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Connectivism–Siemens’ arguments | You're the Teacher

Connectivism–Siemens’ arguments | You're the Teacher | Urban Life | Scoop.it

"I will not address the question of whether this is really a “new” learning theory, or whether it’s a learning theory at all, which are some issues that have been discussed in the research literature. I’m also not going to comment on the relationships between connectivism and constructivism, behaviourism, and cognitivism, as I have a woeful lack of knowledge of such theories. I’m just going to try to figure out some of (not all of) the basic ideas/arguments in what Siemens has written, and give my comments."

 


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Ante Lauc's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:59 AM

I like it. You?

Ken Ronkowitz's comment, June 1, 2013 12:08 PM
I like what you have so far and looking forward to your progress through the theory swamp.
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How a Bill(ionaire) Becomes a Law(maker)

How a Bill(ionaire) Becomes a Law(maker) | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Watch this video to see why our votes don't count like they used to and what you can do about it.
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Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?

Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
In my last post, I argued that software will take over many of the tasks doctors do today. And what of education? We find a very similar story of what the popular – and incredibly funny!
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Abundance, 2012 – Why You Should Read This Book

Abundance, 2012 –  Why You Should Read This Book | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Every few years a few truly great general interest books on technology, human problems, and social progress come along. Books like Carson’s Silent Spring, 1962. Toffer’s Future Shock, 1970. Pie...
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Connectivism and Global Collaboration in Education

Connectivism and Global Collaboration in Education | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Connectivism, introduced in the mid 2000′s, is an idea based on the premise that knowledge exits within systems and is acquired by individuals who interact collaboratively within activities r...

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How Reliable Are the Social Sciences?

How Reliable Are the Social Sciences? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The physical sciences produce detailed and precise predictions, but social sciences do not. Policy makers should take heed.
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Life by a thousand connections

Life by a thousand connections | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Background The everyday actions of architects and urban planners influence the everyday physical activity of people by creating the networks of streets and public spaces through which people move. ...
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Athene's Theory of Everything

Professor of Communication Studies Corey Anton at Grand Valley State University reviews AToE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK9-KQZbnHQ Rocket Engineer Evie...

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The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) - Forbes

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) - Forbes | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret.
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Fuera de lugar » La República del 99%

Fuera de lugar » La República del 99% | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Noticias de última hora en español, actualidad nacional, internacional, economía, dinero, política, opinión, deportes, tecnología, cultura, sociedad, y mucho más. Además fotos, videos, infografias, entrevistas y charlas en directo.
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Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012

Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012 | Urban Life | Scoop.it
A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the world's most cherished absolutes: Gravity makes things fall down; 2 + 2 = 4; the sky is blue. But for many, Facts'...
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The Man of Numbers: How Fibonacci Changed the World

The Man of Numbers: How Fibonacci Changed the World | Urban Life | Scoop.it
What Medieval mathematics have to do with remix culture, publishing entrepreneurship, and gamification.
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | Urban Life | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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El bosón de Higgs explicado a mi abuela – Partículas físicas – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Partículas físicas en lainformacion.com

El bosón de Higgs explicado a mi abuela – Partículas físicas – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Partículas físicas en lainformacion.com | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Decía Albert Einstein que uno no ha entendido realmente algo hasta que no es capaz de explicárselo a su abuela. Aceptamos el reto e intentamos explicar de manera sencilla qué es la partícula de Higgs y por qué es trascendente su búsqueda..
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Lighting: A Key to Successful Cities?

Lighting: A Key to Successful Cities? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Measuring and comparing cities to determine how ‘successful’ they are can become quite complex.
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“A mídia social está matando nossa espécie”

“A mídia social está matando nossa espécie” | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Polêmico autor Andrew Keen diz em novo livro que redes como o Facebook exploram o narcisismo...
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Making Choices in the Age of Information Overload

Making Choices in the Age of Information Overload | Urban Life | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Adam Davidson because the author talks about how different things are today. We no longer are prisoners of brands "signaling" us through a variety of tactics to purchase their goods and services.


It also made me think of the opportunity as curators to help our customers shop, learn and make sense of all the information and choices coming at them.


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"The Internet was supposed to make us smarter shoppers. So why should we still listen to the signals that brands send us?"


 Here are some highlights from this piece:


**The Internet and advances in manufacturing now allow for a much wider range of products aimed at narrower consumer interests.


**For example: "I might pay more for a craft beer and a bar of deluxe chocolate, but I’ll be happier than when I was saving money buying Bud Light and a waxy Hershey’s bar".


**Signals, of course, can be misleading, and excessive Internet research often leads to confusion.


The psychologist Barry Schwartz says he believes that many of us suffer from the paradox of choice — the more options we have, the less happy we might be.


The author says, he feels more shopping anxiety now than he did when he bought whatever my brand loyalty told him.


**He now says he doesn't have  to worry about so many other purchases that he used to fret about.


He discovered that Amazon users seem to really hate Crest Pro-Health Clean Mint toothpaste. I’ll buy the better-rated one, but I do hope those ratings force Crest to reformulate or kill the one nobody likes. And I bet they will.


**The advantage of referring to other trusted sources online who have already done the research and the testimonials pro and con has helped many of us navigate through the maze.


**The author also makes a good point, in the cases where people are complaining about a particular product, hopefully brand being discussed is listening and they can make improvements to satisfy the needs of their customers.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/7uq2bp9]


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I appreciate your reviews so much every day! Thank you for the help provided in these days of overload and time crunches :-)
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"A Breakthrough Opportunity for Global Health" by Joseph E. Stiglitz | Project Syndicate

"A Breakthrough Opportunity for Global Health" by Joseph E. Stiglitz | Project Syndicate | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Every year, millions of people die from preventable and treatable diseases, especially in poor countries.

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How Motherhood Changes the Brain | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

How Motherhood Changes the Brain | MyHealthNewsDaily.com | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Motherhood changes a woman's brain, recent research suggests.

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Reflections on the Knowledge Society » Knowledge and controversy

Reflections on the Knowledge Society » Knowledge and controversy | Urban Life | Scoop.it

One thing that I find discomforting about connectivism and communities of practice is the apparent avoidance of controversy. They are all about positive connections, at least this is most emphasised, although I believe that the proponents do consider the fact that opposite knowledge values exist and conflict with each other.


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TEDxConcorde » Miguel Benasayag – Éloge du conflit

Plus, une société veut éviter le conflit, plus elle va vers l'affrontement. Merci Miguel :)


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Can images stop data overload?

Can images stop data overload? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
With more and more of us feeling overwhelmed by the constant stream of information we have to deal with at work, could data visualisation provide an answer?
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Internet torna cada vez mais difícil a vida dos políticos tipo "duas caras"

Internet torna cada vez mais difícil a vida dos políticos tipo "duas caras" | Urban Life | Scoop.it
O comunista Bo Xilai, governador da região de Chongqing , o mais importante centro industrial do sul da China, e o senador Demóstenes Torres, um anticomunista histórico e paladino da honestidade,  cometeram o mesmo pecado .  Ambos  são protagonistas...
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