Reflections on Learning - A Personal Work in Progess

Dennis Stevenson

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#Change 11MOOC Social interaction and Connecting in A Digital Age
, Reflections on Learning - A Personal Work in Progess, Apr 06, 2012
I read Sui Fai John Maks post: #Change11#CCK12 What kind of connections do we want at this digital age? ,withgreat interest. I posted a comment to his post that I would like to elaborateon here. John refers to a talk by Sherry Turkle in which she putsforth a very thought provoking argument that technology is redefining humanconnections and how we communicate. John observes "Our creativity graduallygets lost as we tried to march through the busy life – the manic society. ... Fri, 06 Apr 2012 16:37:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 MOOC- The recent discussions about MOOCs
, Reflections on Learning - A Personal Work in Progess, Mar 16, 2012
My comments are based on the recent discussions about MOOCsfrom the sources that follow and my efforts to come to some level of informedunderstanding of the purpose of MOOCs and how MOOCs can be used mosteffectively. Stephen Downes-  Downes discusses the development of the MOOC model and indicates, that in a MOOC designed along Connectivist line, learning occurs first by learning how to select content. The learner ... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:38:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 MOOC Week 23: Tom Reeve – Design-based Research
, Reflections on Learning - A Personal Work in Progess, Feb 29, 2012
I started following this MOOC in early January 2012 and asan overall observation of my experience so far I am finding a pattern hasdeveloped as to how I am reacting to the material presented and what actions Itake. A wide variety of topics have beenpresented and each provided excellent overviews of the subject areas thatinvited further exploration. Given the nature of connectivist based onlinelearning I would not expect all topics would hold similar levels of interestfor me but I ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:14:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 MOOC- Week 22-Pierre Levy
Dennis Stevenson, Reflections on Learning - A Personal Work in Progess, Feb 16, 2012
The IEML Philosophy I have been following the session on #change11 MOOC with Pierre Levy and his discussion of the IEML (Information Economy MetaLanguage) philosopy. This symbolic system, as defined by Levy has the following characteristics: (1) an artificial language that translates itself automatically into natural languages, (2) a metadata language for the collaborative semantic tagging of digital data, (3) a new addressing layer of the digital medium (conceptual addressing) solving ... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:04:00 +0000 [Comment]

#change11 MOOC - Week 20
Dennis Stevenson, Reflections on Learning - A Personal Work in Progess, Feb 15, 2012
After reviewing the The MOOC Week 20 discussions about Collaborative and Social Filtering, I came across this posting on the Social Learning Blog published by Dashe & Thomson, a company providing Corporate Training and elearning solutions : "The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning". This post talks about "hive-directed learning and discusses "the concept of trusted users adding their little tidbit of filtered ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:32:00 +0000 [Comment]

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