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The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic

The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I hope to see more practice of connectivism within and among schools.  Here are a few other links on the topic:
http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology?q=connectivism

 

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Learning with Connectivism and ANT & ATM Analogy

Learning with Connectivism and ANT & ATM Analogy | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

In a world of information overload, Is Organisational Learning about learning with the database? Are Databases more like ATMs? Read on.

Ken Morrison's insight:

I am sharing this blog becaue it offers an insightful point of view regarding how to activate knowledge that exists in databases, libraries, websites, etc. I really like his "ATM" analogy and his video "In Simple Language".

 

He talks about how the ATM can be 'outsmarted', but it is really a failure in programming, which can be upgraded.  

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Connected Learning: A Learning Approach Designed for Our Times

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What does connected learning look like in action? It looks like Charles Raben, a 14-year-old aspiring photographer from a public school in New York City.


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This is part of the reason why I have integrated Scoop.it into the classroom. More importantly, I integrate many aspects of connected learning and PLN development.  I try to model for my students that many experts in their fields are willing to spend a few minutes to help polite young students who reach out to them.

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The Changing Nature of Knowledge

George Siemens explains his view on the changed nature of knowledge and his learning theory of Connectivism.

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I felt like I had watch most of Siemen's videos but I found a new one from 2007.  I really like his ideas.  I only get to teach some of my students for 15 weeks. If I can help them create a network in those 15 weeks, eventually, that network can become more valuable than me or the knowledge that I share.

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 10, 2013 9:05 PM

Apart from the connectivism and networks, knowledge has other dimensions of CONTEXT and COLLABORATION in the new work. It is not the conectivity or network that creates knowledge, but the way people collaborate in a particular context.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 10, 2013 9:07 PM

Two more dimensions of Knowledge need to be understood - COLLABORATION and CONTEXT in specific reference to learning!

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Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org

Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Learn #passion: #MOOC = "different activities for each person, various platforms + everyone has her own outcome" http://t.co/uwQ0BSao #KM

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I am taking a course from Howard Rheingold at the moment.  He is very skilled at building a community of colearners.

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Infographic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Infographic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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A nice infographic showing behaviorism, cognitivism, connectivism and constructivism.  It also inclused subcategories and how they apply to cooperation.

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George Siemens - Connectivism: Socializing Open Learning

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I am a pretty big fan of Siemen's connectivism theory.  I am hoping that Moocs and open learning continue to bring people closer to his vision.  I agree that networks can be over-rated. But by focusing on students (nodes) and unique connections (and fostering others) we can create more meaningful learning.  Basically, he encourages open learning so that all people can see what each student (node) is passionate about, so that we can provide peer and professor feedback and tailor instruction for each student.

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

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Nine Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

1. Learner-centered

2. Media-driven (this doesn’t have to mean digital media)

3. Personalized

4. Transfer-by-Design

5. Visibly Relevant

6. Data-Rich

7. Adaptable

8. Interdependent

9. Diverse


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The 60-Second Guide To How Everyone Uses Facebook | Edudemic

The 60-Second Guide To How Everyone Uses Facebook | Edudemic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A nice infographic about Facebook. 

Ken's Key takeaways:

70% of US citizens are on Facebook

70% of the world's Facebook users are outside of the USA

Facebook has clearly moved past the dating site stigma that some identify it as.  In fact there are more peoople who are either married or engaged than there are single people.  That was the most interesting fact for me.

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Connectivism and Coursera

This is a Theory into Practice group project from the University of Minnesota's CI5321, Distance Learning course. In it we apply the theory of connectivism t...

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10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future

10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

In Edudemic Magazine for iPad, we look at 10 ideas for enabling tomorrow’s learning today: Visual Learning; Evolved Currencies; Personalization; Gamification; Social Media; Game-Based Learning; Connectedness; Crowdsourcing; Project-Based Learning; Digital and Physical Merge


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Connective Knowledge - Stephen Downes

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Stephen Downes' fresh research on Connectivism.  Free to download. IT was released last week.

"Learning is not a matter of transferring knowledge from a teacher to a learner, but is rather the product of the learner focusing and repeating creative acts, of practising something that is important and reflecting on this practice." --Page 11

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"Learning is not a matter of transferring knowledge from a teacher to a learner, but is rather the product of the learner focusing and repeating creative acts, of practising something that is important and reflecting on this practice."
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Q&A: NewsRight's David Westin on the value of news content in the digital age

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Journalism.co.ukQ&A: NewsRight's David Westin on the value of news content in the digital ageJournalism.co.ukQ.

 

Ken's favorite take-away:

"We see that in the internet sphere – that's part of what the genius of Facebook is. It's not just what's being passed around among Facebook friends, it's also the connections being made and how people are connecting up and what the paths are. So I do think, and think what the Nieman report said I agree with entirely, is that this is not simply "here's content that's valuable, give us money for it", although that's part of it, but it's also knowing how the content is consumed itself that can have real value."


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What's In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology

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“ What's In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology”


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I don't find this to be overly scientific or reliabe, but it can be a good conversation starter.....

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 21, 2013 9:24 PM
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Joe Boutte's comment, September 24, 2013 3:40 AM
Very interesting infographic. I'm optimistic about the "trending up" issues but dissappointed in the "trending down" issues, especially to see academics, transparency, and infographics going down. However, if elearning is trending down and blending learning is trending up, I think this is a positive overall trend for holistic, life-long learning. Thanks for the post!
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Social Scientist Diana Rhoten on 21st Century Learning, Youth Networks, and Digital Media

Diana Rhoten is director of the Knowledge Institutions program and the Digital Media and Learning project at the Social Science Research Council in New York....
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Here is a great five-minute video by Diana Rhoten about how we can use new media in our classrooms to connect our learners with their passions in a way that will engage them and motivate them to keep learning beyond what we tell them to do.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:06 PM

We want connection Houston.

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Online Learning Made Social with Google+

Google+ in the classroom.  How Google wants your classroom to look.


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Google set the tone for the next 12 months at their I/O conference this week.  It was not a surprise that they talked about Google+'s impact on social media. It was a bit of a surprise that they discussed educational opportunities for using Google+ in the classroom.  

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Half an Hour: Assessment in MOOCs

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First of all, the MOOCs I have worked on have not focused on assessment - they have been courses, yes, with a small number (20 or so) taking them for credit, but the vast majority of participants auditing. So the question of marking term papers never came up. And like you, I would not contemplate multiple-choice exams in humanities and literature courses.

If you really need assessment, a few solutions have been proposed and, to a limited extend, tried out:


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Ken's Key Takeaway:

This is a great post by Stephen Downs about MOOCs, assessment, and how ideas flow through networks.

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Jan Zanetis's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:32 PM

You don't hear much about this side of MOOC's

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:46 PM

Excellent overview with useful links to exemplars.

Amparo Toral's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:37 AM

A must read on assessment in MOOC, with very useful links and reflections.

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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les

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The tools are less important than the tactics.  

 

This is a nice blog based on insight after reading Henry Jenkins' research findings and the 'PLAY' program (Participatory Learning and You)

 

Many teachers find connected learning to be 'messy'.  This article describes one teacher who 'let go' and the students created a project that they did not know met one of the future required state objectives. 

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, January 19, 2013 5:55 AM

Interesting article..

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Instructional Design Connectivism - by George Siemens

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Communities o Practice - The 20 Organizational Frontier.pdf

In this article by Wenger and Snyder suggest that: To get communities going – and to sustain them over time – managers should:

*Identify Potential Communities of Practice.

*Provide the Infrastructure that will support such communities of practice.

*Use non traditional methods to assess the value of these communities of practice.

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Building a Community in Your Classroom | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

Building a Community in Your Classroom | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

These ideas fit my thoughts.  For example, if I was going to teach a course on customer relations.  I would have everyone share a story on the first real day of class about their worst experience at a restaurant or store.  It is open-ended and students don't feel as much pressure because everyone knows that nobody is expecting a polished speech.  Yet, teachers and students get to see some personality and a glimpse of what they value.

Ken

 

Communities are based on trust and respect. Here are some ideas of building a learning community right from the beginning of school. This is a culture shift for many.

 

A few tips for the first days of school including:

- meet and greet each student at the door with a smile and a handshake.
- invite everyone to contribute to the class rules — include some off the wall, funny rules.
- use an icebreaker or have them tell a story so everyone has a voice the first few days.

 

How would you build a community of learners where there is trust and respect?


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The Circles Of NonProfit Marketing

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I am thankful for Ashkanase's framework for this new art/science.  It is a much better than average starting point for this evolving need.

Ken

 

 

In this Post, Debra Ashkanase has also used  Seth Godin's, “The Circles of Marketing,” in which he states that marketing is not buzz or followers, but an entire ecosystem surrounding the product itself.

Intrigued, Debra considered  how The Circles of Marketing could be modified for nonprofit social media marketing. Here  the nonprofit marketer’s iteration, begins with The Cause.

As shown in this Infographic

The outer circle: Most nonprofit marketing consultants and team members are hired to do: create buzz, ads, word of mouth, “virality” using social media, increase the number of social media fans/followers/connections. This is just the tip of the iceberg in marketing. However, most nonprofit marketing professionals are hired to primarily focus on the outer circle and that this is the final circle of work, not the first.

The second circle: The real marketing time should be spent. This circle is focused on creating a community that cares most about your cause, and can help you to promote it. Included in this circle are the elements needed to create an engaged online community around your cause: defining what people really want to talk about;  crafting the 'story of the cause', developing an online community that cares passionately about your cause, and supporting all of this with excellent content (your organization’s content + crowd-contributed content). The next circle just outside of  the center is the basis for its adjacent second circle. These are the factors that surround the cause itself, and affect the perception of interest in the cause. Timeliness of the issue, the need for a solution to the problem, and public interest in the cause all affect how The Cause is perceived. This is the circle that executive directors, program staff, fundraisers, and founders will want to continuously review and consider. If perception of a problem does not exist, then the you will need to revise your story. If the issue is no longer timely, that will affect interest, The Conversation, community involvement, etc.

The innermost circle is "The Cause" note The Organization. description of the innermost “When the thing you sell has communication built in, when it is remarkable and worth talking about, when it changes the game—marketing seems a lot easier.” [Seth Godin]

 

By Debra Askanase.http://bit.ly/N9B5lV

Source. http://bit.ly/MRrSDa


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Debra, My Pleasure, Great Post & Visual, Thank You x
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Connected Educators Web Site...Here to Help

Connected Educators Web Site...Here to Help | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This organization is working extra hard to make August the most helpful month yet for helping teachers get their feet wet in the digital world.

Ken

 

Get Involved In collaboration with a wide range of educational organizations and educators, the Connected Educators project is increasing the quality, accessibility, and connectedness of existing and emerging online communities of practice.

 

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Connected Learning Principles | Connected Learning

Connected Learning Principles | Connected Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I am a huge fan of the integration of connected learning theories.

Ken

 

A manifesto of sorts from the Connected Learning website; working to define Connected Learning from the point of view of Reimagining the Experience of Education in the Digital Age.

 

They break Connected Learning down into:

 

-Learning Principles

   1. Interest-powered

   2. Peer-supported

   3. Academically oriented

-Design Principles

   1 Production-centered

   2.Openly networked

   3. Shared purpose

-Core Values

   1. Equity

   2. Social connection

   3. Full participation

 

This is ambitious work. See a full statement on the website.


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Online echo chambers: A study of 250 million Facebook users reveals the Web isn’t as polarized as we thought.

Online echo chambers: A study of 250 million Facebook users reveals the Web isn’t as polarized as we thought. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is the most intereseting study I have seen this week.  It is old (January 2012), but it provides an interesting look at how we get our social news and gives surprising value to how Facebook actually extends our scope rather than adds to the echo chamber:
Key Take-away:
Because we have so many weak-tie connections on Facebook, we are exposed to more ideas.  These new ideas lead us to want to share our new insight.  Because Facebook makes it so easy, we are actually strengthening the communal scope of social news

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Thanks Ken ... for the scoop and the comment