One of the greatest challenges we face in today’s rapidly changing, tech-saturated educational landscape is the decrease of physical classrooms based on traditional notions of localized, embodied community. Emerging online classrooms mirror digital, distributed mode
Nonlinguistic representations can facilitate deep learning of a concept. In the 2nd module of EdTech 543, I explored communities of practice, personal learning networks, and connectivism. These are related but different concepts. The graphic below represents a simplified view of how I learn from people and resources. I've tried to represent how personal learning networks…
While reading Connectivism: a learning Theory for the Digital Age by George Siemens, it very much reminded me of a famous French philosopher , Paul Ricoeur. This latter argued that knowledge can be build on 'collective memories' that can then shape our understanding of life. Siemens and Downer talk about the same concept which they…
Activity: Simulating a Connectivist Learning Environment In preparation for Extended Session for Learning2 Asia 2016 (October 6-8, 2016) Purpose The purpose of this activity is for the participants to have a shared experience which can then be used to provide illustrations and examples as w
By Ignatia / Inge de Waard, Aras BOZKURT, and Nilgun Özdamar Keskin in Education and Online and Distance Education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of attention by higher education and private enterprises. MOOCs have
Stephen has kindly taken time and responded to my rather pithy comments on his post from August 11th. Below I’m reproducing his responses to my initial comments – originally available here, with my comments in bold sans-serif beneath. Stephen I’ve actually spent quite a bit of time with Facebook, not just a user but also as a developer, working with …
What does it mean to be human in a digital age? Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people."“Maybe my mama hugged me extra when I was a baby.” That’s his explanation for ho
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