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Been there, heard most of it before
Yukonsyl, eXplorations, Oct 14, 2011
and that's not to say that I don't respect and admire David Wiley. I enrolled in one of his early open online courses (Introduction to Open Education 2007!)and the information he presented and the examples he provided and the challenging discussions he facilitated developed my strong interest and belief in open content. I began my first blog about open content right around then (which has since moved over to GoogleSites - I collect new OER sites, open content courses, and new ... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:04:00 +0000 [Comment]

McGonigal suggests gamers can save the world!
Yukonsyl, eXplorations, Oct 06, 2011
Jane McGonigalPierre LevyHoward RheingoldThis week's topic of connected learning has made me think back to all the blogs, research, videos related to the potential power of connected minds (backchannel thoughts of hive mentality, Borg ships filled with connected minds). When I was studying at UBC, we explored many ideas around cyberculture, including Pierre Levy's work in the area of collective intelligence, Howard Rheingold's expertise in facilitating active engaged virtual ... Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:07:00 +0000 [Comment]

Random fragments, on to the Collective
Yukonsyl, eXplorations, Oct 04, 2011
So much for feeling virtuous cuz I got a head start on the change newsletter and website postings. I was reading Martin Weller's open copy text before I received any scrapings from other bloggers in the course or the weekly newsletter. But I got sidetracked as to which webchannel I wanted to communicate on. I'm currently irritated like hell with GoogleDocs. I've been a user (and an enthusiastic one) for years but they seem to have changed the way the Docs save and I'm ... Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:04:00 +0000 [Comment]

Starting Week 3 ahead of George, Stephen and Dave
Yukonsyl, eXplorations, Sept 26, 2011
Looks like the week is starting without a post on the change.mooc.ca site (unless I'm looking in the wrong spot?). Got my regular email about postings about #change11 creations in our developing network but didn't get an introduction to this week's facilitator so I went looking for him/her myself. Found The Ed Techie and Martin's going to deal with all kinds of stuff that I've been thinking about for a while. I've often thought about what "free" or "open" really ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:54:00 +0000 [Comment]

What is it good for? Mobile devices for learning
Yukonsyl, eXplorations, Sept 23, 2011
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 ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:43:00 +0000 [Comment]

My virtual ears are already ringing...
Yukonsyl, eXplorations, Sept 19, 2011
I reviewed all the good advice provided by our newsletter, and posted by other MOOCrs and I got partway. But then my monitoring devices started to twang; my Diigo group posted some interesting stuff, the RSS feed pages in the change.mooc.ca blog started displaying some thought-provoking statements, my Google search and Youtube search started yielding some videos I put aside to watch when I had time. I'm already finding that I'm getting scattered. Hopefully today I can do what ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:27:00 +0000 [Comment]

Thanks George for sharing your process
Yukonsyl, eXplorations, Sept 19, 2011
It's my day to work at home so I'm going to dive into all the reading, viewing and sharing that George and Stephen have posted. I'm developing a map of my plan for network formation based on George's tips for how to learn in a MOOC - I'll post it when it's fleshed out a bit more. Creately is a pretty-good online drawing tool but I'm not sure how far I can push my free account so I'm experimenting with embedding graphics to make the map more ... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:40:00 +0000 [Comment]

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