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Week 31: Diana Laurillard – Some strongly worded propositions #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, May 21, 2012
So five weeks towards the end of the MOOC I faced Diana Laurillard's four propositions in week 31 and procrastinated for 5 weeks. Was I carefully considering digital support for teachers – subject matter experts versus techies and the art versus science of teaching and  learning? No, I discovered that I still haven't weaned myself [...] Mon, 21 May 2012 15:49:01 +0000 [Comment]

Week 30: Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes on self leadership and share leadership #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Apr 22, 2012
From expressions like, "The country is going to the dogs" and attitudes like THEM versus US, or realities like what we can or cannot do on a personal level – leadership has always been a hot topic for debate at every level. In Week 30, Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes provides all the relevant information regarding leadership: [...] Sun, 22 Apr 2012 06:19:50 +0000 [Comment]

More on visualization: Martin Hawksey and TAGSExplorer #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Apr 14, 2012
So I’ve caught the visualization bug from Week 28.  I started off with “Duh You wot??………Mmm don’t need to re-invent the wheel just follow the instructions, and then as in Andre true connection…….. ‘more more more, how do you like it, how do you like it’.”. After trying out Gephi, I thought I would go [...] Sat, 14 Apr 2012 06:54:51 +0000 [Comment]

A return to week 28: Tony Hirst and Gephi #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Apr 10, 2012
Thanks to Dr. Tony Hirst’s comments on where to start, I’ve taken baby steps into the world of visualization via Gephi. I followed the steps in Dr. Tony’s post “Getting Started With The Gephi Network Visualisation App – My Facebook Network, Part I” and “Getting Started With Gephi Network Visualisation App – My Facebook Network, Part II: [...] Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:35:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week 28: Tony Hirst and my lack of infoskills 2.012 #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Apr 10, 2012
I was determined to walk away with something from Week 28: Dr.Tony Hirst on Infoskills 2.012. Not knowing anything about analytics, visualization spaces or creating mash-ups, I was left with looking at "Making the most of Google". I must say I marveled at all the visual representation of data analysis.  It's not about time trying [...] Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:51:39 +0000 [Comment]

Week 29: Dr. Alec Couros on digital citizenship and integrity #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Apr 10, 2012
Dr. Alec Couros in Week 29's session presented his views on digital citizenship and literacies, a concept also discussed by Howard Rheingold in week 17. The need for digital citizenship was born out of concerns for cyber-safety:  censorship for the safety of our children amongst fears of predators and unsuitable content. Despite fear being the [...] Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:24:56 +0000 [Comment]

Week 27: Antonio Vantaggiato’s 99 slides #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Apr 09, 2012
Antonio Vantaggiato presented week 27  "Myths of Teaching and Learning and Technology" explaining the misconceptions related to technology, education, Web 2.0 and E-Learning 2.0. The session opened with Antonio Vantaggiato discussing how language lends itself to being one of the major constraints that limits us in what we say, how we say it and how [...] Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:41:55 +0000 [Comment]

MOOC – A truly distributed learning experience #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Mar 27, 2012
 The so-called lull in the MOOC was a truly distributed learning experience.  Gráinne Conole's week was on cloudworks the OU platform for "finding and discussing learning and teaching ideas and experiences". The platform offered opportunities to explore, contribute and learn. Meanwhile Stephen Downes, George Siemens and crew were in India (EDGEx conference) presenting ideas centered around [...] Tue, 27 Mar 2012 06:33:28 +0000 [Comment]

Week 26: Gráinne Conole – Other Metaphors #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Mar 23, 2012
After reflecting on Gráinne Conole's post "Memes and metaphors in network technologies" two expressions stuck in my mind.   Patterns of user behaviour and  "Functional and connected": two new categories suggested as an extension to the space and time concept. This got me thinking about the clusters of people around a particular digital technology essentially [...] Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:40:44 +0000 [Comment]

Week 26: Gráinne Conole – Thoughts on twitter #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Mar 22, 2012
Browsing through cloudworks I came across Tony McNeill's presentation (added by Helen Whitehead). The conclusion in the presentation (for now) sums up my experience nicely. Emerging technologies in web 2.0 are fascinating often gripping, provided that they are straight-forward to use and have a prominent/fun function that you can utilize them for. In 2009, I [...] Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:05:42 +0000 [Comment]

Week 25: Stephen Downes – Neurons and Networks #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Mar 16, 2012
Week 25 was a struggle with downloading the Elluminate recording. Thank you Stephen Downes for always including an audio version of the sessions, for days of slow internet connections and download speeds.   My perspective on Stephen's question: What is knowledge? In a sensory perspective, it's an intuitive feeling based on disposition, upbringing, schooling, culture, environment, [...] Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:38:23 +0000 [Comment]

Comment to Bioramaxwell: Learning diary Vs blogging a story of motivation #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Mar 14, 2012
Hi Bioramaxwell, I wanted to respond to your efforts in motivating your students, by letting you know about my story as far as blogging is concerned. I started my first blog when I was studying with the Open University UK. It was suggested as an activity in one of chapters on technology. I kept it [...] Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:05:32 +0000 [Comment]

Week 24: Geetha Narayanan – wellness and slow learning #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Feb 29, 2012
From the introduction, and with all the comments from other MOOC participants, I was sure of a good session. A few minutes into it though, Geetha Narayanan caught me off guard when she asked the thought provoking question: "What has education done to define humanness?" Geetha Narayanan's ideas on education incorporate: consciousness, spirituality and the human spirit with [...] Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:08:39 +0000 [Comment]

Week 23: Tom Reeves – A Rose by any other name (Rigor Vs Relevance) #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Feb 28, 2012
Week 23 with Tom Reeves meant, first of all, reviewing the meaning of rigor. Then came reading up on Design-based Research or was it Educational Design Research, or just Educational Research (a rose by any other name)?  All that, just to get up-to-speed (and I've only begun to scratch the surface) before considering the rigor [...] Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:17:42 +0000 [Comment]

Week 22: Pierre Lévy's IEML – building the digital memory pyramid. #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Feb 24, 2012
Week 21 with Pierre Lévy  introduced the Information Economy Meta language [IEML]. What was the basis for the project?  There are currently no models, which can help the processing capabilities of computers, to decipher cognitive functions such as “analyzing, filtering, synthesizing and interconnecting information”. This means we are still not capable of taking advantage of all [...] Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:36:51 +0000 [Comment]

Week 20: DeMillo, Ram, Ram, and Ai – Researching Universities, technology and disruption #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Feb 20, 2012
In Week 20 with DeMillo, Ram, Ram, and Ai – the web, technologies and control were discussed, with an emphasis on the disruptive change facing incumbents in higher education. The  team was lauded by George Siemens for their focus on researching change. According to George Siemens, in spite of the enormous calls for change facing [...] Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:40:51 +0000 [Comment]

Week 19: Dave Snowden – the demise of the generalist #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Feb 14, 2012
Regarding education at the 21st Century University, Dave Snowden’s presentation in Week 19 can be summed up as: The ideal higher education system should produce a candidate with "a mixture of practical wisdom, a heavy theoretical wisdom and a willingness to engage conceptually and intellectually with real world problems." – Dave Snowden 2012 Dave Snowden in the 80s worked [...] Tue, 14 Feb 2012 08:22:37 +0000 [Comment]

Week 16: Drs. Irvine and Code on Technology Integration and Evaluation #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Feb 11, 2012
How important is it for the 21st Century University to have professors that are current? Do they understand some of the changes taking place? Are they informed in the current social media, platforms and evolving technology that are used for current learning? Is it their job to be?  This was one of the fundamental questions [...] Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:52:16 +0000 [Comment]

Week 15: Howard Rheingold – “ATTENTION” #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Feb 06, 2012
In week 15 Rheingold suggests we need "Attention, crap detection, participation, collaboration, and network know-how" as the essential digital literacies in navigating the present and future of mass collaboration. Of the concepts proposed, the one that immediately caught my attention was "ATTENTION".  Rheingold cites other colleagues that have explored the topic of attention like Cliff Nass [...] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:46:29 +0000 [Comment]

Week 14: Jan Herrington – Authentic approach to learning Somali #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Jan 19, 2012
Week 14 on Authentic Learning  presented a challenge because it is so applicable. In the webinar of the week's session Jan Herrington mentions how the MOOC has helped her look at "distributed expertise" versus the resident expert. This thought can extend itself to how connectivism can benefit authentic learning. Benefits which include the input from a [...] Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:24:49 +0000 [Comment]

Week 13: Clark Quinn and lucky’s sage #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 08, 2011
It was Clark Quinn's mention of "life, the universe, and everything" that made me think of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy conceived in 1971/73 and first broadcast on radio in 1978. There are recordings, books, movies and every conceivable form of the classic Douglas Adams story available now; detailing the adventures of Englishman Arthur [...] Thu, 08 Dec 2011 21:12:46 +0000 [Comment]

Week 12 – Clark Aldrich on learning conviction through SIMS #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 04, 2011
Clark Aldrich creates educational simulations and serious games (SIMS) for educational projects. More than building confidence, or improving predetermined skills, a lot of the work he does is about trying to teach or instill conviction.  So, what is conviction according to Clark Aldrich? "Conviction is the enduring understanding and drive in the learner to do [...] Sun, 04 Dec 2011 14:21:25 +0000 [Comment]

Week 5 – David Wiley on Openness #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 04, 2011
David Wiley didn’t come across as "self righteous" in David Wiley’s Elluminate interview when he explained why he promotes openness. On his website David Wiley.org  he is described as the Chief Openness Officer a title which better captures his advocacy of Open Content. To quote David Wiley’s ( Youtube interview ) his interest lies in, "Access to educational [...] Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:20:17 +0000 [Comment]

Week 6 – Tony Bates. Change management strategies for institutional projects #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 04, 2011
In your talk (here) you touched on Institutional Projects being introduced in some Universities, but not being part of a/the broader strategy and therefore failing. Could you please comment on my following example. One of our local institutions was involved in such a (institutional) project "to produce an online course introducing Open Distance e-learning". The [...] Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:22:05 +0000 [Comment]

Week 7 – Rory McGreal. Learning progression in OERu #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 04, 2011
  "The world of OER may not be as new and as ground breaking as it was 10 years ago but for such a radical idea to survive for 10 years, and to become almost mainstream in the process, is an incredible achievement". From the Guardian article (28/10/2011): "OER in the field: institutions solving problems [...] Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:53:27 +0000 [Comment]

Week 6 – Tips by T.Bates #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 04, 2011
Tony Bates says:  October 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm Hi, Lucky Thanks for a great post – you provide a very interesting example of a successful project failing to scale into institutional change. What was missing? 1. First, commitment from the whole senior management to move the whole institution more strongly into digital learning, which [...] Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:02:44 +0000 [Comment]

Week 8 – Nancy White. Technology stewardship and social artistry #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 04, 2011
Week 8 and Nancy white presented a new take on change. Nancy white's week during #change11: "Change: Education, Learning and Technology" focused on being in change, evolving and using skill to adapt, reflect and learn. Her presentation explored using social media to bridge gaps, form lasting connections that learn and grow around a theme or task. [...] Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:30:04 +0000 [Comment]

Week 9 – Dave Cormier. Maslow and Rhizomatic learning #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 02, 2011
If Maslow's self actualizing individual had a name it would probably be "Nomad" as described by Dave Cormier in week 9 of Change 11.  On that premise, are we sticking to assembly line education that produces workers and soldiers but crushes creative and divergent thinking nomads so lower needs are met? In "Rhizomatic learning – [...] Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:56:59 +0000 [Comment]

Digital footprints can be scary #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 02, 2011
There was a thought-provoking post by Jaapsoft "How to evoke more comments on your blog post" and subsequent comments and conversation, on why people do or do not comment (lurk) on the posts they read. So here is a question: Is blogging in the case of this MOOC a learning diary, or is it something [...] Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:49:02 +0000 [Comment]

Week 10 – Erik Duval on abundance: more tools, more access and more choices #change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 02, 2011
Abundance of information and choices and its affect on learning as dictated by the "exponential revolution/evolution driven by Moore's law" was the talk given by Erik Duval in week 10.  He talked about how if you knew the hash-tag or blogs connected to his class, then you could access it. An act that was a sheer example [...] Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:13:40 +0000 [Comment]

Week 11 – Jon Dron. Fun boy three and the learning trajectory #Change11
lucky, LEARNING RETENTION, Dec 02, 2011
"Constraints often encourage people to seek innovative and creative solutions to problems and, as such, may be positive contributors to effective learning."  Jon Dron (2007) Soft technologies and hard technologies and their contribution to learning, may be limited or constrained by choices. Those made available to the learner, the choices the learner makes and the mastery [...] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:46:37 +0000 [Comment]

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