Thomas Steele-Maley

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Networked Learning Ecologies Part 1
Thomas Steele-Maley,, Jun 22, 2011
A Vision: Networked Learning Ecology: A mesh of open, free and participatory media (ICT’s+) and situated learning that liberate humans to create networks for social, economic and ecological resilience. Voices: (Please add more in comments) Leigh Blackall: On Illich On Networked Learning Stephen Downes: Slideshare: Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle [...] Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:56:02 +0000 [Comment]

On Networked Learning
Thomas Steele-Maley,, Jun 15, 2011
Leigh Blackall presents a new view of learning that is critical, open, networked and participatory through his research.  In a recent twitter stream and blog post he is asks for collective and open deliberation for a definition of networked learning.  As a participant involved in networked learning research and praxis I will offer the following [...] Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:54:40 +0000 [Comment]

Learning to change
Thomas Steele-Maley,, Mar 27, 2011
Global Learning Ecologies “Imagining how events could be otherwise than they are is a hallmark freedom and power of human beings” D. Bob Gowin (1988) “a little girl came to the teacher after class and said to the teacher, “What did I learn today?” And the teacher said, “That’s a funny question. Why do you [...] Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:18:33 +0000 [Comment]

To Create, To Design
Thomas Steele-Maley,, Mar 21, 2011
A video and education reform’s 100 year failure A timely video inspired by Michael Wesch came across my desk today and it comes at an interesting time in my thinking on education. The Future of Ed Reform? weaves a very short yet potent story about the realities so many of us face who seek to [...] Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:06:54 +0000 [Comment]

CCK11: A Reflection on Week One
Thomas Steele-Maley, » #CCK11, Jan 22, 2011
I have been following George Siemens and Stephen Downes for two years now. After an attempted CCK10, my participation in CCK11 is fulfilling a need in my life and learning. At times I look at the projects I am undertaking and the interests I have and want to chide myself using some institutional diatribe about [...] 2011-01-22T22:17:44 [Comment]

Connections and CCK11: Movement for a New Learning Ecology
Thomas Steele-Maley, » #CCK11, Jan 22, 2011
The global education system can change. Indeed it must if we are to collectively imagine (or image) and act in defense of our interdependent and declining systems: social, environmental and economic (see Boulding, E. 1988; Catton, W. R. ,1980; McKibben, B. 2010). How we choose to connect in this imaging of new spaces has for [...] 2011-01-22T19:59:46 [Comment]

Notes on CCK11: Confusion, Control and Complexity
Thomas Steele-Maley, » #CCK11, Jan 20, 2011
Confusion is a Good Thing, Breaking the Control inherent in LMS and the Complexity of Design Notes from the recorded introductory Elluminate session of CCK11 George Siemens (GS) Stephen Downes (SD) ….on CCK11 format “A set of networks to play with learning spaces!” “Confusion is a Good thing” “Skim and Dive” ….on Course Design “The [...] 2011-01-20T21:55:29 [Comment]

Thomas Steele-Maley, » #CCK11, Jan 18, 2011
I am looking forward to the CCK11 live session tomorrow and have a few questions to put out there in advance. How do we as participants in CCK11 use connectivist theory and praxis to provide evidence of our learning? Are course participants planning to construct an rssFolio? I have seen the benefits of ePortfolio assessment [...] 2011-01-18T20:38:43 [Comment]

Thomas Steele-Maley, » #CCK11, Jan 18, 2011
Hello all CCK11 and EDC 533 participants.  My name is Thomas Steele-Maley.  I look forward to learning with you all.  A short Bio is below. BIO Thomas Steele-Maley is founder and director of the Institute for Global Civic Culture. He has spent over eleven years working with young people in and out of the classroom [...] 2011-01-13T15:30:14 [Comment]

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