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February 6, 2012

Week 3 - Knowledge

Week 3: Overview

In knowledge that could be described as connective, a property of one entity must lead to or become a property of another entity in order for them to be considered connected; the knowledge that results from such connections is connective knowledge. Connective knowledge requires an interaction. More to the point, connective knowledge is knowledge of the connection.


- David Weinberger: The Changing Nature of Knoweldge: http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/Editorial/Feature/The-changing-nature-of-knowledge-80087.aspx

- David Weinberger: Too Big to Know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thf0Oklk4p8

- Stephen Downes, An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

- Stephen Downes, Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge


- Thursday, 8 pm Eastern: Collaborate. See time zone conversions (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=CCK12&iso=20120126T20&p1=250)


At this point in the course, we've had an opportunity to discuss connectivism broadly (week 1) and network attributes (week 2). In week 3, we'll look at connective and rhizomatic knowledge. Concept mapping is one way to explore how connections produce patterns of knowledge. Explore how course concept are related by downloading a concept mapping tools such as Visual Understanding Environment and begin detaining the connections between course concepts.

Week 3: Rethinking Knowledge

Welcome to week 3 of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge. Readings and resources are available here. This week we begin to explore the attributes of knowledge. As introduced over the first two weeks, connectivism assets that knowledge is networked and that learning involves forming and pruning those networks. Knowledge, instead of being an entity that can be transferred from one person to another, is a pattern of connections that form and change based on context. We'll explore what that means this week...

We met last week on Thursday for a live session in Collaborate. Unfortunately, the session recording doesn't work. So you'll have to trust us when we say it was awesome :).

Facilitator Posts

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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.
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#Change11 #CCK12 Online Social Networks and Formal Learning Environments
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Here are my comments in response to George’s interesting post on Online Social Networks – Formal Learning Environments.  I would like to refer to Assumption Theory in my postulation of assumptions. Hi George, There are certain assumptions relating to whether “students … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:17:07 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 How to change the world?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
How to change the world, with the use of technology? There are many projects, schools and universities which are aiming to change the world.  This is one of them An extract from Youtube: Founded in 2009 by Ray Kurzweil and … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 01:59:45 +0000 [Comment]

Week 2: Creating distributed networks of learners
Matt Bury, Change MOOC #CCK12 » Matt Bury
It’s been a revelatory first two weeks on CCK12. At first, participating in a MOOC can be somewhat overwhelming. Each learner is responsible for creating their own virtual study environment. Most learners on the CCK12 MOOC (many have returned from previous Connectivism MOOCs) have created accounts or, for the more technically capable, set up software [...] [Link] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 16:53:46 +0000 [Comment]

Week 2: Noam Chomsky – The Purpose of Education
Matt Bury, Change MOOC #CCK12 » Matt Bury
Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment. Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference – Jan 25th 2012- London (LWF 12) [Link] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:53:16 +0000 [Comment]

Are we connected yet? OPENBLOCKFor CCK12CLOSEBLOCK
'cher red, 'Cher Red
We have been at this CONNECTIVISM thing for the past 3 weeks. That is so far the length of my exposure to connectivism, connectivity and networking. Sure, I have been part of many networks,from the internet-based social networks to real-life community networks (i.e. neighborhoods, alumni, family networks, etc - which are all being represented in the internet btw), but I have never truly paid any attention to the elements and semantics of connectivity. According to Downes in 2006, in his paper ".... [Link] 2012-02-05T06:09:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Facebook or Twitter
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Facebook or Twitter. Which one would you use? Following are some of the posts. This post on Facebook or Twitter contrasts the difference: “Participants answered questions about the way they used Facebook and Twitter and which site they preferred. They also answered questions … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 06:50:54 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 The Digital Divide
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Is digital divide an issue? How to bridge the digital divide? These are the questions raised and addressed by Aleph. Based on the research finding (Dijk and Hacker, 2003), learning digital skills will be a strategic objective for educational institutions at … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 10:00:11 +0000 [Comment]

A cartoon.....
brux, CCK12 Brux
Busy with A & P. But was working on this cartoon. For those not familiar with the Star Trek Next Generation story, Picard has just been taken by the Borg:Okay - your saying what. These are the characters from Star Trek Classic - yes, sorry I had no STNG characters. Best to just get this cartoon up. Have some thoughts about networking to explore [Link] 2012-02-04T23:09:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12, #LAK12 My Quest and Reflection on Connectivism – A New Learning Theory of Digital Age
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Here is my quest and reflection on Connectivism – from the comment of my previous post - Why am I interested in Networked Learning – Connectivism created in 2010. Refer to this by George Siemens. What interests me is the re-examination of … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 01:37:48 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Networks
Ilona Lantos, CCK12
Adopted from Stephen Downes presentation "Learning Networks: Theory and Practice" ~ Stephen's Web   Permalink | Leave a comment  » [Link] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 20:40:00 -0800 [Comment]

The Ugly Truth cck12
Meanie, meanie
[Link] 2012-02-04T17:46:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Kindle screen failure reveals repressed memory of earlier technology
Mark McGuire, Mark McGuire's Blog
A dark cloud has settled over my Kindle landscape. Unlike the Kindle Cloud, a service that  allows me to access and read my books from the Web using different devices, this one is permanent, and remains “printed” on my Kindle screen even after the device is turned off. The Kindle is one of the many E-book readers that [...] [Link] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 22:04:04 +0000 [Comment]

The M.O.M. Network Solution
Joanne, Road2Learn
OnThursday, George asked us to think of practical applications for networks forour CCK12 course. Here is a real life network scenario that happened to me onFriday. The Problem:·        My13 year-old son accidentally leaves his cell phone at home and heads off to hisGrade 9 classes·        His orthodontistcalls with an emergency appointment that .... [Link] 2012-02-04T07:55:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Is online learning more supportive of interaction than traditional learning?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Online learning or traditional learning: which is better?  This evolving but nevertheless important question has been raised from time to time, and as yet I don’t see an easy answer to it. Stephen shares his advice to teachers on online learning … Continue reading → [Link] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 01:06:03 +0000 [Comment]

How I make time for social, networked learning
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots
Stressed out? Overloaded with information?  Never enough time in the day?  I am proud to say that’s not me and here’s why: I choose to spend a fair chunk of my day wandering like a knowmad through the events and artifacts of #change11, #ds106 and #cck12.  I have no worries about juggling three massive open online courses at once.  I know that whatever I get out [...] [Link] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 03:06:15 +0000 [Comment]

Week 2: What do we use social network analysis for?
Matt Bury, Change MOOC #CCK12 » Matt Bury
I believe this was the central question of this week’s study. However, I’ve changed the original “why” to “what” because I think it helps me to explore more freely, i.e. I don’t have to assign a purpose to the analysis. Reading Valdis Krebs’ blog, he seems to take this approach too. He gets together with [...] [Link] Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:17:02 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 A response on the attack of the killer rhizomes
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
Here is my response to the post of attack of the killer rhizomes by Martin Weller. Hi Martin, Very interesting post. Relating to expertise in chess, I think it really requires lots and lots of practice to become experts, not just … Continue reading → [Link] Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:26:46 +0000 [Comment]

#cck12 Crap Detector Exercise?
Matthias Melcher, x28's new Blog » CCK12
On the new MOOC “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” (CCK12), there seems to be an exercise for our “crap detector” going on (I like this term by @hrheingold): In today’s Daily, there were two big mistakes aggregated from the same author — at least two, then I skipped [Link] Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:25:22 +0000 [Comment]

New Discussion Threads

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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).

Diigo Posts

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

Governing by Wiki: Social Media Foresight Summary - Policy Horizons Canada
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: social learning, networks, service delivery

by: Brainy Smurf

[Link] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:13:42 -0000 [Comment]

12 Ways To Learn In 2012: The eLearning Coach
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups


Tags: Learning, elearning, tools, education, networks, #cck12

by: Dino Apostolopoulos

[Link] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 03:11:38 -0000 [Comment]

nice gallery of concept maps
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: no_tag

by: Joseph Shatsky

[Link] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:27:26 -0000 [Comment]

Universities have a role in encouraging pluralist encounters says UBC President at inaugural Ismaili Centre Lecture
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups


Tags: cck12

by: azim hasmani

[Link] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 17:40:56 -0000 [Comment]

Content Curation as Learning Design in large Distance Education Progra Online Class by Dr. Shanath Kumar
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups


Tags: connectivism

by: Diethild Starkmeth

[Link] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:16:22 -0000 [Comment]

Google in Education: A New and Open World for Learning
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: social learning, cck12, networks

by: Joanne Kaattari

[Link] Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:34:26 -0000 [Comment]

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - FIZZ
Diigo, Best content in CCK 12 | Diigo - Groups


Tags: social learning, design

by: Brainy Smurf

[Link] Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:04:49 -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: RT @kukharenko: CCK12 Brux: Explore new ways to integrate technology into teaching & learning http://t.co/RCOSAyZk via @addthis #ukrel11 2012-02-06T13:04:27Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @nancyrubin: #Change11 #CCK12 The Digital Divide http://t.co/NdG7A1b6 via @suifaijohnmak 2012-02-06T04:12:22Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 The Digital Divide Learner Weblog http://t.co/96jbUVno 2012-02-05T23:22:17Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 Is online learning more supportive of ...: Do online learning offer a greater level of interact... http://t.co/LoXAi2gU 2012-02-05T20:15:15Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: massive online courses not game changing innovation #InsideHigherEd http://t.co/XRq76tVY #mooc/s like #change11 #cck12 not mentioned 2012-02-05T19:56:06Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 The Digital Divide http://t.co/NdG7A1b6 via @suifaijohnmak 2012-02-05T14:15:04Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RRT @EthanTaomae: RT @profesortbaker: Seven Habits of Highly Connected People #CCK12 #ELTchat #edchat #edreform #edtech #ukedchat #ed…... 2012-02-05T03:43:37Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Facebook or Twitter | @scoopit via @suifaijohnmak#mooc12 http://t.co/RfqdU8oQ 2012-02-05T11:20:33Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: @lmendersby That reference is a bit old. I recommend checking @P2PU & MOOC's like #CCK12 and #ioe12 Re: #OER & connected learning 2012-02-04T22:38:31Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @suifaijohnmak: #Change11 #CCK12 Application of Connectivism http://t.co/pBb6oynE #mooc, 2012-02-04T22:15:42Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @saadat_m: @suifaijohnmak has collected a bundle of blogs of people in #MOOCs and open online learning. #change11, #cck12 http://t.co/hjI5B2ha @myen 2012-02-04T22:14:10Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: http://t.co/om4b0VFU #Change11 #CCK12 Is online learning more supportive of interaction than traditional learning? 2012-02-04T23:05:37Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @laurapasquini: @lmendersby That reference is a bit old. I recommend checking @P2PU & MOOC's like #CCK12 and #ioe12 Re: #OER & connected learning 2012-02-04T22:42:43Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @VolkmarLa: RT @elearning4 @VolkmarLa - Konnektivismus als Lernmodell der Zukunft #oer http://t.co/lK2WUlS2 - danke! #connectivism #change11 #cck12 2012-02-04T13:54:49Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @lgaretio: #Change11 #CCK12 Is online learning more supportive of interaction than traditional learning? http://t.co/VMzt0wLm 2012-02-04T10:41:06Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @lgaretio: #Change11 #CCK12 Is online learning more supportive of interaction than traditional learning? http://t.co/DOIfrVAO 2012-02-04T10:37:29Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: #yam George Siemens & Stephen Downes are facilitating their Connectivism and Connective Knowledge MOOC afresh in 2012, http://t.co/g9G229Vn 2012-02-03T21:45:50Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Que es un MOOC? #cck12 http://t.co/8CN19L00 #SEDUCLA #Venezuela #UniVe 2012-02-03T23:07:11Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @suifaijohnmak: @ryantracey @stevemac121 My quest here http://t.co/W8NwlboU in response to http://t.co/sWQPvR1t here's my take http://t.co/3XvVr0fR #cck12 2012-02-03T22:38:40Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @profesortbaker: LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF TEACHERS: The Chilean Perspective http://t.co/6xaHj4S0 #CCK12 #pyp #myp #Engchat #ntchat #sschat #scichat #edcamp #esl 2012-02-03T16:46:10Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: RT @edumorfosis: OPENBLOCKLEYENDOCLOSEBLOCK Que es un MOOC? #cck12 http://t.co/tIxxyaeg vía @lgaretio 2012-02-03T13:19:57Z

@brambruggeman (Bram Bruggeman) tweeted: Conversando de Conectivismo: Sebastian Thrun y la real transformación de la educación que hacía falta #cck12 | @scoopit http://t.co/twrs9dAT 2012-02-03T18:31:39Z