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‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

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  Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’. Fact and truth.

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Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

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In that post I included reference to Edinburgh University’s Online Teaching Manifesto , which they published in 2011. The social isn’t the whole story.

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Diversity is hard

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Source of image. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks. 2016). Adaptive.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

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Source of image  (see Footnote). She personalized my fitness training. might have to step that up to three times a week. See for example: Bayne, S.

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Questions about online ‘openness’

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Source of image. What motivates academics and teachers to get involved in areas of practice that are NOT supported by their institutions?

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The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC

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on Friday June 27 th  . Source of image: Sylvano Bussoti. Five Pieces for Piano for David Tudor:   [link]. Deleuze, G. & Guaattari, F. 1987).

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Shake up your life

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Today I have been to the funeral of a friend who I knew for more than 30 years. This is the second funeral I have been to recently. Personal

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If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

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The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by  Sian Bayne. 2015). Communication Research and Practice , 1(4). Slide 10.

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Open teaching and learning

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Source of image . My work in July has been more face-to-face than I have been used to in recent years. think this will be a very helpful tool).

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ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

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Al Filreis’ Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) open course/Coursera MOOC has started again today. That data belongs to Coursera.

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Access to open teaching and learning

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This week I have been reminded that I cannot assume that everyone working in education will have online access as and when they want it.

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Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

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Dave White’s presentation to FSLT12 yesterday included a number of thought-provoking ideas. But this week’s talk took a different focus.

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ALTMOOCSIG Conference: MOOCs – Which way now?

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MOOCs – Which way now? This was the question for the ALTMOOCSIG day conference (Friday June 27 th ) which was hosted at UCL. Ronald MacIntyre.

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Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

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think this image below will be the first slide of our presentation, but we are still working on it. Abstract. have already decided my schedule. 2011).

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Drawing to think

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I will start by saying that I do not draw to think, even though I do occasionally draw. write to think, which is why I am writing this post. 2015).

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Art I have enjoyed in 2014

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January. In January I started exploring rhizomatic learning for research purposes. Ingham) transparencies. call it ‘Boy Pool Rhizome’. February. April.

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Academic Writing as a ‘Desire to Relate’

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A couple of days ago, Nancy White  posted this video on Facebook (thank you for sharing it Nancy). Why is this important? This is not dithering.

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The Pedagogy of ModPo

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(Click on the image to enlarge it). This year there are two significant changes. There’s an additional  ModPo Plus section. ModPo and open education.

2014 68

An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 1

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For the past four days I have been attending a 4 day course run by Field & Field , in a beautiful location near Broadway in the Cotswolds.

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Mad Old Gitesse Syndrome

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This post has been sparked by an article in The Times Higher Education (Dec 8 th , 2016) – ‘What does retirement mean for academics’ , in which Lincoln Allison , Eric Thomas and Richard Larschan reflect on ‘the next phase’ of scholarly life. Being this age several of my friends and family are ‘retired’. For others ‘academic work lingers’.

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The Materiality of Nothing

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Sarah Casey Murmur #3 –  [link]. But as Sarah told us invisibility and immateriality are different.

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No script for rhizomatic learning

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I recently went to see the film Mr Turner.  I came out rather wishing I hadn’t seen it. Source of image. There is no script for rhizomatic learning.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 1

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I have registered for Stephen Downes’ 7 week Personal Learning MOOC – Here is the text, advertising the course, from the first part of Stephen Downes’ Half an Hour blog. Course environment: NRC01 Personal Learning will be delivered using OpenEdX and will include text-based content, videos, discussion, and exercises. Course Tag: #NRC01PL.

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Technology, teenagers and books

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Ripley St. Thomas Academy, Lancaster. Life can certainly have meaning without books, but books cannot have meaning without life.

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Gardening in open learning environments

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We have a large garden – ¾ of an acre. Over the years we have tried to organise the garden so that it is manageable. There Source of image.

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Are MOOCs immune to rigorous investigation?

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The title of this post is taken from David Wiley’s blog post that he made earlier this year. Rita Kop and colleagues’s publications.

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Why and how I use Twitter

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Source of image. Could I ask you how it effected you as an educationalists? What influence if any has it had on your Practice? It is too public for me.

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Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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UCLAN is within easy daily travelling distance of my home which would make the cost of attending the conference as an independent consultant more feasible – although I will not decide until I have seen a programme of the papers to be presented. Paulo Freire published his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed in 1970. I was living in Brazil in the 70s.

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The Divided Brain and the Power of ‘No’

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Monday 23rd   March am. Details of the course, which will run again next year can be found on the  Field & Field website. Two types of Language   .

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MOOCs – Which Way Now?

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– on June 27 th at UCL in London. We are delighted. Here is our proposal outline, which is also on the ALT site. So thanks to ALT for this.

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Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking

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The first post was – The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Teaching and Leaning in a MOOC. Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking . Holland, p.39 often. 1987).

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

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think it is fairly well established now that what might start as a MOOC often ends up as a small group. See [link] for Matthias and [link] for Vanessa.

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Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

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See the Pedagogy Firs t course site ). agreed. Donald Clark wrote a series of 51 blog posts, each about a different learning theorist.

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The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

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Helen Crump has called it chaotic. I, and I’m sure others, can recognise this sentiment – but for me it has been ‘messy’ rather than ‘chaotic’.

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May 2015 – metaphor, meaning and motion

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I have committed to writing a monthly blog post this year, rather like those who commit to posting a photo a day. There was a lot to learn.

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Making Sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning

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One of the reasons for these posts is that it is going to be impossible to cover all this in the time we have available at the conference.

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#NRC01PL The Connectivist MOOC – Research and Conclusions

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attended CCK08, the first MOOC conceived and convened by Stephen and George Siemens. It was innovative. At the time, it was a very new way of working.

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The Divided Brain: A four day course with Iain McGilchrist

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Monday 23rd   March pm. This is my final post in a series of posts I have written following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist. Iain McGilchrist.

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An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

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With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model.  It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Will this mean the end of Universities as we know them?

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Growing body of research into MOOCs

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In the last few months the number of published research papers, which focus on MOOCs has significantly increased and this looks to continue. In May eLearning Papers published a special issue on MOOCs – MOOCs and Beyond. Another special issue this summer came from the Research and Practice in Assessment Journal – MOOCs and Technology. Waite, M.,

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