Reflections on my MOOC experience

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MOOC Closing Thoughts
, Reflections on my MOOC experience, May 06, 2012
Today, I graduated from Georgia Tech  with my Bachelor’s of Science, the culmination of four years of work towards my degree in Science, Technology and Culture. It would seem as though my days in formal higher education are over… (although I’m an avid and voracious reader so I plan to always be reading).  However my participation in Change 11 has opened me up to other avenues of learning. The ability to join with others in pursuit of learning is a great thing, ... Sat, 05 May 2012 21:15:27 -0400 [Comment]

Comment Scraper for MOOC Change 11
, Reflections on my MOOC experience, May 03, 2012
Gordon Lockhart over at Connection not Content has put together a Comment Scraper that aggregates comments from MOOC posts (within the past 2 months). He’s planning to “scrape” the Change 11 posts daily until the end of this MOOC and is asking for feedback on the scraper from other MOOC participants. I’m interested to see how this might foster more discussion and allow for a better conversation within the MOOC community, so I’ll be following ... Wed, 02 May 2012 22:32:00 -0400 [Comment]

Diana Laurillard, Change11 Week 31: Digital Support for Teaching as a Design Science
, Reflections on my MOOC experience, May 03, 2012
To begin, I had to do some preliminary defining/research in order to engage with Laurillard’s topic. I had never heard of design science before, so I consulted Wikipedia to get a better sense of the term. What better place to consult? ;) From Wikipedia:  The term design science was introduced in 1963 by R Buckminster Fuller (Fuller and McHale 1963) who defined it as a systematic form of designing. The concept of design science was taken up in Gregory's 1966 book of ... Thu, 03 May 2012 01:14:00 -0400 [Comment]

Surviving Progress TrailerA film by Mathieu Roy and Harold...
, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Apr 23, 2012
Surviving Progress Trailer A film by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks  Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:32:44 -0400 [Comment]

"Marshall McLuhan said that, 'we look at the present through a rear-view mirror,' and we 'march..."
, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Apr 23, 2012
"Marshall McLuhan said that, 'we look at the present through a rear-view mirror,' and we 'march backwards into the future.' Invention becomes our lens to imagine what is possible, and design is the road we follow to reach it. But, there is a snag in McLuhan's view, because marching is no way to go into the future. It is too methodical and restricted. The world often subverts our best laid plans, so our road calls for a way to move that is messier, bolder, more ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:00:00 -0400 [Comment]

I found this comment on the change11 blog regarding my post on...
, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Apr 20, 2012
I found this comment on the change11 blog regarding my post on Week 25: Learning Artifacts. I took a screencap because I couldn't reply directly, although the comment may be found here. That's a very interesting elaboration on my learning artifact of addition, and one I hadn't thought about when I posted. I limited it to golf balls in order to demonstrate adding like things together in the simplest form. However, if you collapsed the labels into "objects" rather than "balls",... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:44:00 -0400 [Comment]

Learning Artifact for Week 25, Stephen Downes' Presentation
, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Mar 13, 2012
My learning artifact is how to add two numbers together. 3+2=5. To visualize this, imagine that you are holding 2 golf balls in one hand and 3 in the other hand. If you place all of your balls into the range bucket (the act of adding them together) and then count the number of balls you have, you will see that there are five. Addition is just the action of adding something to something else. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:54:20 -0400 [Comment]

Levy's week in Change11: Information Economy MetaLanguage
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Feb 06, 2012
I'm following along with Pierre Levy this week as he explores society's transition from mass print media to the digital revolution. He hypothesizes that a new way of digesting information came from this mass digitization and calls it IEML, Information Economy MetaLanguage. Levy invites all MOOC participants to engage with him via his twitter account: www.twitter.com/plevy.  I plan to read his provided readings for this week and tweet any questions I have to Mr. Levy. I'll ... Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:11:35 -0500 [Comment]

Resuming #Change11
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Jan 31, 2012
Last week I helped maintain the Georgia Tech MOOC site for Rich DeMillo and company as they presented on social networks and social capital. You can view the lecture slides and discussions directly at GTMOOC. It was really fascinating to peer behind the curtain and see how George Siemens and the rest of the MOOC folk orchestrate their sessions and organize presenters and presentations. This semester, I will continue participating in the Change MOOC for the final part of my CS elective ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:03:46 -0500 [Comment]

helpful links as I aggregate ideas
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Dec 14, 2011
Erik Duval Masterpost, week 10 OPENBLOCKLearning in Times of AbundanceCLOSEBLOCK: http://change.mooc.ca/week10.htm Dave Cormier Masterpost, week 9 OPENBLOCKRhizomatic LearningCLOSEBLOCK: http://change.mooc.ca/week09.htm Dave's response to questions: http://davecormier.com/edblog/2011/12/11/tough-questions-about-rhizomatic-learning-from-jaapsoft/ George Siemens on MOOCs, youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMfipxhT_Co&feature=player_embedded OpenStudy Questions to ... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:58:00 -0500 [Comment]

Erik Duvall's Learning in Times of Abundance wordcloud
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Dec 14, 2011
Erik Duvall's Learning in Times of Abundance wordcloud Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:02:59 -0500 [Comment]

Word cloud made from the Change 11 homepage. I'm using...
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Dec 14, 2011
Word cloud made from the Change 11 homepage. I'm using this to highlight the frequency of important terms and direct my thoughts toward my third mindmap, aside from Rhizomatic Learning and Learning in Times of Abundance Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:53:46 -0500 [Comment]

Jane McGonigal's "Why I Love Bees", a case study on Collective Intelligence
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Dec 02, 2011
Erik Duval explored Moore's Law and its consequences for the future of education during his presentation week at #Change11. Moore's Law is a rule that describes a long-term trend in computing history: the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years(x). Current analysts expect this trend to continue until at least 2013, when the rate will slow to doubling every three years. According to Duval, this exponential ... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:11:00 -0500 [Comment]

Erik Duval's Slides from his week 11 Presentation
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Dec 02, 2011
Connected, open and always on... View more presentations from Erik Duval Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:25:14 -0500 [Comment]

Dave Cormier on Rhizomatic Learning- Change Week 9
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Nov 16, 2011
Rhizomatic learning is a metaphoric term assigned to the learning process as a Rhizome is the root function of a plant that spreads out underground, connecting and diverting endlessly. Learning in this way is supposed to lead to an intuitive grasp of the learning process and material. It is difficult to satisfactorily define, as Cormier sums up: "The problem with that, of course, is that the whole idea of rhizomatic learning is to acknowledge that learners come from different contexts, that ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:43:56 -0500 [Comment]

Erik Duval Presents "Learning in Times of Abundance"
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Nov 16, 2011
It's Erik Duval's week to take on Change 11. He'll be presenting all week on my topic of interest: Learning in Times of Abundance. If you aren't already, you can follow the discussion here: http://change.mooc.ca/post/357 This week I'm planning to participate by blogging daily about my thoughts in regards to Erik's research and presentations. These reaction blogs will probably go up around 10 am each morning- I'll attempt to enforce some structure on myself ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:08:52 -0500 [Comment]

Teaching in the 21st Century
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Nov 03, 2011
Teaching in the 21st Century: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso I'm saving this link here to read and process later. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:43:14 -0400 [Comment]

Dave Cormier's helpful post on catching up with Change 11
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Oct 27, 2011
Dave Cormier's helpful post on catching up with Change 11: Excerpt from his blog post: We've had five speakers of change11 and i thought it might be a nice time to try and pull some reflections together and maybe offer a point of departure for someone taking the course a little late. I myself haven't had the time to devote to the course that I'd hoped in the beginning, and am trying to recommit myself now that the rest of my life has slowed down a bit. Don't know ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:00:00 -0400 [Comment]

Currently Reading
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Oct 27, 2011
Currently Reading: From Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities, by Richard A. Demillo. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:45:00 -0400 [Comment]

My Difficulties with Online Learning Environments
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Oct 27, 2011
I apologize for the overly-dramatic title, it sounds like I'm confessing a deep, dark secret! I'm not, but I will be honest, I've had difficulty staying current with this MOOC. I haven't posted an entry on Tumblr since September 25th. I do receive the Change 2011 e-newsletters and read them every morning, but of course, my audience would have no way of verifying this. So I think a greater level of engagement with this blog from here moving forward is necessary, if only ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:42:00 -0400 [Comment]

Hello!
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Sept 29, 2011
I've marked this corner of the web as my place to post my thoughts regarding the 2011 MOOC. I will try to keep my posts centered around the topic for the week, but I might spend more time on subjects that I find fascinating. I've linked to my Twitter feed in the sidebar where I'll periodically be tweeting about technology and education using the hashtag #change11. Feel free to follow me! Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:57:00 -0400 [Comment]

Learning in Times of Abundance
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Sept 29, 2011
After looking at the MOOC schedule for the upcoming semester, the subject I am most interested in is Eric Duvall's proposed lecture titled "Learning in Times of Abundance." The advent of the internet has afforded current students (as well as lecturers and life-long learners) an embarrassment of riches- information about any topic is only a web browser away. But with that comes the danger of oversaturation- where one becomes so inundated with opinions and perspectives and knowledge that it&... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:31:00 -0400 [Comment]

Stephen Downes Interview with Ed Tech
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience, Sept 29, 2011
Stephen Downes Interview with Ed Tech Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:57:30 -0400 [Comment]


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