Tag Archives: Stephen Downes

Reflecting on Teaching & Learning: Designing & Running A MOOC

I participated in CCK 11 and the facilitators were Stephen Downes and George Siemens. The course was unlike any learning experience I had ever had before. Here’s why: 1. Changed relationship between teacher & learner Teacher, as the term is … Continue reading

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#CCK12: Connectivism & Connected Knowledge

The CCK12 course is well underway. Oh, what is CCK12? How does it work? Is it too late for you to join? How This Course Works Welcome to Connectivism & Connective Knowledge 2012. Your course facilitators are George Siemens and … Continue reading

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Welcome to #CCK12: Connectivism and Connected Knowledge

About This Course Connectivism and Connected Knowledge is an open online course that over 12 weeks explores the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explore their application as a framework for theories of teaching and learning. Participation is open … Continue reading

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I Signed Up For CS101! My Teacher? Sebastian Thrun

I did it again. Last year I signed up for my first MOOC, CCK11. My instructors were Stephen Downes and George Siemens. What I learned about connectivism and connected knowledge had a profound impact on my practice this past year. … Continue reading

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Groups and Networks: What’s the Difference? Does it Matter? #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat #ukedchat #education #elearning #lrnchat #efl #esl #elt #TESOL #IATEFL #Teachers #technology #edreform

Today I listened to the live Elluminate session facilitated by George Siemens and Stephen Downes. Groups and Networks was presented by Stephen. As he shared with us at the end, it took about 95% of the time to lay the … Continue reading

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#CCK11 – 11 Minutes of Radio DS106: How Did We Get Here? #ELTchat

Today we look at the path to arrive at where connectivism theory is at today. Before going further, I want to take full responsibility for any inaccuracy, omissions, or errors in the notes that follow. They represent my own imperfect … Continue reading

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Theory of Connectivism: The Nature VS Nurture Debate #CCK11 #ELTchat

Quotes from Stephen Downes that I agree with, fully: “…a great deal of connectivism falls into the ‘nurture’ or ‘experience’ camp. That is to say, connectivism suggests that we start with a generally unshaped network of connections, and experience shapes … Continue reading

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A Visit From Socrates: Social Media & Education…Reasons 2B Fearful #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat

Today we were treated to the Socratic Method by Neil Selwyn. Here’s how Wikipedia describes it: “The Socratic method (or Method of Elenchus or Socratic Debate), named after the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and debate … Continue reading

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That Makes Sense To Me: Information and Connective Tissue (#CCK11)

Thomas Vander Wal’s presentation, Information and connective Tissue, was the first one I listened to in real-time, beginning 36 minutes into the presentation. Prior to that, I discovered that my Elluminate would not work. Afterwards, I discovered that it was … Continue reading

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23 Educator Roles: An Imagined Interview With Stephen Downes (#CCK11)

Me: Twenty Three. Twenty three roles? What have you been smoking? Hey, I’m a teacher. One person. Only one, just one. Not twenty three. I stand in front of the class and talk to everybody. That’s what one teacher does, … Continue reading

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