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#Change11 #CCK12 Creativity – Where is it coming from? Why is it important?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 29, 2012
I have been exploring creativity for a few years.  I have shared them here and here. I have posted questions: What is creativity? Why creativity and creative learning? What are the dimensions of creative learning? How could one nurture creativity … Continue reading → Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:02:03 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Is lecturing – the cream of teaching, at the mercy of learning?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 27, 2012
Is lecturing the cream of teaching, at the mercy of learning? Photo: Credit from anonymous source. Lecturing is the win-win-win solution in teaching, from last century till this decade, right?   May be it is still a predominant way of disseminating … Continue reading → Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:27:02 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Lecturing Part 2
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 27, 2012
I do see something interesting with mass lecture. Dating strategy based on Game Theory.  Don’t miss out the first 15 minutes  That’s funny. Would you be doing the same or would you like to do it differently? Why?   Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:34:38 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Why is personalised education and learning important?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 25, 2012
“It’s people finding a place in their learning.” “What’s your passion?” “What should we learn as a 21st century learner?” There are all sorts of questions raised in education. Howard Gardner remarks that there are lots of people who are … Continue reading → Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:19:18 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Is MOOC the solution to future learning?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 25, 2012
This is an update of my previous post. Is MOOC the solution to future learning, especially online education and learning in Higher Education? Our past experience with MOOC has interesting results.  There are huge potential in its use, though there … Continue reading → Wed, 25 Apr 2012 02:39:23 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Technology in Teaching and Learning Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 23, 2012
In last week’s session by Diana Laurillard - Digital support for teaching as a design science, she says: that teachers need and deserve better digital support to help them take learning technologies into more interesting terrain than has been explored so … Continue reading → Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:15:47 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Purpose of Education
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 21, 2012
I just tried Camcorder today. Sounds useful for recording Google Hangout. There is a time lag in the video and audio though. As a whole, lots of fun in making a recording. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:25:38 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Do you know who are watching you?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 21, 2012
In social media, do you know who are watching you? As shared in my post here, posting in social media exposes one’s identity with a trail of records of one’s personal profiles, posts, voices, activities, photos, videos, and artifacts.  ”On … Continue reading → Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:38:04 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 MOOC is on the move in a BIG way
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 18, 2012
Sounds really exciting this time with the MOOC, as reported by Audrey Watters. Both Udacity and MITx – as well as those 3 Stanford classes last term – focus on CS, but Coursera's course catalog will extend beyond that one discipline. … Continue reading → Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:10:28 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 MOOCs on the SPOTLIGHT
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 17, 2012
Here is another video on MOOCs.  I am somewhat disappointed that there wasn’t any mention on CCKs (CCK8,9, 11, & 12), PLENK MOOC, Change11 MOOC, LAK12 or DS106.  As I have shared in my previous posts here and here, may … Continue reading → Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Is flipped classroom the solution to education? I wonder!
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 17, 2012
Is flipped classroom the solution to education? To what extent is flipped classroom effective in education and learning?  Flipped classroom is on the spotlight. Have I used flipped classroom to a certain extent?  Yes.  How about you? What are the … Continue reading → Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:28:55 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Discussion on MOOCs
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 16, 2012
Great sharing on MOOCs by Audrey Watters and Philipp Schmidt.  Thanks to Benjamin Stewart for his link. HackEducation’s Audrey Watters and Philipp Schmidt, co-founder of P2PU join us to discuss the ever emerging role of massive open online classes in … Continue reading → Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:11:12 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What does an online community mean to you?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 16, 2012
The post on online community attracted my attention. Mark says in his blog: “We would like to think of technology as providing a ‘virtual community’, but I think this is mistaken not just because what is created online is not … Continue reading → Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:35:40 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What is the price of copying and plagiarism?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 14, 2012
In this what is plagiarism: plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward. Is copying the same as plagiarizing?  It seems that people could be a good “copier”, but not … Continue reading → Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:52:04 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 How would online learners feel about collaborative learning?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 14, 2012
In this Are Online Learners Frustrated with Collaborative Learning Experience by Neus Capdeferro and Margarida Romero: The analysis of student frustration in our study also shows that assessment inequities are important sources of frustration; the implication for institutions is that … Continue reading → Sat, 14 Apr 2012 06:28:34 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Moving beyond Management and Leadership Part 3
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 14, 2012
In this part 3, I would like to consider and reflect on various strategies in moving beyond management and leadership in a networked learning environment. I would re-conceptualize a model where power, transformational leadership and networks could be used to … Continue reading → Sat, 14 Apr 2012 04:29:12 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What kind of connections do we want at this digital age?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 06, 2012
Aren’t we all looking for connections in the networks and in real life? Why do we need connections?  Jannalou says: “I am a person who prefers solitude to a crowded, noisy coffee shop, and who will seek out a quiet … Continue reading → Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:16:47 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Creativity in education and learning – Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 06, 2012
Thanks Grainne for the invitation on her post of Crowdsourcing digital literacies. Here is one of my posts on Creatagogy - Creativity and Creative Learning.  This Creativity and Multicultural Communication MOOC by Betty Hurley Dasgupta and Carol Yeager provides lots of resources. … Continue reading → Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:11:48 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Online Learning and Digital Citizenship
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 06, 2012
What is digital citizenship? Why is digital citizenship important in online learning? Digital citizenship could be important aspect in that it is the basis where we would develop our relationship with others on the networks, in the forms of communication, … Continue reading → Fri, 06 Apr 2012 03:34:17 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 04, 2012
Want to know about the future trend of emergent technology? Here is the link to Horizon report 2012 Higher Education Edition. See this Horizon Report Wiki. A summary of the trends here: The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 are: Time to adoption: One … Continue reading → Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:59:36 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What are the main differences among those MOOCs?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 02, 2012
What are the main differences among those MOOCs – Stanford’s AI, Couresa, Udacity, MobileMOOC, Connectivism and Connective Knowledge MOOC,  Change11 and DS106? Should we manage or lead in a MOOC? If the content of the course is important, then management … Continue reading → Sun, 01 Apr 2012 23:30:01 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Games and Learning
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 01, 2012
Who don’t like creative games? I found this Drawastickman episode 1 and Drawastickman episode 2 fascinating.  It is creative, packed with fun. Good time for me to reflect on this games and learning and gamification. In this Games and Learning “Although they can … Continue reading → Sun, 01 Apr 2012 04:21:11 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Moving beyond Management and Leadership Part 2
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Apr 01, 2012
What is the difference between management and leadership? Management versus Leadership is well explained here. In times of change, transformational leadership seems to provide a superior solution in leading the group or team.  Transformational leaders seek to transform.  Transformational leadership could … Continue reading → Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:26:55 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Moving beyond management and leadership Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 30, 2012
Here I ponder how one could move beyond the management and leadership concept of learning in a non-hierarchical organisational setting such as networks or MOOC.  John Spencer says in this post I don’t want to manage my class: Leadership is messy. … Continue reading → Sat, 31 Mar 2012 00:52:36 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Power and Leadership
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 30, 2012
One of the most interesting topics that I found in MOOC is leadership, as I have shared in my previous posts – here, here and here.  This also relates to Power and authority in CCK12. Photo: Google Image See this … Continue reading → Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:57:54 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 The Learning Key and Semantic Web Tools
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 30, 2012
Where is the “learn” key?  Asks Maria Anderson.  Socratic questioning has been a fundamental way of stimulating thinking in teaching and learning. In this the world is my school, Maria explains: “Any content that exists on the Internet (or is … Continue reading → Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:18:40 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Trust and Online Safety
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 30, 2012
I think Love Camel has touched on the critical point, as online/offline safety always comes first, especially when we don't know who or what we are dealing with. In the online environment, one has to be aware that the link … Continue reading → Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:56:28 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 The solutions may not lie with flipped classroom
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 27, 2012
Steve in his post related to What the flip – on flip classroom says: According to the Wired magazine article, ’flipped teaching is essentially a type of tutoring. The difference is that new digital tools enable teachers to coach large classes: … Continue reading → Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:47:56 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Student Owned Learning Engagement Model
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 25, 2012
This Student Owned Learning Engagement Model sounds useful. Simon Atkinson elaborates in his paper: “Expectations of systematized pedagogical planners and embedded templates of learning within the institutional virtual learning environments (VLEs) have, so far, failed to deliver the institutional efficiencies … Continue reading → Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:34:02 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 On Conversation and Pedagogical Framework
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 25, 2012
I came across this post of in praise of vagueness Is the eternal quest for precise information always worthwhile? Our research suggests that, at times, vagueness has its merits. Not knowing precisely how they are progressing lets people generate positive expectancies … Continue reading → Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:43:06 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What can educators learn from students, colleagues and workers?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 22, 2012
I found this video interesting, as posted by Nancy. I watched this months ago, and I thought it challenges us to re-think about how we teach, and how our students learn. I tend to believe that students do have certain … Continue reading → Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:27:03 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 University is the SOLUTION, but the solution could be different
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 22, 2012
There are lots of interesting conversation relating to MOOC and university education. Here making universities obsolete, Matt says: “I think there are two important things that online universities bring to the table: (1) Broadening access to higher education, and (2) Leveraging technology to explore … Continue reading → Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:24:41 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Educational Challenges and Learning Analytics
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 18, 2012
The notion of scientist needs to think like a scientist, an artist to think like a artist, a doctor to think like a doctor and an educator to think like an educator is prevalent.  That is the same for students, … Continue reading → Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:59:35 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 From Information Attention, Abundance to Engagement
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 18, 2012
Here is Marty Kaplan’s presentation on From Attention to Engagement.  I would like to vote it as one of the best presentations on media, entertainment and technology I have ever watched.  To me, it is a GREAT presentation. Some key … Continue reading → Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:00:29 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 A shift of framework to play and learn in networks and MOOC
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 17, 2012
What is the future of mass education? I think we have been focusing on mass education in the past centuries. As the society hasn’t got the infrastructure to support personalized education, we relied heavily on printed books, educational TVs and … Continue reading → Sat, 17 Mar 2012 04:03:41 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 A reflection of Howard Gardner’s 5 different minds & What sort of questions to ask
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 16, 2012
Here is Howard Gardner’s video Howard mentions the 5 different minds: 1. Discipline 2. Synthesising 3. Creative 4. Respectful 5. Ethical I am particularly interested in his comments on (a) kiss up, kick down – that is a bad joke, … Continue reading → Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:07:06 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 How is education strategies developed and measured?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 16, 2012
How is education strategies developed and measured in Higher Education? I think education (HE in particular) is now being considered as a business, where a business model has been used to achieve the vision of education and strategies developed based … Continue reading → Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:42:21 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What’s the most attractive news in Online Education?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 14, 2012
This news about MITx new course is surely one of the most attractive headline of the day.  I would be interested to learn if pedagogy  would make a difference in the number of participants in such a “MOOC” – especially … Continue reading → Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:45:07 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What is common in Connectivism, Constructivism and Constructionism?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 14, 2012
What is common about Connectivism, Constructivism and Constructionism? Connectivism: One aspect of connectivism is the use of a network with nodes and connections as a central metaphor for learning.  In this metaphor, a node is anything that can be connected to another … Continue reading → Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:10:21 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Our Future Education
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 14, 2012
Howard Gardner presents his views on education, and how a child-centered education could be envisioned.     Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:59:30 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 What about the business model of MOOC?
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 12, 2012
Thinking about business model, I found this interesting, about creating learning community not courses. May be MOOC suffers from the term course itself, as it really sends a message that it intends to achieve a set of learning outcomes, as … Continue reading → Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:47:28 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Learning Lessons in Virtual Classes – The Cyber School
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 11, 2012
What are the pros and cons of going to school completely online for k-12 learners? What do the cyber school teachers think about cyber school and the students? What are the experiences as cyber students? What are your views and … Continue reading → Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:30:06 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Planning an Online Course & Evaluating Learning Design
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 10, 2012
Planning an online course. Here Professor Curt Bonk provides his insights. Here Professor Diana introduces Evaluating Learning Design These would surely be helpful to others and myself, and hopefully my students. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:20:27 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 The significance and impact of MOOC on learning and education
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 09, 2012
Whilst the drumming has never stopped ever since it started on MOOC’s - its history and future, and more analysis were made in distinguishing the 2 course formats of MOOC, it is about time to reflect on the significance and impact … Continue reading → Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:31:24 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 The quest continues with MOOC
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 07, 2012
Tony Bates continues his review on MOOCs here, where he says: In particular, the designation of MOOCs as 'democratizing education' really needs to be carefully examined. Presumably, 135,000 learners who wanted to learn about AI were disappointed or unable to … Continue reading → Thu, 08 Mar 2012 01:47:01 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 On research into MOOC
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 06, 2012
Here is my response to David Wiley’s post on Thoughts on conducting research into MOOC Yes, David, we (and I) have done some researches into MOOC with the past 2 researches, and so please see the papers under publication for details … Continue reading → Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:29:34 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Value of MOOC
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 05, 2012
Below is my response to Tony’s post on more reflection on MOOC and MITx Here is my previous post where I shared my views on MOOC.  Here Dave has also elaborated on what we could learn through the lens of rhizomatic learning … Continue reading → Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:29:26 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 MOOC – Critical Reflection
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 03, 2012
Is our current educational system able to engage with the net generation?  See this End of teaching as we know it.  Surprise? How to solve this BIG AND COMPLEX PROBLEM?  Are these also the WICKED PROBLEMS? Tony asks in his post on Some critical reflections … Continue reading → Sat, 03 Mar 2012 06:40:30 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Education and Education Responsibility
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 03, 2012
After reading this excellent paper on Emergent Curriculum, I have come up with the following summary with my comments in italics. 1. Education purposely shapes the subjectivity of those being educated.  It helps students to become responsible citizens, problem-solvers, people able to 'think … Continue reading → Sat, 03 Mar 2012 08:37:55 +0000 [Comment]

#Change11 #CCK12 Motivation
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog, Mar 03, 2012
As  my previous post on what we could learn from MOOC: A reflection was “lost” in my blog, I need to re-write it again now.  I have decided to post them in parts, so my post won’t be hacked that … Continue reading → Sat, 03 Mar 2012 10:07:15 +0000 [Comment]


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