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November 4, 2011

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Friday Session With Nancy White
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Facilitator Posts

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Change 11 Audio
Various Authors, #Change11, November 4, 2011.

Interested in #Change11 content in audio? Since the beginning of the course we have been analyzing blog posts for media contents. Today, we introduce the #Change11 Audio Page. It's what people in this course are listening to. You can see a list of the files, or click on the Playlist Link and listen to them in your favourite media player. Next week, we'll have more information about how to create and add audio to your blog posts.

Note that if you haven't yet started contributing with a blog, you can do so at any time. Create your blog, then add your blog feed to the conversation. [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.

#Change11 Are we really alone in virtual space?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
This video on Alone together by Sherry Turkle sounds interesting. This message is clear, that real life conversation is relatively more important than the mere texting using mobile phones. Also beware that there are many young people who are addicted … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:40:05 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Change, happiness and social artistry
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Positive thinking, isn’t that the solution towards reducing depression, changing ourselves, and changing the world, for the better?  May be. Here are some quotes from Take Control of your life by Dr Gail Ratcliffe Why does your life get out … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:09:55 +0000 [Comment]

Homework task for students MOOC #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv
Make a list or overview or map or guide where we could find blogs, and other places on the internet related to the MOOC Change11. Do not add all possible places or links to the map, select the places you value. How? Start: Read this (or another) blog and follow the links to people that [...] [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:34:18 +0000 [Comment]

Цифровая грамотность | TeachingEnglish | Британский Совет | BBC
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: e-learning, education, tools, web2.0, PLEby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:03:36 -0000 [Comment]

Web-literacy's ? #Change11
Lone Guldbrandt, Reflections Feed
How to behave? A huge part of my learningprocess during this Mooc is: how... [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 09:53:22 +0100 [Comment]

I am a Nancy White Groupie
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
I will confess to you, dear reader, that I am a Nancy White Groupie. No, I don’t follow her to see her on stage (who can keep up with that schedule, even to those places I cannot at times find on a map), nor do I toss my unmentionables (I have nothing that is unmentionable, OPENBLOCK... [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:04:12 +0000 [Comment]

Online Course Assessment: How to evaluate open education?
Mark Johnstone, Nomad Learning
Week 7 on MOOC Change 11  focused on accreditation of open access courses and assessment of open education. Our guest for this session was Rory McGreal of Athabasca Univeristy, who is working on Open Educational Resources for Assessment and Credit. To get a copy of Rory’s paper, Toward a logic model and plan for action: [...] [Link] Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:49:45 +0000 [Comment]

Change from Within or News From the Dark Side
Mark Johnstone, Nomad Learning
Tony Bates on MOOC Change11, Sunday, October 16 discusses whether universities can reform themselves and change from within. Two fundamental questions Tony Bates asks whether educational institutions, particularly large research universities, are deriving the full benefit from digital technology and can this change come from within or does it have to come from outside? Bates [...] [Link] Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:58:40 +0000 [Comment]

Change 2011: Schedule
Anna, Learning Journal
Interesting and varied contributors coming up in the Change MOOC over the next seven [Link] 2011-10-26T12:32:00.002+01:00 [Comment]

chengcheng1098, 吴长城
[ mooc课程Change11]是加拿大开放课程资源的内容,以下内容是如何在网络中进行开放课程学习的介绍,同样,适用于网络学习。每周一个主题,由不同主题的领域专家带领,这周应该进行到了第6周。目前整门课程内容,已经排了36周的内容。不管从何时开始,您都可以跟上,因为每周内容都是一个专题,所以,倡议大家都可以去注册,跟进。注册之后,每天都会.... [Link] Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:30:46 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 Is a MOOC a CoP?
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism
As part of an independent study this semester, I have been looking at the development and progress of social constructivism leading (in my mind) to CoP and then connectivism.  I am in the midst of digesting all of Wenger's writings on communities of practice. But, as I am also trying to participate in Change11, I am having a mental mashup.Specifically, I am trying to figure out how (or if it's possible) to translate Lave and Wenger's .... [Link] 2011-10-17T06:54:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

#change11 What is Expertise in a MOOC?
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism
I need your help!!! Please consider responding to a short survey on your perceptions of the MOOC have been lurking around the edges of several MOOCs for the past couple of years. As I began my PhD studies, the concept of connectivism really began to resonate for me.This semester, I have to do a small, practice-ish research study and I naturally gravitate toward the MOOC Research group. Although I do have lots of long-term ideas and will be working on them .... [Link] 2011-10-16T10:51:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

#change11 Where did the idea come from?
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism
In the next step of my independent study for this semester, I began xonsuming as much of Seimens' writings on the topic of conectivism as I possibly could. Because I am so interested in the connection between educational learning theory and technology, I have been spending lots of time this semester reading the primary sources. Connectivism is the most interesting (for me) and the most relevant for our current times.I was very interested in Seimens' discussion of Vygotsky and will be .... [Link] 2011-10-29T07:51:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

#change11 Research on MOOCs
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism
I am sending out a request for opinions on the definition of expertise within a MOOC. I have a short survey that should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Please use the following URL: is for a course project that I am working on this semester. I really appreciate your time and thoughts! [Link] 2011-10-23T05:39:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

#change11: Week 7 -- Open Educational Resources (OER)
Andrew Neuendorf, Junct Blog
I recently joined (late) Change MOOC and am picking up the discussion from Week 7 on Open Educational Resources. My own experience as an educator with OER is limited, though I have tried a few things: My Composition 1 class last summer used sections from the Flatworld Knowledge Guide to Writing. Check out their organization here.Additionally, I encourage students to explore the resources shared on Google Scholar and Google Books, though I'm not sure these are entirely open, per say, since .... [Link] 2011-10-28T10:36:00.003-05:00 [Comment]

OER: It's Not the Size of the File, It's How You Use It #change11
Andrew Neuendorf, Junct Blog
Since 2001, MIT has been sharing their course content with the world, free of charge, as part of a project known as OpenCourseWare (OCW). According to a paper called "The Creation of OpenCourseWare at MIT," available in Week 7 of Change MOOC, MIT "currently publishes content for more than 1600 subjects," including syllabi, assignments, and audio and video files.I enjoy their "About OCW" page, which makes some crucial points, including:OCW is not an MIT education.OCW does not grant degrees or .... [Link] 2011-10-28T15:09:00.003-05:00 [Comment]

Twitter Updates for 2011-11-04
t.stafford, Desperately Seeking Fusion™
RT Contemporary #ELearning Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information @Virtualismg @tmstaffordllc # RT How to create a successful mobile learning. #elearning #devlearn @Virtualismg @tmstaffordllc # RT @TwitClass: The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You #edtech #elearning @Virtualismg @tmstaffordllc # Powered by Twitter [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 06:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

Jeffrey's Twitter Updates for 2011-11-04
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
@jennymackness Excellent thinking about discussion + blogging + #change11 I refered to @NancyWhite and #socialartist # @savasavasava @trentmkays @bruzed Geeky and Programmy fits with #actor network theory as well, though not sure Apache, even with word play in reply to savasavasava # @savasavasava Lovely to know people not on tv admit they read OPENBLOCK... [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 06:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

weaving and connecting
T, lúcidaTranslúcida
Weave! from Alice Schlein on [Link] 2011-11-04T19:08:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

T, lúcidaTranslúcida
Change week07 View more presentations from [Link] 2011-11-03T19:55:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

A Place for Goals #change11
Jeffrey Keefer, Silence and Voice
I realized that my #change11 MOOC goals are so sublime, or I am so forgetful or overwhelmed, that I decided to make them easier to keep (and review) at my fingertips. Yes, I created a new page for and direct link to my #change11 Goals on my home page. I wonder if (or how or OPENBLOCK... [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:40:37 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Social artist and collective intelligence
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
I have enjoyed learning through Nancy’s slide here In response to Nancy White’s call for exploration about Social Artist in the Community Week of MOOC, here I think an excellent way to engage with others would be through: (a) polling … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 02:51:59 +0000 [Comment]

Social Artists “Imagine Better”
Cris, Virtually Foolproof
I was determined not to go looking for my social artist to share with Nancy and Change11. I wanted to happen across one in my personal learning environment this week. It just seemed, well, more authentic. Today I hit paydirt. … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 01:46:36 +0000 [Comment]

Jenny Connected & Jupidu Lost in thoughts
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
Thinking about Jenny’s blogpost Jenny says "I don't see blogs as a discussion tool“ Yes, I agree, for me it isn’t a discussion tool at all. I did have 97 comments to a blog post once – but for me discussions are not hierarchical and in a blog the writer – or the writers – [...] [Link] Thu, 03 Nov 2011 19:56:37 +0000 [Comment]

The Power of Passion for Change
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
I have been struck this week by how passion can make a message so much more accessible and meaningful.  Somehow passionate writing or speaking communicates itself in a way that other equally sound messages cannot. This week I have read Rory McGreal's rant  and his passion made me read on. There's no denying that Nancy [...] [Link] Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:47:46 +0000 [Comment]

Teaching in the 21st Century
asims7, Reflections on my MOOC experience
Teaching in the 21st Century: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso I'm saving this link here to read and process [Link] Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:43:14 -0400 [Comment]

Nancy’s comment
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
Nancy writes The slides are clearly and artifact of the interaction and not an exposition of ideas. It may have been intentional provocation on my part, or the laziness of an over busy person. What would you like to explore together? Hm, What would I like to explore together? First I will return to Nancy’s [...] [Link] Thu, 03 Nov 2011 19:00:08 +0000 [Comment]

S. Pike Hall, The Big Change Mooc
Have much enjoyed listening Nancy's social artist session yesterday. Will try to get to tomorrow's noon session (1 Eastern--verified with --- hate missing a session because of casual glance & misread).Nancy's dynamism, responsiveness and joyous flexibility at all points are impressive, effective and productive in terms of long term effects. Even if just to tempt the stodgy to try their own wings.Perhaps with practice and acceptance we can .... [Link] 2011-11-03T09:03:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

#Change11 :: How Now Sweet Cow? – the Social Artist who disrupted my MOOC learning
gbl55, Connection not Content
@Gordon_L @jimgroom I showed ur MOOCcow here today in Lyon @ #fossa2011 as example of openess in other domains. Talked abt #ds106 too NancyWhite via Twitter for iPhone Found the above in my twitter stream the other day so ventured right out of Lurkdom for Nancy White’s presentation and now I’m so enthused I want [...] [Link] Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:03:58 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 MOOC This week I facilitated week 6 of the #Change11 MOOC (Massive Open Online Course The focus of the week was #collective learning. Georgia Tech cloned the MOOC and made a personalised version. Here’s an overview of the week. The week 4 position paper on Connected Knowledge Collective Learning outlined initials ideas [...] [Link] Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:56:53 +0000 [Comment]

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I love it when I am challenged to think
brainysmurf, 222 - I Am One Of Those People!, November 3, 2011.

Go for it! You will find some educators are already pursuing international connections between classrooms (and with experts in other institutions) through Skype and other platforms. It reminds me of having a pen pal overseas, someone who is a good match for my [Comment]


Put the hashtag #change11 in your tweets and we will post it here

@Benjamin9889 tweeted: OPENBLOCKNew postCLOSEBLOCK #Change11 Are we really alone in virtual space? 2011-11-04T13:54:08Z

@Gina7031 tweeted: OPENBLOCKNew postCLOSEBLOCK #Change11 Are we really alone in virtual space? 2011-11-04T13:54:08Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: RT @NancyWhite: @suifaijohnmak It may take me over the weekend to weave and reflect on the distrib. convo on #socialartists #change11 2011-11-04T13:53:58Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: @NancyWhite #Change11 Love the social artistry that you lead. #socialartists Thanks. Sorry that I couldn't attend session. Now 1:00am 2011-11-04T14:01:00Z

@Brenda8183 tweeted: OPENBLOCKNew postCLOSEBLOCK #Change11 Are we really alone in virtual space? 2011-11-04T13:54:08Z

@Virginia7994 tweeted: OPENBLOCKNew postCLOSEBLOCK #Change11 Are we really alone in virtual space? 2011-11-04T13:54:08Z

@JGH tweeted: #change11 The Queen has got no clothes on! 4 me social artist concept does not go anywhere - confusing message wi good 2011-11-04T14:07:22Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: RT @NancyWhite: @suifaijohnmak We'll connect and weave asynchronously! #change11 # 2011-11-04T14:07:12Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: @suifaijohnmak We'll connect and weave asynchronously! #change11 # 2011-11-04T14:04:30Z

@L_rn tweeted: RT @nancywhite: @L_rn we need #artists #socialartists in learning& being-we all have artist in us-Just have to let 'em out! # 2011-11-04T14:12:10Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: @jgh (ps for me, I'm trying to figure it out. So not any sort of expert for #change11 this week!!) 2011-11-04T14:10:21Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: @jgh Is it the message, the messenger or the medium. Or are we trying to figure it out together? #change11 # 2011-11-04T14:08:48Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: Related to #socialartist ry #change11 from @ 2011-11-04T14:08:01Z

@giuliaforsythe tweeted: @NancyWhite Loved this week's #change11 topic exploring #socialartist. Read so many artifacts- Just need to post a coherent 2011-11-04T14:16:43Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: #change11 #socialartist and #confusiasm I think the last it today's 2011-11-04T14:13:09Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: Is it glad/sorry to see that a few have joined #Change11? 3 digit number followed by likes. What's in link? I didn't click in fear of 2011-11-04T09:36:24Z

@SlavetoDave tweeted: #Change11 Social artist and collective intelligence /via @ 2011-11-04T06:54:57Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: @gsiemens @oldaily Is it glad/sorry to see that a few have joined #Change11? 3 digit number followed by likes.What is it linked to? 2011-11-04T09:41:35Z

@kellybrannock tweeted: RT @giuliaforsythe: Participate in a global art project and turn the whole world inside out. #socialartist #change11 via @ 2011-11-04T03:39:05Z

@giuliaforsythe tweeted: Participate in a global art project and turn the whole world inside out. #socialartist #change11 via @ 2011-11-04T03:09:51Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: #Change11 Social artist and collective intelligence 2011-11-04T02:52:07Z

@giuliaforsythe tweeted: Hey @draggin LOOK: #socialartist #change11 story from @sheenalwilson via @ 2011-11-04T02:43:52Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @NancyWhite @celwalsh it can be our friend and our voice #change11 # 2011-11-04T04:37:54Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: Ending a very challenging day with good community and encouragement. Even writing up thinking in response to @NancyWhite # 2011-11-04T03:49:37Z

@giuliaforsythe tweeted: @mbransons I think there are so many #socialartists out in the world, having an amazing time reflecting on just one # 2011-11-04T03:44:18Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @NancyWhite If so, aren't followers equally a part of the network? Doesn't all that energy move things forward? #socialartist # 2011-11-04T04:40:35Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @NancyWhite In other words, can you really have a leader without followers? #socialartist # 2011-11-04T04:39:20Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @NancyWhite Thinking more about this, and I am wondering if only a single person can change a trajectory or energy #socialartist # 2011-11-04T04:38:58Z

@jackiegerstein tweeted: Complementing Structured Learning with e-Communities: An Interview with @NancyWhite # 2011-11-04T04:40:37Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: Blogged: A Place for Goals #change11 # 2011-11-04T00:40:37Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: RT @thbeth: #change11 (YES!) # 2011-11-04T00:40:21Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: @JeffreyKeefer Lets talk more about #socialartist tomorrow at #change11 Think about @smithjd or any of those CPSquare 2011-11-04T00:26:40Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @davecormier This calendar is fantastic, especially on the #change11 home page. Will it remain current by assignment, or group 2011-11-04T00:22:09Z

@oinch tweeted: 698 likes: collective learning examples | #change11 via @ 2011-11-04T01:14:26Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @davecormier Good idea, but I do not use Google Calendar. That is what the button adds it to, yes? # 2011-11-04T01:09:50Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @NancyWhite @smithjd I will hope to attend the session; have to move an appointment #socialartist # 2011-11-04T00:47:33Z

@8265 tweeted: 691 likes: Change 2011 Week 1 | Change 2011- Bendigo Victoria #change11 via @ 2011-11-04T02:00:39Z

@Cris2B tweeted: Social Artists “Imagine Better” | Virtually Foolproof #change11 # 2011-11-04T01:48:27Z

@suzi_q tweeted: RT @mollybob: MOOC massive open online course #tlv11 gets U 2 think about what it mns 2 B autonomous & independent learner #tlv11 # 2011-11-04T01:30:46Z

@ashleyproud tweeted: I just bookmarked Boring (#change11) « mikemccchangeblog - hope you 2011-11-04T02:08:45Z

@coyenator tweeted: RT @NancyWhite: FAB! First #socialartist #change11 story from @sheenalwilson THANKS!!! 2011-11-04T02:08:12Z

@wipo tweeted: 690 likes: Ian Hall's Training site 2010 #change11 via @ 2011-11-04T02:07:21Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @jennymackness What is this, I take a day off and you typify a blog posting fiend leaving me gasping for breath? ;-) #change11 # 2011-11-04T02:26:48Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @jennymackness Excellent thinking about discussion + blogging + #change11. I refered to @NancyWhite and #socialartist 2011-11-04T02:13:58Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: RT @jefflebow: I AM THE 99% who prefer mp3's &YouTube to BlackBoard recordings. Media from @NancyWhite session for #change11 at: 2011-11-03T19:15:23Z

@jupidu tweeted: send request to etienne wenger for paper about social artist -I knew him for his concept of communities of practice #change11 # 2011-11-03T19:15:22Z

@Gordon_L tweeted: Good thinking! RT @jupidu: @Gordon_L ... and I'm now downloading LibreOffice :-) convinced of your story # 2011-11-03T20:56:08Z

@suzi_q tweeted: #change11 some ponderings from my readings, how can we get teachers to develop ways to use ICTs to transform, not just enhance 2011-11-03T20:53:13Z

@jupidu tweeted: @Gordon_L ... and I'm now downloading LibreOffice :-) convinced of your story # 2011-11-03T20:18:18Z

@thbeth tweeted: #change11 TSN: Music, Brain and Education Panel via @ 2011-11-03T21:09:42Z