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November 11, 2011

Facilitator Posts

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Audio Recordings
Various Authors, #Change11, November 11, 2011.

Dave Cormier Recordings:

- November 10, MP3 Audio recording of Dave Cormier, George Siemens, Stephen Downes
- November 9, Video of a Hangout interview, by Giulia Forsythe
- November 8, MP3 Audio recording of Dave Cormier live slides session [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 – Orientation Week
Lars Was, eConnections
Ok! Here we go again! A new MOOC coming up, and it’s big. Huge! A 36 week endeavor that will connect us with a great number of people willing to share something about education, technology, learning, connectivism, elearning, etc. I’m really looking forward to this MOOC! George Siemens, Stephen Downes and Dave Cormier will be facilitating [...] [Link] Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:48:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 – Mobile learning at OUM
Lars Was, eConnections
Interesting paper about a mobile learning project in Malaysia. Zoraini Wati Abas explains how the students received text messages about courses they attended. The objectives of the mobile learning project were to: enhance the blend of learning modes currently used at OUM increase the flexibility of learning encourage and support ubiquitous learning 5 categories of content were provided. Students received an [...] [Link] Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:51:09 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 – Rhizomatic Learning
Lars Was, eConnections
Enlightening. This theory is as fun as it is chaotic. Never thought I would say this, but I’m beginning to like chaos… Dave Cormier is teaching “Rhizomatic Learning” this week in Change11. This theory finds its origins in a plant. Rhizomes are plants that, when given the chance, will take over your entire garden! They [...] [Link] Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:54:14 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 – Digital scholarship
Lars Was, eConnections
Week 3 and I’m already falling behind… Not so good, but I’ll try not to worry and carry on! Martin Weller talked about digital scholarship this week. A subject open to a lot of debate, because it changes the classical view people have on scholarship. A scholarship used to be about learning something at some [...] [Link] Wed, 05 Oct 2011 15:36:11 +0000 [Comment]

Rhizomic Wondering
Alan Levine aka CogDog, CogDogBlog
Giulia created a beautiful animated interpretation of Dave Cormier’s ideas on Rhizomatic Learning for this week’s change11 session. In her post, Giulia put out the challenge to remix her work, and I could not let that slip by, here is my Rhizomic Remix / Wondering Like most times, I started with about 1/8 of an idea, nothing planned on paper, but let the media I came across nudge me. The first was coming across references to a piece of audio equipment called The Rhizome: The .... [Link] Mon, 07 Nov 2011 02:56:52 +0000 [Comment]

Nomads or Nomadic
Alan Levine aka CogDog, CogDogBlog
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by saamiblog For this week’s change11 it is becoming much more clear with Dave’s posting of the presentation he did for Alec Corous’s class. The idea of the noble nomad, alone, surviving, self directed… becomes romanticized (maybe not standing in front of a tent with a reindeer dressed like an elf). I am hearing Dave and he is not urging us to be nomads but having nomadic tendencies or traits. It reminds me a bit of how when .... [Link] Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:25:03 +0000 [Comment]

Why Kids Can’t Search (maybe we need to think of seeking?)
Alan Levine aka CogDog, CogDogBlog
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Basajaun I flinch a bit at such generalization, but “based on research” means something- in Wired, Clive Thompson speculates “Why Kids Can’t Search”: We're often told that young people tend to be the most tech-savvy among us. But just how savvy are they? A group of researchers led by College of Charleston business professor Bing Pan tried to find out. Specifically, Pan wanted to know how skillful young folks are .... [Link] Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:44:18 +0000 [Comment]

MOOCast name change > Launch of COOLCast
jeff, change11
Tweet This past summer, I experimented with several different webcast topics and formats. One of the most enjoyable was 'MOOCast'. It was done in conjunction with EduMOOC 2011 and was "an open-ended opportunity for EduMOOC'ers to share resources, ideas, and feedback about assorted eduMOOC topics and/or the MOOC itself".  Despite that fact that it was a 'no-prep' show (or perhaps because of it), &.... [Link] Tue, 13 Sep 2011 01:23:18 +0000 [Comment]

COOLCast#1 - September 14, 2011
jeff, change11
Tweet  COOLCast#1  Collaborative Open Online Learning Sept. 14, 2011 Participants: Lisa M Lane, Vance Stevens, Kate Robbins, Sanford Arbogast, Jeff LebowDownload Audio Next Scheduled COOLCast - Sept. 21 1400GMT global times Some links mentioned: gRRShopper - software running the newsletterLisa's Pedagogy First Open CourseEdTechCrew's Discussion with Dan PinkJoe Dale's Easy Blogging .... [Link] Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:24:30 +0000 [Comment]

COOLCast - September 28, 2011
jeff, change11
Tweet  COOLCast Collaborative Open Online Learning  Sept. 28, 2011 Participants:  Kate Robbins, Lisa M Lane, carol yeager, Lynne Hand, Stephen Dame,  Vance Stevens, Bernie DeKoven, monika hardy, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Jeff Lebow Topics: Alternatives to Elluminate large group meetings, CMC MOOC Overview,  Lack of a MOOC hub, taking the MOOC to the people, and all sorts of .... [Link] Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:17:18 +0000 [Comment]

Martin Weller on Digital Scholarship for Change11 MOOC
jeff, change11
Tweet Martin Weller on Digital ScholarshipChange11 MOOC Week#3 28, 2011Chat Log Below   Giulia:Hello everyone, Giulia from Brock University, St.Catharines OntarioJeffrey Keefer:;-)brainysmurf:keeps saying 'voip call stopped'  ?carolyeager:Carol Yeager from SUNY/ESCSylvia Rogers:Hello Mooc'ers from Mobile, AlabamaLou McGill:Hi from a very sunny Scotlandcarolyeager:Hello ScotlandIrene .... [Link] Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:24:51 +0000 [Comment]

George Siemens Open Online Courses: PLN Environments and Networks at CMC11
jeff, change11
TweetSeptember 29, 2011 Log Below Carol Yeager: Nice to see you here NormanNorman: your emails are really helping me with this MOOCCarol Yeager: Great to know that, NormanCarol Yeager: Hello Jeff   Norman: are they ever going to make this full duplexMe: Hello allCarol Yeager: @Jeff, many thanks for coming byMe: a pleasureMe: should have simulcast up in 2 minutesNorman: So george will it be death by PPT .... [Link] Sat, 01 Oct 2011 10:16:17 +0000 [Comment]

COOLCast - October 19, 2011
jeff, change11
TweetCOOLCast October 19, 2011Participants: Lisa M Lane, carol yeager, Kate Robbins, Vance Stevens, Jim Stauffer, Dr. Nellie DeutschTopics:  Change11 Twitter Pollution, Cool OERU happenings, Pedagogy First Update, the middle ground between forums and blog comments, and Jeff's webcast rustDownload Audio Chat Log Below  carolyeager: hi, JeffKate: hi  is the current coolcast?Kate: .... [Link] Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:31:47 +0000 [Comment]

jeff, change11
Tweet EdTechWeekly #202October 23, 2011Jen, John, Dave, & Jeff get caught up on Change11 and other edtech projects and argue about live presentation options.  Download AudioChat Log [Link] Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:47:37 +0000 [Comment]

EdTechWeekly 203 - OERu, The Missing Middle Piece, & Change11 Interaction ?'s
jeff, change11
Tweet EdTechWeekly#203October 30, 2011Topics: Jen starts us off by examining issues brought out during Rory McGreal'sChange11 presentation about 'OER for Learning' and OERu Specifically, we contemplate the role of the teacher and/or learning institution when using Open Educational Resources and what about the 'missing piece' between open content and assessment?  John relates this all .... [Link] Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:41:12 +0000 [Comment]

COOLCast Nov. 2, 2011 - Where is the Change?
jeff, change11
Tweet   COOLCast November 2, 2011Participants; Tim Owens, carol yeager, Jim Stauffer, Stephen Downes, Giulia Forsythe, Jeff Lebow Topics:  Getting to know Tim, Where is the change in Change 11?,  Interactivity in MOOC's, The Magic of DS106, Interactive Presentation options, How best to tune in to blog comments, the Canvas alternative, and plans for a Wowza date Download Audio Chat Log .... [Link] Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:27:59 +0000 [Comment]

EdTechWeekly#204 - Rhizomatic Learning & Battling the Positivists
jeff, change11
TweetEdTechWeekly#204 November 6, 2011 Jen & Jeff grill Dave on Rhizomatic Learning as he prepares for his featured week for Change 11 and continues his ongoing battle against positivists. Week#9 Change 11 Rhizomatic Learning – Why we teach?Chat Log [Link] Mon, 07 Nov 2011 10:50:18 +0000 [Comment]

Friday Chat with Nancy White - Change11 Week#8
jeff, change11
Tweet  Nancy White and the Change11 crew reflect onSocial Artistry and Week#8 of Change 11 chat starts around 8:30Video Archive: Archive: Chat Log Below  NancyWhite 1INTERESTING people in the ROOM!! WOO HOO!George Siemens 1it's cause of Davepeople are .... [Link] Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:35:14 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 Stoloniferous Learning
markuos, Squire Morley
This is Dave Cormier’s week on the Change11 MOOC in which he has placed before us Rhizomatic Learning. At the start of the week I wasn’t sure what this was. I read some of Dave’s writings and the responses of … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:43:25 +0000 [Comment]

Conditions for Learning
Tony Searl, Neoteny
Cross posting a comment I made at George's Ed tech learning. It starts at "Thanks George" below. More a comment on MOOC than metaphor. SMH Ken Unsworth River Rocks Marc Ngui - Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. First some brief context, but please skip this or click through the links for more details. Dave is a master facilitator. I say that because of this week's conducive learning weather. Metaphor overload is a risk, but I&.... [Link] Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:08:00 -0800 [Comment]

Models - usefulness and otherwise
George, Educational Technology - Insights
Well, my last piece on Rhizomatic Learning.In today's #change11 MOOC live session a series of questions allowed Dave Cormier to expand on the ideas and again it was an interesting hour.At one point Stephen Downes started to sketch to explain traditional learning and rhizomatic learning (it was me typing in the labels - it may not have been exactly what Stephen meant).All of a sudden it started to make sense, the idea that nothing new is created with traditional transmition of knowledge, .... [Link] 2011-11-10T16:46:00.001-06:00 [Comment]

T, lúcidaTranslúcida
Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on [Link] 2011-11-10T14:04:00.001-08:00 [Comment]

Rhizomas in the University
T, lúcidaTranslúcida
 my UniversityI love the park......... In University Park is easy to find an education rhizome, but the buildings .....this is a  [Link] 2011-11-10T14:28:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Rhizomatic Learning (Are We Simply Applying Fertilizer?) #change11
Andrew Neuendorf, Junct Blog
A rhizome is a kind of creeping rootstalk that branches off and grows in all directions. It's also used as a metaphor for a particular type of learning process that happens, well, organically.Dave Cormier describes it in Week 9 of ChangeMOOC:Knowing is a long process of becoming (think of it in the sense of 'becoming an expert') where you actually change the way you perceive the world based on new understandings. You change and grow as new learning becomes part of the things you .... [Link] 2011-11-10T15:15:00.005-06:00 [Comment]

The Role of Educator in a Networked World ~ Stephen's Web
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: education, e-learning, mooc, docsby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:50:15 -0000 [Comment]

Connectivism and 'Ah-Ha' moments « Jenny Connected
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: connectivism, e-learning, mooc, educationby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:57:23 -0000 [Comment]

Rhizomatic Learning – does the metaphor stand up?
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
This is rather a bold question to which I don't have any answers, but about which I do have some tentative thoughts. Metaphors are a powerful tool for helping people to visualize and think about whatever is being discussed differently, in new ways or with fresh understanding. But metaphors have to be used carefully, or [...] [Link] Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:22:09 +0000 [Comment]

The Power of Metaphors (#change11)
Glenyan, A Point of Contact
This week in the change MOOC has been great, because I think the Metaphor of the Rhizome is a particularly good one. When it comes to metaphors, you can often hear people remark critically or dismissively about how they are limited or not exact, with various flaws. This is true, but beside the point of [...] [Link] Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:41:32 +0000 [Comment]

Change the PhD: PhD by Publication
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
The other day I was writing about changing the PhD and Jenny wrote an informative reply to my post informing me that in the UK there are actually three types of PhD programs, the ones that I had experience with (though my researching of PhD programs): the "enter with a dissertation topic;" those that have required course components and a dissertation (what I would term "North American style"); and finally a type of PhD program called PhD by .... [Link] Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:41:00 +0000 [Comment]

Cause, function, intention, #change11, accident, coincidence, interpretation, …
jaapsoft2, connectiv
We live in a world of chaos, but we do not see it often. Good intentions to change things often cause unexpected side effects. And side effects combined with good intentions of other people and interpretations of actions make a chaotic world. (Question: what are good intentions?) We often speak about education in a very [...] [Link] Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:16:25 +0000 [Comment]

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@saadat_m tweeted: The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change. The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies | #change11, @scoopit 2011-11-11T08:47:54Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: @philbu: "assemblages, new conjunctures, different dynamics” req “alternative ideas about methods” ( ) # 2011-11-11T09:47:40Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: "Building the Freedombox" (restoring anonymity online): via @Zuurstof #unlikeus #change11 #eci831 #cmc11 # 2011-11-11T08:50:27Z

@saadat_m tweeted: The Global Education Online Conference, 14-18 Nov 2011: , #globaled11, #change11, #eci831, #phdchat, #opened, 2011-11-11T10:24:20Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: @philbu Have reg for the @medianthro list: . Will follow discussion on your paper 22 Nov - 6 Dec #change11 # 2011-11-11T09:53:55Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: RT @philbu: e-seminar on "Anthro of the Contemporary" ( ) via the @medianthro list: # 2011-11-11T09:50:29Z

@saadat_m tweeted: RT @courosa: "7 Things you should know about MOOCs" #eci831 #usdedu, #mooc, #change11 #oer, # 2011-11-11T10:30:45Z

@suzi_q tweeted: @markuos always go wiyh your gut....don't be swayed...# 2011-11-11T02:24:05Z

@pbongiovanni tweeted: RT @gsiemens: new post: rhizomes and networks: # 2011-11-11T03:51:52Z

@PolandBklo tweeted: #Change11 Week 9 On Rhizomatic learning and metaphors ... 2011-11-11T03:23:15Z

@ClaudiaInWorld tweeted: tummeler=social artist=@heathr #socialartist #change11 2011-11-11T03:00:52Z

@suzi_q tweeted: Reading about Rhizomic Learning from +dave cormier #change11 " the whole idea of rhizomatic learning 2011-11-11T05:22:27Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: For me a good MOOC experience (a la #change11) is when there are plenty of good questions 2011-11-11T05:03:19Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: RT @ClaudiaInWorld: tummeler=social artist=@heathr #socialartist #change11 (YES, @heathr is a #socialartist!) 2011-11-11T04:11:21Z

@ai1sa tweeted: Macluhans obsolescence flip evident with twitter bots today: 3 this PM is more than i hav friends DM me. Draw back to weak ties # 2011-11-11T06:07:48Z

@ai1sa tweeted: being distributed/rhizomous and having weak ties is a definite asset when i can access my choice of 2 uni libraries # 2011-11-11T06:04:54Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: RT @NancyWhite: For me a good MOOC experience (a la #change11) is when there are plenty of good questions 2011-11-11T05:55:27Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: RT @ai1sa: @suifaijohnmak @bonstewart @davecormier that would in actor-network terms make love a distributed thing ;) # 2011-11-11T06:12:04Z

@joserovira tweeted: RT @pbongiovanni: RT @gsiemens: new post: rhizomes and networks: # 2011-11-11T06:11:05Z

@ai1sa tweeted: @suifaijohnmak @bonstewart @davecormier that would in actor-network terms make love a distributed thing ;) # 2011-11-11T06:10:07Z

@jonesytheteachr tweeted: RT @suzi_q: Reading about Rhizomic Learning from +dave cormier #change11 " the whole idea of rhizomatic learning 2011-11-11T06:17:09Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: @francesbell read the chat. You may perceive it differently... # 2011-11-10T22:54:39Z

@francesbell tweeted: Listening to #change11 @davecormier discussing w/@gsiemens @Downes seems like battle of organisational 2011-11-10T22:46:16Z

@Gruenabc tweeted: /via @bugaychuk this is great . Just in time link for frustrated teacher # 2011-11-10T22:35:02Z

@JGH tweeted: Models - usefulness or otherwise - #change11 - plus an example of badging learning @davecormier @ 2011-11-10T23:07:31Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: RT @gsiemens: New post: starling murmuration: #change11 OPENBLOCKDON'T MISS THE VIDEO! +1CLOSEBLOCK # 2011-11-10T22:56:56Z

@jankenb2 tweeted: @gsiemens @davecormier #change11 Help me here.. Does RL include a process of self-correction? Is RL a model of an indv or a community? 2011-11-11T01:22:42Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: #Change11 Is there an "experimental learning theory" that explains why, what and how learning and knowledge is developed? E-learning 2011-11-11T01:01:21Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: How Fast Are '#Occupy' #Facebook Pages Growing? (Huff Post) via @jonleeclark #eci831 # 2011-11-11T00:54:32Z

@edtechtalk tweeted: RT @jefflebow: COOLCast Alert: Catch the final stop of @davecormier Rhizome2011 Tour for #change11 in 30 minutes at 2011-11-11T01:28:05Z

@bkunkel3 tweeted: A tentative socio-critical exploration of rhizomatic education (#change11) | @scoopit via @gsiemens 2011-11-11T01:27:42Z

@jefflebow tweeted: COOLCast Alert: Catch the final stop of @davecormier Rhizome2011 Tour for #change11 in 30 minutes at 2011-11-11T01:27:27Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: RT @gcouros: "Transforming the culture, expanding the learning" & & # 2011-11-11T02:02:46Z

@jefflebow tweeted: starting the @davecormier COOLCast early. On air now: # 2011-11-11T01:52:00Z

@elidixoone tweeted: Communications & Society: #change11 Defining the Rhizome 2011-11-11T02:20:28Z

@mediendidaktik tweeted: RT @neilgmcpherson: RT @gsiemens: new post: rhizomes and networks: # 2011-11-10T19:36:40Z

@wilko64 tweeted: The Power of Metaphors (#change11) 2011-11-10T19:33:03Z

@gsiemens tweeted: Recording - @davecormier's session today: # 2011-11-10T20:25:55Z

@giuliaforsythe tweeted: @vhaustudent @davecormier @Downes & #change11 folks- re: G+ hangout Wed. Yes, fault all mine, couldn't figure out link! Sincere apologies!!! 2011-11-10T20:07:21Z

@aneuendorf tweeted: Rhizomatic Learning (Are We Simply Applying Fertilizer?) # 2011-11-10T21:37:57Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: @davewiner: I #deleted my #Facebook account #unlikeus #change11 #cmc11 #eci831 # 2011-11-10T21:33:28Z

@davecormier tweeted: Difficult (and fair) questions from @gsiemens @Downes and chatroom today #change11 great chat for me. Thanks 2011-11-10T20:42:00Z

@vic_kirvas tweeted: RT @bugaychuk: Connectivism and ‘Ah-Ha’ moments « Jenny Connected - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-10T21:39:27Z

@vic_kirvas tweeted: RT @bugaychuk: Connectivism: Teaching and Learning - ETEC 510 - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-10T21:39:21Z

@courosa tweeted: RT @mark_mcguire: @davewiner: I #deleted my #Facebook account #unlikeus #change11 #cmc11 #eci831 # 2011-11-10T21:44:41Z

@vic_kirvas tweeted: RT @bugaychuk: 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-10T21:39:53Z

@gsiemens tweeted: New post: starling murmuration: #change11 # 2011-11-10T21:51:20Z

@vic_kirvas tweeted: RT @gsiemens: new post: rhizomes and networks: # 2011-11-10T21:45:22Z

@Downes tweeted: Our #change11 session with Dave Cormier starts in 10 minutes - link to join here - 2011-11-10T16:51:52Z

@davecormier tweeted: wondering how being on the other side of the mic is going to go in #change11 chat. starting 2011-11-10T16:59:42Z