Multilitteratus Incognitus


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eduMOOC - halfway point thoughts
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jul 12, 2011
Well, this week we are reaching the half-way point of eduMOOC and I am not sure what to make of it. In previous MOOCs, thinking back to CCK11 and MobiMOOC11 I thought that I had more engagement in the main discussion space. Even though CCK11 was aggregated through gRSShopper I still felt like the discussion was centralized. CCK11 felt more like a lecture hall filled with orators that stepped up on the soap-box, said their thing, and others could react to it, or provide their own ... 2011-07-12T17:19:00.018-04:00 [Comment]

eduMOOC is upon us, and more chaotic than ever!
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jun 27, 2011
Well, eduMOOC starts today! This will be my fourth MOOC, and it seems to be the most chaotic to date, even more chaotic than CCK11! It seems like LAK11, perhaps due to its theme, didn't have many active participants, which made it easier to follow. CCK11 was a but more chaotic, but gRSShopper made it easier to find and prune blog posts of interest to read and comment back on. mobiMOOC was less chaotic than CCK11 (at least for me) because all discussion was in a central place - like in ... 2011-06-27T17:27:00.002-04:00 [Comment]

MOOCing away for college credit?
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jun 22, 2011
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mobiMOOC: lots of academic sources!
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 15, 2011
I just had quite an interesting realization - it's only the end of Week 2 on mobiMOOC (1/3 done with the course) and there are already a ton of resources that have been contributed by participants; a lot of these resources are scholarly resources in the form of studies and published research articles on mLearning. This is pretty cool! There is also a delicious mobiMOOC repository available which is pretty cool. I've been thinking of ... 2011-04-15T13:44:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Semantics, Epistemology and Learning
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 06, 2011
Another interesting post by Jaap in this week's (final week) of CCK11 made me think. Jaap writes: As a connectivist (CCK11) I do not like the words "acquisition of knowledge", I like to that to be "connecting to information". This made me think of the philosophy behind knowledge, how one sees knowledge and information (and ultimately wisdom?), and the semantics behind the words we use. Take for instance this phrase: Acquisition of Knowledge What does Acquisition of Knowledge ... 2011-04-06T17:49:00.046-04:00 [Comment]

Prognosticating is fun!
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 04, 2011
This is it, last week of CCK11. I went through the materials, well...I mostly skimmed through them to be honest, but I really did have a blast going through them, especially Stephen's 1998 prognostications of technology and education in the future. In 1998 I graduated high school and started my undergraduate studies at the University. It's interesting that ideas, such as the PAD (or PADD if you are a star trek fan)are spot-on! Still not quite there with a few things, but we're ... 2011-04-04T17:36:00.021-04:00 [Comment]

Nearing the end of CCK11 - Answers to some questions
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 01, 2011
We are nearing the end of CCK11, (and we're starting mobiMOOC at the same time!) and I came across this post by Jaap, asking a few question on how connectivism fits in with with established teaching methods. I've got a few thoughts on the issue... What does a teacher see of connectivism? What will change in education as a result of connectivism? What does a connectivist lesson look like? Connectivist principles, I think, do exist in schools, it just depends on what type of ... 2011-03-31T22:10:00.033-04:00 [Comment]

Open Education and Language Learning
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 29, 2011
I've been following along last week's posts on Open Education, and the whole concept of MOOCs, open educational resources and language learning has been swirling around in my brain. I've known people who've learned languages, online, by immersion. I think that they started off conversing using a common language (probably English) and then slowly transitioned over to the language that they wanted to learn. I am not sure how face-to-face immersion works, ... 2011-03-29T17:47:00.018-04:00 [Comment]

CCK11, this week being mobile
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 16, 2011
Being on vacation this week, and with little access to a computer and a monitor, my CCK11 involvement is pretty mobile- reading posts and materials on my iPhone and blogging from it as well. I've been using my phone for the same things in the past (email, RSS and PDF reading) so it's not such a change from the norm - with the exception that I am using this tiny screen in a more sustained matter than simply consuming small bites of info at a time. The last couple of CCK11 topics, ... 2011-03-16T15:34:00.001-04:00 [Comment]

Connected Knowledge and the language barrier
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 03, 2011
I've been mostly lurking these past couple of weeks on CCK11. I've enjoyed reading both assigned readings and reading through blog entries of participants. Most blog entries are in English, which isn't surprising considering that this MOOC is run in English, but at least once, if not, more times per week I've seen postings in Italian, French and Portuguese - I'm sure I've seen Spanish as well, but I really don't remember. I definitely saw some Spanish in ... 2011-03-03T22:14:00 [Comment]

Higher Ed sponsored oxymoron?
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 23, 2011
I was reading one of the items for this week's CCK11 session, which happens to be on PLEs. The readings was an Educause "7 things you should know about..." type of document. If you don't know what a PLE (personal learning environment) is, the abstract gives a good succinct overview: The term personal learning environment (PLE) describes the tools, communities, and services that constitute the individual educational platforms that learners use to direct their own learning and pursue ... 2011-02-23T22:31:00 [Comment]

A Selwyn fan!
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 19, 2011
This past week I listened to the Neil Selwyn presentation (perhaps I am a week behind) and I have to say that I am indeed a Neil Selwyn fan or best rephrased, I am a fan of his critical point of view on technology and the bling use of technology in the classroom. I came across Neil's work a few months back as I was finding academic articles on the subject of the Net Generation (also known as Millenials, Digital Natives, Generation Google, Generation C, etc. etc. etc.) - I was looking ... 2011-02-19T18:14:00 [Comment]

LAK11 - some thoughts
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 15, 2011
OK, so my first MOOC is almost what did I think? I have to say that as an experience LAK11 was actually quite interesting. The subject matter was interesting (even though we tended to go toward the business/finance side of the house quite often) and there were quite a few interesting personalities that were part of the course. The course started out with a bang! There were a ton of people in both the introduction round and in week 1...but then it fizzled! I am not sure why it ... 2011-02-15T22:56:00 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship - does it quack like a duck?
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 09, 2011
OK, so I finally was able to listen to the digital scholarship podcast for CCK11 the other day (man, I cranked those speakers up quite high in some spots!) and I have to say that it was quite interesting (click here for MP3 link). I have to say that the concept of digital scholarship isn't new or alien to me, having listened to Dan, Tom and Mills on digital campus for the last few years (great podcast by the way, you should subscribe to if if you don't already). In any case, what ... 2011-02-09T22:27:00 [Comment]

Learning Theories: Back-of-the-napkin edition
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 07, 2011
I spent last week viewing and commenting on CCK11 blog post, but not really writing much about it. I saw a number of posts on digital scholarship, but I still haven't had a chance to listen to the MP3 file. Hopefully today on the commute home! The speaker has a really soft voice and it's hard to really hear him on the train (perhaps some audio post-processing is in order?) This week in CCK11 we've got learning theories. luckily most of this stuff is a great review for me ... 2011-02-07T22:54:00 [Comment]

Cool tools: Network visualization
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 27, 2011
The other day I was reading a CCK11 blog on a way to visualize the connections on your LinkedIn network.  Since this week's topic is "the network" on CCK11, I thought it would be cool to see how my network looks. You always get a notification on your social networks indicating who a particular contact has in common with you, but you don't generally get the full picture. With a few hundred contacts on my LinkedIn network my diagram does look a bit chaotic (I don't even ... 2011-01-27T10:21:00 [Comment]

CCK11 - week 2: This brings back memories!
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 26, 2011
This week's readings bring back memories; memories of computer science (creating algorithms in C to traverse a network) and memories of my MBA (organizational development).  Fun stuff! Krebs' reading was short, but quite interesting nevertheless.  What stood out for me was this Common wisdom in personal networks is "the more connections, the better." This is not always so. What really matters is where those connections lead to -- and how they connect the otherwise ... 2011-01-26T10:30:00 [Comment]

Connectivism: just doesn't hit the nail on the head for me
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 19, 2011
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, ... 2011-01-19T10:58:00 [Comment]

MOOCing about
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 19, 2011
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 ... 2011-01-18T22:41:00 [Comment]

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