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Definition of mlearning #mobimooc #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 18, 2011
In the definition:  mLearning is the ability to access educational resources, tools and materials at anytime from anywhere, using a mobile device.  is a remarkable surprise. The definition uses access to educational resources as main component of the definition. This is very remarkable. because access to whatever sort of information is very common in learning. When I [...] Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:39:40 +0000 [Comment]

overwhelming #mobimooc, #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 16, 2011
A comment on a weblog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You mention the load of Links to mobile learning. overwhelmed with links to loads of websites discussing how to implement mobile learning, showcasing projects and offering nifty apps. I wonder if this overwhelming will help us, I rather know more of a little bitt. [...] Sat, 16 Apr 2011 07:17:52 +0000 [Comment]

Comment on ‘Clicker’ project and on publishing #cck11 #mobiMOOC
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 13, 2011
Marinda, You did publish your project in Thank you for that. In a MOOC Massive Open Online Course, publishing and sharing is an important feature. Now we are able to read your project and learn from it. And we could comment on it. Some of the participants could have good ideas to improve your project. [...] Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:41:10 +0000 [Comment]

Definitions sharpen the mind #mobiMOOC #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 05, 2011
“… The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience or being taught while being free to move between different locations … ”  writes Jennifer Parker in her blog. She filtered out the devices and technology from the definition of O’Malley et al, 2003 (see Jennifers blog) . As a connectivist (CCK11) I do not like [...] Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:35:50 +0000 [Comment]

Changing views #cck #mobimooc
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 03, 2011
This last week of cck11 is a week of saying goodbye to all we met in this MOOC. Meeting you has been  very valuable, I thank you for sharing. Some of you will go on with mobiMOOC , we will meet again. In this blogpost some remarks on connectivism and MOOC  and of the next [...] Sun, 03 Apr 2011 11:26:44 +0000 [Comment]

The most important lessons #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Apr 01, 2011
What I want to discover in  a connectivist approach to education is the subject of these last posts of CCK11. Vinton G. Cerf writes on Internet Coce of Conduct a little article on Truth. On the problem of making a difference between truth and lies he writes: ”  … Let us  ….  teach our children to [...] Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:21:01 +0000 [Comment]

Connectivist education and the future of children #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 31, 2011
One remarkable feature of most learning theories is the lack of  a philosophy of learning in which goals and directions of the learning is discussed. Most school systems (read: ”Educational and other despair“) and educational systems just go on teaching the old and trusted courses and subjects.  And mistrust students and their new tools: “…One consistent response to [...] Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:06:29 +0000 [Comment]

Sharing information #CCK11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 30, 2011
My first screencast,  explaining connected learning  just a little one to try Camtasia. In the video is an English caption, English translation. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:54:28 +0000 [Comment]

Vragen, questions #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 27, 2011
Near the end of the MOOC some questions remain: What does a teacher see of  connectivism? What will change in education as a result of connectivism? What does a connectivist  lesson look like? What are the implications of connectivism for the school? If New Brunswick wants to change education, and introduces connectivism, how will education of New [...] Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:45:40 +0000 [Comment]

Connected Learning #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 26, 2011
Learning is an active process. Learning is connecting information to a knowledge network in order to remember it and use it. The more connections this new information will have the better the recognition and learning. If a student is just listening the connections will be of the ‘listening kind’. And the quality of the listening [...] Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:35:31 +0000 [Comment]

Massive amount of participants essential in MOOC #CCK11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 23, 2011
In a MOOC (with emphasis on the M of Massive) pingback would be an interesting feature if the feature is used by many participants. The amount of participants in a MOOC would make connections in wide directions possible. But in CCK11 most persons who did sign up do not participate as members of the network. [...] Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:26:56 +0000 [Comment]

Get it #cck11 Light Bulb Experience
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 21, 2011
We have ample evidence that a proportion of students do eventually “get it”. And once they complete their course and get into practice, a substantial majority get it.  But it’s not clear how we get them to get it, if you see what I mean.  We seem to be trying to teach the unteachable (the [...] Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:43:21 +0000 [Comment]

Connectivism #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 20, 2011
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Teaching to learn #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 20, 2011
If you were a teacher and you could only teach a short period of time. What topic would be absolutely necessary?  What skills and knowledge would you really have to teach before time was over? There are certain foundational skills necessary for learning in an open online environment. Early research indicates the need for learners [...] Sun, 20 Mar 2011 15:00:07 +0000 [Comment]

Focus #CCK11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 18, 2011
According to George Siemens Focus is an important step in doing a MOOC. (George You stated focus is an important aspect of a MOOC to you personal, I doubt if it is that important to me. In this post I want to look more into focus) Well let’s focus on Focus.  Focus, or Attention, is the [...] Fri, 18 Mar 2011 19:55:17 +0000 [Comment]

New Learning Theory. #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 18, 2011
Part of my job is to find new and inspiring content on the web about teaching. That is why I use a lot of different search engines. Google and Yahoo are different, others are different too. And my collection of search words is my secret weapon. The list of search words has been written while [...] Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:30:07 +0000 [Comment]

Reading ‘Education and mind in the Knowledge Age’ Carl Bereiter #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 17, 2011
Understanding is a relation between the knower and an object of understanding. Understanding implies abilities and dispositions with respect to an object of knowledge sufficient to support intelligent behavior. In all these practical cases, deep understanding means understanding deep things about the object in question, which in turn implies deep and extensive involvement with the object. To behave [...] Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:08:02 +0000 [Comment]

The happy network, the fairy tale (part two) #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 15, 2011
What happens to the happy people and the unhappy person? Do they dis-connect? Do the happy people go back to being happy again? Where does the unhappy person go? Why is s/he unhappy? Has s/he destroyed the happiness? My point with part one of this fairy tale was: in a network we want response, an [...] Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:58:41 +0000 [Comment]

The happy network, a fairy tale #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 14, 2011
This is a story about responsability in a connectivist network.                                               I like the story because the responsibility fits nicely in the connectivist paradigm. It is all about responses (answers)  and questions.   [...] Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:39:24 +0000 [Comment]

Generalize about generations #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 13, 2011
Stephen Downes writes about The Net Generation and the Myth of Research. Stephen writes on an article of Jim Shimabukuro. This blogpost is a comment on discussing the Net Generation, or what ever generation.  People are often discussing the new generation or the old generation. Mostly they produce at best generalizations and simplifications and sometimes (worse) [...] 2011-03-13T10:45:23 [Comment]

Leadership #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 13, 2011
Reading Helen McCarthy, Paul Miller and Paul Skidmore Network Logic: Who governs in an interconnected world? Regulatory and networks: paradox? How could one node regulate the network? (I am writing about a mesh network, without a clear boundary. Ownership, who owns the network, who owns the polder? In my region, Holland, long time ago, people had [...] 2011-03-13T08:34:04 [Comment]

Learning and control #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 13, 2011
“… So it would seem that there are two opposing positions.That learning should be learner focused, and controlled.  Learners decide for themselves what they need to learn, and how to learn it.  Learners are self-sufficient & autonomous.That learners are incapable of managing their own learning and therefore must be managed and controlled by the teacher [...] 2011-03-13T07:27:51 [Comment]

Non-Symbolic Information #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 10, 2011
Information is a very wide idea or concept. I do not dare to give a definition, because information is almost the cornerstone of every definition. In connectivism I would say that information is anything that can change the state of a network. LeahGrrl you made me think deep on this. In the symbolic approach communication [...] 2011-03-10T17:25:00 [Comment]

Kuhnian revolution #cck11 Agent in/is the network
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 10, 2011
In cognitivism, manipulation of symbols became a central idea. In the 1980 an alternative framework emerged in network models. In network models, or connectionism, construction of knowledge does not involve manipulation of symbols. When the network is unstable (a need, a problem arises) information is gathered until the network is stable again (the solution is [...] 2011-03-10T08:51:48 [Comment]

Power and Authority in network learning #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 08, 2011
What about power and information? I regard these two subjects power an authority as one, i.e. as connected.  The Authorities is the government and people in power. In 1968/69 an anarchist movement called ‘Provo’ in the Netherlands provoked the power of the authorities. A person could be called an authority in a certain field of [...] 2011-03-08T08:59:47 [Comment]

Learner No agents but content creators? #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 07, 2011
In LeahGrrl’s site for CCK11 We discussed the learner as an agent .  On this subject Downes and Siemens seem to have different opinions.   ”… In connectivism, a phrase like ‘constructing meaning’ makes no sense. Connections form naturally, through a process of association, and are not ‘constructed’ through some sort of intentional action.” says Stephen Downes. [...] 2011-03-07T14:24:37 [Comment]

Ten connective commandments #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 06, 2011
I think it Funny that  Stephen Downes mentions 10 (ten) rules you need to learn next year. He is in good company, Moses offered ten rules too. I want to be in the company of these wise people and add my rules, my learning plan for the future. 1. How to predict consequences. Think about your [...] 2011-03-06T09:00:21 [Comment]

Connecting cultures #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 04, 2011
In Connected Knowledge and the language barrier Apostolos Koutropoulos mentions the problem of languages as a barrier in understanding knowledge. I would like to mention another barrier behind this language barrier. It is the cultural barrier. A blogpost in a non English language often comes from members from other cultures with different views. Students only reading [...] 2011-03-04T10:31:05 [Comment]

Who is the teacher in connectivist and network learning? #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 03, 2011
In a ‘mesh‘ network  (Like the image ,without central node) every person (node)  has ‘teacher-function’ . Teacher functions are aspects of the role of teacher. A teacher explains, guides, coaches, has social leadership functions, relates to students, enthusiasms, supports, etc. In a high quality  mesh network every node will/must show some of these teacher functions. [...] 2011-03-03T12:11:58 [Comment]

Complexity, uncertainty and learning and teachers and chaos #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Mar 02, 2011
Certainty and structure gives a sense of security and tranquility. Uncertainty is a disease, according to many therapists. There are many therapies for uncertainty. Knight : Uncertainty is risk that is immeasurable, not possible to calculate. Risk is measurable. Uncertainty and complexity may give creativity and motivation.  (Anderson, Theresa, The many faces of uncertainty: getting [...] 2011-03-02T10:59:59 [Comment]

Thinking of learning theory # cck11 Einstein or Toolkit.
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 28, 2011
Jenny Mackness writes a little masterpiece about the  discussion on connectivism being a learning theory. Education and learning and teaching is a very complex subject of study. Mostly because humans and their children are part of the subject. Sociology of education is studying this complexity. One view of a learning theory is: A learning theory [...] 2011-02-28T10:06:06 [Comment]

PLE and certification #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 27, 2011
Abdullah SAYKILI has a question 2: Considering people get their certificates or diplomas from institutionalized education systems, how do we manage assessment and evaluation when we follow a PLE perspective of learning and teaching? In schools for vocational education people of all ages follow courses and receive certificates. One kind of certificate is called ” [...] 2011-02-27T20:55:44 [Comment]

Feedback for tasks #cck11 question of teacher
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 27, 2011
Some Students seek hastily  and  by ‘trial and error for good solutions, instead of reading or listening to the built-in help and feedback. Children of about 10-12 years old did a task in a Zoo. On their mobile phones they received a small task when they were near a certain animal (using GPS) The task [...] 2011-02-27T20:12:49 [Comment]

What do our students need? #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 26, 2011
Christine Vaufrey What if students do not have time to “faire soi-même” , do it self?  How to connect when time is scarce? It is not the school that makes the curriculum and the timetable. Students want their diploma. School wants most students to get a result. The teacher has to solve this problem, being creative. [...] 2011-02-26T10:45:35 [Comment]

Participate, cooperate, engage, connect are verbs #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 25, 2011
The blog  Jenny Connected inspired to look at and add some improvements to the article on Connectivism. Internet basically is a set of connections. The URL (the blue underlined text you find in this blogpost)  is a connection to a file somewhere on internet.  And some of us know what peanut butter has to [...] 2011-02-25T21:22:43 [Comment]

Blog about blogpost and add a URL, started as a comment on FB #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 25, 2011
My  question on FB about adding a UR:  ”When commenting on a blog would it be nice when you add your own blog adress? Would it not be nice to try to make a connection by adding the URL of your blog?” . The members of facebook group cck11 wrote unexpected answers to this request [...] 2011-02-25T10:14:25 [Comment]

Personal learning, a History of Little John and his Cabin #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 23, 2011
Once upon a time a little boy did not want to go to school. He did not like school. Of course you go to school John, said his mother. And so little John in the  morning left the house, but he did not go to school. John went to the wild lands beyond the school [...] 2011-02-23T19:59:44 [Comment]

My PLE Personal learning Environment #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 22, 2011
My school is the world. Everything I encounter has something to learn from. Of course I have internet access, and I know many people. and I learn from them. And I learn from books and newspapers and observations. My archive is filled with lessons and examples, lists and facts.I’m curious because I ask questions and [...] 2011-02-22T09:31:22 [Comment]

Learning by immersion #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 22, 2011
In CCK11 learning is almost always regarded as  learning knowledge, but learning knowledge is easy and simple. Every student can learn knowledge, but to learn a skill is difficult. Learning a skill needs time and practice. Teaching a skill is more difficult than teaching knowledge. In the friday 18 febr. Elluminate Facilitator’s discussion somebody mentioned Carl [...] 2011-02-22T07:28:49 [Comment]

New career for teacher #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 21, 2011
A course for a new digital learning environment was the beginning of my new career as coordinator ICT at the college. The learning environment has never been introduced and the school has been without a digital learning environment for years. The system that eventually was introduced  technically and organisationally was very complex. Most departments have [...] 2011-02-21T20:16:30 [Comment]

Feedback or information, redundant or meaningfull #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 20, 2011
Feedback is a  word from a technical system. The feedback in a system is a constructed part of the machine to adjust function(s). (Wiener system theory) The word is used in almost all sciences and lost a lot of specific meaning. In connectivistic theory the learning is described with more elaborate words “back propagation” etc.  [...] 2011-02-20T10:10:23 [Comment]

Connections and Audrey Hepburn and truth in #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 20, 2011
Does connectivism explain ways to understand truth? For this discussion my definition of truth is: information which is regarded by me and trusted people as corresponding with facts. When I am connected to some information (about a color) and I want to check the truth of the information. Then I connect to other nodes to compare [...] 2011-02-20T09:37:07 [Comment]

Emotion and Cognition interdependent, is all information? #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 19, 2011
Stephen Downes stresses the differences between emotion and cognition? Or does information and emotion flow in the same networks? (because emotion=information) Downes (oct 5 2006) argues, Groups meet our need to belong and to survive, while networks meet our need to connect and learn and to know. In a group, passion drowns out reason, in a network, [...] 2011-02-19T21:40:28 [Comment]

On the difference of emotion and information in a connectivist world #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 18, 2011
What is  the relation of feeling and emotion and learning and information. May be it is all information More on my blog. You do make a big difference between information, knowledge at one side and feeling and emotion on the other side. You discover this difference in connectivism and in groups and networks. You cite [...] 2011-02-18T22:08:36 [Comment]

Lesson “technical failure and connectivity” #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 18, 2011
THE technical malfunctioning gRRShopper today shows me that a network with a central point is vulnerable. In a network without a center, the flow of information is not or almost not distorted as a node or link fails or is unavailable. Because all comments on blogs gRRShopper go through the failure of the viewer gRRShopper [...] 2011-02-18T14:00:43 [Comment]

Lesson “theory or ideology” #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 18, 2011
Sommige deelnemers aan cck11 willen de status van de theorie van het connectivisme ter discussie stellen. Een manier is om Freud en Irigaray te hulp te roepen en te citeren. Freud is niet direct een autoriteit als het gaat om de wetenschappelijke status van een theorie. En Irigaray is in zekere zin een volgeling van [...] 2011-02-18T12:36:26 [Comment]

Lesson “actif node in network” #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 18, 2011
The nodes in a network are active. Information will be led to other nodes, or it is rejected or not sent. In a social network is the information about the person and the statements of that person linked. If the information about the person the recipient is perceived as negative, then the chances are that [...] 2011-02-18T08:43:26 [Comment]

You do not know that you know it #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 17, 2011
Gillian asked the question it is possible that something or someone in a network affects you without you knowing. Or, in other words, can you receive information and  your situation changes and you are not aware of it? I think everyone has examples of such “unconscious” influence. (I do not mean “unconscious” in psychoanalytic sense  but [...] 2011-02-17T14:00:21 [Comment]

Networking and human relations #cck11
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 16, 2011
I find I now do my best to further the connections in my social networks to maintain. That’s already a good result of the course. In a social network are different types of information important. The information about the contact and information on human relations are important. Learning in a social network will only come [...] 2011-02-16T13:43:15 [Comment]

Hidden sources in a network #cck11 video
jaapsoft2, connectiv, Feb 15, 2011
In a network, you are not connected to all nodes. you are connected to a part of the network. Through these connections, you’re connected to the rest of the network. If  ”far away”in the network information is shared it could eventually reach you via your direct connections. Along the way information may change. In een [...] 2011-02-15T10:34:20 [Comment]

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