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November 24, 2011

Live Event Wednesday 13:00 am Eastern!

Live Session With Jon Dron
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Start: 2011-11-23 13:00 EDT (Check Time Zones)
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A live session with Jon has been scheduled for 1:00 pm Toronto time, Wednesday, November 23 (different conversions are here). We'll meet here in Collaborate.

Facilitator Posts

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November 23 Audio Recording
Jon Dron, #Change11, November 23, 2011.

The audio recording of yesterday's #change11 session with Jon Dron is now available. The next session will be Friday at 1:00 pm Atlantic (12 noon eastern). [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.

My students were born in the XXI century
T, lúcidaTranslúcida
LOL! how can we forget the tecnology..... it's impossible!"...the social technologies underpinning Web 2.0 are fundamentally different in their dynamics.... offer benefits that significantly exceed the promise of their forebears." Jon DronI don't like the word "control" but I appreciate "choices"! Why the impossible happens more often!" However, through assembly, soft technologies can bind together different hard technologies to make an overall system softer. No innate preference .... [Link] 2011-11-24T03:46:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Getting the balance right between soft and hard technologies..
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
... this was the subject of Jon Dron's fascinating talk to ChangeMOOC this week – Why was it fascinating? Well – not being a learning technologist, nor any other type of technologist and in many ways somewhat technophobic, it made me rethink how I work with technologies and in particular the relationship between different [...] [Link] Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:41:05 +0000 [Comment]

How to evoke more comments on your #change11 blogposts
jaapsoft2, connectiv
It is not easy to remain motivated for writing a blog when nobody comments. Why do some blogs get commented and why yours not? In a Mooc most people only read and lurk (of 1600 persons some 50 did engage in publishing in Plenk Mooc. It is like dating you must invest some time and [...] [Link] Thu, 24 Nov 2011 07:43:34 +0000 [Comment]

Practical Impact of Open Learning
cbran250, CAB Thoughts
Setup for the Live Presentation: Previous commitments did not allow me to take part in the live event, but the recordings were available.  Distracting background sounds frequently marred the recording, possibly because the recording was from sounds from speakers rather than directly from the digital stream. Content: This session with David Wiley was more Question [...] [Link] Thu, 24 Nov 2011 01:56:36 +0000 [Comment]

Bringing the screwdrivers to the elephant party
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots
Jon Dron rocked it in the #change11 live session today.  The backchannel was lively without being frenetic and the whiteboarding was fun, as always. I came away from the session with a fond memory of my Grade 7 drama teacher, who would have us all sit in a circle and pass one object around while each of [...] [Link] Thu, 24 Nov 2011 01:14:01 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 Abundance and Rhizome - II
T, lúcidaTranslúcida
MOOC #change11 - o conteúdo é liquido (volume constante, forma variável)Ainda com a Nancy encontro que conectar pessoas transforma o modo de pensar,as pequenas ações contribuem para esta mudança e enfrentar novas praticas significa dar um salto qualitativo nesta mudança.Mas na verdade quando a criança amplia seu mundo familiar direcionando-se para o ambiente escolar esta ampliação ocorre também, principalmente porque a escola deveria ser considerada uma .... [Link] 2011-11-23T17:04:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Constraints drive creativity?
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
Reading through the wealth of ideas that Jon Dron has presented us with this week, the idea that constraints drive creativity caught my attention. See this post of Jon's with reference to the quote by Stravinsky – “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. ...." This raises the question of constraints [...] [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:53:15 +0000 [Comment]

Dron's balance between hard and soft technologies - seeking the Goldilocks moment
George, EdTech - Insights
Jon Dron presented a very informative session in Week 11's #change11 MOOC.Titled "Soft stuff, hard stuff and invisible elephants", Dron described the following:the meaning of technology the inclusion of pedagogies as technologiesSOFT and HARD technologiesgetting the right balance between themhow to move from soft to hard and vice versaand the elephant in the room - "it ain't just what you do, it's the way that you do it. A bad technology, used well, can work brilliantly, .... [Link] 2011-11-23T13:38:00.001-06:00 [Comment]

Reflection on an elephant #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv
Are there any benefits in constraints? If my bass clarinet (which can sound like an elephant) is difficult to play on, I will oil the mechanism, will clean the horn, will adjust things and change reed. These constraints are not useful for creativity. I do have some pieces of music full of constraints, the music [...] [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:34:15 +0000 [Comment]

A knowmad’s thoughts about Thanksgiving
rolandlegrand, MixedRealities
Welcome to another episode in which I post about my strange journey through the Wonderland of online courses. Last week I had a most wonderful session of the Digital Awakening course in Second Life: we discussed professor Sherry Turkle’s fascinating text Video Games and Computer Holding Power, and we also had Howard Rheingold (from the [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:14:12 +0000 [Comment]

Personal protocol of Jon Dron’s life session
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
28 participants – 29 – 32 – 33 – 34 Start Jon Dron: softer is easier than harder – learning is about change Jon’s history: long years in learning technology – 3 questions – my favorite: what does technology actually mean? Example of screwdriver How can a screwdriver be a learning technology? Do people learn [...] [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:30:37 +0000 [Comment]

„Summarizing 10 weeks in the MOOC“
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
Before I start into the next 10 weeks I want to look back – reflecting what I learned and what I experienced: Learning by reading, discussing it, setting into my context, using it in my day-to-day work – 3 highlights Martin Weller’s Digital Scholarship  – I read 2 articles in detail: how this pedagogy of [...] [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:10:29 +0000 [Comment]

New insights following Stephen Downes: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs
jupidu, ZML Didaktik / Innovative Learning Scenarios
November 23, 2011
 Keynote presentation delivered to CQU OLT Educational Technology, Online to Queensland, via WebX – Slides Slide 10: We are currently offering a 30 week monster course called #Change11 with 2200 students Answering my question from today about the actual number of participants in the change.mooc – and isn’t it more than 30 [...] [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:41:36 +0000 [Comment]

My motivation and participation #change11
svmoose, Inside Irene Gould's head
I’ve lost my motivation and I have noticed that I have not put nearly as much time into Mooc these last 2 weeks as in the previous weeks……Why? Well, last week’s topic was fine, abundance, but nothing new and challenging, so I got bored and did all sorts of other things….. The week before we [...] [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:30:07 +0000 [Comment]

What Page One Tells us About Education #change11
Andrew Neuendorf, Junct Blog
Page One, the documentary about the writing and editorial staff of the New York Times, is streaming on Netflix, and I recommend watching it if you want a glimpse into the future (or present) of education. Once again, the story is about abundance, as Clay Shirky reminds us early in the film. With so much free journalistic content available online, and the collapse of advertising revenue, newspaper across the country have been biting the dust. The model is no longer sustainable due to threats .... [Link] 2011-11-23T09:00:00.003-06:00 [Comment]

eLearning Conferences 2012
Group members, Best content in change11 | Diigo - Groups
Tags: education, e-learning, conferencesby: Константин Бугайчук [Link] Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:55:33 -0000 [Comment]

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

scott HJ, Re: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs, It's a cop-out but I'm not sure that ....
Gerry Suffield, Re: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs, Hello Stephen, the question you pose of the ....
Rosa A. Ojeda Ayala, Re: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs, One of my masters student just made her ....


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

@topcadexperts tweeted: #Change11 A conversation with George Siemens via @eddebainbridge | @scoopit # 2011-11-24T08:12:39Z

@RolandLegrand tweeted: RT @Downes: Audio recording of today's #change11 session with Jon Dron now available at 2011-11-24T08:48:44Z

@RolandLegrand tweeted: RT @JGH: Finding the sweet spot between hard and soft technologies - Jon Dron at #change11 - notes from session - 2011-11-24T08:48:25Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: we wish you a happy thanksgiving over there in the USA. # 2011-11-24T09:17:53Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: #change11 kind of new MOOC FTA? bottom-up 2011-11-24T08:55:38Z

@RolandLegrand tweeted: RT @Downes: Audio recording of today's #change11 session with Jon Dron now available at #nmfs_f11 #mindamp # 2011-11-24T08:50:58Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: 3 Ways To Integrate Google Plus Into Your Blog - #Ukrel11 # 2011-11-24T11:40:44Z

@elaines tweeted: Comparing lecture with MOOC in terms of learning and contexts #change11 # 2011-11-24T10:11:46Z

@Maha_Learning tweeted: 3 ways to integrate Google+ into your blog #potcert11 #change11 # 2011-11-24T10:09:27Z

@celwalsh tweeted: @TonySearl excellent response to reflections on #change11 Thanks I agree basically but I'm still enjoying it 2011-11-24T06:21:55Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: What’s trending on Twitter? OPENBLOCKvideographicCLOSEBLOCK | The Wall Blog - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-24T07:51:51Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Engagement in MOOC and Community of Practice « Learning Change Technologies - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-24T07:43:29Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: 5 Web 2.0 Image Editors | Mark Brumley - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-24T07:55:01Z

@HazooEducation tweeted: Siri Can't Read: The False Metaphysics of the Singularity Age #change11 2011-11-24T00:38:28Z

@BArcher001 tweeted: RT @TonySearl: "Always On" by default or design? # 2011-11-24T03:00:48Z

@TonySearl tweeted: "Always On" by default or design? # 2011-11-24T01:28:58Z

@RolandLegrand tweeted: A knowmad’s thoughts about Thanksgiving and related stuff #change11 #cooplit #mindamp #nmfs_f11 2011-11-23T20:15:48Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: @Downes Re: "Terminator Contact Lens" Related: Dr. Michio Kaku: & Babak Parviz: # 2011-11-23T21:16:35Z

@JGH tweeted: Finding the sweet spot between hard and soft technologies - Jon Dron at #change11 - notes from session - 2011-11-23T20:16:24Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: RT @Downes: Audio recording of today's #change11 1hr session with Jon Dron (Hard & Soft Tech): #highered # 2011-11-23T21:35:28Z

@mark_mcguire tweeted: @Downes Re: "Terminator Contact Lens" More advanced tech: "Arrrrrr!!! The iPatch is ahoy, matey!" # 2011-11-23T21:26:35Z

@NancyWhite tweeted: @catspyjamasnz @jurgen back channel is primary for #change11 2011-11-23T23:28:50Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: RT @JGH: Finding the sweet spot between hard and soft technologies - Jon Dron at #change11 - notes from session - 2011-11-23T21:38:38Z

@jupidu tweeted: listening to Jon Dron about hard and soft learning technologies # 2011-11-23T18:30:04Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: A MOOC is a balanced technology in learning #change11. (between soft / hard) 2011-11-23T18:55:17Z

@raojeda tweeted: Just finished today's MOOC presentation by Jon Dron!!! # 2011-11-23T18:53:18Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: it is possible we adapt our teaching to technology instead of the other way around. # 2011-11-23T18:34:34Z

@jupidu tweeted: Question about soft and hard technology: soft = more open? # 2011-11-23T18:59:39Z

@kukharenko tweeted: Adjacent chaos/anarchy/growth/domination/futures #change11 | opendistanceteachingandlearning via @addthis # 2011-11-23T18:55:46Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: A big thanks to people who blog on #change11 in other languages,especially Italian, french & german;it gives me an opportunity to practice:) 2011-11-23T18:55:45Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: #change11 Jon 2011-11-23T19:04:45Z

@kukharenko tweeted: #Change11 A conversation with George Siemens | Learner Weblog via @ 2011-11-23T19:01:08Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: Soft = human hands are needed, hard = works on its own #change11 @ 2011-11-23T19:00:27Z

@jondron tweeted: @jupidu soft technology is open to change but not *necessarily* in other ways # 2011-11-23T19:11:40Z

@CSmithMo tweeted: Jon Dron got me thinking about the relationship of constraint to creativity. Something to ponder. # 2011-11-23T19:10:50Z

@AnaCristinaPrts tweeted: RT @Downes: Audio recording of today's #change11 session with Jon Dron now available at 2011-11-23T19:31:06Z

@Downes tweeted: Audio recording of today's #change11 session with Jon Dron now available at 2011-11-23T19:30:09Z

@jondron tweeted: @JaapSoft @jupidu #change11 Human heads are even more important than hands in making a soft 2011-11-23T19:20:01Z

@RolandLegrand tweeted: RT @kentwallen: The nature of technologies #change11 by Jon Dron via @juandoming | #mindamp #cooplit # 2011-11-23T12:35:47Z

@RobeleU tweeted: The #change11 journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @ccrudy @sjgknight @cnansen @bugaychuk @ 2011-11-23T13:07:17Z

@thbeth tweeted: #eadsunday #change11 I love toasters and museum 2011-11-23T13:01:31Z

@lmockford tweeted: First major snowfall of the season. Online access to learning resources means no lost time. #flnchat # 2011-11-23T13:36:43Z

@vic_kirvas tweeted: RT @aneuendorf: Thanks! RT @kukharenko Junct Blog: A New Definition of Literacy in an Age of Abundance #change11 via @addthis # 2011-11-23T13:15:20Z

@MrBridge204 tweeted: RT @RobeleU: The #change11 journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @ccrudy @sjgknight @cnansen @bugaychuk @ 2011-11-23T13:08:51Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: The Speed of Tech: #owd11 « Erik Duval’s Weblog - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-23T13:44:44Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: : RT @aneuendorf: Thanks! RT Junct Blog: A New Definition of Literacy in an Age of Abundance #change11 http:/… (cont) 2011-11-23T13:37:29Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: eLearning Conferences 2012 - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-23T13:55:16Z

@BGMcCarter tweeted: RT @RolandLegrand: RT @bugaychuk: Structuring Personal Learning Environments for Students: #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-23T13:53:44Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Top Tools 2011 C4LPT ( AGAIN ) - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-23T13:51:48Z

@raojeda tweeted: HOY, #MOOC #change11 "Engagement and Motivation" a las 2:00 PM hora de Puerto Rico. Conéctate a 2011-11-23T14:55:23Z