Vance Stevens: Chaos in Learning and its Resolution through Networking

Learning2gether Episode 198

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Sun Jan 26 – MultiMOOC and YLTSIG EVO sessions joint event

Presented as an Electronic Village Online event for Week 2 (Declaration) in MultiMOOC EVO session as well as a Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers YLTSIG EVO event entitled “Chaos in Learning and How to Engage Learners in Resolving That Chaos Through Networking With One Another”

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This is a joint event with Vance Stevens talking about the EVO MultiMOOC session at
The discussion is aimed primarily at young learners, and at all learners by extrapolation.

MultiMOOC is about chaos in learning and how to engage learners in resolving that chaos through networking with one another. This presentation introduces a connectivist take on chaos in learning, with its suggestion that sense-making can be enhanced through a network of learners. Taking the Cynefin distinction of simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic problems, MOOCs seem directed at the latter two. We look at some examples of how learning occurs in MOOCs and wind up with some implications for the future.


Earlier this week

Here are a few of the other events tracked on Learning2gether this past week 2 in EVO and elsewhere

Sat 25 Jan Michael Coghlan in ICT4ELT  EVO event

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Please don’t miss this great opportunity to discuss and explore synchronous and asynchronous tools with us!

We hope we will have time to listen to a song and a lovely guitar play from Michael!

Sun Jan 19 Crafting ePerfect Textbook EVO session Week 1 Overview

Hangout; see:

Mon Jan 20 Education Fast Forward

Education Fast Forward – EFF9: “To School or not to school”#EFF9.

“To school or not to school?” is due to take place on Monday, 20 January 2014 at 10:15am (GMT). The debate is being held at The Education World Forum in front of an audience of ministers. So join us, two amazing speakers, special guests and fellows and tweet comments and questions to #EFF9. Watch on YouTube More information at

From the Learning Revolution calendar here

Mon Jan 20 EdGamer – Be Smart On Air #7: Alphabet Soup

This one just popped up in my Google calendar

Be Smart On Air #7: Alphabet Soup

From EdGamer, as per, a podcast show dedicated to Games & Learning hosted by Zack Gilbert and Gerry James

EdGamer is part of the EdReach Network.

On Google, it’s the EdReach Network,

Check out the last episode, EdGamer 97: Medieval Games and Girl Scout Badges

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Tue Jan 21 iPad seminar with Joe Dale


January 21st: iPads, language learning, the MFL twitterati & sharing good practice – a UK perspective with guest Joe Dale (@joedale) from Isle of Wight, England
Learn how iPad can allow students to enhance their language learning by helping them access higher order thinking skills through content creation, redefine their learning according to the SAMR model and cater to their multiple intelligences. Joe Dale (@joedale), recognized expert on technology and language learning, and EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec will showcase some of the innovative ways language teachers are using iPads to create new opportunities for personalised collaborative learning in and out of the classroom. They will also look at the rise of the MFL Twitterati, a group of language professionals in the UK, who like to share ideas and collaborate on a range of different projects through Twitter, videoconferencing, blogs and face to face meetups to highlight the power of a personal learning network for raising standards in teaching and learning.

Tue Jan 21 TICAL

TICAL – Top 14 Web Resources for Ed. Leaders of 2014, Tune in to hear about the top 14 technology resources of 2014. Websites and apps that are free, easy-to-use, and very practical will be highlighted during this session. Learn about new tools and explore new ways to use some of the more popular resources. This webinar builds on the popular series of articles and workshops that have been presented annually since 2010. Click here to register.

From the Learning Revolution calendar here

Tue Jan 21 Personalize Learning

Personlize Learning Webinar #3: The Motivation Equation with Kathleen Cushman, Teachers perceive a crisis of motivation among their students, even more troubling with respect to the knowledge, skills, and habits that crucially affect the futures of low-income youth. But the science of learning suggests a powerful positive approach, which builds on what youth most value and supports their expectation of success. This webinar helps participants analyze their own student-motivation dilemmas, using the research-based “Motivation Equation” protocol and calling on classroom examples from WKCD’s new multimedia book of the same name by Kathleen Cushman. Join the Collaborate session here.

From the Learning Revolution calendar here

Wed Jan 22 NNEST EVO Yilin Sun Training

Listed on the EVO Events calendar

as taking place in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Thanks to an ongoing grant from

Thu Jan 23 Jennifer Madrell Designers for Learning Webcast with Brent Wilson

Jennifer Maddrell will be joined by Dr. Brent Wilson, Professor at the University of Colorado – Denver in the School of Education and Human Development … see:

The webcast will focus on Brent’s perspective on the practice of instructional design, as well as incorporating service-learning as a means of offering applied learning experiences to instructional design students. We look forward to seeing you on January 23rd!

Hangout crashed on Jen and her participants at first, and I myself was experiencing repeated time-outs from Chatwing, but for those who couldn’t make the live session, the recording will be available at

Thu Jan 23 – Marie-Hélène Fasquel Sharing and Teaching Webinar

Marie-Hélène posted her notice here and I noticed also at MachinEVO, but when I saw it at our FB page, I put it in our calendar.

Did anyone from MultiMOOC attend?

Fri Jan 24 NNEST-EVO Session with Dr. Yilin Sun

Listed on the EVO Events calendar

as taking place in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Thanks to an ongoing grant from

Sat 25 Jan Shelly Terrell – Survival Tips for Teaching Young Learners English

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event