Connecting the dots

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The wonder of Wordle
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Apr 26, 2012
I’m guessing that my fellow moocers in #change11, #cck12 and #ds106 are already familiar with the word clouds generated by Wordle.  Admittedly, they are starting to be overused in PowerPoints and can be an eyesore if done poorly.  However, I found a legitimate business reason to turn to Wordle yesterday. I was analysing the client [...] Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:33:07 +0000 [Comment]

Awesomeness, one connection at a time
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Apr 11, 2012
What do an old poster, a watercolour painting, retirement and a viral blog have in common?  If I’ve learned anything from #change11, #cck12 and #ds106, it must be something to do with connections and networks. This morning, one of the insightful and delightful people in my life shared this news article about the upcoming 1000th awesome [...] Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:06:29 +0000 [Comment]

Networked learning: the crab apple tree
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Apr 05, 2012
In a fit of inspiration this afternoon, I have compiled my first mind map of networked learning, based on my experiences in the #plenk2010, #cck11, #cck12, #change11 and #ds106 moocs to date. I placed on the trunk the word that I consider to be most important of all: choose (thank you to the movie Dangerous [...] Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:11:04 +0000 [Comment]

Boiling it down to the good stuff
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Mar 27, 2012
Yesterday, I had a lovely conversation with Lou McGill, in which we discussed my participation in #change11, #cck12 and #ds106 as part of the study on self-regulated learning in moocs.  For me, the process seems comparable to boiling sap into maple syrup at this time of year. The Daily newsletter does such a masterful job of [...] Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:31:37 +0000 [Comment]

Serendipity, Stephen Downes and Seth Godin
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Feb 29, 2012
The joy and serendipity of networked learning strikes again and I hope to pay it forward by sharing this with post by the lovely folks who aggregate #change11, #cck12 and #ds106. If you want to jump right in, it’s called: Stop Stealing Dreams If you’re curious about my path to serendipity, or the mechanics “in the [...] Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:16:39 +0000 [Comment]

I choose pruning over drowning
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Feb 21, 2012
As I journey through rich, dynamic moocs like #change11, #cck12 and #ds106, I have been paying closer attention to how I manage the never-ending stream of information and ideas that are out there.  For me, the biggest challenge of the participatory web is to find a way to paddle around happily in the flow rather [...] Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:41:44 +0000 [Comment]

How I make time for social, networked learning
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Feb 03, 2012
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 [...] Sat, 04 Feb 2012 03:06:15 +0000 [Comment]


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