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September 30, 2011

End of Week 3

It's the end of week 3 in the #change11 course.

If you just joined recently - perhaps in the last two weeks - you may be feeling a little lost. Not to worry: this is your reset button.

- First, because you probably missed it, Go to the Week 1 Orientation materials over the weekend and get your bearings.

- Second, after looking around this website, go to the Web-Based Activities page and check out the activities offered by participants around the web (and remember, if you are hosting an activity, send a note to so we can add your activity to this page).

- Third, each week in this course is stand-alone. So, starting on Monday, start over. It's a fresh new week, a fresh new topic, and you are starting on the same footing as everyone else.

Have fun, and we'll see you Monday. [Comment]

Facilitator Posts

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Digital Scholarship
Martin Weller, #change11, September 29, 2011.

Digital Scholarship Recorded Session - presentation by Martin Weller from Fuze Meeting - Click here to view the recording. [Comment]

Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the change11 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.
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#change11 presentacion de Cecilia Sagol parte 1.MPG
Mariana Affroni, Tecnología y Educación en el siglo XXI |
CEDUTEC II Congreso de Políticas Públicas de Tecnologías Educativas Presentación de Cecilia Sagol, 22/09/2011 Cdad.Source:, via Mariana [Link] 2011-09-24T16:15:55Z [Comment]

#Change11 Lets all who want to learn learn
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Thanks to Stephen for the link to this Invisible Learning “Our education system needs to better understand the technologies students are using, what students are doing with that technology, what they are learning, how to better understand how much students … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:25:01 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Digital Scholarship, Blogging, Digital Identity and Learning with Social Media and Internet
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
This week’s topic with Change 11 MOOC is on digital scholarship, facilitated by Professor Martin Weller.  The recorded session is available here and slideshow as shown below. Nando summarized with notes of the session here. In Martin’s Digital Scholarship session: “Blogging … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:57:35 +0000 [Comment]

Power of Video
George, Educational Technology - Insights
Had two "learning" tasks yesterday and it was interesting to compare them.Firstly, I had registered on the webinar "Delivering Your Message Online with the Power of Video and the Ease of EduVision", which was due live at mid-day Central American time. I waited and waited, with the window for GoToMeeting stating "waiting for organizer". I Skyped the telephone number directly in case there were internet problems but got the recorded voice telling me that the webinar will start shortly. Eventually,.... [Link] 2011-09-30T08:34:00.000-06:00 [Comment]

Frustrated with the #change11 RSS feed. Technical difficulties
nando, EdGeek #change11
I feel like I'm the only one having this problem, but it can't be. It's annoying and hinders my participation in the course. Us techies sometimes dismiss technical difficulties, but they can be a real obstacle. My current problem is that the participants blogs RSS has some serious problems that haven't been addressed: I read the feed through Google reader and get a snippet of the test in each blog. When I find something I want to read fully, I can't. I .... [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 06:41:48 PDT [Comment]

I share..... therefore I am....
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
The title of this post is a quote from Sherry Turkle's presentation on YouTube – Alone Together – But I could equally have given this post the title – People lose their identities in cybermush – which is an idea expressed (if not in those exact words) by Jaron Lanier in a conversation that [...] [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:03:15 +0000 [Comment]

Watch the Webcast of the C21U Launch
richde, Innovate.EDU
Enjoy the C21U Launch Webcast.  Join Jonathan Cole, Alan Kay, Roger Schank, Director Rich DeMillo, Jeff Selingo, Tech President Bud Peterson, and others as the Center for 21st Century Universities announces its inaugural programs. # [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:40:10 +0000 [Comment]

George Siemens Open Online Courses: PLN Environments and Networks at CMC11 - YouTube
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: PLN, george, siemens, youtubeby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:28:04 -0000 [Comment]

#Change11 : MOOCs in Higher Education
gbl55, Connection not Content
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 [...] [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:37:26 +0000 [Comment]

Discovered Power of Open (downloadable pdf) in today's...
Claudia LAmoreaux, MOOCing About
Discovered Power of Open (downloadable pdf) in today's @change11 newsletter - thanks to MOOCer Mark McGuire. Power of Open is a collection of stories about people using the Creative Commons licensing for their projects. It is edited by Cathy Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons and Joi Ito, Chair of Creative Commons. Led me to Jamendo, a CC-licensed music [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:56:00 -0400 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-09-30
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT Q: "How much technology infrastructure do schools need for successful e-learning programs?" @tmstaffordllc # RT YouTube. #Moodle explained with LEGO #eLearning @tmstaffordllc # RT #iPadChat Must Visit Links September 14- September 21 #slide2learn #edtech #mLearning @tmstaffordllc # RT VIDEO – Learn how to combine PDF's into a amazing digital flip book. [...] [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11. Week 3. Martin Weller - Digital Scholarship
Luis Rafael Amario, Learning & SharingChange
This Change11 week 3 is concerned with the theme of digital scholarship. If you're not sure what that means, then don't worry, we'll explore that in the next section, but a rough definition might be 'changes in academic practice as a result of new technology'. [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:33:00 +0000 [Comment]

Making Change11 My Own
Jane Wilde in RL/Esme Qunhua in SL, Teaching and Learning in Virtual Words
Dave, George and Stephen have emphasized that one of the defining characteristics of a MOOC is the source of the goals. While the instructors/facilitators have a plan, (and personal goals) they do not determine the learning goals for the course. Each participant set her own goals. I think this is not just rhetoric. Not a variation on the "learner centered" model. MOOC and open learning in general has the potential to redefine what we mean by learning. I imagine that for some the goals may be .... [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:15:00 +0000 [Comment]

Keep an open mind on the MOOC
Stephen Blyth, Common Knowledge, Stephen Blyth's blog, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
Yesterday I was sitting in the Ridgeway School staff room scanning summaries of blog posts and other excreta shared by participants in the #change11 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). While my daughter was on a school visit I was giving the daily outpourings from MOOC participants a quick scan. I was doing this on my [...] [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 02:31:24 +0000 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship - the coming of age of open sources and resources #change11
George, Educational Technology - Insights
(My notes from Week 3 of the Change11 MOOC)Martin Weller's talk on Change11 defined the four areas of digital scholarship that he considers in his book:DiscoveryIntegrationApplicationTeaching(as the Boyer view of scholarship). He concentrates on one ( Discovery/Research ) in this Change11 presentation, very much geared to university level, of course. Nevertheless there is much that applies to all learning/teaching and to schools as well. In his book (The Digital Scholar: How Technology is .... 2011-09-29T16:28:00.000-06:00 [Comment]

My own grand experiment...
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
Despite the fact that I am technically a digital native (BS and meaningless as this term might be) I still cling to paper - perhaps because it's cheap and (up until recently) freely available.  With a plethora of academic articles piling up, and eBooks to read (granted, most are public domain like the Divine Comedy and The Prince), I thought I would shed my reliance on paper this semester and go paper free as much as possible.I am working on a couple of papers, one solo and one .... [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:30:00 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter-Mining Captures Global Mood Patterns | Wired Science |
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Comments:positive and negative affectTwitter users, of course, don't represent humanity either. - Cris CrissmanTags:, mood, patternsby: Cris [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:10:47 -0000 [Comment]

Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Comments:MS kids learn to use digital storytelling to change the world! - Cris CrissmanTags: DOVER, INQUIRY, COMMUNITY, potcert11by: Cris [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:50:13 -0000 [Comment]

Reflections on "interdisciplinary" and blogs
J Lynn Routh, Routh Truth
I've been reluctant to post again because I'm having a hard time focusing on the subject: Technology and Change in Education! I have so many CHANGES going on in my life: marriage, new household, aging parent depending on me, new project ideas swimming around inside my head, in-law issues, cleaning up old stuff, renewing neglected relationships, planning for an uncertain future, etc. etc. But now, to the subject at hand.Quoting Chapter 6 in Weller  "we can see .... [Link] 2011-09-29T11:29:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

A Junior Academic’s Take on Digital Scholarship
chris, Chris Teplovs, Ph.D.
I'd like to offer my perspective as a junior academic, who is in the process of applying for early career positions, on Martin Weller's recent and excellent talk on Digital Scholarship. (The talk starts about 20 minutes into the recording.) Deep down I believe in the open, networked, digital scholarship that Martin describes.  The question [...] [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:02:30 +0000 [Comment]

Abundance in the workplace
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots
            I am reflecting on Martin Weller's A pedagogy of abundance as shared in #change11 this week and wondering what it looks like in the workplace.  Consider a typical organization in which career ambitions were (are) realized through the power of withholding information, of being the 'go to' person who can make [...] [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:48:32 +0000 [Comment]

Deepening our Learning Through Storytelling: creativity, STEM and stories
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Comments:from Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Wesley Fryer - recommended by Stephen Downes - check the wiki too - next bookmark! - Yukon sylTags: online, design, STEM, creativity, learning, storytellingby: Yukon [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:31:53 -0000 [Comment]

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New Discussion Threads

Consider commenting on a blog post to create a new discussion here. To view the entire discussion thread, click on the title of the post.

#Change11: Setting my learning expectations and goals. Agile lurking.
brainysmurf, 90 - michael sean gallagher, September 30, 2011.

"Balance, focus, exploration, meaningful interaction, adjustment." Thanks for these, Michael. You've prompted me to think about immersion, freedom, exploration, choice and expression as I make sense of this experience and as I fluctuate between active participant and your wonderful term "agile lurker". [Comment]

Is Learning The New Coffee.
Irena White, 80 - Neoteny, September 29, 2011.

Hi Tony Thank you for drawing together all these 'threads' that are weaving themselves into the fabric of next generation teaching and learning Down Under. So good to see the prophetic Cluetrain Manifesto 'pull vs push' cited as one of the driving forces behind the new directions we need to embrace. My own views are that while we are in the midst of such a major shift out of our previous (and in many cases still current) industrial age methods and thinking in education, it is easy to become lost in the descending 'fog' layers of new technology innovations. The greatest challenge for education leaders is not the technology but change management - perhaps this is where our focus for current and next generation education leader professional development is needed. Rather than this MOOC being themed so broadly around Change it could focus more specifically on Change Management and how to achieve this. I'd be very interested in your thoughts and the thoughts .... [Comment]

What Elephant? On the Cultural Dimension of Learning Theory
Teresa Elisabeth, 236 - Virtually Foolproof, September 29, 2011.

yes, nice post! [Comment]


These are individual comments posted today to the discussion threads (for new discussion threads, see the list above).

Ian Hall, Change11 Skypers Group, If you pass on your skype user name I can add ....
allanquartz, Re: Change11 Skypers Group, Hi Ian. I like your ideas as well. Not sure how ....
aelaurencon, Re: Digital Scholarship, One of the major problems I'm facing when it ....
ddheal, Re: Change11 Skypers Group, I like this this vast online learning ....