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November 29, 2011

Live Sessions this Week

Reminder: There will be two live synchronous sessions in Elluminate this week:

- Wednesday, 12 noon Eastern - Check Time Zones
- Friday, 12 noon Eastern - Check Time Zones

All meetings take place here in Collaborate.

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.

Of bow ties and MOOCs: a personal reflection (#change11)
opendistanceteachingandlearning, opendistanceteachingandlearning
This reflection is a strange bricolage of two non-related issues: learning to tie a bow tie (as a 53-year old) and reflecting on my experience of a Massive Open Online Course, MOOC). I did not grow up with bow ties. … Continue reading → [Link] Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:25:32 +0000 [Comment]

Complexity and the philosophy of becoming #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv
” The human subject is not really observing the world from a perspective outside existence. ”  Teachers tend to forget they are part of the class, teachers are part of the social structure of the school, together with students. “The observer is not a unified and coherent agent whose various faculties operate in concert to [...] [Link] Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:42:57 +0000 [Comment]

cbran250, CAB Thoughts
Setup for the Live Presentation: Elluminate now seems to have become the tool of choice for live web conferences for this MOOC.  For one of the first times, there were no significant sound issues.  Extensive use of the whiteboard feature of Elluminate was central to this conference. Content: The content of this web conference is [...] [Link] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:52:08 +0000 [Comment]

Massive and Diverse
Glenyan, A Point of Contact
At x28′s new blog a recent post about Massiveness and Diversity stirred some thought processes in me. I wouldn’t quite call this a response to Matthias’ post, as he seems to be tackling the subject of Massiveness and Diversity with respect to how MOOCs have run up until now. My thoughts here are about what [...] [Link] Tue, 29 Nov 2011 02:44:46 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Stories and Games
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
This week’s topic is about games and games design.  I am not a frequent game player, but do enjoy playing games.  How about games through stories? May I start with 3 stories that I learnt from my relative, who most generously … Continue reading → [Link] Tue, 29 Nov 2011 02:54:54 +0000 [Comment]

If you don’t like messy learning, don’t play in the snow
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots
Something about the word messy jumped off the page for me this morning and then I read this snipppet from Jon Dron on the use of hard and soft technologies to aggregate content in a mooc like #change11: “Because it is not easy, this will be demotivating and inefficient.” Wow, that scares me because I think he’s [...] [Link] Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:25:24 +0000 [Comment]

More Dissonance: Reconciling Emergent Learning and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
Tai, Tai MOOCing About
I am, in part, responsible for implementing outcomes assessment at my institution and I am increasingly convinced that we in higher education should value and encourage emergent learning, that learning that occurs in between the formal spaces. Hussey and Smith noted, "It is one of the ironies of the current context of higher education that monitoring and assurance systems should be generating veritable bureaucracies within institutions at the same time as policy has discovered, and is .... [Link] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:03:00 +0000 [Comment]

Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
This paper seems to have made the rounds while I was away from blogging last week, but I thought it would be worthwhile  posting it on my blog just the same :-)The second paper of the MRT (mobiMOOC research team) is now available through the  International Review of Research in Online and Distance Learning (IRRODL) and is titled "Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education."  Here's the abstract:In this paper, we look at .... [Link] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:03:00 +0000 [Comment]

Who can be served by bridges to nowhere? #Change11
svmoose, Inside Irene Gould's head
I just read an interesting book: Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich. It was published in 1970 and it is the most interesting and engaging book (meaning I like it!) that I have read. And that is quite a statement for a book from 1970. (by the way, the title of this post comes from this [...] [Link] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:14:36 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 as emerging out of complex networks and MOOC
jaapsoft2, connectiv
A Mooc is a network of people, texts, connections, information, etc. Every person in the MOOC is part of networks, with persons, texts, information, etc. The Mooc and the other networks are connected. We could argue if a MOOC is only one network or a complexity of networks. (network of information, network of people, network [...] [Link] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:39:41 +0000 [Comment]

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New Discussion Threads

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Engagement and Motivation
brainysmurf, 207 - lúcidaTranslúcida, November 28, 2011.

Wow, this is so neat! I've never played with a Thinglink before. My comment was "I'm puzzled and I like it!" Gracias! :) [Comment]

Mature and independent #change11
brainysmurf, 104 - connectiv, November 28, 2011.

These are great questions, Jaap! Thank you for writing down this continuum (in pen and on keyboard). It's the dependence aspect that has been grinding at me over the last few weeks. I'm not sure where we strike a balance between independence and connectivity (which almost implies dependence?) Must ponder further... :) [Comment]


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

ClarkBAldrich, Re: Article: Designing Sims, Lynne, Who is your target audience and what is ....
Stephen Downes, Re: Article: Designing Sims, I've fixed the links to the book here and on ....
ClarkBAldrich, Re: Designing Sims, Hi all! I am excited to be here as
gh198x, Re: Why Print works, I think funneling all of any of our cultural ....
Sue Hellman, Re: Designing Sims --Link to the book, Here's the link to the book from the ....
Lynne Hand, Re: Designing Sims, PS - Links to the book are not working (here or ....
Lynne Hand, Re: Designing Sims, What do you recommend for people who:- Step 1.....


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

@bugaychuk tweeted: In conjunction with the PLE Conference 2011. Southampton, - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-29T11:40:30Z

@allanquartz tweeted: A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings? Participant support on MOOCs # 2011-11-29T11:38:57Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: 4 Big Ideas That Will Change The World Of Training: The eLearning Coach - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-29T11:42:55Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @clarkaldrich Seems that nifty book is now available on #change11. 2011-11-29T04:00:57Z

@KwtLearnTech tweeted: RT @thbeth: Draw a #stickman via @hitcents # 2011-11-29T05:41:45Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @koutropoulos There are indeed readings this week; they were just a bit delayed. Perhaps it whetted our appetites? # 2011-11-29T04:01:45Z

@NSRiazat tweeted: RT @saadat_m: A useful (but long) post by @Downes about: How to Get the Most out of a Conference #phdchat, #change11 #edtech, @ 2011-11-29T07:18:06Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education | de Waard #Ukrel11 # 2011-11-29T07:23:59Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings? #UkrEl11 #change11 2011-11-29T07:33:57Z

@jupidu tweeted: great to be supported by the #change11 community, thank you @ 2011-11-29T07:25:01Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: myMoodle (the official Mobile app) for Android is coming this holiday season!  - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-29T07:45:29Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Twitter For Teachers and Administrators - LiveBinder - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-29T07:51:35Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: New #UkrEL11 | - #change11 good morning and read this!!! 2011-11-29T07:55:51Z

@thbeth tweeted: Draw a #stickman via @hitcents # 2011-11-29T01:14:55Z

@bnleez tweeted: Asking Why Instead of How (#Change11) #connectivism #icts #mooc #philosophy # 2011-11-29T00:14:57Z

@luckysa tweeted: #Change11 Week 11: Fun boy three and the learning trajectory 2011-11-28T23:46:44Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @coltsfrenzy I am not sure if it is good or bad, though it fits nicely for me #phdchat # 2011-11-29T01:36:22Z

@thbeth tweeted: #change11 ART !!!! LOL. 2011-11-29T01:22:09Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: #Change11 Stories and Games 2011-11-29T02:54:57Z

@terryp12 tweeted: Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs ~ #change11 2011-11-29T02:51:15Z

@graymills tweeted: It's Clark Aldrich week in #change11 -- and there's a book too (Designing Sims the Clark Aldrich Way) # 2011-11-28T22:03:00Z

@Kalipizzaro tweeted: RT @graymills: It's Clark Aldrich week in #change11 -- and there's a book too (Designing Sims the Clark Aldrich Way) # 2011-11-28T22:59:32Z

@taiarnold tweeted: More dissonance! Trying to unite the incompatible. Please share your thoughts: # 2011-11-28T22:09:41Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: Just in case you missed it: Week 12 of #change11 is now available: 2011-11-28T16:52:17Z

@luckysa tweeted: Where is the Elluminate for Jon Dron's session? # 2011-11-28T16:13:56Z

@YTatLE tweeted: @YTatLE @JeffreyKeefer - "404 - File Not Found Looking for journal number , but it was not found, sorry." # 2011-11-28T15:24:58Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: need a #change11 break… we are in week 12…3 more weeks to go until break time 2011-11-28T17:16:23Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: this week #change11 has no readings, so make sure to attend, or view the archive of the synchronous meeting :) 2011-11-28T16:52:53Z

@jupidu tweeted: looking forward to Clark Aldrich's Advanced Learning Strategies and Designing Sims - unfortunately the dropbox link doesn't work # 2011-11-28T16:52:34Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Social Learning Community #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-28T17:29:15Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: #change11 on sims and Clark 2011-11-28T17:20:34Z

@taiarnold tweeted: "Nonlinearity changes logic" Faulty Scientific Logic and the Institutional Status Quo | HASTAC: # 2011-11-28T19:27:54Z

@saadat_m tweeted: A useful (but long) post by @Downes about: How to Get the Most out of a Conference #phdchat, #change11 #edtech, @ 2011-11-28T12:10:40Z

@jupidu tweeted: testing scoop - - hmmmm, do I have to curate it every day?? # 2011-11-28T12:08:13Z

@dansta tweeted: #Change11 A conversation with George Siemens | Learner Weblog 2011-11-28T13:34:16Z

@RobeleU tweeted: The #change11 journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @lapsafe @igardenorg @andrewinaus @ 2011-11-28T13:07:12Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation & ANT #ANT #phdchat #change11 # 2011-11-28T12:27:36Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: follow me: New #UkrEL11 | - # 2011-11-28T13:57:40Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: #change11 30 nov 2 pm live session Clark Quin 20212223242526 27282930Dec 123 1p… (cont) 2011-11-28T13:55:26Z

@olavur tweeted: Looking forward to the Change MOOC this week. The subject is Designing Simulations. Led by Clark Aldrich. # 2011-11-28T14:16:19Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: @gsiemens @Downes @davecormier Week 12 is listed as Clark Aldrich, but the Calendar states it is Clark Quinn # 2011-11-28T14:11:48Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: My take on today's Dilbert with social behavior and actor-network theory #phdchat #change11 #actor- 2011-11-28T14:03:48Z

@clarkaldrich tweeted: RT @olavur: Looking forward to the Change MOOC this week. The subject is Designing Simulations. Led by Clark Aldrich. # 2011-11-28T14:44:12Z

@JeffreyKeefer tweeted: The link in today's Daily to Clark Aldrich's book does not seem to be working for me #change11 @Downes @gsiemens @ 2011-11-28T15:03:54Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: RT @suifaijohnmak: #Change11 A reflection on MOOC 2011-11-28T07:36:29Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: elearnspace › Emergent learning, connections, design for learning - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-28T07:53:52Z

@JaapSoft tweeted: #change11 what is the schedule of this week? what is the topic of Clark 2011-11-28T07:53:30Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: #Change11 A reflection on MOOC | @scoopit 2011-11-28T07:38:32Z

@Maha_Learning tweeted: Students Becoming Curators of Information? #potcert # 2011-11-28T09:59:59Z

@bugaychuk tweeted: Special Issue - Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning Vol 12, No 7 (2011) - #UkrEl11 # 2011-11-28T07:55:21Z