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Jon Dron, Change11, Dec 02, 2011
The home site for the change11 MOOC Tue, 08 Nov 2011 10:05:00 +0100 [Comment]

Structure, behaviour and wood
Jon Dron, Change11, Dec 02, 2011
Churchill said 'we shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape our lives', a sentiment echoed by McLuhan whose take on it was 'we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us'. That's the starting point for the theme for my bit of the Change11 MOOC. Ignoring the elephant in the room for the moment (because that's mostly what we do), there are big questions about the kinds of dwellings and tools should we be using and designing to help us to learn, ... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:35:00 +0100 [Comment]

And so it ends...
Jon Dron, Change11, Dec 02, 2011
Well, actually, I'm very happy to continue the conversation and develop this group space if anyone is interested. However, we are reaching the end of my week at the Change11 MOOC so this is probably the last post in this space for a while, back to my usual blog for the next one. We had a lively and, I think, fruitful and interesting discussion today to wrap up my week at #change11. Stephen Downes has made the audio available at I suppose I should provide some ... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 06:05:00 +0100 [Comment]

Any color you like, as long as it is Blackboard
Jon Dron, Change11, Dec 02, 2011
I mentioned this during my talk for #Change11 today. It includes a survey I did of courses at the University of Brighton in 2005/6 where virtually all followed the default of providing announcements as the point of entry to the course, despite the fact that far from all would have chosen that had they known about the alternatives. A fairly good example of what happens when we harden pedagogies and processes in our technologies. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:38:00 +0100 [Comment]

More woody stuff - how a focus on a tool can blind us to the technology it is a part of
Jon Dron, Change11, Dec 02, 2011
The blog post for day 2 of my week at the Change11 MOOC... Yesterday I made a quick and dirty four-minute  video in which I explore the ways that a stick can become a technology because of how it can be combined with soft processes and used as part of an orchestration of phenomena to some use. It can thus become many technologies. On reflection, and looking at the video, I realise that it was a mistake to describe the stick itself as a soft technology it is not. The stick is a part of ... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:38:00 +0100 [Comment]

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