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Gordon Lockhart
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Change11 :: Identities
gbl55, Connection not Content, May 12, 2012
I enjoyed Bonnie Stewart’s post on Digital Identities and also the recording of her presentation (I missed the live version – physical identity with my dentist). I found the background chat often too interesting or entertaining for multitasking so I proceeded by ignoring the chat every few minutes then pausing Bonnie and returning to consume [...] Sat, 12 May 2012 13:36:29 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 :: MOOC Comment Scraper (update)
gbl55, Connection not Content, May 01, 2012
To recap, I’ve been developing a MOOC Comment Scraper that brings together brief summarised versions of recent blog posts with their comments (‘A 'Comment Scraper' for Aggregating Blog Posts with Comments in a MOOC‘). The idea was to provide a quick impression of current MOOC activity but in principle any online event where discussion is [...] Tue, 01 May 2012 19:31:58 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 :: Commentary on Comments
gbl55, Connection not Content, Mar 18, 2012
Commenting in MOOCS As I experiment with my comment scraping program I’m becoming more aware of the important role that MOOC participants play in commenting on each others blogs. As Mira comments (in a comment) “Some of my most memorable learning experiences have been reading blog comments . . .” In general, I find that [...] Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:09:12 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 : A ‘Comment Scraper’ for Aggregating Blog Posts with Comments in a MOOC
gbl55, Connection not Content, Feb 04, 2012
Trying to keep track of what’s going on in a MOOC where discussion is distributed over numerous participant blogs can be daunting. An RSS reader such as Google Reader does help but at any particular time a high proportion of blogs may not be of interest or active and finding the relevant ones can take [...] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 12:47:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 :: Anatomy of a MOOC
gbl55, Connection not Content, Dec 08, 2011
For some time I’ve been saying, rather negatively, that a connectivist MOOC is not a course at all, at least in any conventional sense and that the ‘C’ in ‘MOOC’ is unfortunate and leads to misplaced expectations. But the name has stuck and so now, trying to be more positive, I’m reaching for the defining [...] Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:38:02 +0000 [Comment]

Change11 :: Disconnection not Discontent
gbl55, Connection not Content, Nov 15, 2011
I’m trying hard to be a Lurker but keep being drawn in, fascinated by all the activity and the sterling efforts made by the facilitators in sharing their time and expertise. Now I’m reduced to throwing down a few disconnected notes – nothing like a bit of chaos and confusion! So here goes: What’s Education [...] Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:54:54 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 :: How Now Sweet Cow? – the Social Artist who disrupted my MOOC learning
gbl55, Connection not Content, Nov 03, 2011
@Gordon_L @jimgroom I showed ur MOOCcow here today in Lyon @ #fossa2011 as example of openess in other domains. Talked abt #ds106 too NancyWhite via Twitter for iPhone Found the above in my twitter stream the other day so ventured right out of Lurkdom for Nancy White’s presentation and now I’m so enthused I want [...] Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:03:58 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 :: Change33 – Education’s Future Revealed !
gbl55, Connection not Content, Oct 19, 2011
Following the excellent presentation by Tony BatesĀ and discussing the future of Universities with my old friend Dr Boss the other night, I confessed to lurking around the Change11 MOOC without pontificating much at all. I’d been out of Higher Education for some time and anyway, who can tell what the future will bring? “Biffo from [...] Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:33:40 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 : MOOCs in Higher Education
gbl55, Connection not Content, Sept 30, 2011
Much has been written about networked learning in general theoretical terms but much less on its applicability to specific learning situations in the real education world. Doubtless there are fundamental principles at work in all types of learning situations but current learning theory does not provide much in the way of detailed guides for all [...] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:37:26 +0000 [Comment]

#CHANGE11 : MOOCs and Other Animals
gbl55, Connection not Content, Sept 19, 2011
Having decided some time ago to register for Change11 I find I’ve done very little by way of preparation and may become a Lurker. This contrasts with CCK11, my first MOOC, where I did some initial reading before the course began and had a reasonably clear idea about my learning objectives and expectations. But one [...] Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:00:14 +0000 [Comment]


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