#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

So it has been interesting to listen to Stephen Downes and George Siemens talking about personal learning assistants this week in the Personal Learning MOOC. The point was that these are his personal learning assistants. Source of image (see Footnote).

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Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning.

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Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning. This seems like another great way to promote open teaching and learning. Source of image .

2015 71

Networks as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Most networks have “learning” as an important activity, but I’ve seen no impressive examples of systemic network learning strategies. The International Land Coalition (ILC) has made a big step forward to develop just that, described as its Systematic Knowledge and … Learning ILC

2015 64

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Elsua

Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning – for self-organised learning. Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016.

2016 63

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. As a result, and rather unexpectedly, I came up with a third one for another very specific activity altogether: learning.

2015 76

Access to open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This is the reality for many students and educators in the area I live in, which adds another perspective to the meaning of open online learning and how it can be promoted. Tagged: access , broadband , online learning , open education , open learning.

2015 68

Emergent Learning from thinking about Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

On Tuesday of this week we ran our second webinar on Emergent Learning and Drawing Footprints of Emergence for the SCoPE community and any one else who wanted to attend. Learning is a complex business. Tagged: emergent learning , footprints of emergence , potcert , SCoPE , webinar.

Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

Jenny Connected

When I was a teacher trainer, we used to debate whether trainee teachers should be introduced to learning theory before or after they went into the classroom to teach. Donald Clark wrote a series of 51 blog posts, each about a different learning theorist.

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Emily Dickinson and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of the week I was at the ALT-C conference with Roy Williams, running a workshop on Emergent Learning. Attending the conference has meant that emergent learning, which we have been researching for a few years now, has, this week, been right at the front of my mind.

No script for rhizomatic learning

Jenny Connected

For example, Timothy Spall learned how to paint like Turner for the part, but the script of the film was the result of many hours of rehearsals, which relied on the cast to ‘make it up as they went along’. This also seems to me to be rhizomatic learning.

2014 61

Characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Next month Roy Williams and I will give the keynote presentation at a conference in Graz, Austria, which will focus on learning in open learning environments; how we recognize, value and ‘capture’ it. The first post was Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

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Questions about Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

We had a great webinar on Emergent Learning on Tuesday, courtesy of Sylvia Currie and the SCoPE community at BCcampus. It’s really stimulating to discover others ‘out there’ who are as interested in emergent learning as we are. Doesn’t emergent learning happen all the time?

Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios

Jenny Connected

The title of the conference for those who do not speak German is Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. Last year the conference topic was very popular – Learning with Videos and Games; 150 delegates attended. Key words: probes, Footprints, emergent learning, tacit knowledge, MOOCs.

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Describing open learning environments and emergent learning

Jenny Connected

Recent work on developing our framework for describing emergent learning (see Footprints of Emergence and Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0 ) has been taxing our powers of description. This ongoing work in seeking to describe and clarify what we mean by emergent and prescribed learning is progressing on our open wiki ‘ Footprints of Emergence ’. Each person’s learning experience, and perspective on that learning process, is unique to them.

Gardening in open learning environments

Jenny Connected

I spent most of yesterday in my garden, thinking about plants and how what I was doing in my garden might relate to my understanding of teaching and learning in open learning environments. There’s a lot to learn from this beautiful garden.

2015 51

Embodied Learning

Jenny Connected

Little children naturally use their bodies for learning. They learn through their bodies in the sand and water tray, on the climbing equipment, with bricks, Lego and so on. They learn by doing and acting on their environment using all their senses. The example in the BBC2 programme was of the presenter trying to learn how to walk the tightrope. As he said, learning to walk on a tightrope is similar to how a child learns to walk.

Embodied Learning

Jenny Connected

Little children naturally use their bodies for learning. They learn through their bodies in the sand and water tray, on the climbing equipment, with bricks, Lego and so on. They learn by doing and acting on their environment using all their senses. The example in the BBC2 programme was of the presenter trying to learn how to walk the tightrope. As he said, learning to walk on a tightrope is similar to how a child learns to walk.

On Learning Something New

Michael Sampson - Currents

Derek offers his experiences and advice on learning JavaScript. If you don’t want to learn JavaScript though, there are some excellent principles of deep learning in his post: Build a real foundation and solid understanding. ” Go with multiple learning pathways at the same time. It will reinforce what you are learning. Write down everything new you are learning, and make flashcards for yourself. Put what you are learning to practical use.

2016 54

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

In a recent great discussion in CPsquare about the changing role of the learning facilitator , Brenda Kaulback posted this video of Yrjo Engestrom being interviewed about his work by Chris Jones. Engestrom talks about emergent learning in terms of ‘expansive learning’.

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

In a recent great discussion in CPsquare about the changing role of the learning facilitator , Brenda Kaulback posted this video of Yrjo Engestrom being interviewed about his work by Chris Jones. Engestrom talks about emergent learning in terms of ‘expansive learning’.

The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

The title of the presentation is The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC. A Prezi seemed to reflect, at least in part, the chaotic environment and ‘falling down a rabbit hole’ aspect of rhizomatic learning that was discussed in the course.

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Questions about rhizomatic learning

Jenny Connected

Hi Keith – I have been thinking about your invitation to discuss some of the ideas around rhizomatic learning with you further. Cath’s posts in which she is presenting models for rhizomatic learning make sense. Smoothness and Striation in Digital Learning Spaces. E -Learning.

2014 40

#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 1

Jenny Connected

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 objectives: participants will develop an appreciation of different models of online course delivery, ranging from the traditional LMS through connectivist MOOCs to potential future models of personal learning and performance support. Beyond Instructional Design: Open Spaces and Learning Places.

2016 45

Rhizomatic Learning Research

Jenny Connected

There is just under a week left before we close our survey in which we are gathering perspectives on Rhizomatic Learning. We are interested to learn more about what people understand by rhizomatic learning. Research Rhizo14 #rhizo14 rhizomatic learning

2014 46

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Here are the slides and notes for the keynote presentation that Roy Williams and I gave at the E Learning Conference, FH Joanneum, in Graz, Austria, on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Surfacing, Sharing and Valuing Tacit Knowledge in Open Learning Environments from Jenny Mackness. This involved developing and running a distance learning teacher training programme, which in turn led to an ongoing interest in how learners learn in open learning environments.

2014 52

New metaphors for learning

Jenny Connected

Once you start thinking in terms of metaphors for learning, you find them everywhere. At the beginning of this year Mariana Funes, Frances Bell and I had a paper published about the use of the rhizome as a metaphor for learning.

2016 23

Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

Elsua

it’s been a long while since last time that I participated on a Blog Carnival, specially around the topic of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Learning. We just can’t formalise what we don’t even know, i.e. how people learn while on the job.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

Jenny Connected

There have been a few interesting goings on in the open ‘Personal Learning Conversation’ that Stephen Downes is running. In this he responded to Contact North’s ideas about the Future of Online Learning, expanding on the ideas and saying where he agreed and disagreed.

2016 42

(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is a lot of attention for video and use of multimedia online, after all youtube has almost 300 million view hours per day.Gemma Critchley talked about emoties while learning: "people will forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel".

2015 78

Learning about learning from Gertrude Stein

Jenny Connected

Week 5 has started (with the theme of Anti-Modernist Doubts), but I am still thinking about Week 4 and Gertrude Stein - and what I can learn from her about teaching and learning. For me thinking spatially instead of linearly describes the learning process. Embodied learning.

2013 33

Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

Jenny Connected

In a couple of weeks I will present a paper with Jutta Pauschenwein at the 10 th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, which is very convenient as it is less than half an hour from my home. The abstract of the paper has been published on the Networked Learning Conference site.

2016 51

Social learning circle- new ways of learning at a conference

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last Tuesday I've facilitated a so-called learning circle about social learning at the Next Learning conference in Den Bosch. You often hear at conferences that we are "not really applying our own learning principles". social learning

2016 28

Beyond Institutions – Personal Learning in a Networked World

Jenny Connected

In this presentation I look at the needs and demands of people seeking learning with the models and designs offered by traditional institutions, and in the spirit of reclaiming learning describe a new network-based system of education with the learner managing his or her education. There is a distinction between personal learning and personalized learning. Institutions don’t understand personal learning because personal learning has to be in the control of the learner.

2014 54

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

Jenny Connected

The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. The title of her keynote was Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning , which she framed around the question ‘Do we need other ways to think about networked learning space?’. E-Learning.

2016 58

From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

More and more trainers and facilitators use online platforms for online interaction to facilitate learning. You may adjust the learning process gradually as a result. The value of these data is in analyzing and interpreting: what we call learning analytics.

2015 69

My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I choose the topic: my example of social learning. I notice that there is a lot of confusion about social learning: is social learning about learning through social media? is social learning any process in which more than two people are involved?

2016 21

Third Research Paper on Rhizomatic Learning

Jenny Connected

Source of image: Making sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning. Today our third paper about learning in the Rhizomatic Learning: The Community is the Curriculum MOOC (commonly known as Rhizo14) has been published. Research in Learning Technology.

2016 33

Dilemmas of Interorganizational Learning

Networking Action

A new publication pushes the boundaries of what is known about interorganizational learning (IOL). In the latest issue of the Dutch-based capacity.org , IOL is looked at from the perspective of the publication’s main audience: the non-profit development sector. Reflecting … Net Dev

2013 51

Returning to Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

Following our (Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and me) last publication in IRRODL – Footprints of Emergence – we have continued to think about the factors which influence the potential for emergent learning in any given learning environment or curriculum.