Dave Cormier discusses cMOOC and MultiMOOC, connectivism, and openness in learning

Venue

: Bb Collaborate / Elluminate, with thanks to http://learningtimes.org 

  • http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
  • Elluminate has been chosen over Hangout because there is a TILL Sunday Hangout event on ePortfolios at 15:00 that some MultiMOOC participants will be attending, and it will be easier to transition there from Elluminate rather than stopping one Hangout and joining another.

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Dave talks here about his ideas on learning and differentiates the nature of what needs to be learned into David Snowden’s simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic.  cMOOCs he said were expecially good at promoting learning at the complex and chaotic levels.  Listen here and find out why.

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From the Wikipedia article on Cynefin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin

We expected to ask Dave about 

http://davecormier.com/edblog/2010/08/08/response-to-critiques-of-open-course-educause-article-and-the-free-economy-generally/

And if conversation flags (not likely 🙂  …

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578173421673664106.html

Announcements

Sun, Jan 20, 2013 – 15:00 GMT – Benjamin Stewart hosts TILL Sunday discussion of ePortfolios in Language Learning

The recording of the TILL Sunday event on ePortfolios in Language Learning, hosted by Benjamin Steward in a Hangout, is here
https://plus.google.com/102575233626552174136/posts/j8bQLxnNGxJ 


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On the agenda, 2 readings:

To this, Vance might add, for MultiMOOC participants: http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/61341848/Me-Portfolios_2013  

Hangouts are created on the fly, so their URLs are not generated until just before the event.  Normally they are shared within circles.

If Benjamin Stewart and/or Vance Stevens are sharing circles with you, there are two things you can try

  1. you can Skype vancestev for more information
  2.  Also Vance will likely still be in Elluminate http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/ for the first 15 min of this event, with the recording off, and you can possibly find me there for text chat directions to the Hangout

 

If all else fails, try this next event
(looks like a GR8 DB8 but the Hangout will be interactive, whereas the following, though highly recommended, will be equally as entertaining as a recording) 

Sun, Jan 20, 2013 – 1500 GMT – IATEFL Webinar: ICT debate about IWBs

http://ltsig.org.uk/events/13-future-events/263-20113-webinar-the-great-ict-debate.html

The great ICT Debate

IWBs: a fantastic teaching tool or non-interactive white elephant?
with Pete Sharma and Gavin Dudeney

Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) have been around for a long time now. Few technologies have attracted such controversy. For some, they are a powerful teaching aid, while for others they are nothing more than an expensive waste of space, hopefully soon to RIP. Join us for this fascinating debate on the merits and future of the interactive whiteboard!

Pete Sharma will be defending IWBs, and Gavin Dudeney will be opposing.

Regarding the recording, at the above link, there is the following notice


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Vance Stevens presents to EVO session BaW on Webheads in Action and what Webheads has become’

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Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Recording:

Announcements:

I scooped this blog post where I put the Elluminate recording link (and also the link to the BaW wiki page with the nice screen shots).

Incidentally, after the session ended, I copied and pasted all the captured web cam shots on our whiteboard to a Paint bitmap so I could tease them apart into a collage where everyone was represented, and that’s the image you see at the top of this post.

I scooped the post AFTER I had rendered the mp3 audio from the Elluminate recording (if you want to do that for your recordings, download Publish from the Elluminate site for free – only works on Apple though!!). I uploaded the mp3 to the Posterous blog (this one) on which I have installed Feedburner. That makes the podcast feed link which you can see in the sidebar.

That might sound complicated, but when you set up Feedburner and give it your blog URL it asks you if you are a podcaster, and just by ticking YES at that point, your blog becomes a podcast, where any media you upload will be included in its RSS feed.

Now an interesting affordance of Scoop.it is that if your post includes an audio file, it sometimes (not always, 90% of the time, and the other 10% drives me nuts) puts your recording up at Scoop.it in a media player so anyone hitting on the scoop can play the audio right there.

What’ll they think of next? Try it:
http://www.scoop.it/t/multiliteracies/p/3995111118/learning2gether-the-podcast


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Jeff Lebow converges Hangout, Second Life, Elluminate, and WiZiQ for the EVO 2013 (Electronic Village Online) Mega-Launch

Learning2gether Episode 137

Elluminate (Bb Collaborate) recording, thanks to http://learningtimes.org

Hangout recording

What was this about?

This is an annual EVO event where moderators for the EVO sessions listed at http://evosessions.pbworks.com meet from noon GMT in Google Hangout to talk about their sessions and take questions from interested participants.

Venue was to be decided, and turned out to be Google+ Hangout, Second LIfe, WiZiQ and Elluminate: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/, all skillfully juggled by master wizard behind the curtain Jeff Lebow.

Ten people at a time can be in a Hangout, but the event was streamed so that anyone could listen to the stream while it was being broadcast or later via the recording.  The stream bounced in and out of Google+ Hangout, Second LIfe, WiZiQ, and  Elluminate, where people met up to speak about their sessions and get help if they were having trouble with Google Hangout.


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Participants had these instructions:

  • The stream URL or widget will appear at http://webheadsinaction.org/. There is also a text chat there.  You can visit there now to see last year’s example.
  • Anyone wishing to comment on the stream, or get help with Hangout can come to http://webheadsinaction.org/ and use the text chat there, or visit http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/ for text and possibly voice chat.
  • The URL for the hangout will be available in those places and will be revealed at launch time.

Recordings:

What we planned would happen on Sunday

13:00 GMT, Jeff will start the hangout and we’ll start posting it’s URL wherever we can think of

13:30 (all times GMT) we’ll start gathering in the Hangout for mic checks and whatnot

 – Jeff will set up the stream and we’ll check that it works

 – Jeff will plant his audiobot in the Webheads Elluminate room so that the stream can be heard there

14:00 Jeff starts recording what’s going on in the Hangout

 – Those in the hangout can interact with us via voice and video (or avatar if it’s too early for that for you 🙂

 – Those listening to the stream at http://webheadsinaction.org/live can interact in text chat there

 – Those in Elluminate can hear the stream and interact in txt chat there, but the audiobot will have the mic

15:00 apprx we assess whether to continue in Hangout or move the show over to Elluminate

 – Jeff’s audiobot in Elluminate will release the mic and feed what is happening there to the stream

 – Participants in Elluminate can interact in audio and txt chat

 – Those in the stream at http://webheadsinaction.org/live can listen only but interact in text chat there

16:00 is Jeff’s bedtime and Vance’s dinnertime

Some caveats:

 – It might be best if all participants try to txt chat in the stream while the Hangout is in progress.  Txt chat in Elluminate is not visible to the stream chat and visa versa

 – If you are listening to the stream and then join the hangout or Elluminate room, mute the stream to avoid double audio

 – If planning to speak in the Hangout, please use a headset to avoid echo.  Jeff is a notorious audio stickler and will mute any echomongers 🙂 but you’ll be invited to resolve the problem and return.

– It will be easier for Jeff to bring you into the Hangout if you will visit http://plus.google.com and bring up your profile

 – In order to help with planning, Jeff thinks “it would be lovely if mods could use the doc below to arrange a tentative speaking schedule”

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YXrrCeeOgyZUOv3YFLO1f8pUIFNyab-OG8LUJbCPny0/edit

And there is a screenshot at the bottom of this document showing how to activate your Google+ profile

All are welcome

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Artifacts: 


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Last words from Jeff Lebow:

Jeff Lebow Hanging out at Vance Stevens’s live TAEdTech presentation on EVO at Al Hosn University Abu Dhabi

Learning2gether Episode 136

Vance Stevens presented on Teacher-centered PD via TESOL Electronic Village Online: Free, Annual, Online at this live face-to-face conference 12 January 2013 – 

TAEDTECH Sig w/ TA Abu Dhabi Chapter “Addressing language Learning Objectives with the Help of IT”

Schedule and more information is at http://buckinsand.titanpad.com/213

Download:

https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/vance-stevens-talks-evo2013-at-abu-dhabi-taedtech-sig.mp3

YouTube Hangout recording: 

Presentation abstract

To tune in to the stream, participants could:

Announcements

Other session recordings:

In the end we got recordings of the following sessions:

Vance Stevens, Ana Cristina Pratas, Claire Siskin discuss: What’s a MultiMOOC?


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MultiMOOC is one of the sessions at the annual EVO Electronic Village Online event starting next week.

The call for participation at http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/61742103/Call_for_Participation2013

links to http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/61739966/2013Multiliteracies

where it says that:

MultiMOOC “applies connectivist and multiliteracies approaches to exploring recent developments and issues in open learning, and how these might apply to more conventional settings.  The session is paced on Cormier’s 5 stages of MOOC participation: orient, declare, network, cluster, focus. Participants declare their personal goals for the course and trace their progress through eportfolios, either simple or elaborate. Any reasonable level of participation earns a badge in the course.”

In this recording, one of the moderators of the MultiMOOC session discusses with participants Nina, Susanna, and Lada how this session departs from others and why we call it a MOOC.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Recording?

http://cristinaskybox.blogspot.com/p/sites-for-educators.html

Denise De Felice on Neuroscience in Education: Braining-up your lessons

Learning2gether Episode 119

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 – Neuroscience in Education

Braining-Up Your Lessons


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Much is already known about brain functioning during learning processes to orient the practice of teaching. The brain and learning are the bridge that teachers can and must cross with knowledge that effectively connects them to learners. The purpose of this presentation is to share some information about how the brain works during the learning process and to provide participants with helpful tips for their teaching practice.

Denise De Felice has been an EFL teacher in Brazil for over 25 years. Her field of study relates to bridging neuroscientific research and education.

A joint event: learning2gether and BrazTESOL Brasilia Pre-Seminar event (details of the event at http://braztesolbrasilia.pbworks.com )


Time: 13:00 gmt (Check your local time here.)

Access to Online Presentation: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Recording:

Announcements:

Previewing the next Horizon Report: Michael Coghlan leads a discussion of what’s up and coming for educational technology

Sunday, May 13, 2012

In this screenshot, Vance and Michael on top, with Phil Cozens and Dan Bassill


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Michael Coghlan is seeking feedback on what’s up and coming for educational technology in the near and long terms for the next Horizon Report due to come out soon.  He will meet us at 13:00 GMT in Elluminate and brainstorm on the topic.  More information will be posted soon; meanwhile read Michael’s postings to the Webheads list:

These messages point us to:

For example, the two trends for the current round are:

5. Openness – concepts like open content, open data and open resources, along with notions of transparency and easy access to data and information – is moving from a trend to a value for much of the world. As authoritative sources lose their importance, there is need for more curation and other forms of validation to generate meaning in information and media.

6. Legal notions of ownership and privacy lag behind the practices 
common in society. In an age where so much of our information, records, and digital content are in the cloud, and often clouds in other legal jurisdictions, the very concept of ownership is blurry.

Michael asks us

  • What are the implications for each of these trends in your institution? 
  • What are you doing already to accommodate these trends? Or, what could you do to accommodate them?  

This was a F.U.N. session.  While we were chatting in Elluminate, Sand Rogers opened a Hangout which attracted some additional listeners who wanted to be seen as well as heard in Elluminate:


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We were soon joined there by Kalyan Chattopadhyay, Tuba Angay, and Nina LIakos


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Ater the session ended, the F.U.N. began anew with Sand, Tuba, and Nina taking Hangout for a spin.  We played with the Google effects and learned how the apps worked for YouTube, screenshare, and Slideshare.  We were disappointed though that Google has not rolled out one-click recording … yet …


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Announcement

Recording: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)