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Week 1: Connectivism?
Week 2: Patterns
Week 3: Knowledge
Week 4: Unique?
Week 5: Groups, Networks
Week 6: PLENK
Week 7: Adaptive Systems
Week 8: Power & Authority
Week 9: Openness
Week 10: Net Pedagogy
Week 11: Research & Analytics
Week 12: Changing views
Week 1: What Is Connectivism?
Dates: January 17 - 24, 2011
At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing. Knowledge is, on this theory, literally the set of connections formed by actions and experience.
- George Siemens, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age
- Stephen Downes, What connectivism is, and What Connectivism Is Not
- George Siemens, What is the Unique Idea in Connectivism?
- George Siemens, video recap of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2008
- Rick Schwier interview of George Siemens on connectivism.
- George Siemens presentation on Defining Connectivism and Comparing connectivism with other learning theories
- Stephen Downes presentation: A quick introduction to connectivism (ustream) (Spanish, German)
- Wednesday: Live Session: Location: Elluminate (Click Here to Join). Course Overview & IntroductionTime:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; 1:00 a.m. Thursday Beijing Other Time Zones
- Elluminate Recording
- Friday: Live Session: Location: Elluminate (Click Here to Join). Facilitator's discussion. Time:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; 1:00 a.m. Saturday Beijing Other Time Zones
A few simple activities for this week:
1. View the recordings and complete course readings for week 1
2. As an introductory week, this is a good opportunity to define how you will participate in the course. We encourage you to set up a blog (on a service such as wordpress.com or blogger. This course is different from what you've likely experienced in the past - it's open and distributed. It's important for you to define where you wish to begin forming (or extend an existing) digital identity.
3. Use the CCK11 tag in anything you create. Our course tag is: #CCK11
It is especially important to use this tag in del.icio.us and in Twitter. That is how we will recognize content related to this course. We will aggregate this content and display it in our newsletter. Yes – your content will be displayed in the Daily. That's how other people will find it.
If you are using a blog, Flickr, or a discussion group, share the RSS feed. We will offer a separate post on how to find your RSS feed if you don't know how. But if you know how, please tell us your feed address.
You can use the form here: Add your RSS feeds by adding a feed hereSubmit your blog to gRSSreader so we can track and share your activity
4. Attend the course orientation meeting here in Elluminate. Meeting time will be provided on Monday, January 17