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Re: Introductions
jaap, , Jan 18, 2011.


Hey what a crowd, nice to meet you all. I am a web editor, for the Dutch educational website Kennisnet.nl. Hope to get in touch with some of you to talk about this connectivism. My twitter account is @jaapsoft. On Tweetdeck I follow you all on #tag #CCK11. [Comment]


Re: Course Blog Viewer
jaap, , Jan 20, 2011.


on opening link "course blog browser" Error
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Connectivism and Connective Knowledge: Concept Map
jaap, 1160 - Damo's World, Feb 03, 2011.


http://connectiv.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/my-mindmap-on-connectivism/ Is my mindmap on connedtivism, I use IHMC Cmap Tools,
Your blog reminds me I want to update my mindmap during the weeks of the #CCK11 course.

We do have a lot of words in common on our maps. [Comment]


#CCK11
jaap, 1193 - Scottx5's Blog, Feb 06, 2011.


Good questions, I like this!
Must think about this and maybe writing a blog on this.
Great find.
regards Jaap [Comment]


"Training is for pigeons" - The Subordination of Teaching to Learning
jaap, 1097 - Schoolz and Toolz, Feb 08, 2011.


Training is not only for pigeons, http://connectiv.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/training-exercising-learning-connecting-cck11/ [Comment]


Re: Dialogues (help!)
jaap, , Feb 08, 2011.


Nice to meet you,


The facebook group on cck11 is a good discussion place. in linkedin a discussion is going and on twitter sometimes discussion.
and not every student in cck11 wants this discussion.
this network without a central node needs some work to get involved, and that is networking. you wil have to be an actor in the network.
it is impossible to discuss with 700 or 134 people, so side groups are a blessing.
What about this: If you want a central place, make it and convince us to follow you there.


kind regards
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Re: Dialogues (help!)
jaap, , Feb 12, 2011.


"I would like a theory to explain why people don't attend professional development days or seem so uninterested in keeping up in their chosen career knowledge. Simply making things fun may actually produce the opposite by saying everything is just a hoot. "

I would like a working solution to the problem as well. I have been to these professional development days. My own feeling was the content of these days and courses and presentations never connected to my needs or questions. Once in my professional life a met a coach and she started asking questions about me and my needs. I did learn a lot of her, because she connected. Maybe this is Connectivism, as a theory to foster personal development by starting where the learner is and what questions the learner has??
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Re: Dialogues (help!)
jaap, , Feb 12, 2011.


"I would like a theory to explain why people don't attend professional development days or seem so uninterested in keeping up in their chosen career knowledge. Simply making things fun may actually produce the opposite by saying everything is just a hoot. "

I would like a working solution to the problem as well. I have been to these professional development days. My own feeling was the content of these days and courses and presentations never connected to my needs or questions. Once in my professional life a met a coach and she started asking questions about me and my needs. I did learn a lot of her, because she connected. Maybe this is Connectivism, as a theory to foster personal development by starting where the learner is and what questions the learner has??
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CCK11 Connectivism – theory and practice reflection
jaap, 1162 - Suifaijohnmak's Weblog, Feb 14, 2011.


What makes a good theory? Hospitality, integration or neutrality?


Sui Fai John Mak: "Is Connectivism about personal possession of a theory with principles, beliefs, values, and rules (the normative practice) only? Isn't it about participation, interaction, communication (of values, beliefs) based on openness and mutual respect when applied in practice? ..."

You have to distinguish between different types of requirements that a theory must meet. There are cognitive requirements that a good theory must meet, and you have ethical or moral demands on research and application of a theory. A the truth of a theory has to do with validity and truth, and not for "hospitality".

more on:

http://connectiv.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/what-makes-a-good-theory-hospitality-integration-or-neutrality/


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Re: Week 4: concept map iteration 3
jaap, , Feb 14, 2011.


I am using Dropbox, and some server room of Apple, and my ISP has a part of a server. And I am hosting some sites from home on my own server. (My ISP likes that) Most people do not know this is easy. And a Mac or a non-microsoft computer has all you not to start hosting a website. Server is build in a Mac and Ubuntu etc.
So everybody a server is not that far away now.
Regards Jaap
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Re: Networks and Feedback
jaap, , Feb 14, 2011.


Feedback needs no other agent than the learner. IF you learn to ride a bike and you fall off the bike, that is feedback. You will understand this physical event even without an agent.
When you learn to type with ten fingers and a blind eye, the sheet of paper or the document on screen gives feedback.
When a baby is learning how to turn around when lying on the floor, and he hurts his head, that is feedback, without an agent.
regards Jaap

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Re: Networks and Feedback
jaap, , Feb 14, 2011.


I suppose that "agency" means that someone (a human) acts.
The designers of the bike did not design the possibility to the bike to fall if you can not bike, which is at most a consequence of their design.
The parents to the baby did not during conception or not subsequently incorporate that the baby's head should be hurt to learn to be cautious.
The consequences of our actions are the feedback, there is no need of a construction of "agents" in order to explain feedback. Of course somebody, a human could be involved, but that is not always. [Comment]


Re: #CCK11 gRSShopper vs Moodle – Any thoughts?
jaap, , Feb 16, 2011.


The open internet movements (OER, OLCOS) are struggling to free content from these and other closed circuits and networks. And I do support their wished for a more open internet.
Open internet requires some extra care to mention sources in your posts en tweets, and to foster connections.
I agree gRRShopper is a good app to bundle the blogs, a good internet search on tags like cck11 could do the job also. (15.600results for cck11 on Yahoo search). The
CCK-11 Unlocked Dual Sim Card, Touch is easy to filter out of the search results.
And using a tag-column on tweetdeck makes a list of tweets on cck11.
The daily newsletter is a good daily reminder of possible connections.
Never liked Moodle, to much fuss around the things a want to read.
regards Jaap
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Re: #CCK11 gRSShopper vs Moodle – Any thoughts?
jaap, , Feb 16, 2011.


The open internet movements (OER, OLCOS) are struggling to free content from these and other closed circuits and networks. And I do support their wished for a more open internet.
Open internet requires some extra care to mention sources in your posts en tweets, and to foster connections.
I agree gRRShopper is a good app to bundle the blogs, a good internet search on tags like cck11 could do the job also. (15.600results for cck11 on Yahoo search). The
CCK-11 Unlocked Dual Sim Card, Touch is easy to filter out of the search results.
And using a tag-column on tweetdeck makes a list of tweets on cck11.
The daily newsletter is a good daily reminder of possible connections.
Never liked Moodle, to much fuss around the things a want to read.
regards Jaap
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Re: #cck11 - Semana 5 - o voo da Aprendizagem
jaap, , Feb 17, 2011.


Tereza Elizabeth
Google traduz não tão clara quanto eu gostaria. Eu não entendi
Os alunos estavam insatisfeitos. Dan: Você dá a seus alunos a tarefa de melhorar a educação. E isso é uma boa motivação para seus alunos.
Se você dá a responsabilidade dos alunos, muitas vezes coisas interessantes acontecendo em sala de aula.
Você está certo, as condições sócio-econômicas têm muita influência sobre os alunos.
A educação é um sistema estranho, então os professores devem, por vezes, trabalhar duro para evitar as desvantagens do sistema de absorver.
Eu escrevo isso em holandês e google para traduzir isso para mim em Português. Espero que corra bem.


considerações amáveis
Jaap

Google vertaalt niet zo duidelijk als ik zou willen. Ik heb dit begrepen:
Leerlingen waren ontevreden. Dan: Je geeft je leerlingen de opdracht het onderwijs te verbeteren. En dat is een goede motivatie voor je leerlingen.
Als je leerlingen zelf verantwoordelijkheid geeft gebeuren er vaak boeiende dingen in de klas.
Je hebt gelijk, sociaal-economische omstandigheden hebben veel invloed op leerlingen.
Onderwijs is een vreemd systeem, daarom moeten leraren soms hard werken om de nadelen van het systeem op te vangen.
Ik schrijf dit in het Nederlands en google moet het voor me vertalen in het Portugees. Ik hoop dat dat goed gaat.
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Re: #CCK11 gRSShopper vs Moodle – Any thoughts?
jaap, , Feb 18, 2011.


I would to read like comments on blogs in that very blog. Comments on grsshopper are not readable when one reads in the blog, for they are not connected to the blog.
this gRRShopper thing is just a substitute for a Moodle. I do not like it at all.
I think it very interesting to see some people remain asking for a central point using this gRRShopper thing. They do not see the function of this gRRShopper.
One of the more pracrical point is what happens when gRRShopper is not working (like today).
I would prefer people commenting on the blogs and mention this on a twitter or facebook if they want.
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Re: Dialogues (help!)
jaap, , Feb 18, 2011.


You are free to call and name a theory an ideology. But you should know that naming a theory an ideology is not friendly discourse. Ideology in my network has strong negative connotations, and among scientists this naming a theory an ideology is regarded as an insult.

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Connected Knowledge and the language barrier
jaap, 1110 - Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 04, 2011.


This is a good point. But there is more in it.
A blogpost in a non English language often comes from members from other cultures with different views. In that way members only reading English do miss a lot of the 'weak ties' and challenging information from foreign people.
Even education and science in non-English countries differs from that in English countries. The education system and the content of education differs. In USA far more people seem to believe constructivistic philosophical views on epistomology than in continental Europe.
So it is not only a language barrier, it is a far reaching cultural barrier.

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Re: The happy network
jaap, , Mar 24, 2011.


Disconnecting is one of the answers.
Maybe some questions must be asked before taking measures.
In a network different people with different cultural background are communicating in their own way.
Why is the troll trolling?
Does the troll know we regard the behavior as trolling?
Is it language or culture differences and difficulties
Maybe the troll is saying something useful in a trollish way?
Ignoring a troll sometimes is the best answer.

more on this on http://connectiv.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/the-happy-network-the-fairy-tale-part-two/ (20 comments)
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