Connecting to Connectivism


My reflections as I research on this semester's MOOC. [HTML] [XML] Last Updated: 2012-02-16T10:52:44.373-0

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#change11 Is a MOOC a CoP?
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism, Nov 04, 2011
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 ... 2011-10-17T06:54:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

#change11 What is Expertise in a MOOC?
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism, Nov 04, 2011
I need your help!!! Please consider responding to a short survey on your perceptions of the MOOC I 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 ... 2011-10-16T10:51:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

#change11 Where did the idea come from?
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism, Nov 04, 2011
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 ... 2011-10-29T07:51:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

#change11 Research on MOOCs
Christin, Connecting to Connectivism, Nov 04, 2011
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: This is for a course project that I am working on this semester. I really appreciate your time and thoughts! Christin 2011-10-23T05:39:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

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