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#Change11 On interaction and engagement in MOOC
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 19, 2012
This 35th week’s session of Change11 focuses on Interaction Model and Equivalency Theorem by Terry Anderson: As background reading please read: Anderson, T. (2003). Getting the mix right: An updated and theoretical rational for interaction. International Review of Research in Open … Continue reading → Sat, 19 May 2012 01:49:32 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Farewell to you all
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 19, 2012
This is my farewell post. May I start with a story? “What is your problem?” asked the Doctor Wise. “I have headaches, some sneezing, and pains in the joints, don’t know why, I am just feeling tired.  Last night, I … Continue reading → Sat, 19 May 2012 03:17:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Education Model
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 18, 2012
Interesting analogy, Ken. VHS is now superseded by DVD, and Cloud aggregation, curation, and distribution through the media and webs (internet videos, Youtube). How is the current HE model going to compete with these giant galaxies of formal education and … Continue reading → Sat, 19 May 2012 00:00:45 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Gamification in Education
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 18, 2012
Is autonomy the name of the education game? Here is a report on how gamification in education works. Some experts call his approach an example of  "gamification": use of game-like elements to increase student motivation or engagement. “It is the use … Continue reading → Sat, 19 May 2012 00:37:43 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 On MOOC – my reflection Part 4
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 18, 2012
MOOCs on the spotlight.  An interesting critique on some of the problems with MOOCs. How do you see these post-modernist MOOCs?  Here are the updates.  I could see lots of differences from the Connectivist MOOCs or Networked MOOCs. I would … Continue reading → Fri, 18 May 2012 12:17:42 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Open Educational Resources and Content Licensing
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 12, 2012
I am excited to learn that Stephen is offering course on Open Content Licensing for Educators. Here is the video introduction by Stephen Downes: In summary, what is important is the sharing of knowledge and information, creations by educators and … Continue reading → Sat, 12 May 2012 03:22:19 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Reflection on MOOCs based on a Connectivist Approach
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 12, 2012
As what point could this become connectivist if the actions are on the internet and interaction/development of ideas takes place? http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/change11-connectivism-and-constructivism-whats-similar-and-different/ We are all connected with our local communities and networks in certain ways, patterns, but with technology as media, and social … Continue reading → Sat, 12 May 2012 02:15:31 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 On MOOC – my reflection Part 3
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 10, 2012
Hi George, I shared your views, on the learning arena for MOOCs. I have shared my views in my post. "The New MOOCS seem to be aimed at undergraduates and those new to the business, novices perhaps. Certainly the Bonkopen … Continue reading → Thu, 10 May 2012 13:30:11 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 On MOOC – my reflection part 2
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 09, 2012
Interesting article on MOOC here.  Here is my response (also on FB): I was surprised that there wasn’t any mention of the pre-Stanford MOOCs, like CCK, CritLit, PLENK2010, led and developed by George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and Dave Cormier; David … Continue reading → Wed, 09 May 2012 23:09:22 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 On MOOC – my reflection Part I
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 05, 2012
Doug’s post on what’s the problem with MOOC provides great food for thoughts.  My first response here.  I am still wondering how Teaching as Design Science would work in MOOC (connectivist approach) mainly because of the often challenging balance that is required to … Continue reading → Sat, 05 May 2012 15:41:22 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 An update on posts related to MOOCs
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 05, 2012
MOOC – Udacity and Coursera Sounds really exciting this time with the MOOC, as reported by Audrey Watters 18 April 2012. Both Udacity and MITx – as well as those 3 Stanford classes last term – focus on CS, but Coursera's course … Continue reading → Sat, 05 May 2012 07:12:56 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 “One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind” – Is that the MOOC movement?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, May 05, 2012
Some of you who were born in the 60s or before might have watched this, but this would be remembered forever. What is happening now with a similar motto, though different nature is the Education Revolution that has been promised … Continue reading → Sat, 05 May 2012 08:55:06 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Creativity – Where is it coming from? Why is it important?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 29, 2012
I have been exploring creativity for a few years.  I have shared them here and here. I have posted questions: What is creativity? Why creativity and creative learning? What are the dimensions of creative learning? How could one nurture creativity … Continue reading → Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:02:03 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Is lecturing – the cream of teaching, at the mercy of learning?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 27, 2012
Is lecturing the cream of teaching, at the mercy of learning? Photo: Credit from anonymous source. Lecturing is the win-win-win solution in teaching, from last century till this decade, right?   May be it is still a predominant way of disseminating … Continue reading → Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:27:02 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Lecturing Part 2
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 27, 2012
I do see something interesting with mass lecture. Dating strategy based on Game Theory.  Don’t miss out the first 15 minutes  That’s funny. Would you be doing the same or would you like to do it differently? Why?   Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:34:38 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Why is personalised education and learning important?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 25, 2012
“It’s people finding a place in their learning.” “What’s your passion?” “What should we learn as a 21st century learner?” There are all sorts of questions raised in education. Howard Gardner remarks that there are lots of people who are … Continue reading → Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:19:18 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Is MOOC the solution to future learning?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 25, 2012
This is an update of my previous post. Is MOOC the solution to future learning, especially online education and learning in Higher Education? Our past experience with MOOC has interesting results.  There are huge potential in its use, though there … Continue reading → Wed, 25 Apr 2012 02:39:23 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Technology in Teaching and Learning Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 22, 2012
In last week’s session by Diana Laurillard - Digital support for teaching as a design science, she says: that teachers need and deserve better digital support to help them take learning technologies into more interesting terrain than has been explored so … Continue reading → Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:15:47 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Do you know who are watching you?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 21, 2012
In social media, do you know who are watching you? As shared in my post here, posting in social media exposes one’s identity with a trail of records of one’s personal profiles, posts, voices, activities, photos, videos, and artifacts.  ”On … Continue reading → Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:38:04 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Purpose of Education
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 21, 2012
I just tried Camcorder today. Sounds useful for recording Google Hangout. There is a time lag in the video and audio though. As a whole, lots of fun in making a recording. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:25:38 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 MOOC is on the move in a BIG way
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 18, 2012
Sounds really exciting this time with the MOOC, as reported by Audrey Watters. Both Udacity and MITx – as well as those 3 Stanford classes last term – focus on CS, but Coursera's course catalog will extend beyond that one discipline. … Continue reading → Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:10:28 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Is flipped classroom the solution to education? I wonder!
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 17, 2012
Is flipped classroom the solution to education? To what extent is flipped classroom effective in education and learning?  Flipped classroom is on the spotlight. Have I used flipped classroom to a certain extent?  Yes.  How about you? What are the … Continue reading → Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:28:55 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 MOOCs on the SPOTLIGHT
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 17, 2012
Here is another video on MOOCs.  I am somewhat disappointed that there wasn’t any mention on CCKs (CCK8,9, 11, & 12), PLENK MOOC, Change11 MOOC, LAK12 or DS106.  As I have shared in my previous posts here and here, may … Continue reading → Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Discussion on MOOCs
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 16, 2012
Great sharing on MOOCs by Audrey Watters and Philipp Schmidt.  Thanks to Benjamin Stewart for his link. HackEducation’s Audrey Watters and Philipp Schmidt, co-founder of P2PU join us to discuss the ever emerging role of massive open online classes in … Continue reading → Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:11:12 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What does an online community mean to you?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 16, 2012
The post on online community attracted my attention. Mark says in his blog: “We would like to think of technology as providing a ‘virtual community’, but I think this is mistaken not just because what is created online is not … Continue reading → Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:35:40 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What is the price of copying and plagiarism?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 14, 2012
In this what is plagiarism: plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward. Is copying the same as plagiarizing?  It seems that people could be a good “copier”, but not … Continue reading → Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:52:04 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Moving beyond Management and Leadership Part 3
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 14, 2012
In this part 3, I would like to consider and reflect on various strategies in moving beyond management and leadership in a networked learning environment. I would re-conceptualize a model where power, transformational leadership and networks could be used to … Continue reading → Sat, 14 Apr 2012 04:29:12 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 How would online learners feel about collaborative learning?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 14, 2012
In this Are Online Learners Frustrated with Collaborative Learning Experience by Neus Capdeferro and Margarida Romero: The analysis of student frustration in our study also shows that assessment inequities are important sources of frustration; the implication for institutions is that … Continue reading → Sat, 14 Apr 2012 06:28:34 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Creativity in education and learning – Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 06, 2012
Thanks Grainne for the invitation on her post of Crowdsourcing digital literacies. Here is one of my posts on Creatagogy - Creativity and Creative Learning.  This Creativity and Multicultural Communication MOOC by Betty Hurley Dasgupta and Carol Yeager provides lots of resources. … Continue reading → Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:11:48 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What kind of connections do we want at this digital age?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 06, 2012
Aren’t we all looking for connections in the networks and in real life? Why do we need connections?  Jannalou says: “I am a person who prefers solitude to a crowded, noisy coffee shop, and who will seek out a quiet … Continue reading → Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:16:47 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Online Learning and Digital Citizenship
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 06, 2012
What is digital citizenship? Why is digital citizenship important in online learning? Digital citizenship could be an important aspect in that it is the basis where we would develop our relationship with others on the networks, in the forms of … Continue reading → Fri, 06 Apr 2012 03:34:17 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 04, 2012
Want to know about the future trend of emergent technology? Here is the link to Horizon report 2012 Higher Education Edition. See this Horizon Report Wiki. A summary of the trends here: The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 are: Time to adoption: One … Continue reading → Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:59:36 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What are the main differences among those MOOCs?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 01, 2012
What are the main differences among those MOOCs – Stanford’s AI, Couresa, Udacity, MobileMOOC, Connectivism and Connective Knowledge MOOC,  Change11 and DS106? Should we manage or lead in a MOOC? If the content of the course is important, then management … Continue reading → Sun, 01 Apr 2012 23:30:01 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Games and Learning
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 01, 2012
Who don’t like creative games? I found this Drawastickman episode 1 and Drawastickman episode 2 fascinating.  It is creative, packed with fun. Good time for me to reflect on this games and learning and gamification. In this Games and Learning “Although they can … Continue reading → Sun, 01 Apr 2012 04:21:11 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Moving beyond Management and Leadership Part 2
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 31, 2012
What is the difference between management and leadership? Management versus Leadership is well explained here. In times of change, transformational leadership seems to provide a superior solution in leading the group or team.  Transformational leaders seek to transform.  Transformational leadership could … Continue reading → Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:26:55 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Moving beyond management and leadership Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 31, 2012
Here I ponder how one could move beyond the management and leadership concept of learning in a non-hierarchical organisational setting such as networks or MOOC.  John Spencer says in this post I don’t want to manage my class: Leadership is messy. … Continue reading → Sat, 31 Mar 2012 00:52:36 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Power and Leadership
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 30, 2012
One of the most interesting topics that I found in MOOC is leadership, as I have shared in my previous posts – here, here and here.  This also relates to Power and authority in CCK12. Photo: Google Image See this … Continue reading → Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:57:54 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 The Learning Key and Semantic Web Tools
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 30, 2012
Where is the “learn” key?  Asks Maria Anderson.  Socratic questioning has been a fundamental way of stimulating thinking in teaching and learning. In this the world is my school, Maria explains: “Any content that exists on the Internet (or is … Continue reading → Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:18:40 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Trust and Online Safety
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 29, 2012
I think Love Camel has touched on the critical point, as online/offline safety always comes first, especially when we don't know who or what we are dealing with. In the online environment, one has to be aware that the link … Continue reading → Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:56:28 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 The solutions may not lie with flipped classroom
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 27, 2012
Steve in his post related to What the flip – on flip classroom says: According to the Wired magazine article, ’flipped teaching is essentially a type of tutoring. The difference is that new digital tools enable teachers to coach large classes: … Continue reading → Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:47:56 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Student Owned Learning Engagement Model
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 25, 2012
This Student Owned Learning Engagement Model sounds useful. Simon Atkinson elaborates in his paper: “Expectations of systematized pedagogical planners and embedded templates of learning within the institutional virtual learning environments (VLEs) have, so far, failed to deliver the institutional efficiencies … Continue reading → Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:34:02 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 On Conversation and Pedagogical Framework
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 24, 2012
I came across this post of in praise of vagueness Is the eternal quest for precise information always worthwhile? Our research suggests that, at times, vagueness has its merits. Not knowing precisely how they are progressing lets people generate positive expectancies … Continue reading → Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:43:06 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What can educators learn from students, colleagues and workers?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 22, 2012
I found this video interesting, as posted by Nancy. I watched this months ago, and I thought it challenges us to re-think about how we teach, and how our students learn. I tend to believe that students do have certain … Continue reading → Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:27:03 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 University is the SOLUTION, but the solution could be different
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 22, 2012
There are lots of interesting conversation relating to MOOC and university education. Here making universities obsolete, Matt says: “I think there are two important things that online universities bring to the table: (1) Broadening access to higher education, and (2) Leveraging technology to explore … Continue reading → Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:24:41 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Educational Challenges and Learning Analytics
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 18, 2012
The notion of scientist needs to think like a scientist, an artist to think like a artist, a doctor to think like a doctor and an educator to think like an educator is prevalent.  That is the same for students, … Continue reading → Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:59:35 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 From Information Attention, Abundance to Engagement
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 18, 2012
Here is Marty Kaplan’s presentation on From Attention to Engagement.  I would like to vote it as one of the best presentations on media, entertainment and technology I have ever watched.  To me, it is a GREAT presentation. Some key … Continue reading → Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:00:29 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 A shift of framework to play and learn in networks and MOOC
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 17, 2012
What is the future of mass education? I think we have been focusing on mass education in the past centuries. As the society hasn’t got the infrastructure to support personalized education, we relied heavily on printed books, educational TVs and … Continue reading → Sat, 17 Mar 2012 04:03:41 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 How are education strategies developed and measured?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 16, 2012
How are education strategies developed and measured in Higher Education? I think education (HE in particular) is now being considered as a business, where a business model has been used to achieve the vision of education and strategies developed based … Continue reading → Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:42:21 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 A reflection of Howard Gardner’s 5 different minds & What sort of questions to ask
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 16, 2012
Here is Howard Gardner’s video Howard mentions the 5 different minds: 1. Discipline 2. Synthesising 3. Creative 4. Respectful 5. Ethical I am particularly interested in his comments on (a) kiss up, kick down – that is a bad joke, … Continue reading → Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:07:06 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What is common in Connectivism, Constructivism and Constructionism?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 14, 2012
What is common about Connectivism, Constructivism and Constructionism? Connectivism: One aspect of connectivism is the use of a network with nodes and connections as a central metaphor for learning.  In this metaphor, a node is anything that can be connected to another … Continue reading → Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:10:21 +0000 [Comment]


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