Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

This week’s topic for Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0

2018 183

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 In the last three paragraphs in this synopsis he writes: In connectivism we have explored the idea of thinking of knowledge as a graph, and of learning as the growth and manipulation of a graph. e-learning 3.0

2018 149

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 This was a very good way of learning more about fellow participants at the start of the course, but also of recognising that we can easily connect to anyone across the world in just a few steps. e-learning 3.0


E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 Laura Ritchie’s blog post about this topic – Building with learning #el30: Week 2 – [link]. e-learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more. We can choose which of these two tasks to complete.

2018 130

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 But, the focus this week has been on the next generation of Cloud Computing for virtual learning rather than for storage and file sharing. Students at the Open University, UK, are distance learning students who bring their own device. But he pointed out that we have only recently begun to think of data as open educational resources that will be very useful for learning. e-learning 3.0

2018 132

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

On this site Stephen writes: The premise of this course is that we are entering the third major phase of the world wide web, and that it will redefine online learning as it has previously. This means that the approach to learning will change. el30 e-learning e-learning 3.0

2018 161

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 I could never work out where I was and always felt disoriented, but those were early days in online learning for me. e-learning 3.0 MOOC was Ben Werdmuller.

2018 135

Learn facilitation?

Viv Mcwaters

You can read all the details about Creative Facilitation: The Basics here and Facilitation as Performance here , and other people seem to have enjoyed the experience, even learned some stuff. Learn facilitation? The post Learn facilitation? Facilitation Learning

2015 201

#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).

2016 201

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

In the E-learning 3.0 Quick (13 minutes) description of how to use the E-Learning 3.0 Finally I added the E-Learning 3.0 e-learning 3.0 MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week.

2018 135

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 263

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.

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 230

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 234

Learning about fast learning

Learning Alliances

Sean Murphy and I have been experimenting with a form of fast learning — and figuring out what we’re doing as we go along. all situations where learning is required). business models Learning mvpOODA

2014 159

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

This post is a response to a challenge set, as a result of Task 2, by Frank Polster , a fellow course participant on Stephen Downes’ MOOC, E-Learning 3.0. Here is my challenge to all the E-Learning 3.0 I have given this post the Title, E-Learning 3.0: e-learning 3.0

2018 140

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 211

Learning poses or learning to model?

Joitske Hulsebosch

A beautiful example in my opinion of the difference between what learning tips and tricks in a course or short training compared with learning in practice and learning in networks and communities. A longer road that leads to more profound learning as professional.

2017 154

Learning spaces


My interests in learning and architecture come pretty nice together with homeschooling our kids. When I dived into learning about project-based homeschooling , creating a workspace for the kids was the first thing I picked up. Of course, learning happens everywhere.

2014 188

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016


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 259

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’.

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.

2014 219

Forbidden to learn (socially)

Joitske Hulsebosch

In both cases, it is as if you prohibit people to learn. In social learning, it is important that you can look into the kitchen, you chat and learn in conversation with other professionals. Do you know of more situations in which it is actually forbidden to learn?

2015 169

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.

Let's improve our learning language as learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

If the Sami eskimos have 180 words for snow - how come we as learning professionals have only one word for learning? OK, we have learning and development (L&D) so we have two words. I think we are way too sloppy in talking about learning.

2015 224

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 130

Learning highlights: July-August 2018


Unschooling learning highlights unschoolingIt’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

2018 116

Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

A failure to learn from what happened we are much less willing to tolerate. So today, I’m excited to share a new set of step-by-step deployment plans based on the best practices we’ve learned from working with thousands of customers to successfully roll-out Azure AD.

2018 116

Learning facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Here I am in Madang in Papua New Guinea, preparing to deliver a five-day facilitation skills training to local Papua New Guineans who will take what they learn back into their communities. In general, people want to learn processes, how to deal with difficult people, and how to know what process to use. You can’t learn to drive without using a car, so you can’t learn to facilitate without using processes. It’s easy to learn a new process.

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 142

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.

2014 199

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.

FSLT13 – What is learning?

Jenny Connected

Whilst this is an orientation week, no time has been wasted in getting down to the nitty gritty, with George Roberts asking the question in the Week 0 Moodle Forum – ‘What is learning?’ It is very straight forward and emphasises the process of learning and teaching.

2013 199

Sustainability of smart digitally enhanced learning ecosystems

Taming the spaces

The digital innovation sustainability bottlenecks in schools are related with actuating the organizations as systems, that is influenced by ill-developed feedback loops of data-, learning- and information flows for the purpose of intra-organizational innovation driven transformation as well as for transforming the […]. digital learning ecosystems sustainabilityWe have published an article that models sustainability issues in digitally enhanced schools.

2018 100

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.

2013 267

Learning is everywhere


Just a little shopping trip and a bit of a fresh air, but when I look back I see many learning moments that were packed in there. Learning to recognise and accept own fears and building self-confidence dealing with a big dog who was very interested to see the kids.

2015 237

Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

This is the third in a series of posts we are making in preparation for the e-learning conference in Graz, Austria , at which we are speaking on September 17 th. Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios.

2014 169

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 192

Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Footprints have been drawn not only by learners, but by teachers, designers and researchers, both for formal and informal learning experiences.

2016 169

Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. Any Twitterchat is hard work but it was worst to make sense here because I noticed that we all talked with a different view on social learning.

2018 130

Learning is an adventure

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve always believed in the importance of helping others learn to do what I do with facilitation, and more, rather than build a dependence. By attempting to make people’s learning more detailed and explicit, we may be getting in people’s way.

2015 158

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


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 241

Social Learning: Learning Never Ends…


We talked as well about a good number of other business benefits of using social tools that I have been mentioning over here over the course of time; and one of those benefits is, without any doubt, that one of Learning , specially the concept of Informal (Social) Learning.