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January 20, 2011

Facilitator Posts

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Course Blog Viewer
Stephen Downes, CCK11, January 20, 2011.

We post links to new blog posts every day in the newsletter. These are the posts you as participants write and tag #CCK11. So far, you've collectively authored 78 separate posts about this course. If you've lost track of them, or would like to browse through them, why not use the course blog browser? Every blog post can be seen in the browser, and there's a direct link if you want to comment on the post in the discussion thread (or a direct link, so you can go to the author;s original blog post and comment there). You can find to the browser on the left hand side of the course home page. And there will always be a link in the 'Blog Posts' section of the daily newsletter. [Comment]

Stephen Downes, CCK11, January 20, 2011.

We held our first live session yesterday (Wednesday) in Elluminate. As with all of our sessions, the Elluminate recording is available. Click here to launch the recording. We will be collecting a list of all recordings on the Recordings Page. MP3 audio recoridngs and slides, when possible, will also be linked on that page. You can find a link to the Recordings time in the navigation at the left side of ther course home page. [Comment]

New Discussion Threads

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A first foray into a MOOC
rebecca, 1093 - [Leitha] delves into eLearning, January 19, 2011.

This tends to be my position too: despite a wealth of experience in a variety of fields - or maybe because of it - I assume others to have greater, indepth knowledge. Jumping in at the deep end is sometimes the only way to go and you surprise yourself when you find yourself swimming along with everyone else! Good luck! [Comment]

How do you read through it all and keep up with everything? #cck11
Darren Hill, 1067 - Discovery Through eLearning, January 18, 2011.

If people actively tag when they create or encounter content it can help others find /filter content. Guess this would help address AKs concerns in his comment on this blog page. [Comment]


These are individual comments posted today to the discussion threads (for new discussion threads, see the list above).

Susan O'Grady, Re: Introductions, I'm Susan O'Grady from Sydney Australia ....
Site Administrator, Re: CCK11 Feed List, The tag - #CCK11 - appears in your post, but ....
asaykili, Re: Short Video Introduction to CCK11, This video helped better understand the ....
Alisa, Re: How do you read through it all and keep up with everything? #cck11, An element of a "network" - trust - really stuck ....
Kate Freedman, Re: CCK11 Feed List, would anyone know why my feeds are not showing- ....
Tom Nickel, Tom, San Francisco, CE Director, I've followed Stephen on OLDaily since ....
SuzGupta, Re: Introductions, Greetings Fellow MOOCizens :) -- This course ....
Vanessa.Vaile, Re: How do you read through it all and keep up with everything? #cck11, "When a certain theme draw your attention, then ....
cherntier, Re: Introductions, cherntier, January 19, 2011 Greetings from ....
oharie, Re: Introductions, Hi All I'm Sheena from Perth in Western ....
Daisy Grisolia, Re: How do you read through it all and keep up with everything? #cck11, Floating attention seems a good technique to get ....
Site Administrator, Re: CCK11 Feed List, Just testing to ensure the comment system sends ....
Site Administrator, Re: How do you read through it all and keep up with everything? #cck11, The concept of tagging is really simple. - ....
Site Administrator, Re: Sample Link Post, What you'll find is that this format ....
Vanessa.Vaile, Re: [introductions, comments, G group, CCK daily], @everybody ~ I'm skimming introductions with ....
fbnron, Re: Introductions, Hi, Ronny Schueler here. I live in Stockholm, ....
Donatella Arzedi, Re: Introductions, Hi, I'm Donatella and I'm a secondary ....
Miriam, Re: Introductions, Hi, I'm Miriam, and I am a librarian in a ....
LeahGrrl, Re: How do you read through it all and keep up with everything? #cck11, The concept of "tagging" is somewhat new to me--....
david_smith, Hello from Dave in Winnipegq, Hi, I'm Dave Smith, and I work for the ....
pcampillo, Re: Introductions, Hello I'm Pedro Campillo, I work for ....

Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the CCK11 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants. [Browse all Blog Posts]

Connectivism glossary - Wikiversity
, Stephanrinke's Favorite Links on cck11 from Diigo
Tags: connectivism cck11 dictionary resource definition [Link] [Comment]

Day 4: Where’s Waldo? #CCK11
profesorbaker, Profesorbaker's Blog
You: “What? Come again? Excuse me? Who in the world is Waldo?” Me: “Relax, let me tell you what I’ve been up to. When I finish, you will know who Waldo is. I promise.” First things first. I listened to … Continue reading → [Link] 2011-01-20T05:35:01 [Comment]

Learning to Understanding an "-Ism"
hamtra@gmail.com (Tracy Parish), Discovery Through eLearning
Understanding this "connectivism" stuff is a little more challenging than I was expecting, but the more I look into it, the more I read, the more I watch....the more I think I might be starting to comprehend. I started by reading the first few items that were listed on the CCK11 board and thought "man what have I gotten myself into".  Then I listened to the webinar today and I thought "man what have I gotten myself into."  So I took one more crack at it tonight and listened, watched .... [Link] 2011-01-20T02:52:00 [Comment]

Early concepts #CCK11
noreply@blogger.com (DaisyGrisolia), MOOC1
According to George Siemens, "the field of education has been slow to recognize both the impact of new learning tools and the environmental changes in what it means to learn. Connectivism provides insight into learning skills and tasks needed for learners to flourish in a digital era."Siemens sets out the principles of connectivism as:Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.Learning may reside in non-.... [Link] 2011-01-20T00:25:00 [Comment]

kristibroom, Learning About Learning
CCK11 kicked off this week. I’m excited to start another 12 weeks of intense learning, interaction, confusion and connections. Although I registered for CCK11 a couple weeks ago, it was only yesterday that I finally decided to really join. This is my third MOOC, and while I love learning about this cutting-edge format for learning, [...] [Link] 2011-01-20T01:16:53 [Comment]

Down the rabbit hole... CCK11 Day 3
Kay Lehmann, Transparent Ignorance
#CCK11 - Day 3Lewis Carroll's Alice and I seem to be having a shared experience. What was up is down, what was in is out... Or as she would say, "Curiouser and curiouser..." Connectivism and my ignorant brain are not yet... wellllll... connecting! Having joined today's Elluminate live session and hearing Stephen and George both explaining this theory using various metaphors was appreciated, [Link] 2011-01-19T23:12:00 [Comment]

An interesting experience
ebrahim rahimi, lifelonglearning
Participating in an online course for the first time is really interesting for me because I feel no wall, no order, no hierarchy which are fixed specifications of physical classes.# [Link] 2011-01-19T21:27:00 [Comment]

Connectivism: Why faculty don't have to be quite so concerned about Wikipedia #CCK11
Some of us celebrated, while others mourned the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia this past week. Those who were cheering likely reveled in the revolution of knowledge acquisition models and crowd-sourced quality control. Those who have been critical of Wikipedia, expressed their concerns over the lack of control over the information and presumed risk of outdated or inaccurate data.   As I begin a class on a learning theory referred to as Connectivism, I consider how greatly .... [Link] 2011-01-17T14:51:00 [Comment]

Review of 4 Learning Theories – CCK11
ruthsexstone, rEflections
https://docs.google.com/present/embed?id=dhgwxpz4_26gzdv52fq Saw this from Linns feed in the CCK Daily Newsletter. A nice concise overview! Not sure how to actually ‘embed’ the file, rather than just give the [Link] 2011-01-19T13:55:18 [Comment]

CCK11 – Blowing in the wind?
ruthsexstone, rEflections
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21173961@N07/3041270105/ I must admit that I do share other CCK11ers anxieties about being overwhelmed with information on this course and how to find a way through it. This can partly be solved by trying to establish some clear objectives for myself – but surely that is only part of this learning process. I have started [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T11:49:12 [Comment]

CCK11 – A New Dawn
ruthsexstone, rEflections
I like to try to add a photo to each of my blog posts and I’ve just realised that I missed the perfect opportunity today. This morning I tweeted the fact that I was greeted by a beautiful red sky in London due to the fact that I had got to work extra early to [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T10:35:30 [Comment]

The first post
gerald.meinert@ericsson.com (gerald), One step beyond
The first post - as everybody else, I assume - happy to have made it so far.The blog has been created to share thoughts about Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Social Media, Innovation and Learning.At the same time it was created to participate in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2011.regardsgeraldps: everything else will follow [Link] 2011-01-18T17:06:00 [Comment]

Why now?
noreply@blogger.com (Murray), Musings on e-training
I've been a practitioner and advocate of technology-enabled learning for most of my professional life. I used to think of myself as one of the early adopters of new processes and technologies. However, I have been watching the evolution of Web 2.0/E-Learning 2.0 from the sidelines as a spectator.As a consultant/teacher/trainer, I believe that one can only really understand new approaches and applications by immersing oneself and gaining direct experience.The immediate impetus for .... [Link] 2011-01-08T01:06:00 [Comment]

Connectivism: just doesn't hit the nail on the head for me
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
So here are some thoughts on CCK11 for this first week - I've broken it down to both format and theory.Format:I like the fact that this is a distributed blog MOOC. It gives me an opportunity to see what people are writing on their personal blogs, in addition to the CCK content that they post. It's also a nice way of filtering information for me since I don't have a waterfall of information coming down on me, as it would have been if we were using a forum. At the same time, I .... [Link] 2011-01-19T10:58:00 [Comment]

MOOCing about
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus
OK, I stole (errrr....creatively borrowed) the title of this blog post, but I don't remember who posted it first (I'll rectify this in a blog post about CCK11 by Friday.  In any case, with school officially over for me, I got my MA in Applied Linguistics, just waiting for my diploma now, I thought I would mess around with the concept of a Massive Online Open Course (or MOOC).There are two MOOCs going on now: Learner and Learning Analytics 2011 (LAK11) and Connectivism and .... [Link] 2011-01-18T22:41:00 [Comment]

#CCK11 - The Begning
noreply@blogger.com (DaisyGrisolia), MOOC1
Everything has a start point. First of all I would like to apologise for my poor english. I will do the best and if something looks wrong, please tell me and I'll try to learn with my mistakes.I hope to share good ideas and experiences here. It's an Open Space to Open People.Thanks [Link] 2011-01-19T13:46:00 [Comment]

A Prism, Duplication, Curation, Unthinking CCK11 (b)
Skip Ward, Learning, Education and Coaching to Drive Behavioral Change
Check out my short video summary of the first CCK11 online course meeting   From a Prism to Curating in the Digital Age Here are the 5 key ideas that stuck me from today’s online course meeting for CCK11.  The Prism Each person is creating their own representation of content.  We are creating our understanding as [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T20:53:30 [Comment]

Networked Learning- A “New” Approach to Learning in a Business Environment ? or . CCK11 (a)
Skip Ward, Learning, Education and Coaching to Drive Behavioral Change
Check out this short video before you read the blog!   Networked Learning- A “New” Approach to Learning in a Business Environment ? or . From time to time I will post here comments that relate to an online course I am enrolled in, “Connectivism, Networked Learning, and Connective Knowledge”.   While I and 12 others are [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T00:07:40 [Comment]

shopping for MOOCs, an investment in CCK11
sheena4rru, Learning New Steps
I love shopping! Really, really, but was forced to curb my spending habits as I got closer to 35; chalking it up to maturity. My interests have shifted.  Old inclinations to spend money are becoming yellow and dingy. This morning I attended the premier Elluminate session for CCK11, my first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T19:11:04 [Comment]

CCK11 – Interesting start
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
An interesting start to CCK11 – which was marked by the synchronous Elluminate session tonight. I find these synchronous sessions critical to keeping a handle on what is going on and I noted that Sia Vogel (who I remember from CCK08) felt the same. CCK11 is not using Moodle for discussion as previous CCK courses [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T20:08:42 [Comment]

CCK11 Learner autonomy
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
In reflecting on my participation in the open connectivism courses (CCk08, CCK09), I realise that I am more interested in these than the other open courses on offer at the moment, because whilst they require technology to run, they are not so much about technology as about how learners learn and how teachers need to [...] [Link] 2011-01-17T19:45:11 [Comment]

Open courses in January 2011
jennymackness, Jenny Connected
The net seems awash with open courses at the moment. Three have captured my attention are: Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11) Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2011 (CCK11) Digital Storytelling (ds106) Digital storytelling is already in its second week, but as Jim Groom (convenor) has pointed out it has been anticipated and discussed for many more [...] [Link] 2011-01-17T19:14:20 [Comment]

What is the Best Way to Encourage Discussion on CCK11
, Learning How to Learn
On Monday, when the CCK11 started, I discovered that we would not be using the MOODLE as a method for centralizing our discussion(s). The news came via a Tweet: So I started this discussion on Quora to figure out what is the best way to encourage discussion on CCK11. I posted the link on Delicious and got a few replies. Then the next day I noticed that we now have discussion threads on the main page of the CCK11 course - here is the link for the threads So… I guess.. having a central place .... [Link] 2011-01-18T12:55:45 [Comment]

CCK11 (Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Online Course) - it...
, Learning How to Learn
CCK11 (Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Online Course) - it starts this week. start your engines! This blog is dedicated for my reflections and considerations during the CCK11 course. More to [Link] 2011-01-18T11:50:11 [Comment]

Diigo group and Pearltree for CCK11
Chris Jobling, Fresh and Crispy
A couple of small things:  I've created an open public Diigo group for Connectivism and Connected Knowledge 2011 which you can use to share useful bookmarks (http://groups.diigo.com/group/cck_2011) and a team Pearltree (http://pear.ly/JgB5). I won't have much time to contribute to CCK11, but I'm hoping that my network will help me by curating the must see resources that I might not have time [Link] 2011-01-19T12:33:00 [Comment]

Chris Jobling, Fresh and Crispy
Just read Stephen Downes' article on the Huffington Post that announces that registration for Connectivsm and Connective Knowledge 2011 (cck11) -- starting 17th January -- is open. I definitely won't have the personal resource to do much there, but it'll be interesting [Link] 2011-01-07T16:57:00 [Comment]

CCK11: Having a thought you can’t not think
leahgrrl, Connexions
Today’s analogy for connectivism’s view of knowledge is once you know where Waldo is means that you can’t look back at the page and not see him, you’ve found him for good. What came up for me: racism is, for instance, the “knowledge” that one group of people with certain physical characteristics is somehow better/wiser than another [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T18:17:42 [Comment]

Pre Week 1
leahgrrl, Connexions
CCK11: Week Pre-1 Focusing and Foreword/Forward To be successful in my own mind for this learning experience in the Connectivism and Connected Knowledge course, I must round back again and again to a central focus. For me, it might be what “instructional materials” will become in the new classrooms and schools that must result from the [...] [Link] 2011-01-18T15:09:17 [Comment]

New to teaching distance education, I'm taking two online courses through Athabasca University: Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK11) and Connectivism and Connected Knowledge (CCK11).  The intent of this site is to gather and digest resources and ideas helpful in my teaching.  I'm sold on the value of online learning, especially for my students (emergency services providers who work rotating shifts and are unexpectedly deployed) but seek to find effective ways to support .... [Link] 2011-01-15T14:59:00 [Comment]

More connections – and a little content on Learning Theories
gbl55, Connection not Content
Looking forward to CCK11,  I’ve made one or two basic connections by laying down a few bookmarks in delicious, resurrecting an old twitter account and starting this blog. So far so good but where from here? I run a small, not-for-pofit education website and therefore have an interest in the workings of connectivism  where it [...] [Link] 2011-01-12T15:12:12 [Comment]

Hello world! What’s new under the sun?
gbl55, Connection not Content
I”ve mastered WordPress sufficiently to go public with this blog created for CCK11 and now, having made the connection, I’d better think of some content to put in – or maybe read the manual. Anyway, YouTube videos embed without problems as I’ve proved below with this video I made last year as an experiment in [...] [Link] 2011-01-07T22:52:00 [Comment]

CCK11 course
da.lu, Research Issues on Connectivism and Connected Learning
This is my webspace dedicated to CCK11. Filed under: CCK11 [Link] 2011-01-18T21:47:20 [Comment]

, Best content in CCK2011 | Diigo - Groups
Comments:Rather jumbled blog thoughts on CCK11 - Ruth SexstoneTags: CCK11by: Ruth [Link] 2011-01-19T18:08:29 [Comment]

Introduction #CCK11
sandramuddblog, CCK11
I’m taking CCK11 to learn more about connectivism and how it applies in adult education.  I’ve worked in adult education both in-person and distance, most recently on-line.  I’m interested in staying in touch with new ideas in education and how … Continue reading → [Link] 2011-01-18T01:05:37 [Comment]

Me Myself and CCK11
abdullahsaykili@gmail.com (Abdullah SAYKILI), CCK11 - Abdullah's Open Window
Hi everyone,I'm Abdullah from Turkey. I've been teaching English as a foreign language for 7 years now. I am following my MA in Distance Education at Anadolu University, one of the mega universities providing dual mode (both distance and face-to-face) education. I am specifically interested in social networking, networked learning, social learning.  I'll be posting my reflections on Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2011 (CCK11) massive online open course (MOCC). .... [Link] 2011-01-18T20:39:00 [Comment]

#CCK11: Day 3 – First Live Elluminate Session, Not!
profesorbaker, Profesorbaker's Blog
I missed it. What? I was unable to attend the first live session of the #CCK11 course. Too bad for me, but I know there will be a recording that I can access later. I’m connected, so, live is live, … Continue reading → [Link] 2011-01-19T22:28:31 [Comment]

What’s the evidence? #CCK11
larswas, eConnections
Connectivism and Connected Knowledge is half way through its first week. It’s so interesting to learn about new ways of teaching/learning. An interesting question today on Elluminate: What’s the evidence of the learningprocess when you use a connectivist way of teaching. How can you check if a student has acquired the knowledge you tried to [...] [Link] 2011-01-19T19:12:15 [Comment]

Live Session
Judith Egger, base camp
We just had our first cck11 live session on Ellunimate.It was great! I've felt a bit overwhelmed for the last two or three days. Setting up this blog, subscribing to Twitter, reading the blogs of my fellow students, joining Diigo, trying everything on my IPad (not everything works), reading course material, surfing the web for "connectivism" and then the feeling - oh god I have to be more creative, I've actually got to produce stuff - it's all a bit much... But - that is my own .... [Link] 2011-01-19T18:36:00 [Comment]

Information Explosion, CCK11
Aboluay, aboluay's musings
Reflection on the changes I have to make to survive [Link] 2011-01-19T18:29:31 [Comment]

New Learning Theory #cck11
noreply@blogger.com (Jennie Scott-McKenzie), Schoolz and Toolz
I have just started this course and am getting my head around this new learning theory...I have underlined the points from George Siemens' paper that most strike a cord.According to this, I am pretty... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Link] 2011-01-19T10:32:00 [Comment]

About me for CCK11
Aboluay, aboluay's musings
A brief introduction about Anas (Aboluay) [Link] 2011-01-19T16:02:08 [Comment]

Why not Dive for Gold?
, Connecting the Dots
I have a bout 50 blogs in my reader. Everyday I therapeutically read, digest, think and reflect on what people from across the world have shared. Today a post on CogDogBlog called Diving for Gold held my meditative thoughts for a plane flight to and from country NSW. What it highlighted the most, was the need to use experts in as many ways as we can. Being new to many of these technologies, an educator will never be able to gain the depth of knowledge, nor the networks .... [Link] 2011-01-19T03:56:00 [Comment]