I was recently asked this question during a discussion on LinkedIn. It’s a good question, and one which can also be asked of the distinction between Learning and e-Learning, and between Literacy and Digital Literacy. Should we be treating the digital as something ‘other’, or does digital just represent the next stage in the evolution … More Do we need the ‘digital’ in Digital Pedagogy?
This article first appeared on the International Mircosummits website. MOOCs? Bit of a fad, aren’t they? We’ll probably be talking about something else this time next year. Or will we? The continual appearance of new MOOCs and growth of platforms such as Cousera and Udacity suggests that they might be around for some time to … More Massive Opportunity Of Course: transforming global learning with MOOCs
Techtrees is 100 today! Not 100 years old of course, but 100 posts. I hope you have found the content that I’ve shared over the past year to be useful and thought-provoking. On that note, I wanted to share another historical video made by Marshall McLuhan in 1966. Similar to the Asimov video in a … More My 100th post! Another thought-provoking video…
An amazing interview with sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov. Recorded in 1988, it’s as if he had already glimpsed the future of technology in imagining an education system that would finally put the learner at the centre:
A thought-provoking video on the new challenges of learning in a networked world, featuring respected marketing blogger Seth Godin:
A presentation by George Siemens, Feb 29th 2012 Open Online Courses as New Educative Practice View more PowerPoint from gsiemens
A great presentation by George Siemens examining the changing nature of information organisation: Social Networked Learning View more PowerPoint from gsiemens
A useful timetable by Richard Millington to help Community Managers plan their activity for the week: http://www.feverbee.com/2012/01/planning-the-week.html He also provides a useful Community Management Map which describes the four stages of online community development: inception, establishment, maturity and mitosis.
Great guidelines for building, facilitating and moderating a successful online community:http://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=b48c9db4770dd18be6455be99&id=2198baceaa
In this insightful blog post Harold Jarche explores the difference between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking: Adaptability instead of control Emergence instead of predictability Resilience and redundancy instead of rock stardom Contributions before credentials Diversity and divergence In this second post Jarche gives a detailed introduction to the concept of Network Learning (Personal Knowledge Management) and … More Network Thinking and Network Learning – Harold Jarche