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"The golden rule of networks is: Location, location, location".
noreply@blogger.com (Leitha Delves), [Leitha] delves into eLearning, Jan 31, 2011
So says Valdis Krebs in his introduction to Social Network Analysis. SNA is "the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, computers, URLs, and other connected information/knowledge entities" and is a concept we are contemplating as part of our journey through the fairy-floss haze of connectivism. Krebs gives a very clean description of the elements of a network that warrant analysis - namely the centrality measures of Degree ... 2011-01-31T03:34:00 [Comment]

Understanding connectivism: some first thoughts
noreply@blogger.com (Leitha Delves), [Leitha] delves into eLearning, Jan 18, 2011
If I think about one of the driving factors behind my enrollment in the CCK11 mooc, which is the desire (and the professional expectation) to keep abreast of lines of thought and development in my field, I am making the obvious connection (no pun intended) that this is exactly what lies behind this theory of learning.To quote from George Siemens paper Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age: "Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning ... 2011-01-18T05:27:00 [Comment]

A first foray into a MOOC
noreply@blogger.com (Leitha Delves), [Leitha] delves into eLearning, Jan 18, 2011
Instead of standing on the sidelines and watching, or attempting to absorb things vicariously, I've plunged in and registered for George Siemens' and Stephen Downes' MOOC, Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2011. Perhaps it is an insecurity in me, but I often view academic discussions in my own field with a sense of awe, as if it is on a higher plane than the one I inhabit, but then surprise myself, when drawn into discussions with colleagues, with just how much I know and ... 2011-01-17T18:25:00 [Comment]


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