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A big #change11 is sharing educational materials.
jaapsoft2, connectiv, May 21, 2012
A big #change11 is sharing educational materials. Note to self, this could be a long and interesting study: Now I am thinking of the subject “sharing educational materials”. In this MOOC we did share, how about massive sharing educational materials by all teachers. Do schools have a property right on educational materials that is made [...] Mon, 21 May 2012 16:24:56 +0000 [Comment]

Afterthoughts #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, May 18, 2012
We bid each other farewell beside the hill, As day meets dusk, I close the wooden gate. Next year, in spring, there will be green grass again, But will my honoured friend return? ( poem of Wang Wei )   Jupidu asked these questions on her blog. What did the Change MOOC change in your [...] Fri, 18 May 2012 13:33:37 +0000 [Comment]

Identity and #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, May 15, 2012
What is the difference between identity, ID, self, ego, me, personality? Do these words connect to the same  ’thing’? Does identity change when you change role? A role or a social role (also spelt rôle) as a set of connected behaviors, rights and obligations as conceptualized by actors in a social situation. Identity is an item [...] Tue, 15 May 2012 09:17:47 +0000 [Comment]

Backsoon #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, May 08, 2012
As I will be making music I  have to listen  to the recorded session of this week. One of my real identities prevents one of my  virtual identities from being online. What about this duality real-virtual? Is virtual not real? My virtual identity is as real as my real identity.  Should we use the words pair  virtual [...] Tue, 08 May 2012 13:28:29 +0000 [Comment]

My Identity, #change11 and you
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 30, 2012
What is so important on identity? My identity is a network, connections. Part of my identity are connections with you. What I think and write and say is connected to you. The meaning of the words and images I use is connected to your way of understanding. What is my identity, the things you think [...] Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:04:26 +0000 [Comment]

Sensemaking and connections #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 26, 2012
Connecting information to knowledge is one way to make sense. The Aha-Erlebnis is the moment when a new bit of information finds its place in the network of knowledge, and the moment you know that. When learning new information good students try to find connections to existing knowledge. Good teaching is connecting new lessons to [...] Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:45:40 +0000 [Comment]

Sensemaking and analytics #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 25, 2012
Diagram from George Siemens Change MOOC: Sensemaking and Analytics as used in his 24 april 2012 session in #Change11. My interpretation of George Siemens question is if sensemaking must be included in this diagram, in the process of analyzing and using results of analytics. Is it possible to collect data without sensemaking? As it is impossible [...] Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:27:05 +0000 [Comment]

Motivation #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 21, 2012
Some sources on motivation. Motivation seems to be very important for an online course, and a MOOC. Because social connections that foster   RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. On common knowledge and scientific research on motivation.  (Dutch) (English). So many theories on motivation, what is the meaning [...] Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:03:44 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 Motivation and education and resistance to change, curiosity
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 18, 2012
The discussion in the comments of the last post on resistance and motivation: I know very few people who like change to for the sake of change – most don't want change in the areas where they need stability, but embrace it in areas where they need variety. The resistance isn't just a preference – [...] Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:59:01 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 change and resistance to change
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 16, 2012
Change is everywhere. No thing is unchanged. Mountains disappear, Glacials come and go.  Change in the human world  will be resisted by: Law and rules, institutions (sometimes the rules have to be changed to make change possible). Physical things (change sometimes needs change of environment, or of conditions). Economy (change must be rewarding). Resistance to [...] Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:54:32 +0000 [Comment]

Occupy the MOOC #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 26, 2012
Playing a piece of music of Arvo Pärt and trying to make it a piece of my own. “Please play the notes as the composer did write them down”, teachers of (classical) music often say. Classical music often is music of Big Names, Great Composers, Best Conductors. In the “Classical Music Game” some rules about [...] Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:01:42 +0000 [Comment]

Where are the facilitators of change11?
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 26, 2012
Somehow I missed something? For some weeks now change11 is closed or some parts are vanished. Students are enjoying freedom but some get a little nervous. What is going on? Interesting is how some blogs and discussions just go on. Suifaijohnmak Cathyanderson One Change a Day Gráinne Conole did post something on a blog, how [...] Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:57:51 +0000 [Comment]

Passive Learning or active learning. #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 22, 2012
“Students have to be active in developing their knowledge,” says Hestenes. “They can’t passively assimilate it.” Watching a video is passive learning. Making on line students watch a videoed lecture is not new and innovative teaching (Weasel words, but you know what I mean). Interactive Engagement methods as those designed at least in part to [...] Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:46:49 +0000 [Comment]

Video or writing. #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 21, 2012
A video is a very passive medium, it is sit and watch and follow me. (coach potato learning) I want a text, a verbal text. I want to make shortcuts, to read twice, to think about a sentence. Want to start at the end to see if its worth reading. When you want to show [...] Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:17:11 +0000 [Comment]

Economics, education, art, #change11 Unshaven thoughts about education
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 19, 2012
In 1984 Gerrit van Bakel did a lecture at the Technical University Twente ‘Elements of an artificial landscape‘. ” … I think that in the hierarchy of knowledge and learning a change has taken place. Or that it is possible to detect one. My point of departure is that there was once a time when [...] Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:26:10 +0000 [Comment]

Sun flowers, a story #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 11, 2012
 ’Esse est percipi’ (Berkeley, Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, 1790, : § 3) ’to be is to be perceived’. We do make sense of the world that we perceive (connect to). Van Gogh painted sun flowers. He changed our connections 1 with sun flowers. After van Gogh sun flowers are not the same. Sumire Nukina [...] Sun, 11 Mar 2012 21:53:29 +0000 [Comment]

Learning goal and teaching goal #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 06, 2012
Sometimes simple questions become a lot more complicated when one starts thinking about them. And these  simple questions will start to reproduce like bacteria in a lab test when one thinks any longer. Colin Milligan did ask if I had been able to achieve my goal with this MOOC. And what was that goal. This question kept [...] Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:13:18 +0000 [Comment]

Learning artifact #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 02, 2012
Alternate fingering for B To use in fast sequences, trills and tremolos. 17 and 18 is fingering for B flat, 12 is the 3rd of the 4 keys for trills and tremolos. Apply the key in all common scales to train skill and velocity. Try to find more alternate fingerings (internet) ========================================== Knowledge Alternate fingerings [...] Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:03:57 +0000 [Comment]

write again on #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 01, 2012
What if you stop learning? When you do not learn any more you are a dead person. Teaching is not a condition for learning. We learn to recognize things and persons and states because we are ‘born to learn’. What is the difference between me knowing Douglas Adams wrote " it is a mistake to [...] Thu, 01 Mar 2012 07:09:31 +0000 [Comment]

Write, write, please
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 29, 2012
What if you stop learning? What is the difference between me knowing Douglas Adams wrote ” it is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes” and some scientific knowledge you know? Do you know an example of scientific knowledge that is different from unscientific knowledge? Wilhelm Schmid wrote (my [...] Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:48:07 +0000 [Comment]

Individual and network or rhizome #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 25, 2012
Drawing an image as reflection and contemplation on the subject. (inspired by Geetha Narayanan Slow Learning). Trying to close a gap between connectivist learning and individual learning. The creative impulse behind art is for me the most fundamentally human intellectual activity. I art therefore I am. This image is of a rhizome, the rhizome connects [...] Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:04:16 +0000 [Comment]

Karl E. Weick's Konzept des "Sensemaking"
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 21, 2012
Intentionality is the subject in a discussion on Dave's Educational Blog between Keith Hamon and Frances Bell. In very short: the question is if a node in a knowledge network/rhizome, like you and me, is more than a reacting powerless object of the network/rhizome. (this is too short an abstract of the discussion, you should [...] Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:20:53 +0000 [Comment]

If you want to scoop my blog, do read the copyright first
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 20, 2012
In some scoop it publications people do publish texts of other people, without the name of the author of the copied text. =============== LS in your scoop it you mention one of my blogposts, as follows: – Today, 4:30 PM Mensbeeld (Imaginem Humana) in a connectivist world #change11 If we want to know more [...] Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:38:58 +0000 [Comment]

Rhizome or network in #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 20, 2012
My network view of knowledge is simple: entities (broadly defined as well, anything: people, a chemical substance, information, etc) have attributes. When entities are connected to other entities, different attributes will be activated based on the structure of those connections and the nature of other entities that are being connected. This fluidity of attribute activation [...] Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:17:25 +0000 [Comment]

Mensbeeld (View of man) in a connectivist world #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 19, 2012
If we want to know more about Connectivism as a theory of learning or knowledge or teaching, we could look at the “view of man” (mensbeeld) that is implied or expressed in connectivist texts. A mensbeeld we call a set of assumptions and stories that relates to how people view human beings. Three bits of [...] Sun, 19 Feb 2012 08:35:40 +0000 [Comment]

Ethics of connectivism in #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 16, 2012
A MOOC is an attempt to apply connectivist theory. A MOOC is not only an applied epistemology and way of arganizating learning, but also an ethic community. Connectivism is about knowledge that exists in connections. Connections between people and their devices, and connections between information and knowledge components, etc. Without connections, no knowledge. A MOOC [...] Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:57:49 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Design #change11 Questions from abroad.
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 14, 2012
(click for larger picture) Some questions for this week of #change11: Picture: I did enlarge the field “Global Elements”. This field is not connected to the other fields in the diagram. Why not? *) How do “Learning Designers” manage to adapt to the diversity of learners and teachers? How do Learning Designers design a rhizomatic [...] Tue, 14 Feb 2012 08:29:07 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 Rhizomatic knowledge and translation
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 13, 2012
The question “Would it be helpful to translate knowledge with help of a symbolic, artificial language for better use of our information?” has a hidden presupposition in it. Behind this question is a view on information as an asset, as a possession. Another view is that information is endless, connected, and not a possession. To [...] Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:55:08 +0000 [Comment]

IEML questions #ieml #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 11, 2012
So many questions on IEML? Why, what is it for? The language target applications are ” collaborative semantic tagging (`balisage') of any idea or concept available on the Web (blogs, images, software, documents, data in general) ” (source: I do not know the meaning of the “collaborative”. Is it the machine that does the [...] Sat, 11 Feb 2012 06:14:46 +0000 [Comment]

Brick and Mortar schools #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 10, 2012
OECD rapport on education: Primary schools, schools for young students/pupils do need more money. Universities do receive 2-3 times as much as primary schools. Teachers for younger pupils ( up to 12 years) should be paid better, get more assistance and better education on the job. Where is your country in the diagram? Do you [...] Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:14:54 +0000 [Comment]

Music and Art and Learning and Teaching in #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 08, 2012
Some music is composed  or “invented” by a composer and the sounds are produced by a (group of ) musician(s) and people are listening to the music. Handel ‘Largo’ – The London Symphony Orchestra Some music is invented and produced by a musician or a group of musicians, for listener(s). God bless the child Eric Dolphy [...] Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:02:53 +0000 [Comment]

Sensemaking in the MOOC #change11 Value
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 07, 2012
An answer to the question of jupidu “How are you making sense of the MOOC?” using the concept of Weick (German) of sense. (I am not sure I did catch this concept of Weick (Engl.) Jupidu admits he (?) does not understand the concept of Weick, so do I. Weick is talking about organizations and [...] Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:14:38 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 teacher roles and MOOC
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 02, 2012
Who are my teachers in this MOOC? Jenny Mackness does ask “who is the awesome teacher?’ for sharing thoughtful observations. People who comment on my blog and ask questions or add better answers.  (I cannot name you all, I thank you all) People who write blogs in #Change11 (and outside) and tell facts or do make [...] Thu, 02 Feb 2012 08:18:06 +0000 [Comment]

Heutagogy #change11 andragogy lifelong learning e-learning
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 01, 2012
Comments on Heutagogy and Lifelong Learning: A Review of Heutagogical Practice and Self-Determined Learning (Lisa Marie Bisschke) (IRRODL) Andragogy as  adult education, in the Netherlands mostly is understood as language learning for immigrants, teaching reading and writing for adults, education for people at the bottom of the social scale. Is heutagogy  the education for the high [...] Wed, 01 Feb 2012 07:23:24 +0000 [Comment]

Retraite Time for #Change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 29, 2012
Now is time to look over our shoulders, where did we come from, and where are we now? Two questions need a solution. What did I learn in the #Change11 MOOC until now? What will I write for One Change a Day?   (image: Church in Braize (Fr.)  Tempelier) Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:07:05 +0000 [Comment]

Death of the teacher #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 22, 2012
In his essay  (1967) Roland Barthes announces ‘The death of the author”: The meaning of a text is not dependent on the intentions or background of the author. In experimental sciences the author is not important, the experiment is speaking for itself. In a narrative discipline the narration should exist without the narrator. This all [...] Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:42:47 +0000 [Comment]

Jung, Introversion, #change11, epistemology, education, labeling
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 21, 2012
In ‘Psychologische Typen’ C.G.Jung explains his opinions on introversion in more than 400 pages. When we use the label ‘introvert’ we should think of this ideas of Jung.  The label is shorthand for a very complicated story about people and their behavior.  Jung does ask his readers to be very careful with the types, because [...] Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:05:21 +0000 [Comment]

MOOC a heaven for introverts #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 16, 2012
I am an introvert. And I think a MOOC is very special, because no struggle is needed for rest and solitude in a MOOC. In a classroom or in a F2F teaching environment those noisy extraverts prevent a real human from learning. In a MOOC one could learn in ones own time and pace, without [...] Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:42:39 +0000 [Comment]

Learning and science #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 11, 2012
I was searching for more knowledge on learning and research on learning and education when I found this little booklet. I did copy and paste some parts of the book. You know this stuff of course, I will use it in my work. Teachers must help students to become active and goal oriented by building on [...] Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:48:34 +0000 [Comment]

(Mis-) Understanding in a virtual world of a MOOC #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 10, 2012
Language and culture of participants in a MOOC differ, And we do not know if we do understand each other correctly. Context and history of MOOC’ers differ and vary widely. We write messages and texts and we blog with a Model Reader in mind,  and big question is if our Model Reader and the real [...] Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:55:11 +0000 [Comment]

Unbelievable: Courses in Critical thinking! #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 09, 2012
In a tweet of Kelly A F Burton she mentions an interesting article of Peter Wood on Critical Thinking (CT) .  Peter Wood has some critical thoughts on courses on CT in US colleges. I did not know CT is a subject in US colleges. As I do understand these  are courses which teach a different approach to some [...] Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:27:09 +0000 [Comment]

Critical thinking #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 08, 2012
“.. For now, more than ever, is not the time to be blindly following, blindly accepting, blindly trusting. Now is the time to face the world with eyes wide open –” Noreena Herz in critical-thinking. Teaching critical thinking is not a common practice in schools.  The hard part of critical thinking is when teachers really want [...] Sun, 08 Jan 2012 10:20:42 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 Media Wise
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 04, 2012
In the Netherlands ‘mediawijsheid’  (media wisdom) is a subject in schools. In you will find sources (most in Dutch, but some in English) on digital information skills. Teachers should foster critical skills in all lessons and colleges. You should touch this subject of critical skills every day. Use different search engines, Google is not the only [...] Wed, 04 Jan 2012 08:37:31 +0000 [Comment]

Synchronous coaching #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 02, 2012
This year will be the year of the dragon. The Chinese dragon is a friendly and powerful  animal. We wish you a friendly 2012. One smart way to coach a teacher is synchronous coaching. A synchronous coach uses a microphone and whispers wise words in the ear of the teacher who is teaching. The teacher/student [...] Mon, 02 Jan 2012 10:21:38 +0000 [Comment]

Autonomy #change11 community as a curriculum
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Jan 01, 2012
Curriculum growing out of the community. In one of earlier blogposts Irene Gold wrote a comment. Her comment made me think. In this way she put this subject on my curriculum.  (Want not try to write a definition of curriculum because that definition will not fit with what we intent to say. So sorry for [...] Sun, 01 Jan 2012 17:02:06 +0000 [Comment]

Non-linear or linear effect of mass in Mooc #change11?
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Dec 28, 2011
In a world of linear cause-effects mass does not have a special effect on a open on line course. But linear cause-effect is very rare in social sciences. In a non-linear world effects are unpredictable with our common linear cause-effect thinking habits. [DeLanda, intensive science and virtual philosophy, 187] In a non-linear world adding students [...] Wed, 28 Dec 2011 22:19:59 +0000 [Comment]

Size, scale and #Change11 MOOC
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Dec 25, 2011
Just a question: The M of MOOC is for Mass. What can we say about mass? Mass is modern industrial and human man scale is conservative? A mass  schools better than small schools? Does emerge more in a mass? Is connection between mass and abundancy? The sun is shining and we will go for a [...] Sun, 25 Dec 2011 09:25:18 +0000 [Comment]

Personal learning, a History of Little John and his Cabin #cck11 #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Dec 19, 2011
Once upon a time a little boy did not want to go to school. He did not like school. Of course you go to school John, said his mother. And so little John in the  morning left the house, but he did not go to school. John went to the wild lands beyond the school [...] Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:59:44 +0000 [Comment]

Where is the money? #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Dec 18, 2011
In science one question seldom is heard: “Where is the money?” The philosopher Spinoza did refuse an official university job in Heidelberg, because he wanted to be independent. Some say Hegel was a Prussian court philosopher and his philosophy was influenced by Prussian politics. “Wiens brood men eet diens woord men spreekt”, “Whose bread one [...] Sun, 18 Dec 2011 09:49:49 +0000 [Comment]

Authentic learning and understand, apply. analyze, evaluate create #change11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Dec 16, 2011
An Authentic learning task has to stimulate the students to cooperate and = understand. = apply = analyze = evaluate = create Some of you will recognize Bloom ( Maybe Bloom is somewhat outdated, but these overall goals in learning are still with us. The only one I did not put in the list is [...] Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:25:42 +0000 [Comment]

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