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CCK11: Concept Map
This blog post publishes the final version of my concept map for CCK11 .
Changing Roles of Higher Educators
This blog post is my submission for assignment 2 in CCK11. I have used links to previous posts to support my arguments. The shifting basis of certainty has been a critical focus during week 5-8. Through readings and discussions, we have focused on complexity, chaos theory, instructional design, power and control, and the changing roles... 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 →
PLE/PLN and the commodified education industry
This blog post relates to my study of CCK11. Sui Fai John Mak had this to say in response to a previous blog post of mine on PLE/PLNs. So would the education system affect how and why PLE or PLN would be applied? How about the learners learning under such education system? What are the... 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 →
PLEs and PLNs
This blog post relates to my study of CCK11. What are the downsides? (http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7049.pdf) As a learning platform that is by definition always evolving, a PLE requires students to engage in ongoing decision making to maintain, organise, and grow their learning environments. The process of self-directed learning requires a degree of self-awareness, and it must... 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 →
My reflection on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
This blog post relates to my study of CCK11. Having a technologist background, I love the ideals to which Connectivism holds such as (open, shared, and social, and adaptive to perpetual change). However, my experience of studying this course as a MOOC, which I consider an application of the Connectivist Learning Theory has not been... Continue Reading →