On Wednesday there was a state-wide total fire ban.
This morning the winds of the Internet brought me a number of alerts that had me thinking about other kinds of fires … Plutarch‘s kindling kind.
Stephen Downes started me on my journey with two posts:
Those two posts led me to:
- Lisa Lane’s Pedagogy First Programme
- Jenny Mackness’s Caught between a MOOC and a hard place
- Alan Levine’s Gotta Know When To Walk
- Mark Smithers’ post The Development of Connectivism and MOOCs
- George Siemens’ Slideshare Designing and Running a MOOC
Slide 14 of George’s 41 slides is:
These posts in turn took me to:
- MOOCs are really a platform
- George Siemens’ Diigo bookmarks for MOOC
- Phil Hill’s Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build A Sustainable Model
- MOOC 101 Programming Course (Helsinki) (Google Translate)
Just when I was coming up for air I received alerts to:
- A School Learning Commons
- First Monday papers on The Readability of Wikipedia and Wikis and Wikipedia as a teaching tool
- Webinar: Introduction to PKM
I followed up on Harold Jarche and Jane Hart’s PKM Workshop and liked their description of their approach:
Our online social workshops are not traditional, formal online courses, take a look here at how they run:
- Our workshops are designed to give just enough structure, without constraining personal and social learning.
- We curate what we think are the essential resources on a topic and also provide additional links and resources for those who are interested.
- We encourage all discussions to be done in the private workshop group area, so that people can learn from each other.
- We try to find ways to help each person as issues arise in the conversations. Without these conversations, we would not be able to help in an informed way.
- For those attending this workshop, the more they give, the more they will get.
As I was about to post this I received an alert to two posts by Paul Montgomery for the Kinetic-Athlete blog:
- Athlete Monitoring – Conception to Application
- Athlete Monitoring – Conception to Application – part 2
Paul’s insights were another boost to my interest in open sharing and his posts will make a great resource for the SOOC. Which takes me neatly back to Slide 14 ” Learners expected to create, grow, expand domain and share personal sensemaking through artifact-creation”.