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Boring (#change11)
Mike McCracken, mikemccchangeblog, Nov 02, 2011
I was thinking about connectivism and classical pedagogy.  We’ve all suffered through the boring class with the boring topic with the boring teacher, boring us to death.  I’m an engineer and in my  youth, my experience with history classes was just that.  Boring.   As I get older and closer to the end, my fascination [...] Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:09:50 +0000 [Comment]

Taking Tests in the World of Connectivism (#change11)
Mike McCracken, mikemccchangeblog, Oct 23, 2011
Assessment is a nightmare I have regarding any model of learning.  I’m sure many of you have had the dream that you were taking a course, never attended the classes, never bought the book, and discovered you are supposed to take the final tomorrow and you have no clue what was covered in the course. [...] Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:05:42 +0000 [Comment]

Bricolage and Connectivism (#change11)
Mike McCracken, mikemccchangeblog, Oct 20, 2011
Connectivism says that learners construct knowledge and understandings by “connecting” into a network of other learners, information sources and experts and then constructing an understanding from that network.  The key element of connectivism is that the learners want to learn about a particular topic.  Bricolage is a similar explanation of learning in that a learner [...] Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:53:11 +0000 [Comment]

Pushing the button and Managing complexity (#change11)
Mike McCracken, mikemccchangeblog, Oct 20, 2011
I’m still mullling over the issues of complexity and how learners deal with it in the context of a MOOC.  Stephen, George and Dave have spent a lot of time and effort in making the process easy for newcomers.  But, I’ll push a bit and say that to open the MOOC experience to a broader [...] Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:15:34 +0000 [Comment]

Technology and MOOC’s (#change11)
Mike McCracken, mikemccchangeblog, Oct 14, 2011
I have sat in a few of the MOOC talks over the last few weeks.  The proliferation of technologies used by the MOOC facilitators and the numerous methods participants have for interacting with other participants. I’m a simple kind of guy and it seems to me that we as technologists ought to make the process [...] Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:37:11 +0000 [Comment]

A few thoughts on complexity (#change11)
Mike McCracken, mikemccchangeblog, Oct 14, 2011
I watched Allison Littlejohn’s narrated slides today and was interested in her comments about the tool they are developing that supports collective learning.  It reminded me of the comments I made yesterday about the need for the MOOC button. I’m a slow learner but I realized that what I said yesterday and what Allison was [...] Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:10:25 +0000 [Comment]

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