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When Networks Matter Most 0

When Networks Matter Most

As Networks evolve you begin to rely on the connections and nodes you have made. Not just for the identity work or self branding, not for simply for the learning, nor for the personal connections. In order for a network to undergo a metamorphosis   into What James Paul Gee labeled affinity spaces members of the…
The Web as a Literacy Issue- A text and tool NOT a tech issue 1

The Web as a Literacy Issue- A text and tool NOT a tech issue

Moving to Web Literacy Map 2.0 I have been following  and contributing to the work of Doug Belshaw and the #teachtheweb project to develop a web literacy map. The project, supported by the Mozilla Foundation, is currently revising version 1.0 to launch 2.0 A discussion has emerged  around naming the strands of web literacy. In…
Five Ways to Hack Genius.com 1

Five Ways to Hack Genius.com

Tools, Affordances, and Activity All tools have affordances. We can do stuff with tools to change our environment. In fact  if you read any elementary science book you learn about simple machines. From the Pyramids to my doorstop tools have shaped us. Thus you cannot separate tools from  knowledge; social, cultural and physical contexts; or…
#CCourses Knowledge Nuggets: Self-Programmable Learner 2

#CCourses Knowledge Nuggets: Self-Programmable Learner

  [caption id="attachment_1197" align="alignnone" width="567"] Image: Mateu. (2005). brain. Deviantart.com. http://www.deviantart.com/art/brain-26905148[/caption] Jon Udell, quoting his friend Ray Cote, brought me back to Castell and Cardosa's "self-programmable worker". Which, if we cast education in strictly economic terms, means we need self-programmable learners. I am fascinated at what it takes to create a self-programmable learner. In the…
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Network Fluency and Connected Courses: A #Walkmyworld Reflection

[caption id="attachment_915" align="aligncenter" width="608" class=" "] CC 3.0 Walk alone. flckr.com[/caption] I am not bullish on MOOCs. Teachers and researchers struggle with scaling up and fidelity with their teaching across physical classrooms, like across the hall close. When you then want to scale up teaching on massive scales. with a heavy influence on direct instruction…
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Text Complexity and Network Fluidity

Education reform should not remind me of The Great War. Yet I see a vast wasteland of vitriolic trenches dug deep through the annals of reading research. Battalions of reading experts have barricaded their positions behind barbwire as toxic tweets roll across a devastated wasteland of civic engagement. On one side you have those who…
Online Collaborative Inquiry= A Multimodal Remix 0

Online Collaborative Inquiry= A Multimodal Remix

In our connected course we spent two weeks delving into the idea of online collaborative inquiry. What does it mean to live and learn in a network society? Hoe does trust and network fluency affect how we learn? I have remixed the assigned readings from our class into a video response. To do this I…
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My Why- Maker Monday Challenge #ccourses

Before I enrolled in #ccourses (if one can enroll in a community of those who share your philosophy) I strived to bring much of what I have learned from lurking around Connected Learning spaces and  our efforts to develop the Web Literacy Map into my new class EDU 106 (yes the 106 is a h/t to…