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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
This blog post relates to my study of CCK11. Over the past couple of years, and more feverishly in the past month, I have been banging on about learning theories and the importance of context. This afternoon, I watched a you tube video (below) by Ian Robertson titled "An Introduction to Learning Theories". While it... Continue Reading →
This post relates to my study of CCK11. A fellow student, Jaap recently took the time to comment on my week 3 concept map, plus share his own (thanks Jaap :)). Jaap asked in a comment on my concept map: "I think in connectivism context and framing are look-a-likes, do you agree?" Jaap similarly makes... Continue Reading →