out with a friend who has recently qualified as a primary school teacher and it has been very interesting to think further about Geetha's approach to teaching and learning, and how newly qualified teachers are expected to teach in the UK. I mentioned [...] [Link] Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:37:04 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What’s the difference between Science and Engineering?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
As an engineer, I appreciate and agree with Robert’s points. Enjoy this black boxes of Science and [Link] Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:51:42 +0000 [Comment]

Individual and network or rhizome #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv
Drawing an image as reflection and contemplation on the subject. (inspired by Geetha Narayanan Slow Learning). Trying to close a gap between connectivist learning and individual learning. The creative impulse behind art is for me the most fundamentally human intellectual activity. I art therefore I am. This image is of a rhizome, the rhizome connects [...] [Link] Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:04:16 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK11 What should our future education system look like?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Education: its purpose to help people to have the ability to learn how to learn. What should our education system look like?  Though there has been much changes in the technology since the 1980s, the message as mentioned in the … Continue reading → [Link] Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:12:29 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 A summary of reflection on Theory of Learning – Connectivism
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Here is my response to Jaap in my previous post. A learning theory is a modelling of the learning, and in the case of Connectivism – Networked learning which focuses on learning as making connections.  This is based on the epistemology … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:15:51 +0000 [Comment]

Azeem o Shaan Shahensh
T, lucidTranslucent
[Link] 2012-02-24T13:00:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

The Web is the Message #change11
Andrew Neuendorf, Andrew Neuendorf
In class today I proposed a re-working of Mount Rushmore. Essentially, I suggested blasting Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt (with permission of course, and we’ll keep Lincoln for now) and replacing them with Emily Dickinson, Miles Davis, and Marshall McLuhan. I know McLuhan is Canadian, but America could use a little more Canada. And, anyway, Washington [...] [Link] Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:00:25 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What if the models are right?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
In this All models are wrong Keith sets the tone and proposes that all models are wrong and some are useful. Here are the slides referred to: Are models right or wrong?  I think models are just forms of representation that may … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:43:40 +0000 [Comment]

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@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Still ruminating Gheeta Narayanan's Dangerous but Powerful Ideas #change11 2012-02-26T23:43:22Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Thinking collaboratively and creatively about digital texts and tools. #change11 #edtech # 2012-02-27T00:31:41Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Is online learning more supportive of interaction than traditional learning? via @ 2012-02-27T01:51:44Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Is online learning more supportive of interaction than traditional learning? | Learner Weblog 2012-02-27T02:58:55Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: A day in our home education life comments #change11 2012-02-26T20:15:22Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Draft 1: Gheeta Narayanan #change11: giulia.forsythe posted a photo: While reading A Dangerous but Powerful ... 2012-02-26T23:20:02Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Thinking if doing the #ds106 audio assignment with a #change11 topic. Now that my Mac is in I can experiment with 2012-02-26T20:46:47Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 Are there gaps in digital generations? 2012-02-26T16:49:42Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @donnamurdoch: #Change11 Are there gaps in digital generations? 2012-02-26T17:14:22Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership via @ 2012-02-26T05:04:51Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: From #Data to Knowledge: #MachineLearning with Real-time & Streaming Applications #change11 #lak12 # 2012-02-26T06:52:21Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @bugaychuk: Facilitating a Massive Open Online Course #UkrEl11 #cck12 # 2012-02-25T20:04:31Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK11 What should our future education system look like? 2012-02-25T22:37:56Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK11 What should our future education system look like? 2012-02-25T18:09:45Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 A summary of reflection on Theory of Learning – Connectivism 2012-02-25T09:38:39Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 What if the models are right? | Learner Weblog | @scoopit 2012-02-25T04:32:59Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Application of Connectivism 2012-02-25T05:35:02Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: @jupidu Recording from Geetha Narayanan's #change11 presentation today (It was GREAT!)” 2012-02-24T23:01:56Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: @timeshighered: "Cdns feud over 'attack' on academic freedom" (Re: right to criticise their own institution) # 2012-02-24T10:59:25Z

@bugaychuk (Константин) tweeted: Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift #UkrEl11 #change11 # 2012-02-24T11:07:21Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 What if the models are right? 2012-02-24T13:43:55Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Are You Content Creation Impaired? :-) #wll #change11 2012-02-24T14:04:19Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Love the title! RT @jupidu: Are You Content Creation Impaired? :-) #wll #change11 2012-02-24T14:52:23Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @bugaychuk: Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift #UkrEl11 #change11 # 2012-02-24T15:27:45Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @bugaychuk: Free URL Shortening Tools for Teachers: via @AddThis #UkrEl11 # 2012-02-23T22:41:42Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: wonderful to hear a different perspective! RT @gsiemens: Recording from Geetha Narayanan's #change11 presentation today 2012-02-23T12:41:16Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: "A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself" Rabindra Nath Tagore #change11 worth repeating # 2012-02-22T22:02:52Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: Recording from Geetha Narayanan's #change11 presentation today 2012-02-22T22:26:48Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @NancyWhite: "Learning is complex, real, lived and reflected upon collectively and individually" Geetha Narayanan # 2012-02-22T18:14:48Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: "Stillness is vital for learning but is not reflected in mainstream education" Geetha Narayanan #change11 So 2012-02-22T15:21:01Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Need to explore this... @NancyWhite: "creating magical learning moments out of simple things" Geetha Narayanan #change11 #socialartist” 2012-02-22T15:36:55Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: @gsiemens Magic & mystery are what keep students intrigued. Figuring out how it's done & realizing they can do so on their own. # 2012-02-22T15:43:30Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @NancyWhite: "how can patterns of wholeness define patterns of practice." Geetha Narayanan # 2012-02-22T15:47:09Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: zeker weten: RT @gsiemens: "A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself" Rabindra Nath Tagore # 2012-02-22T16:04:15Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: "A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself" Rabindra Nath Tagore # 2012-02-22T17:00:38Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: And slides from Geetha Narayanan's talk in #change11 today #awesome 2012-02-22T17:10:40Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #change11 remark on #sensemaking in a network connecting #Jung and # 2012-02-21T14:24:50Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Arctic College blogs - Classrooms for my grandkids: #online #learning in #Nunavut #change11 2012-02-22T07:07:24Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Rhizome or network in #change11 « connectiv: Tags: rizoma ... 2012-02-21T13:30:00Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Rhizome or network in #change11 « connectiv: Tags: rizoma ... 2012-02-21T13:30:01Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Join our webinar on #OER presented by @loumcgill & @isobelf today at 15.00GMT # 2012-02-21T14:29:09Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @mark_mcguire @haikuprogress: To share is to care / Progressive, not possessive / Thanks for following #haiku - #change11 #cck12 # 2012-02-21T09:36:28Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: @Gruenabc If people don't mistake scoopers for authors, a well curated page can connect people with similar interests? # 2012-02-21T11:37:19Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: @spani3l Not a static graphic, but I have found this video from @davecormier helpful #change11 # 2012-02-21T12:12:56Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #change11 If you want to scoop my blog, do read the copyright first 2012-02-20T18:43:50Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: Useful RT @NewFacMajority: #ProfHacker Week in Review #edtech in #highered #potcert11 #change11 #cck12 @ 2012-02-20T04:38:29Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: 5 Syllogisms on Online Learning #Change11 #edtech # 2012-02-19T19:21:55Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership ... 2012-02-19T22:32:00Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: #elearning Dave Snowden – the demise of the generalist #change11 | @scoopit 2012-02-19T17:34:34Z

@SussexTLDU (TLDU) tweeted: RT @swedinbalchik: Follow The Badge Revolution #cck12 # 2012-02-19T09:42:51Z