Week 2: Zoraini Wati Abas

Mobile Learning at the Open University of Malaysia

Live Events

09/21/2011 12:00,: Zoraini Wati Abas, Mobile learning (m-learning) at the Open University Malaysia - A set of slides will also be shared during the live session with the facilitator, on Wednesday, 21 September, 2011. It will provide an overview of m-learning at OUM, some of the issues and challenges faced during the implementation and ideas for the future. 12:00 Eastern (tentative).

To enter the event - click on the Click Here to Attend Event link to go to the meetings page. On the meetings page, click on the link titled 'Week 2 with Zoraini Wati Abas'. Once inside the conferencing environment, click on the headphones (upper left) to enable audio).


Alec Couros Session Recording
Recordings for the week29 session with Alec Couros are now available:
- MP3 Audio
- Elluminate recording

Week 29: Alec Couros - Understanding Digital Citizenship
This week week we are delighted to welcome Alec Couros, ICT Coordinator of the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. View his Wikispaces here and his weblog here. Alec is the author of numerous presentations and a hyperactive Twitter feed. week29

This week's live online session: Wednesday April 4 at 1pm SK time (currently Mountain) - 3pm Eastern (Check your time zone) The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate.

Overview: This week, I would like to lead a conversation around the the emerging concept of digital citizenship as it applies to learners and the role that educators and educational institutions must play in developing citizenry. I plan to lead participants from the previous and still prevalent 'cyber safety' focus in K12 schooling to more current participatory approaches now becoming common in schools. Major topics under digital citizenship that will be discussed include: information & media literacy, copyright/copyleft, network literacy, and identity. Read more here

March 28, Antonio Vantaggiato Recordings
- Elluminate Recording
- MP3 Audio

Week 27 Online Event
The week27 online event takes place TODAY with Antonio Vantaggiato.

Wednesday March 28 at 12 noon Eastern (Check your time zone)

The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate.

Week 28: Tony Hirst
A bit belatedly, we introduce the Week 28 guest, Tony Hirst. Tony writes as follows:

As ever, it seems the longer I have to prepare something, the less likely I am to do it. I was supposed to be running a #change11 MOOC session this week – Infoskills 2.012 How to do a lot with a little – but having had it in the diary for a 6 months or so, I have, of course, done nothing to prepare for it… (I didn’t come up with the 2.012 – not sure who did?)

Anyway….over the weekend, I gave a presentation (Social Media Visualisation Hacks) that, typically, bewildered the audience with a blizzard of things that are possible when it comes to looking at social networks but that are still alien to most. week28

Read the rest here

Week 27 - Antonio Vantaggiato
Like everybody else in this course, sometimes we need to stop, take stock, and restart. Thus it is with your three instructors this week. You've no doubt noticedt he erratic delivery of course content recently. Many factors are to blame, not the least of which was our recent visit to India. More on that through the week.

In the mean time, welcome to (what we will call) week27. In place of the originally scheduled Rosa Ojeda we are presenting Antonio Vantaggiato. Below, you will see content suubmitted by Antonio. In addition, we have scheduled an online event for Wednesday, March 28 at 12 noon Eastern time.

Knowledge, Learning and Community: Elements of Effective Learning
Recording from Stephen Downes's presentation delivered to Change 11 Online Course, Moncton, via Blackboard Collaborate. week25
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Week 25: Stephen Downes
This week we welcome Stephen Downes to the #Change11 open online course. week25

Stephen Downes is a senior researcher for Canada's National Research Council and a leading proponent of the use of online media and services in education. As the author of the widely-read OLDaily online newsletter, Downes has earned international recognition for his leading-edge work in the field of online learning.

There will be two online sessions this week:

Wednesday February 29 at 12 noon Eastern (Check your time zone)

Wednesday: We will talk about the implications of the principles outlines in this introduction. In particular, we will describe the elements of language, the principles for effective communities, and the pedagogy of connectivism.

Friday March 2 at 12 noon eastern (Check your time zone)

Friday: We will receive and discuss your activities for this week. Participants will be asked to present their artifacts, as described below. Then we will discuss them from the perspective of the principles discussed on Wednesday.

Both sessions will be held here.

Week 25 Activities
1. Create a learning artifact

Keep your learning artifact simple and to the point. For example, describe how to add two numbers. Describe how to use Mr. Potato-head. Describe the major cities of France.

2. Present your learning artifact

The simpler your artifact is, the easier this section will be. In the presentation of the artifact, consider explicitly the three major elements and how communication talks place throughout them:

- How does your learning artifact instantiate knowledge? And what is the knowledge the artifact represents? Focus not simply on the statement or expression of that knowledge, but also on the organization that constitutes a deeper and more complex knowledge.

- How does a student use your artifact to learn? In what way does the artifact replicate or emulate the experience and performance of a person who already has this knowledge?

- What is the community around that knowledge – is it a community of language speakers, or practitioners, of adherents of a faith? What would characterize the community – does it revolve around an object, set of beliefs, way of looking at the world? How does the community learn?

On Friday I will ask participants to present their knowledge artifacts. At that time, in addition to considering the three elements described here, I will consider the artifact in the light of the principles introduced and discussed on Wednesday. week25

Week 24: Geetha Narayanan
This week, we are pleased to welcome Geetha Narayanan to the #Change11 stage.

Geetha is the Founder-Director of the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology and its sister institution, the Mallya Aditi International School. She has dedicated her life to finding and establishing new models of educational institutions that are creative, synergistic and original in their approach to learning. An administrator, researcher, teacher and facilitator, she has pioneered many courses and projects that examine a wide variety of needs, social and educational. Geetha is the author and principal investigator of Project Vision, an international research initiative that is looking at the development of appropriate instructional strategies and technology-related tools that foster creative cognitive architectures in young children from urban poor communities. week24

Read Geetha’s 2007 article, A Dangerous But Powerful Idea: Counter Acceleration and Speed with Slowness and Wholeness.

On Slow Schooling:

She begins by reading a story by Rabindranath Tagore, The Parrot’s Tale (translated from the Bengali by Palash Baran Pal).

She then takes this story and extrapolates it to today’s world of educational technology and the the lack of emphasis on creativity. She asks, “Now that we can do anything, what will we do?” Turns out that she is the first person to quote Lyotard to me, and have it actually make sense.

She begins her second part of her presentation by quoting one of Shel Selverstein’s poems The Zebra Question. Check it out here. [Some examples of extensions of the poem developed by a group of school students, read them here.]

Geetha emphasizes slow, deep learning in sharp contrast to most technology related discourse today (dominated by speed). Learn more about slow schooling by going here, here. (Via Punya Mishra)

Summary of Global Summit 06 presentation

Video with Geetha Narayanan

Tom Reeves: Educational Research
This week, Tom Reeves will be facilitating a session on Educational Technology that Matters to Practitioners: The Promise of Educational Design Research. The weekly introduction as well as readings and videos are now available. week23

Tom will be hosting a live session on Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern time (time zone conversions). We will meet here in Collaborate: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2008104&password=M.C5CCF43B9CF818DDB4113D9A1017A8

Recording: Pierre Levy
The Collaborate recording from Pierre Levy's presentation can now be accessed here: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-02-08.0822.M.3A0EAE843895F0175E240FB3B50AA6.vcr&sid=2008104 week22

Pierre Levy: The IEML Philosophy
This week in #Change we are pleased to have Pierre Levy join us as a facilitator. Dr. Levy's work is significant - having introduced "collective intelligence" in 1994 and largely anticipating tools like Wikipedia and distributed knowledge systems. week22

Information on this week, including readings, is available: http://mooc.wikispaces.com/levy

Live session will be held on Wednesday, Feb 8 at 11 am EST (timezone conversions). We'll meet here in Collaborate.

Break Week
We've had a cancellation so this is a break week. It's a good chance for you to catch up on your reading. Or to take a well-earned week off. week21

Week 2: Zoraini Wati Abas on Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia
Welcome to week 2, the first week of actual course content in #change11. This week will see us set out our regular course format, the approach we will be using for the rest of the year.

We begin by introducing this week's guest, Zoraini Wati Abas, who will be talking about Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia. As you can see in the newsletter today, he has shared an overview of his topic, his blog, and three articles. We also have a live event scheduled for Wednesday in our new conferencing environment.

All readings, video and other resources for this week are available on the Week 2 course page. You'll find the link to this page on the left hand side of most course pages. As new resources related to the topic are added through the week, they will be listed on this page. #week2


Knowledge, Learning and Community Article by Stephen Downes February 27, 2012
These three are intended to be represented as a cycle. Knowledge informs learning; what we learn informs community; and the community in turn creates knowledge. And the reverse: knowledge builds community, while community defines what is learned, and what is learned becomes knowledge. week25

Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia Article by Zoraini Wati Abas September 18, 2011
This is an overview of OUM’s experience with m-learning as presented by Zoraini Wati Abas. #week2

Myths of Teaching and Learning and Technology
Antonio Vantaggiato, Website, March 26, 2012. Here is the info you need. week27

I have been setting up a website, humbly named http://zenofteaching.us, which I am preparing with the structure and content of a book on the Myths of Teaching and Learning and Technology. The site is done with digress.it, which allows for discussion on each paragraph of the text, and this is what I hope would emerge as a product of participant's work.

It is by no means an academic, or well-structured research work, but more of a popular discussion. I am using almost no journal or conference papers, but instead, articles from popular media. Plus, the interviews I am conducting (hope to count on you guys in the next future!) add to the ideas elaborated and to the site itself.

I plan to publish in the next weeks the latest interviews (I got Shirky already up, and this week I'll have another interview done with Mikhail Gershovich, Luke Waltzer, Tom Harbison etc. at Baruch College, etc.), and I finished to prepare a presentation, which you can find at http://slidesha.re/zenofteachingus, and which will be incorporated into the website soon.

The Introduction to this work is here: http://zenofteaching.us/2012/01/08/introduction/

You can find the index of topics at http://zenofteaching.us/2012/03/07/the-index/, and the reading list at http://zenofteaching.us/2012/03/07/minimalist-references/

Hasta la vista!

Stephen Downes: Resources
Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, February 27, 2012.

The Purpose of Learning
The Role of the Educator
Deinstitutionalizing Education
Agents Provocateurs
What Is Democracy In Education
A World To Change
Connectivism and Transculturality
An Operating System for the Mind
The Cloud and Collaboration
Critical Thinking in the Classroom
The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On week25

#change11 teacher roles and MOOC
onewheeljoe, 104 - connectiv, February 2, 2012. Thanks for this post. I see the occasional Tweet by participants who want to interview other participants and I'm interested in this peer-peer self-study within a structure where the teacher role is diminished, distributed, or transformed so greatly (depending on your viewpoint.) I wonder what other formal or informal structures happen in the MOOC that are participant-facilitated opportunities to discuss, explore, and seek feedback? week21

Eyes on Learning
Zoraini Wati Abas, Weblog, September 18, 2011. This is the blog of this week's feature speaker, Zoraini Wati Abas. #week2

Engaging Learning through Mobile Learning at OUM
September 19, 2011. PCF6 in Koci, India, 2010 [Link]

Mobile Learning Initiative through SMS: A Formative Evaluation
September 19, 2011. ASEAN J. Open and Distance Learning Volume 1 Number 1 [Link]To determine learners’ response to the Short Message Service (SMS) messages, a formative evaluation through focus group discussions at six learning centres in the middle of the semester.

Design and Implementation of Mobile Learningat Open University Malaysia
September 19, 2011. SEAAIR 2009 conference [Link]The paper describes the design and implementation of the mobile learning initiative at OUM. Feedback from 712 students using a questionnaire is also included in the paper

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Mobile learning (m-learning) at the Open University Malaysia

Zoraini Wati Abas, September 21, 2011
Keynote presentation delivered to #change11, .

This page contains the audio recording, video recording, and slides created to accompany the live session with Zoraini Wati Abas on the topic of Mobile learning (m-learning) at the Open University Malaysia. The session provided an overview of m-learning at OUM, some of the issues and challenges faced during the implementation and ideas for the future. #week2 [FUZE Recording] [Slides] [Audio]