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October 5, 2011

Allison Littlejohn Presentation

Here is a narrated version of Allison Littlejohn's slides. It's not the same as a live online seminar, but it's close enough for now. The presentation is first-rate and it would be a shame to have people miss it.

As you may know, we've been having more online meeting problems. We're scheduled to try again tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (noon Atlantic, check your time zone), probably not with Fuze. Check this page Thursday for access information. [Comment]

COLLECTIVE LEARNING: learning in the workplace

Today our focus moves to the role of collective learning to the learning which occurs among knowledge workers in the workplace. You can read about some of our work in this blog post

Having read through some of the ideas presented here, outline in a narrative way how you learn: who do you draw on, how dynamic is your learning network? Post responses on your blog or elsewhere. Alternatively, you may want to consider some of the following questions and share your ideas. How might collective learning improve learning and development in the workplace? Is learning from the collective compatible with traditional organisational knowledge sharing and learning culture? Use #change11 and #collective to share your thoughts.

Further reading:

Nardi, B. A., Whittaker, S., & Schwarz, H., (2000) It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: work in the information age. First Monday 5 (5).

Zimmerman, B.J. & Schunk, D.H. (2001) Self-regulated learning and academic achievement: theoretical perspectives (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New Jersey).

Week Four: Allison Littlejohn #week4 ( [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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Collective Learning part 3 (Ah-Ha moment) #change11
bioram, Change MOOC Reflections
This morning in my email box, there was a note that there was a comment in Jeff Merrell's Learning. Change. By Design. blog.  Allison Littlejohn had left a link to some of the presentation papers she and her colleagues have given.  I want to thank her for those links because they have helped to give me more clarity on her concept of Collective Learning.As I have mentioned before, I don't see the concept of collective knowledge and learning as radically new.  .... [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 15:05:00 +0000 [Comment]

Collective learning examples :: #change11 #collective
Michael Brooke, Michael Brooke
After having been an agile lurker for a couple of weeks on #change11  I thought it time to make a relevant post to the task on producing examples of #collective  learning. As a teacher of IB Computer Science and ITGS … Continue reading → [Link] [Comment]

Imagine your world
T, lúcidaTranslúcida
Imagine Your World from Alyson Beaton on Vimeo.the bet is a meeting of people with different professions to consider solutions based on [Link] 2011-10-05T06:41:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

eMJBe: Collective learning examples :: #change11 #collective
Michael Brooke, Twitter / eMJBe
eMJBe: Collective learning examples :: #change11 #collective [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:49:43 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Fight for the truth
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
What is your life lesson?  Here is the live blog of Daniel Schechtman, this year’s Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry where you will find his story. His discovery was extremely controversial. In the course of defending his findings, he was … Continue reading → [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:22:48 +0000 [Comment]

Open Access scholarship: how does one eat?
Gillian, Gillian's Learning and Qualifications Blog
Should academics ever get paid for the papers that they produce as part of their research?  Kent Anderson on this topic refers to the ‘Monbiot rant‘.  Stephen Downes, well-known for support of Open Access,  refers today to a very useful survey by David Jennings – useful despite the limitations that David clearly outlines (only academics, [...] [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:38:03 +0000 [Comment]

Collective and connected learning: implications for open, distance and e-learning
opendistanceteachingandlearning, opendistanceteachingandlearning
In a position paper by Allison Littlejohn on “Connected knowledge, collective learning” (#change11), she states that “… real-world problems are now too complex to be solved by a single person" and that we therefore have to look for collective solutions. … Continue reading → [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:19:08 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-10-05
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT @angelsandoval: 75 Tips to Reduce eLearning Costs free eLearning Guild eBook | #elearning @Virtualismg @tmstaffordllc # RT @erikapaezv: The Four P's to Part-Time #eLearning Freelance > by @LearnNuggets #freelance @Virtualismg @tmstaffordllc # RT @elearningposts: 2011 Social Media for Learning Report by @C4LPT Weekly Best in #elearning @Virtualismg… # RT Why You [...] [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

Jeffrey's Twitter Updates for 2011-10-05
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
My interests, areas of discussion and passion for research, doctoral and other, have officially exceeded my non-work time #change11 #phdchat # Can examples of collective learning be action learning or problem-based learning? in #change11 @allisonl # Happy @allisonl replied to my post Initial Reaction to Little by Littlejohn in #change11 — some OPENBLOCK... [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 06:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 week 4 – Collective learning
John Kuti, feel do think
The issues here are merrily skating over a very philosophical abyss which I suggest is best explored by reading Deleuze…which few people are doing yet in the field of Educational Technology… Littlejohn’s blogpost refers to Sfard on the metaphors of … Continue reading → [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 06:41:45 +0000 [Comment]

Collective Learning Part 2 #change11
bioram, Change MOOC Reflections
Yesterday, I posted my first response to the Collective Learning concept that is being discussed in #change11.   I mentioned that that I was missing a peice of the puzzle to Collective Learning, and I discussed how in science this does not seem like a new concept.  I was reading Jeff Merrell's post on Collective Learning at Learning.Change. By Design., and I think I found that missing peice.I started to realize that .... [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 03:41:00 +0000 [Comment]

Binding and Values #change11
Glenyan, A Point of Contact
The topic of Binding in collective learning seems a bit up in the air. Littlejohn’s description of the Charting process focuses on how learners bind together, rather than what binds them. Running through her commentary of the process of charting is a theme of knowledge that is valued. Language like reinterpret, relevant and making sense all [...] [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:26:04 +0000 [Comment]

Frustrated with links in #change11
svmoose, Inside Irene Gould's head
Not everybody has access to Word documents DOOX, or whatever they are……I have an old Mac, works like a charm, but it doesn’t open the links posted by Littlejohn……frustrating…… # [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:48:02 +0000 [Comment]

Examples of collective learning
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots
In response to #collective Task 1 by Allison Littlejohn for Week 4 of #change11: - web conferencing to brainstorm, tweak a document or resolve a problem on a website - discussion boards on SharePoint - using SharePoint as a platform for employees to share innovations for client service - using a wiki to draft a [...] [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:05:34 +0000 [Comment]

Technology, pedagogy and emancipatory change
pepsmccrea, LEARNEROSITY
I am coming to understand that one of the most important roles that digital technologies play in our turbulent times is as an excuse to explore and foster pedagogical change. The world we live in has changed. For those with … Continue reading → [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 20:14:56 +0000 [Comment]

Initial Reaction to Little by Littlejohn – Collective Learning #change11
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
I really like how Allison Littlejohn began her Week 4 #change11 MOOC week on Collective Learning. I especially like how we are having 2 live calls this week to discuss all of this, and she gave us a task to help get us started in her Task 1 introductory blog post. In some ways her OPENBLOCK... [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:42:42 +0000 [Comment]

J. Meacher, meacherteacher's musings
Everything is set and I am ready. Yesterday was the beginning of the Collective Learning week for #change11. Today I start organizing my thoughts around the readings. Let's begin! Permalink | Leave a comment  » [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 08:23:00 -0700 [Comment]

#change11 - Misgivings about the Semantic Web
Mary Pringle, CDATA(0)
I missed last week (Week 2 of Change 2011). There were problems with the video, and I was busy. I'm easily put off by glitches--links that don't work or go the wrong place, mistakes in schedules, videoconference fails--because I'm always so busy with my job. The size of the Change 2011 Facebook group is overwhelming. I still have to find a sub-group with similar goals and interests (digital literacy, I guess). So I'm trying to get engaged this week. I'm looking forward .... [Link] Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:09:18 -0600 [Comment]

Tools for Collective Learning
George, Educational Technology - Insights
(#change11) How does individual learning interact with collective learning? What tools are used by the individual to make sense of the learning, to make the learning collaborative,  perhaps to make the learning collective? This interactive diagram by Samantha Penney using Bloom's Taxonomy is a great aide-memoire of the digital tools available at each part of the hierarchy.Notes from recorded conversation between Allison Littlejohn and Lou McGill. Social objects being the .... [Link] 2011-10-04T09:20:00.001-06:00 [Comment]

MIT - Collective Intelligence - Communication Forum
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Comments:"A conversation about the theory and practice of collective intelligence, with emphasis on Wikipedia, other instances of aggregated intellectual work and on recent innovative applications in business. " - Yukon sylalthough this focuses in a different way than this week's position paper, the notion of collective information, learning, sharing,etc. has been around for a while. Going to follow up and see what some of these speakers have written about in the meantime (since .... [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:20:50 -0000 [Comment]

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags - Edudemic
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: twitter, hashtagsby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 11:51:55 -0000 [Comment]

#change11 Digital Scholarship
umair, #change11
I will be answering this question for the "Digital Scholarship" presentation by Martin Weller: what impact has digital scholarship had on your practice and what difficulties have you encountered? #change11, #change11digschol,From Martin Weller's presentation for the #change11 course this week, I've gathered that the concept of digital scholar is becoming important more and more. The usage of Internet as a source of sharing has not been an important part of my experience so far, as I .... [Link] 2011-10-01T15:33:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Epiphany...eLearning and Student Maturity Levels #change11
bioram, Change MOOC Reflections
Inspiration comes when you least expect it!  If you followed some of my earlier posts, you may remember that I have had a problem trying to figure out how much direction and assessment to give students, verses the amount of independence provided to build their own learning environment and sense-making systems.  Last night, an old model presented its self to me.  My partner went back to school for a nursing degree and is currently in a leadership class.  He .... [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 13:45:00 +0000 [Comment]

Random fragments, on to the Collective
Yukonsyl, eXplorations
So much for feeling virtuous cuz I got a head start on the change newsletter and website postings. I was reading Martin Weller's open copy text before I received any scrapings from other bloggers in the course or the weekly newsletter. But I got sidetracked as to which webchannel I wanted to communicate on.I'm currently irritated like hell with GoogleDocs. I've been a user (and an enthusiastic one) for years but they seem to have changed the way the Docs save and I'm .... [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:04:00 +0000 [Comment]

2 Ideen
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
1. google+ testen mit dem mooc kurs 2. leute sammeln, aber wie? bei 100 von teilnehmerInnen werden nette listen nicht viel helfen – eigentlich müsste das netz helfen, doch vielleicht denke ich noch viel zu eindimensional ?? [Link] Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:33:58 +0000 [Comment]

my steps
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
1. Somewhat define your goals. What is success to you? – to succeed in contributing, getting involved 2. Declare/Define yourself - where can people find you? – on twitter, in this blog, on our website 3. Plan your interaction habits. These will evolve as the course progresses, but having a sense of "I'm going to spend 30 [...] [Link] Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:59:01 +0000 [Comment]

Contact students via SMS
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
Reflecting: Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia, Zoraini Wati Abas Thinking about the lecture of Student Response Systems of today’s eLearning Day at FH JOANNEUM. Seems I will get in contact with my students in this semester in a lot of different ways …. [Link] Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:14:00 +0000 [Comment]

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
In our 3 semester course of Highschool Pedagogy (HDW) the participants discussed and used Bloom’s Taxonomy and liked it a lot. I want to reflect about the digital version of Bloom’s Taxanomy  - posted in the FB #change11 discussion – maybe it will be also useful for my teaching (web-based work for journalism students) … [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 07:20:27 +0000 [Comment]

How to „work“ in the changemooc – the orientation phase
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
In a facebook discussion Brianna writes: What an immersive experience today (from home). I had Fuze, FB, Twitter and the changemooc site open simultaneously. I have to check „Fuze“ – or ask somebody … In my case I’m working with this blog, twitter, FB, the changemooc site, LEO and google docs (for structuring). It is [...] [Link] Sat, 24 Sep 2011 07:04:52 +0000 [Comment]

My actual status in the change MOOC
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
Ok, it’s an intensive period – so many eLearning conferences and talks, workshops, …uffa But I’m organizing my change11 activities by developing a template to monitor, what I’m doing in connection with change11. I’m really satisfied with the template which will  probably change  during the next weeks. The template will be my private diary (in [...] [Link] Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:43:02 +0000 [Comment]

The Digital Scholar
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
Martin Weller behandelt in seinem Buch The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice den „digitalen Lehrenden“, die „digitale Lehrende“ also eine Person, die das Internet und seine Werkzeuge in der Lehre nützt. Das Buch basiert auf seinen Blog Einträgen (The Ed Techie) und seiner Beschäftigung mit neuen Technologien. Im Kapitel A Pedagogy of Abundance bespricht er [...] [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:29:01 +0000 [Comment]

education, learning, and technology – #change11
bon, » change11
One of the most interesting things I’m doing this year – learning-wise, research-wise, and community-wise – is the Change MOOC. (For those of you not already signed on for this adventure, dimestore recap: a MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. It’s free. Anyone can register and participate. There are set topics, assignments, and timelines, but [...] [Link] Thu, 29 Sep 2011 01:08:44 +0000 [Comment]

The digital scholar - which way to go?
Steven Verjans, Stievie's adventures in e-Learning
Within the context of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) #change11, week 3 dealt with different aspects of digital scholarship. This week's discussion was based on the new book by Martin Weller called: The Digital Scholar. I participated in a webinar with Martin on Wednesday, and heard him present a strong case for the potential impact of digital technologies on professional scholarship.Now I have been following Martin's contributions in this discussion for some time now (I have .... [Link] 2011-09-30T18:21:00.000+02:00 [Comment]

Welcome to week 4 of #Change11. The aim of this week is to introduce collective learning. What is collective learning? Does it signal a new learning paradigm? Are we already engaging in collective learning or is it too complex or unstructured to be useful for leaning? During the week we will explore what is 'the [...] [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 09:31:25 +0000 [Comment]

collective learning by loumcgill   these 4 audio tracks record a conversation between myself and Lou Mcgill about Collective Learning.   You can listen to them in order or just dip into whichever one you are interested in.   [Link] Mon, 03 Oct 2011 08:05:39 +0000 [Comment]

collective learning task2
COLLECTIVE LEARNING: charting the collective knowledge This week we are exploring issues of collective learning. The position paper contains some background information on collective learning and identifies some key issues. One key question in Collective Learning is how we understand the binding force that connects people while they are learning. Read this blog post on sensemaking which puts [...] [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 23:05:48 +0000 [Comment]

COLLECTIVE LEARNING: Learning in the workplace There are various forms of learning that professionals may engage in throughout their work – formal and informal, structured and non-structured, on-the-job or off-the-job. In our group, one of the strands of research is focused specifically on informal, on-the-job learning that takes place through participation in daily work and [...] [Link] Mon, 03 Oct 2011 21:41:42 +0000 [Comment]

"Moneyball" and Education #change11
Kathleen Willbanks, KW on ePortfolios
Dear Education,Why are we last? Why is it that innovation used to come from our higher learning institutions and now we don't even try to use the "newest and latest"? Business (and even sports) has been using new approaches for decades. Please help us by helping yourself. Sincerely, A parent, citizen, and fan.I am once again inspired. I just saw "Moneyball", the new movie based on Michael Lewis' book about the Oakland A's baseball team. "Its focus is the team's modernized, .... [Link] Tue, 27 Sep 2011 21:16:00 +0000 [Comment] #change11
Kathleen Willbanks, KW on ePortfolios
Looking forward to being challenged and learning with #change11. First presentation with Zoraini Wati Abas (slides at had some technical difficulties and it was interesting to watch the group adapt. Kind of shocked at lack of initiative by some ... they add to Twitter #change11 but don't follow? I don't understand. Through Twitter #change11 there were clear instructions on how to adjust to the change and connect for both visual and audio. At once a pleasure to .... [Link] Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:41:00 +0000 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship Week at #change11
George Veletsianos, George Veletsianos
This week’s session at the #change11 MOOC is focusing on Digital Scholarship. Professor Martin Weller is leading this session and  I’m excited to see how the week unfolds. Importantly, Martin’s new book, The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice, has just been published by Bloomsbury Academic both for purchase and for free under [...] [Link] Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:27:44 +0000 [Comment]

My contribution to the Change MOOC #change11
George Veletsianos, George Veletsianos
I just came across Nancy White’s discussion of her contribution to the 2011-2012 Change MOOC organized by George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and Dave Cormier (through Stephen’s announcement). Draft schedule here. I thought that Nancy’s description of her session sounded wonderful – so wonderful actually, that I wish that we had all shared our session descriptions [...] [Link] Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:00:15 +0000 [Comment]

Assessing digital scholarship (#change11)
George Veletsianos, George Veletsianos
It’s digital scholarship week at #change11 and I am in the midst of following the activity on Twitter and a number of blogs. At the same time I am preparing my annual activity report that details the work that I’ve been doing over the past year. In this report, one will find evidence on research, [...] [Link] Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:17:15 +0000 [Comment]

Change 2011 MOOC Goals
MeacherTeacher, Blogging Fourth
So, the first thing I need to do to for the Change 2011 MOOC is to think about my goals for the course.* First, I am hoping that this experience will lead to interesting exchanges and connections with other educators in general and especially other elementary school teachers.* I have not taken any formal courses since graduating from university. I hope that this course will help me get my brain back into better academic shape.* I hope to stay with the course for the whole year, even if I do .... [Link] 2011-10-03T12:19:00.002-04:00 [Comment]

(Yet) Another Try
MeacherTeacher, Blogging Fourth
Okay, so blogging regularly over the summer didn't pan out the way I thought it would. I didn't manage to keep to the blogging challenge at all. It seemed like suddenly my six year-old was home for the summer, and baby got a whole lot more mobile and active all at once. After a couple of failed weeks, I decided that I would prioritize family and spend quality time with the kids instead this summer, but I know that is an excuse. I know I spent 15 minutes lurking on Twitter most days. .... [Link] 2011-10-03T10:41:00.001-04:00 [Comment]

Collective Learning . . . all together now!
blackste, eLearning at Yarra Hills
I love the concept of collective learning. Making use of people and organisations with different skills is absolutely how the real work functions in business - but rarely in education. I suspect that too often there is a confusion between the concepts of group work and collective learning and I believe there is a fundamental difference between the two.Group work tends to take place when a small group of students are asked to produce a piece of work together. Usually there is little .... [Link] 2011-10-04T04:44:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Crowdsourcing: Ingenuity or pure laziness?
vhaustudent, Diving Deep and Flying High
In #change 11 we are being challenged to examine collective learning with a focus on how we learn. As one who comes from the business sector and not that of the academic sector, I can't help but synthesis how this applies within my given context. Many companies have turned to crowdsourcing in their research and development of products or services. I have seen numerous academics do likewise (although they have not called it "crowdsourcing"). Crowdsourcing is defined by crowdsourcing..... [Link] 2011-10-04T08:37:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Jeffrey's Twitter Updates for 2011-10-04
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
@allisonl Thank you; I will share this with my colleagues and the list, as there seems to be continued confusion about this #change11 in reply to allisonl # @robinyap @joostrobben You may find the 3 readings in this week's #change11 MOOC on collective learning interesting # @allisonl Looking forward to reading your work OPENBLOCK... [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 06:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

Connected knowledge collective learning #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv
Allison Littlejohn has a fine paper on the subject. It makes me think of an aspect of connected knowledge and collective learning. Allison does not mention the ownership of knowledge because that is not his subject. This connected learning, collective learning is also called crowdsourcing. I do not know if the two concepts are identical, [...] [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 06:54:57 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-10-04
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT 3 Ways to Avoid Common Roadblocks When Building… by @tomkuhlmann #elearning @Virtualismg @tmstaffordllc # RT @erikapaezv: Infographic: Next Steps in Mobile Learning #mLearning #infographic @Virtualismg… # RT Worldwide Mobile Learning Market To Reach $9.1… #elearning @Virtualismg @tmstaffordllc # RT @hpteachexchange: Share with your teachers Quick digital project idea #edtech #edchat [...] [Link] Tue, 04 Oct 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

The Evolving Roles of Educators and Learners (#change11)
bernadetterego, Bernadette Rego
I love reading Florence Lyon’s blog “Teaching French in Kiwiland”.  Her reflective style of writing never ceases to challenge me to think more deeply about how I view myself as an educator. She has written some great things about constructivism … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 03 Oct 2011 23:46:54 +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]


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