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Connectivism, the course. A review. (#CCK12)
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Apr 18, 2012
Connectivism as espoused by Siemens and Downes is a theory of learning, and I quote Siemens (2005): "Learning is a process that occurs within nebulous environments of shifting core elements – not entirely under the control of the individual. Learning (defined as actionable knowledge) can reside outside of ourselves (within an organization or a database), is focused on connecting specialized information sets, and the connections that enable us to learn more are more important than ... 2012-04-18T01:39:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

Connectivism and the network of power and counterpower in education (#CCK12)
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Apr 01, 2012
From the dawn of humankind, inequality has existed. There are people who are better at some things and there are people who are worse at some things. As a corollary, a person can be good in some things and worse in other things. Fundamentally, it is how important the activity that one is good at that determines a person's social ranking i.e. a good hunter during the prehistoric era will rank higher in rank, whereas at present time, a person who is good at hunting may not be as ranked ... 2012-04-01T08:14:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

Vox populi, vox Dei (#CCK12)
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Mar 24, 2012
The Commission of Election of the Republic of the Philippines has a curious motto, "Vox populi, vox Dei." It seems that they are requiring or even demanding for the populace to respect the results of any conducted elections as the voice of the people and seemingly by an obscure transitive property, the voice of God. This motto is actually an old proverb, the origins of which are contentious. But by the by, it seems that it is taking on newer meaning and even more ... 2012-03-23T23:59:00.002-07:00 [Comment]

PLEs and Adult Learning #CCK12
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Mar 11, 2012
In my previous blog on PLE, I posit that PLEs require a certain level of maturity and discernment in order to be useful. PLEs will only be a wed of information sources in the hands of a novice. A more discerning individual can, on his/her own, recognize that connections are not the end-all, but rather, there are levels and layers to these connections; that some are more useful than others, and some are more prominent than others. In Adult Learning, the audience is usually more mature, but ... 2012-03-10T19:09:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

PLEs and the necessary construct to learn using PLEs #CCK12
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Mar 10, 2012
Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) is part of the natural evolution of learning resources that is being thrust upon us with the rapid development of the internet. No longer is it necessary to store all the information in one physical location (the libraries) and go to temples of wisdom to hear the priests that spout unquestioned Bible-truths (universities and their lecturers). The internet has democratized information and brought tremendous (and way-too-much) of it in the hands of ... 2012-03-09T19:38:00.001-08:00 [Comment]

Collectives vs Connectives OPENBLOCK#CCK12CLOSEBLOCK
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Mar 03, 2012
Networks and connections have progressed to such an amazing degree, that at present time, there are very few people with no connection to somebody else. The time of monkhood and solitude is all but extinct. Networks are, for all intents and purposes, all-encompassing. But within the Network (with capital "N") is a broad range of diverse relationships. It could be formed in a one-one-communication (such as an email), or a one-to-many (such as twitter) or many-to-many (such as wikis). But ... 2012-03-02T19:06:00.001-08:00 [Comment]

'cher red, 'Cher Red, Feb 25, 2012
Connectivism has been proposed as an alternative learning theory particularly in the age of modern digital technology. As discussed by Robertson in a video lecture (2007), it is true that most of the prior learning theories such as constructivism and cognitism were proposed before our major leaps into the internet revolution happened, and therefore, the possibility of needing a new theory to explain how we learn may be timely. But is CONNECTIVISM, as described by its two main proponents, ... 2012-02-25T00:53:00.003-08:00 [Comment]

Who's afraid of social media? CCK12
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Feb 21, 2012
With the advent of social media, many are afraid of the impact that it may have towards education. While it is obvious that the use of technology, particularly the internet and social media affect the learning of the students, such as increasing individualization and its resulting de-institutionalization, I have a feeling that our fear of social media;s impact on education is largely based on the fear of the unknown. For one thing, this is not the first time that there was a mass media ... 2012-02-21T07:30:00.003-08:00 [Comment]

Are we connected yet? OPENBLOCKFor CCK12CLOSEBLOCK
'cher red, 'Cher Red, Feb 05, 2012
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 ... 2012-02-05T06:09:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

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