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January 30, 2012

Week 2: Patterns of connectivity: Properties of networks

Dates: January 30 - February 3, 2012

Overview

Unfortunately, it's difficult to find a comprehensive introductory resource detailing structures of networks online. Many excellent articles exist...but are behind pay walls. (If you have access and are interested in exploring, start with Barabasi, Watts, Granovetter). The articles listed below will provide a bit of an introduction. We will go into greater depth during our live discussion this week (time to be posted). During the live session, we will explore in greater detail terms such as: strong/weak ties, hubs, scale-free networks, small worlds, centrality, etc.

Readings

- Valdis Krebs , Short Introduction to social network analysis
- Wikipedia, Network science
- Stephen Downes: Learning Networks: Theory and Practice .ppt and audio.
- Barry Wellman, Networks for Newbies .ppt
- George Lakoff, Idea Framing, Metaphors, and Your Brain

Seminar

This week's online session will therefore be held Thursday, 8:00 pm Eastern! Here's the link to enter the Collaborate environment: click here. It will be the same link every week, so you can save or bookmark this URL. To check what time 8:00 p.m. Eastern is where you live, click here to check your time zone.

Activities

1. Network terms and related concepts

This week provides a foundation for many of the terms that we will continue to visit in this course. Network-related concepts are evident everywhere: medicine (how a virus spreads), information flow in society, connectedness and influence in social networks. A basic level of network literacy is important for any member of society.

As part of your activity this week, spend time looking for network terms and related concepts. Tag resources that you encounter with CCK12 on Delicious, Diigo, or post listings on your blog. We will use this list to collaboratively create a network-term glossary toward the end of the week.

2. Network diagrams

Find diagrams of networks (eg., the network of the sciences, the network of songs on last.fm, community networks, etc). Here are some examples of network diagrams. Post your diagrams (or links to them) in Delicious, Diigo, or on your blog.


Facilitator Posts

To view the entire blog post, click on the title of the post, and you'll be taken to the blog post itself.

Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the CCK12 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.
[Browse all Blog Posts]

Connectivism and the Bookworm - Week 1 of #CCK12 –
Joanne, Road2Learn
Overall,the concept of connectivism resonates with me.  I work in adult literacy and we teach adultswho have not succeeded using traditional learning methods. Literacy educatorsdeeply believe in some of the concepts embedded in connectivism such as the importance of continual, lifelong learning, givinglearners control over their own learning, and developing an individual ism curriculumbased on learner needs and interests. Alsoembedded in literacy instruction is a core concept .... [Link] 2012-01-28T12:46:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

How to reduce the e-mail barrage for CCK12
DinoCCK2012, Dino's #cck12 Blog
Eureka! I've figured out how to reduce the barrage of e-mail for the CCK12 course!Turn off the notification e-mail options on your accounts because most of it will likely make it into The Daily anyways. This should make my life a lot more manageable for this course.If you're looking to do the same, here's what I've done (for the accounts I have setup).Blogger.com settings- Go to your blog- Login (if you're not already)- .... [Link] 2012-01-28T12:30:00.000-06:00 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Know thyself
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
This thought controlled computing – a tool to unlock about yourself is intriguing What are the uses? Helping people with ADD to understand their thoughts, their attention deficits.  Unlocking one’s mind, like plugging into your Google.  Helping us to lead … Continue reading → [Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 01:53:48 +0000 [Comment]

My first stepts . . .
Maryel Mendiola, Just another node :)
CCK12 is a not traditional Course, I'm walking slowly in it, being confusing at the beginning, but it is so good for me, because it means I'll be able to break my old mental scheme and open my mind to understand and practice a new way to learn. And of course develope skills to recognize what is relevant and what is not.One of my first steps was reading 'Orientation Resources' in connectivism12 Wiki, did my check listI've created my Diigo account :)I'm going to use .... [Link] 2012-01-27T11:14:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

What is "Authentic Learning"? #CCK12
diethild, The Third Place
This is a link to a picture that complements the ideas expressed in this text. My attempt to understand this term begins with a virtual visit to digital resources. Looking up "authentic" in  the dictionary produced the following result: Authentic is a synonym for real, in my interpretation in the sense of "true; not merely [...] [Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:56:34 +0000 [Comment]

New Discussion Threads

Consider commenting on participant's blog post to create a new discussion here. To view the entire discussion thread, click on the title of the post, and you'll be taken to the blog post itself. Or view the list of all discussion threads.

Son of a tweet!
brainysmurf, 653 - Dino's #cck12 Blog, January 27, 2012.


Interesting question. I've been tweeting for a few months now (only in networks of like minded professionals, not personally.) Under those circumstances, I don't see any foul language at [Comment]


Winnipeg Metro
Brux, 687 - Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups, January 27, 2012.


How does the Metro News (or the Survey Company) know where the tweets are originating? In my tweets, there is nothing that says I am coming from Western Manitoba? [Comment]


Comments

These are individual comments posted today to the discussion threads (for new discussion threads, see the list above).

ahasmani, Re: Try again #CCK12 #slec12, Accept apology for spelling your name wrong: ....
Matt Bury, Re: Winnipeg Metro, Hi, They look at the IP address that Twitter ....
Joseph, Re: Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, What is if one cyclone bigger than other? Seems ....
Joseph, Re: Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, Sorry, it was mistake.I intended to write: "May ....
Downes, Re: Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, The weather. The weather - the system of cold ....
Joseph, Re: Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, Maybe I have mistaken but I can find one example ....
Downes, Re: Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, > And all complex systems are HIERARCHICAL. Whoa,....
Joseph, Re: Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, In my opinion, all connection(conceptual, neural-....

Discussion Board

For those of you who prefer the discussion board format, a CCK12 discussion board has been set up. In this section comments made to that board are posted (in truncated form).

Getting started • combat were equipped with normal steel
Albertius, Change MOOC #CCK11 #CCK12
http://givaleriks.comStatistics: Posted by Albertius - 29 Jan 2012 14: [Link] 2012-01-29T14:10:45-05:00 [Comment]

Getting started • vicinity boston during treaty ryswick
Albertinio, Change MOOC #CCK11 #CCK12
http://givaleriks.comStatistics: Posted by Albertinio - 28 Jan 2012 19: [Link] 2012-01-28T19:31:50-05:00 [Comment]

Getting started • I've set up another social networking platform for #CCK12
matbury, Change MOOC #CCK11 #CCK12
Hi everyone,This phpBB forum is still up and running and I'll keep it going for the duration of the course.I've just set up an alternative for anyone who's interested in a more .... [Link] 2012-01-28T17:12:30-05:00 [Comment]

Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, 2012) • On making mistakes...
matbury, Change MOOC #CCK11 #CCK12
I've been pondering the differences between discourse in traditional educational modes and online...Firstly, in my opinion, making mistakes is an essential part of learning. It's how we .... [Link] 2012-01-28T16:05:43-05:00 [Comment]

Week 1: What is Connectivism? (January 23 - 27, 2012) • Re: What is connectivism? My research so far...
mark_mcguire, Change MOOC #CCK11 #CCK12
Hi MatAh, so we can embed images and video here. I didn't look closely enough at the tool bar. Great!Thanks very much for the "So What" video, which is serving as the background .... [Link] 2012-01-27T17:14:11-05:00 [Comment]

Diigo Posts

This section contains items posted in the last 24 hours to the Connectivism & Connective Knowledge 2012 Diigo group.

Graph Theory Glossary
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: graph, theory, glossary, connectivism

by: Justin Yantho

[Link] Mon, 30 Jan 2012 03:06:15 -0000 [Comment]

69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: tech, learning, stats

by: Haniyfa Scott

[Link] Mon, 30 Jan 2012 01:47:34 -0000 [Comment]

Teach in London: Webinar: Teaching in London, England 101
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: no_tag

by: grace wolff

[Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:08:39 -0000 [Comment]

4 Time Management Tips for Online Students - US News and World Report
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: E-learning

by: Diethild Starkmeth

[Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:07:49 -0000 [Comment]

Etymology
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: dictionary, etymology, history

by: grace wolff

[Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:28:54 -0000 [Comment]

Online learning. It does a brain good. « Online Learning Update
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: online learning, neural activity

by: Diethild Starkmeth

[Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:47:54 -0000 [Comment]

Free Twitter 101 Tutorial
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: cck12

by: Joanne Kaattari

[Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:19:39 -0000 [Comment]

TED Talks
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: cck12

by: Joanne Kaattari

[Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:10:12 -0000 [Comment]

The Third Place - Learning to teach and teaching to learn
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: connectivism

by: Diethild Starkmeth

[Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:58:38 -0000 [Comment]

My Blog
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: cck12, sharing, connectivism

by: grace wolff

[Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 04:41:47 -0000 [Comment]

Social network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: no_tag

by: azim hasmani

[Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 01:41:58 -0000 [Comment]

Change MOOC #CCK11 #CCK12 • View topic - What is connectivism? My research so far...
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Highlights and Sticky Notes:

I see a blog as a personal reflective tool, somewhere to summarise our thoughts towards the end of a learning cycle.

Tags: cck12

by: Matthias

[Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:57:24 -0000 [Comment]

Lurking is Learning (Part 1 of 2)
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: learning, dan pontefract, #change11, change

by: Brainy Smurf

[Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:02:05 -0000 [Comment]

#CCK12 forum
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: change, social learning, sharing, connectivism

by: Brainy Smurf

[Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:49:05 -0000 [Comment]

Twitter Posts

If you use the CCK12 tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here.

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: MOOC - Massive Open Online Course #inovareduca #eprofessor http://t.co/3QyVzsIr 2012-01-30T13:28:47Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @DaisyGrisolia: MOOC - Massive Open Online Course #inovareduca #eprofessor http://t.co/3QyVzsIr 2012-01-30T13:42:44Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @learningfy: RT @MHall_ICT CK-12 Foundation - Free and open online textbook project #edtech #cck12 http://t.co/S0N9VTgQ 2012-01-30T06:50:40Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @lgaretio: Conversando de Conectivismo: El conocimiento en un MOOC #cck12 http://t.co/f6VnPBO1 2012-01-30T08:29:24Z

@iYantho (justinyantho) tweeted: @gsiemens @downes #cck12 If a graph becomes complete (or approaches) is this good? Or a sign that the graph is not expanding? 2012-01-30T04:12:42Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Know thyself | http://t.co/NXuGaO0j 2012-01-29T21:27:53Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Know thyself | http://t.co/FQKOcvXa 2012-01-29T21:27:52Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: OPENBLOCKLEYENDOCLOSEBLOCK Que es un MOOC? #cck12 http://t.co/tIxxyaeg vía @lgaretio 2012-01-29T21:19:31Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Conversando de Conectivismo: El conocimiento en un MOOC #cck12 http://t.co/f6VnPBO1 2012-01-29T21:15:25Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Conversando de Conectivismo: El conocimiento en un MOOC #cck12 via @srivero | @scoopit http://t.co/S4LJ3yvR 2012-01-29T18:34:03Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @lgaretio: Que es un MOOC? #cck12 http://t.co/miOv4BTB 2012-01-29T21:50:57Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Conversando de Conectivismo: El conocimiento en un MOOC #cck12 http://t.co/w7MlvU44 2012-01-29T16:31:38Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Conversando de Conectivismo: El conocimiento en un MOOC #cck12 http://t.co/RJ3opkIA 2012-01-29T18:05:14Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Conversando de Conectivismo: El conocimiento en un MOOC #cck12 via @srivero | @scoopit http://t.co/meSS6Fpy 2012-01-29T16:49:11Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: is collecting: why is twitter so popular especially when participating in MOOC's ? Delighted with any ideas! #change11 #cck12 #ocwl11 #world 2012-01-29T10:18:52Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @VolkmarLa: why is twitter so popular esp w part. in MOOC's ? #change11 #cck12 #ocwl11 bc ppl realize how easy group communic. can be 2012-01-29T10:24:25Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Welcome to CCK12 ~ Connectivism & Connective Knowledge 2012: http://t.co/5SNCuMdf via @pearltrees 2012-01-29T04:55:51Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: If you've signed up to any of the @downes run courses e.g. #cck12 or #lak12 or #change11 be aware your stored password is not encrypted! 2012-01-28T22:08:37Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: The Art of Luca Rodolfi - Reloaded: 3D model : CCK12 first video tutorial http://t.co/vxGBZQYD 2012-01-28T20:01:20Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Net generation, teaching and learning with new and emergent technology http://t.co/CCPkbPPI via @suifaijohnmak 2012-01-28T18:01:23Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Spannende Online-Kurse via @jrobes: Open Online Courses: #CCK12 #lak12 #CS101 http://t.co/wsKIIyUt 2012-01-28T10:54:41Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @MHall_ICT 10 Bad Trends in Ed Tech - Number 6: Ed Tech Gurus #edtech #edtechguru #cck12 http://t.co/nfWmgg20 2012-01-28T10:43:12Z

@mark_mcguire (Mark McGuire) tweeted: "A WordPress Widget Perfect For Building Your PLN" http://t.co/zzHgsQrz via @downes http://t.co/szDHisuF #edtech #CCK12 #change11 #highered 2012-01-28T02:18:44Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Know thyself http://t.co/Mrgqonyy 2012-01-28T01:53:56Z

@bugaychuk (Константин) tweeted: Course: Mobile Learning http://t.co/mjxtbdMT via @addthis #UkrEl11 #m-learning #cck12 2012-01-27T22:36:34Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: wer viel Zeit hat, hat die Qual der Wahl - drei Open Online Courses zur Auswahl: #CCK12 #lak12 #CS101 http://t.co/wv9HMzyu 2012-01-27T22:30:02Z

@myweb2learn (myweb2learn) tweeted: Your favorite services may use foreign domain names http://t.co/Mb4HuZ8Z #cck12 2012-01-27T22:02:36Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Net generation, teaching and learning with new and emergent technology | @scoopit via @SlavetoDave http://t.co/B0JgsLO1 2012-01-27T21:42:02Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: What type of connection is more beneficial? #cck12 http://t.co/dkIeinhO 2012-01-27T23:46:46Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: sebastian thrun on university 2.0 and others, http://t.co/SwEWGytj 2012-01-27T23:38:36Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @jrobes: wer viel Zeit hat, hat die Qual der Wahl - drei Open Online Courses zur Auswahl: #CCK12 #lak12 #CS101 http://t.co/wv9HMzyu 2012-01-27T23:01:11Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @bugaychuk: Course: Mobile Learning http://t.co/mjxtbdMT via @addthis #UkrEl11 #m-learning #cck12 2012-01-27T22:38:38Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #CCK12 My first stepts . . .: CCK12 is a not traditional Course, I'm walking slowly in it, being confusing at th... http://t.co/9EVuBYZ0 2012-01-27T19:32:43Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Wonderfully thoughtful journal post and comments here: 'Open space rewards consensus and punishes dissent' http://t.co/LC1Cc9Cy via #cck12 2012-01-27T16:54:07Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Glad to have this intro. RT @Downes: CCK12 week 1 audio recording now available - http://t.co/DIomRSDS 2012-01-27T14:52:31Z