Learner Autonomy, Control and the Balance of Power

This blog post relates to my study of CCK11. I have been struggling with how to express my view of the future role of educators in the 21st century.  I have had an idea that centres around learner centred, control and individualism, but simply haven't been able to articulate this in my writing. I have... Continue Reading →

Managing (universities) in an age of complexity

This blog post relates to my study of CCK11. I have just read an article by Dr Jean Boulton titled Managing in an Age of Complexity.  I really enjoyed reading this article.  I think the main reason was that it resonated with me and my context working for an Australian University. The key message of... Continue Reading →

PLEs: for the connectives or collectives?

This blog post relates to my study of CCK11. The concept of the personal learning environment is founded on the idea of learning control and autonomy.  It is a personal environment for the learner - learner centric. Yet practically, formal education is a controlled environment.  We live in a world with tighter and tighter controls... Continue Reading →

Understanding self-similarity: An example

Self-similarity.  What a mind-bender. 🙂 A concept related to Complex adaptive systems, and a distinguishing property from that of multi-agent systems. This very brief blog post relates to my study of CCK11 and my attempt to understand self-similarity through my own example. So, here is my example of self-similarity based on the examples provided in... Continue Reading →

Groups and Networks

This blog post relates to my study of CCK. In the week 5 material for the course, I have watched a presentation by George Siemens relating to groups and networks.  I really enjoyed watching this presentation, as much of the content resonated with me and my context.  I am blogging some of the more fascinating... Continue Reading →

My position on Connectivism

This blog post relates to my study of CCK11, and is my submission for assignment 1 - my position on Connectivism.  As the word-limit is quite low, I've linked to previous blog posts which provide greater depth of discussion and links supporting my assertions. Clarify and state your position on connectivism I was very excited... Continue Reading →

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