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IRRODL special issue on connectivism
jennymackness, Jenny Connected, Mar 25, 2011
Our paper……. Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0 Roy Williams, Regina Karousou, Jenny Mackness …. has finally been published in the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. We ran a webinar about this paper in February (with permission of IRRODL) in the ELESIG community (see and have been waiting [...] Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:43:58 +0000 [Comment]

Autonomy and accountability
jennymackness, Jenny Connected, Mar 13, 2011
Week 8 of the CCK11 course focussed on power and authority on online networks. Overview Networked technologies have changed power and authority. This, networked learning has a great deal in common with approaches to learning that focus on personal empowerment and freedom. The speakers for this week were Frances Bell and Ailsa Haxell. Their session [...] 2011-03-13T09:31:39 [Comment]

An Example of Emergent Learning
jennymackness, Jenny Connected, Feb 06, 2011
The open connectivism courses that are run by Stephen Downes and George Siemens are rich with examples of emergent learning and whether or not intended, the design of these courses can promote emergent learning. The CCK11 Elluminate session on Friday last (4 th Feb – recording here) was an example of this. Stephen found himself [...] 2011-02-06T16:15:53 [Comment]

CCK11 Characteristics of an autonomous learner
jennymackness, Jenny Connected, Jan 24, 2011
The principles of connectivism are autonomy, diversity, connectedness and openness. Stephen has written and presented about this on a number of occasions. My experience of connectivism in MOOCs or even OOCs is that these principles are not straightforward to apply to course design or learning. My current interest is in autonomy, as I believe that [...] 2011-01-24T19:22:09 [Comment]

CCK11 – Interesting start
jennymackness, Jenny Connected, Jan 19, 2011
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 [...] 2011-01-19T20:08:42 [Comment]

CCK11 Learner autonomy
jennymackness, Jenny Connected, Jan 19, 2011
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 [...] 2011-01-17T19:45:11 [Comment]

Open courses in January 2011
jennymackness, Jenny Connected, Jan 19, 2011
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 [...] 2011-01-17T19:14:20 [Comment]

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