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October 3, 2011


with Allison Littlejohn

The aim of this week is to introduce collective learning. By ‘collective learning’ we mean how people learn through sourcing, using and making sense of the collective knowledge – the knowledge stored in people, resources, computers, networks etc. In this sense collective learning is different from ‘collaborative learning’ in that people can learn collaboratively in different configurations (such as groups, networks, etc) or can learn through direct interaction with ‘the collective’.

During the week we will explore what is ‘the individual’ what is ‘the collective’ and examine how technology helps us redefine relationships between the two. We will think about some of the issues surrounding collective learning, and hope to draw on your views, as course participants, to enhance our understanding through collective learning. Each day this week, you can contribute your own perspective.

You can make a start on this right now by reading the position paper ( Once you have done this, use your blog or twitter (or any other tool) to let me know about examples of collective learning (for learning and for knowledge creation) which you have encountered or participated in. Use the tags #change11 and #collective to share ideas.

Some of my research collaborators, Lou MCGill, Colin Milligan and Anoush Margaryan, are joining our discussions this week. We have prepared a blog post with a few examples at:
I’ve put some other resources to help with this task at

Tomorrow, Tuesday, there is a scheduled synchronous session at 5pm (UK time). We will discuss any responses provided by then, as well as exploring some of the key research questions surrounding collective learning.


Further reading:
Paavola, S., Lipponen, L., & Hakkarainen, K. (2004). Models of Innovative Knowledge Communities and Three Metaphors of Learning. Review of Educational Research, 74(4), 557-576. AERA. Retrieved from

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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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I’m a digital scholar, I hope
Colin, Learning in the workplace
So, another week in the Change MOOC. Lack of audio at the time meant I listened in to the live session asynchronously but the fuzemeeting replay allows you to follow the chat etc so a good experience. Martin Weller ran last week, based largely around his book which I am currently reading on the train, [...] [Link] Mon, 03 Oct 2011 09:56:32 +0000 [Comment]

Jeffrey's Twitter Updates for 2011-10-03
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
@trentmkays Only he? in reply to trentmkays # @ai1sa Where is the #change11 visual graphic? in reply to ai1sa # @ai1sa Excellent! #phdchat in reply to ai1sa # @christiepooh So sorry; how is he now? in reply to christiepooh # For my DNP colleagues – When the Nurse Wants to Be Called 'Doctor' OPENBLOCK... [Link] Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

Collective Learning
Lou Mcgill, loumcgill
I have been watching the change11 mooc, but so far not had much opportunity to engage. This week I will be supporting Professor Allison Littlejohn with her week on Collecive Learning. Allison will be sharing a range of supporting documents and information and we will have a live session at 5pm GMT on Tuesday 4th. [...] [Link] Mon, 03 Oct 2011 08:11:52 +0000 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship and Code-Switching: Welcome to the Conversation
Cris, Virtually Foolproof
I came to Martin Weller’s session on digital scholarship with two burning questions. First question — Cris2B to Everyone: So curious if anyone else thinks this digital scholarship will rock ed research as much as qualitative did? Interesting responses as … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:08:21 +0000 [Comment]

#ocwl11 Open Course Workplace Learning 2011 - der nächste MOOC (auf deutsch) startet in Kürze
Dörte Giebel, Lernkultur 2.0
Am 17.10.2011 startet an der Universität Tübingen - in Kooperation mit und - eine Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) zum Thema “Workplace Learning” (Hashtag auf Twitter: #ocwl11). Hier geht's zur dazugehörigen Website, auf der man sich ab sofort einen Newsletter abonnieren kann, um auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben.     Das Konzept ist äußerst spannend, als das hier erstmalig in .... [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 22:42:00 -0700 [Comment]

#change11 Week 3 - Digital Scholarship,Teaching, and Research
Mary Pringle, CDATA(0)
This week we have a couple of articles to read from Martin Weller's book and some questions to consider. This is familiar. I like it. Digital Scholarship and Teaching How might abundance impact upon teaching you are aware of? Martin says in Ch. 5 of The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice, "their own time and attention become the key scarce resources now" and "expertise is still rare." These are key ideas for me. My job involves creating online .... [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 20:29:02 -0600 [Comment]

Is abundance a myth? The Original Affluent Society and Social Media
rolandlegrand, MixedRealities
I stumbled upon the theme of “abundance” in the Toward a Literacy of Cooperation course (#cooplit) and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) #Change11 (see previous posts on this blog about both courses) – and I have some issues with the underlying idea that our advanced societies and technology fundamentally alter the situation of [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 22:48:58 +0000 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship - weekend review
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
I have to say that I am a bit behind on my self imposed goals for this week in Change11. I had intended to read all of the Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice, but I was only able to read about 4 chapters some were "assigned" through the MOOC, and others looked interesting enough for a side track. The book remains in my ReadItLater list on my iPad so I will probably finish it this week anyway (it's interesting and easy to read, so it shouldn't be a .... [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 21:48:00 +0000 [Comment]

The Revolution Will Be Streamed
Mark Mcguire, Mark McGuire's Blog
“Global Revolution” Live video stream, New York, NY, 1 Oct. 2011 fuuji: Put the anonymous video bac sub451: watching clips from the bridge…the white shirt guys are pretty uptight…wonder how they deal with their families Lisakitty: We are already winning this thang  … WOOT WOOT shiftysmanifesto: WHO ELSE IS GOING OUT THERE TOMMOROW?!?!?!?!?!? ppink55: “We [...] [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 19:08:15 +0000 [Comment]

The Virtuous Middle Way | iterating toward openness
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Highlights and Sticky Notes:The purpose of the machinery of education is to improve the efficiency of learning. The spirit of education should include respecting the agency of learners. It would be just as inappropriate to use coercive torture techniques to improve the efficiency of learning as it would be to eliminate the provision of specific, direct guidance in the name of agency. As with much else in life, our goal here should be to find and walk the virtuous middle way.Tags: self-directed .... [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:42:03 -0000 [Comment]

Complexity, self-organization, #Change11 etc
Vanessa, Computers, Language, Writing
 Even if not specifically designated as such, thoughts on navigating chaos, an ongoing Multiliteracies consideration, shine through. Besides relevance, this sharing-as-post gives me the opportunity to a) post by email to posterous; b) autopost to CLW; c) get in the habit of using Diggo features; d) comply with MOOC tool building mission, even modest tools with less bling and glitz (and thankfully requiring less bandwidth); e) participate; f) contribute, however modestly, to artifact .... [Link] 2011-10-02T12:11:00.001-04:00 [Comment]

#change11. Symphony of Science: An Ode to the Brain
Luis Rafael Amario, Learning & SharingChange
With Change 11: Are we ready to change, or update, what is in our brain in relation to education, learning and technology?Some quotes before watching the video:*Our brain is a: "Very big place in a very small space"**)"We see with the eyesBut we see with the brain as wellAnd seeing with the brainis often called imagination"(Oliver Sacks,2009)"*** "We can change ourselves, Think... the possibilities!"Enjoy it now: It is worth doing so!.Now, Do you have comments?Our invitation is to share them .... [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 15:27:00 +0000 [Comment]

Inverting the law on data
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society
Privacy and data protection laws have served us badly in the past, but with increased data collection and behaviour tracking activities, I believe it is time for a full revision and reform. With ubiquitous ambient sensors, biometrics, face recognition technologies, and more, we can no longer ignore the fact that our every move we make [...] [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 14:07:00 +0000 [Comment]

The OERu (Open Educational Resources University)
Mark Mcguire, Mark McGuire's Blog
The WikiEducator site supports a community of people and institutions that collaborate on the planning, creation and distribution of Open Educational Resources. It is supported by the Open Education Resource Foundation, which is based at the Otago Polytechnic (next to the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand, where I work). This evening, I received [...] [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 10:49:27 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-02
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT Best app for children learning to read #edapps #mlearning #sigml #slide2learn #literacy @tmstaffordllc # RT #mLearning is out! ▸ Top stories today via @adamlockwood77 @jacquelinelampe @tmstaffordllc # RT Are #Harvard and other Elite Schools the Leaders in Online Education? #edtech #elearning #mlearning @tmstaffordllc # RT #iPadChat Must Visit Links September 14- [...] [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 07:58:00 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-10-02
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT Best app for children learning to read #edapps #mlearning #sigml #slide2learn #literacy @tmstaffordllc # RT #mLearning is out! ▸ Top stories today via @adamlockwood77 @jacquelinelampe @tmstaffordllc # RT Are #Harvard and other Elite Schools the Leaders in Online Education? #edtech #elearning #mlearning @tmstaffordllc # RT #iPadChat Must Visit Links September 14- [...] [Link] Sun, 02 Oct 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

Почему учителя должны присоединиться Twitter ... Что я узнал, как Новичок Twitter «adaptivelearnin
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: Twitter, educationby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 17:20:26 -0000 [Comment]

#change11 - Pedagogies of Abundance
meg.goodine, Kwantlen Change MOOC
Finding the MOOC such a good antidote to how stalled I'm starting to feel about our direction for educational technology at Kwantlen. It's refreshing to read the thoughts of so many clever, articulate people all wanting to talk about doing things differently. I find myself having to consciously reign in my "kid-in-a-candy-store" impulses to stop jumping randomly from one compelling blog post to another.Kwantlen Change MOOC read [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 18:43:41 +0000 [Comment]

Convergence of digital, networked and open - the digital scholarship of Teaching
George, Educational Technology - Insights
(#change11)Notes and comments from reading Martin Weller's Chapter 8 (A Pedagogy of Abundance - The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice, Bloomsbury Academic).This is the most exciting area as far as K-12 schools are concerned. In this chapter Weller considers how the music industry is facing the transition from an economics of scarcity (talent is scarce, difficult to locate, content is a physical thing and is manufactured to demand) to an economics of .... [Link] 2011-10-01T09:02:00.000-06:00 [Comment]

Heutagogy - the art of self determined and directed learning #change11
Mary Karpel, Personal & Professional Development
I have discovered the term heutagogy!  Introduced in 2000 by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon,  whilst at Southern Cross University in Australia, it is the art of self determined learning.   Hase & Kenyon 2000Whilst of interest to me as a learning facilitator for adults, it has struck me as being most useful in helping to comprehend the type of learning which is required for a MOOC #change11.  The term needs to be understood .... [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 13:55:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Myths of Multi-tasking
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
This Multi-tasking video explains the myths relating to multi-tasking. Do I multi- [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 13:54:05 +0000 [Comment]

Mon 3rd Oct 2011 until Sunday 9th Oct 2011
Ian Benjamin Hall, Change 2011- Bendigo Victoria
Week 4 CHANGE 2011 #change11Setting up of : Change11 [Link] 2011-10-01T05:23:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Steve Jobs on Connecting the Dots
Mark Mcguire, Mark McGuire's Blog
On 24 August, 2011, Apple Inc. issued a press release stating: “Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple: Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board .” The Associated Press story soon appeared in major newspapers worldwide, from the Guardian, to the Los Angeles Times, to the New Zealand Herald. His departure sparked much discussion [...] [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 10:08:50 +0000 [Comment]

"Open strategies make good sense – you can find people who invite you to use their work, and your..."
rainbowhill, In Learning
"Open strategies make good sense – you can find people who invite you to use their work, and your work is exposed to more people. In the process, you can contribute to the effort to change an outdated system that is unfair to students and staff, and is an inefficient use of human and financial capital. I understand the need to be realistic, and we can't pretend that we are living in healthy times as far as institutionalized education is concerned. Sensible, realistic, workable .... [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 13:46:05 +1000 [Comment]

Jeffrey's Twitter Updates for 2011-10-01
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
@hypatlikeya What is your area of research that calls for bringnig Freire into the picture? #phdchat # @suifaijohnmak BTW, I blogged about using social media in academic research today #change11 #phdchat # @suifaijohnmak Great idea; perhaps something to consider once I finish! The process has been successful, but until its conclusion I hesitate OPENBLOCK... [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 06:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11: impatto e difficoltà
serenaturri, serenaturri's Blog
Lo studioso digitale: come la tecnologia sta cambiando la scuola. Titolo originale The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice,  il libro di Martin Weller, è pubblicato dalla casa editrice Bloomsbury in formato cartaceo e disponibile qui anche in rete con accesso aperto, sotto licenza Creative Commons. Il libro fornisce spunti di riflessione interessanti [...] [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 06:30:23 +0000 [Comment]

News: Academic Publishing and Zombies - Inside Higher Ed
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Highlights and Sticky Notes:Fitzpatrick argues that journals should throw the door open to all comers, then deputize their readers to usher sound articles to a pedestal and banish bad ones to the margins. Scholarly journals would serve their constituencies better "by allowing everything through the gate, and by designing a post-publication peer review process that focuses on how a scholarly text should be received," she writes, "rather than whether it should be out there in the first place.".... [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 04:27:04 -0000 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-10-01
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT Today is the last day to apply to be a Leading Edge School District! Details here #edtech #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT #elearning #edtech Weekly News Roundup @tmstaffordllc # RT e-Learning for Kids: Free education web site for children of all ages #edtech #elearning @tmstaffordllc # RT Learning how we learn is [...] [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 MOOCool or MOOHot?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
How cool should a MOOC be? Is this cool? A Guide for the Perplexed – where Small is Beautiful This is my response to David Wiley’s post on the Virtuous Middle Way: To what extent should teacher provide guidance to … Continue reading → [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 01:50:33 +0000 [Comment]

How real-time collaborative mindmapping ended up being mind-amplifying
rolandlegrand, MixedRealities
Should we give up things in courses because we need time to teach new media? It was a question on Twitter, in the #nmfs_f11 stream of the Digital Awakening course. I think we don’t need to give up anything at all. It just boils down to doing what you already did, but on public [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:49:47 +0000 [Comment]

GT MOOC Week 3: End of Week Wrap-up
richde, The Georgia Tech MOOC
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 … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:04:48 +0000 [Comment]
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: docs, resources, educationby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:26:47 -0000 [Comment]

What goes, what stays and what comes
T, lúcidaTranslúcida
Abundance of information Epistemology today differs from questions about teaching and learning aspossible new ways to learn is to participate as important as learning the content.In networks  what I like most is the diversity of opinions and exercise the ability to make connections between fields&.... [Link] 2011-09-30T10:26:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship and You (or me!) in #change11
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
This week in the free online course #change MOOC, the focus was around Digital Scholarship. Based around the work of Martin Weller (who facilitated the session) and his book The Digital Scholar (which is currently available open-source on the publisher’s website), the focus was around some of the changes technology is bringing to higher education OPENBLOCK... [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:47:21 +0000 [Comment]

Open Data from the UK
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society
The UK government has provided very nice access to Open Data. Not only does it make the data files themselves available for download from a large array of data from crime rate to the location of post boxes and traffic incidents, it also features showcases of lovely service implementations such as the Numberhood iPhone app [...] [Link] Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:28:29 +0000 [Comment]

#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]

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Frustrated with the #change11 RSS feed. Technical difficulties
Rainbowhill, 58 - EdGeek #change11, October 3, 2011.

I have the same issue. Clicking the title of some posts takes me to 500 Internal Server Error and clicking the blog link on the bottom right takes me to Durff's blog which is empty. The comment link takes me to a comment page like this one, thankfully, but I have to copy the link from the field and paste into the browser address bar. Rather hit and miss and it does slow me down. Learning how to work around it is [Comment]

#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]


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

VCVaile, Re: #Change11: Setting my learning expectations and goals. Agile lurking. , "agile lurker" has to my favorite takeaway. ....
Jim Stauffer, Re: Change11 Skypers Group, Ian, could you add me to the change 11 skype ....
mymindbursts, Re: Digital Scholarship, As an OU Student on the Masters in Open and ....
umair.qureshi, Re: Week 3: Martin Weller, I thought I was "digitally literate" up until I ....
Ian Hall, Change11 Skypers Group, Sounds like with Skype where all messages typed ....
allanquartz, Re: Change11 Skypers Group, As far as I'm aware there aren't ....
Ian Hall, Change11 Skypers Group, Thanks Allan...I think I am in the group of 80 ....
allanquartz, Re: Change11 Skypers Group, Circle shared Ian. Let me know if there are any ....
Tony Searl, Re: Digital Scholarship, Hi Angelica I'm not entirely clear on your ....
Ian Hall, Change11 Skypers Group, Hi Allan Thanks for the link +Allan Quartly I ....
Ian Hall, Update version 5.6 1st October 2011 Change11 Skypers Group, This is the link:
Alan Selig, Re: Change11 Skypers Group, Ian, I would be interested in being part of the ....