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Meta-design framework for open learning ecosystems at MUP/PLE Lecture Series

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Here is an advertisement to my lecture at MUP/PLE Lecture series, 14th of June at Open University of London. Mash-UP Personal Learning Environments (MUP/PLE) group on TELeurope: [link]. affordance designs hybrid ecology self-directed learning web2.0 mupple11

Citizen science and public engagement perspectives

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Bernard Schiele from University of Quebec emphasised the need to overcome the Deficit model in explaining the […]. I attended in Oslo Science Park the seminar on citizen participation, expertise, and knowledge sharing in cultural heritage archives and natural history institutions. The seminar dealt with different aspects, which i found interesting to keep a record about.

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The Set as an ecological concept

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Today Terry Anderson [link] had a lecture of open education in Tallinn University. He mentioned a genial and catchy The Set concept they have started using in MOOCs that i became quite facinated of. The Set is a set of students who have similar preferences to courses they take in MOOCs, also i think in general […

Modeling spaces for self-directed learning at university courses

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Today i sent away my paper: Modeling spaces for self-directed learning at university courses to the special call of Journal of Educational Technology & Society. I hope it is of some interest, although to go through the review process is always very hard. The main idea is to bring out the ecological learning design framework elements and show how they were applicable at the course design.

An ecological learning design approach

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This is the paper that i am going to present and test out on my colleagues in Tallinn University where our research is focused on various (digital) learning ecosystems. I have summarized my last years ideas into the Ecological Learning Design approach. elearning 2.0 hybrid ecology ecological learning design learning ecosystem

Ontobrands as prototypical stories attract stigmergic narrative mediation and swarming

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Center for Mobile Communication Studies, Rutgers University ?New Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press. As part of one paper An ontospacial representation of writing narratives in hybrid ecosystem I try to explain narrative behaviors in hybrid ecosystem using the ontospacial method.

Narrative new media ecosystems

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There are several interesting talks, i hope to add some comments to this post from the site: Martedì 24 maggio William Uricchio (MIT – Utrecht University) When Metaphors Slip Their Bounds Massimo Scaglioni e Luca Barra (Università Cattolica [.]. This week i will be at the Media Mutations conference in Bolognia. The topic focuses on ecosystems.

Grant report: Distributed learning environments, their interoperability, and models of application (2008-2013)

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From 2008-2013 our team in Tallinn University, Center for Educational Technology was fulfilling the grant “Distributed learning environments, their interoperability, and models of application”. Now it is the time to make some conclusions: We developed the framework and tool prototypes for supporting self-directed learning in augmented learning environment. An augmented learning environment is defined as [.]. elearning 2.0 hybrid ecology self-directed learning web2.0

Terry Anderson and Rory McGreal in HTK

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Terry Anderson and Rory McGreal from Athabasca University are visiting our Center for Educational Technology today, 4.April. We have a free discussion of open education ideas, comparing our open education approach with their teaching ideas. One idea that we had vaguely discussed already a week before at IntelLEO project meeting with our Canadian partner Dragan [.]. IntelLEO

Team as my tool

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Last spring we run in Tallinn University an international course ‘eLearning’ in the frames of the IST 6th Framework project iCamp ( [link] ).

Ecology of learning with new media tools

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I was invited by Merja Bauters to do a lecture “Ecology of learning with new media tools” at Master of Semiotics program in Helsinki University for the course “Semiotics and media, sciences and technology studies” Lecture will be at Monday, 15th of November, 2010 (16-18) https://connect.metropolia.fi/lakkala/.

interrelated affordance dimensions as systems

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I am preparing the virtual lecture “Ecology of learning with new media tools&# for the master of semiotics program in Helsinki University for the course “Semiotics and media, sciences and technology studies&#. I was looking one article that was inspired by the Lakoff’s book “Metaphors we live bye&#. It assumes that we live by metaphors [.].

Semiosphere and affordances, talking with Wilma Clark

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Yesterday evening I spent three hours with Wilma Clark from LondonKnowledgeLab of King’s Colleage to chat in Tartu University cafe about mutual research interests.

Professor position call: digital ecosystems

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Institute of Informatics, Tallinn University, ESTONIA*. Tenure at Tallinn University can be achieved after two successful periods. 5) An understanding of and commitment to the role of the University to the world innovation stage, experience in cooperating with the industry is particularly welcome. The Institute of Informatics invites applications for a position of. Professor of Digital Ecosystems. Deadline of applications: June 10, 2010.

Einstein: hybrid space, waves, and us being the hybridized tools in ecosystem

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We are really structures of the universe, and our discrete and separate ‘body’ is a naive real illusion of the senses. … A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. Wonderful words from Einstein show that the idea of hybrid ecosystem in our web culture is actually more deeply explainable with physics. Einstein wrote: The solution is simple, to work from real waves in a continuously connected space.

Human cognition as a chance-seeking system

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Last week i finally had the chance to meet in person with Emanuele Bardone from University of Pavia, with whom i have been in contact in concerns of affordance and niche ideas for about a year when i discovered papers about eco-cognitive niche construction he wrote with Lorenzo Magnani.

Crossing network borders: seeing people behind artifacts, taking action in people networks for collaborating on meanings

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I think it may be great to develop more universal figure for social software ecosystems about similar functioning across various network borders from people to artifacts. Tonight i started to think of the nature of networks , but particularly of the transformations that take place while we go from one type of network to another type. I think from the ecosystem point of view, mapping the reasons of this transformation and how much it is really happening is interesting.

Using ’social navigation’ and ‘participatory surveillance’ terms for co-creation and joint action

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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, T.L. Olga Levistova wants to deal in her master study the question: How does social surveillance become into participatory surveillance. Her investigations are related with our hybrid ecosystem studies in which we refer to certain swarming phenomena that take place as a result of something like social awareness and monitoring, social surveillance, and social navigation.

Intelligent Learning Extended Organization (IntelLEO) project progress

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Our case in Estonia is the “University teacher training Unit – School as a workplace for teachers&# cross-border knowledge conversion. The 7th Framework project Intelligent Learning Extended Organization ( IntelLEO ) was launched in february 2009. Since then we have been working with the first deliverables. It is now clear that the team has a lot of Web 2.0 inclined people and the solutions will come from social software developments.

Launching IntelLEO an Extended Intelligent Learning Organization

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In IntelLEO three business cases will be tested: - Collaborative learning and knowledge-building strategy within large industrial enterprise (Volkswagen - Strak – the Computer Aided Styling of automobiles) and university. university and customers. Harmonisation of individual & organisational objectives within in-service teachers and university. Tallinn University, Centre of Educational Technology. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organisational Sciences.

New course: Ecology of narratives in Tallinn

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Timetable: January 29, 30 (12-18, Tallinn University main Building Narva road 25, room IFI7106, Ecology of Narratives (Kai Pata, Anatole Fuksas). Everybody close to Tallinn are welcome to the course (in english): info in estonian. info in english. In between sessions we do activity in town and in virtual reality (writing narrative). Final meeting will be March 23th (10-14).

Ecological learning design framework

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We have in Tallinn University nice tradition to re-elect researcher positions every 4 years. I have been working in Tallinn University from autumn 2006 with half position working for iCamp project, and from january 2008 at full position. My position is now recruited and part of getting it back it is to give a report of my last period work. This will be at monday.

Hybrid ecosystem of narratives

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We have developed and tested the course Hybrid ecosystem of narratives in Tallinn University as one approach to understand how narratives appear in hybrid (real + virtual + social) Web 2.0 Many (that i refer below) have already assumed that learning through developing and discussing narratives in social web spaces has become a new innovative form of learning.

Roots of ecological psychology I

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Forming concepts and beliefs is something complex biological creatures do in order to be better in touch with the flow of experience, rather than uncovering fixed and transcendent universal truths. Yesterday we started to revise some concepts of ecology to be useful in our learning context. So i had to come back an look at some theory books. Harry Heft writes in Ecological Psychology in Context.

Binding affordances and GIS in hybrid places

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Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press. There is an interesting paper that provides some ideas how to use affordances together with geographical coordinates. This would enable the practical exploration of geolocative spaces. However, this framework is yet limited in describing hybrid places - the various virtual artifacts and meanings and action cules that are simultaneously mapped geolocatively must be part of the place description with affordances.

Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

In that post I included reference to Edinburgh University’s Online Teaching Manifesto , which they published in 2011. Manifesto for teaching online: Digital Education, University of Edinburgh, 2015.

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Weaving the Web: Launch of the Tilburg University Science Junction

Making CommunitySense

Today, Tilburg University’s Science Junction was launched: The Children’s University aims to work together with regional schools to develop curriculums and teaching materials for more gifted primary school students from groups 7 and 8 (age 10 to 12).

Dave Snowden on The 21st Century University

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In universities we are training recipe book users and assessing whether they can reproduce the recipe. Notes from Dave Snowden’s Presentation to Week 17 of ChangeMooc , 18-01-12. Recording of his presentation. Learning and the Human Brain. The assumption that the human brain is a computational device has led to an information focus in learning. There is a dominance of machine-type metaphors.

Dave Snowden on The 21st Century University

Jenny Connected

In universities we are training recipe book users and assessing whether they can reproduce the recipe. Notes from Dave Snowden’s Presentation to Week 17 of ChangeMooc , 18-01-12. Learning and the Human Brain. The assumption that the human brain is a computational device has led to an information focus in learning. There is a dominance of machine-type metaphors.

Are MOOCs immune to rigorous investigation?

Jenny Connected

Recently I worked with George Roberts, Marion Waite and Liz Lovegrove (from Oxford Brookes University), Joe Rosa (Cambridge University) and Sylvia Currie, BC Campus Canada (see Tutor Team ), to develop and run the FSLT12 MOOC earlier this year.

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Re-Imagining Education at Western Sydney University

Michael Sampson - Currents

Western Sydney University, with six campuses in the area, has installed new A/V equipment in two of its campuses to trial new forms of collaborative learning in classroom situations : In place of old-fashioned tutorial rooms with rows of desks facing the lecturer, the new campus will feature 24 learning studios accommodating between 50 and 60 students each. I hope the project team at the university are putting 80% of their effort into this re-thinking / re-imagining issue.

Re-Imagining Education at Western Sydney University

Michael Sampson - Currents

Western Sydney University, with six campuses in the area, has installed new A/V equipment in two of its campuses to trial new forms of collaborative learning in classroom situations : In place of old-fashioned tutorial rooms with rows of desks facing the lecturer, the new campus will feature 24 learning studios accommodating between 50 and 60 students each. I hope the project team at the university are putting 80% of their effort into this re-thinking / re-imagining issue.

Saybrook University reissues Jeff Stamps's PhD

Endless Knots

This evening, at Saybrook University's graduation ceremony, I will accept the following on Jeff's behalf: In Honor of his Outstanding Contributions in. Two posts now related to Jeff Stamps noting some "doin's" this weekend related to him in San Francisco. Books Education Jeff Stamps

LEGO Universe’s Penis Problem and Why Moderation Efforts Aren’t Hopeless

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Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Developing Your Community

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"Voluntary Simplicity" and "The Living Universe"

Endless Knots

Today's modest effort has been stimulated by a recent book, The Living Universe , by an old friend, Duane Elgin , whose 1981 book, Voluntary Simplicity , still resonates almost 30 years after its publication. So this is where The Living Universe took me.

Guiding your network weaving: Net-Map training in DC (June 27-28)

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facilitation fine-tuning implementation opportunities Organizational Learning Social Networks training Uncategorized upcoming events George Washington University learning Marvin Center Net-Map Washington DC At our trainings you dive into using Net-Map in your own context pretty quickly.

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Citizen scientists -- cracking the universe's code

Endless Knots

Thanks to Adam Lerner of Solvable, this fabulous article by Gareth Cook in Nov 11, 2011, Boston Globe, "How crowdsourcing is changing science." Remember SETI, which has been around almost since the birth of PCs, when many of us, myself. Collaboration Communities of practice Crowdsourcing Science

Become an expert Net-Map facilitator: Next training in DC June 27-28

Net-Map Toolbox

The location will be George Washington University and the charge will be $575, and for students $450. We are are planning 2 Net-Map workshops in Washington DC this year. There are some more workshops planned in other parts of the world (e.g. Kenya in May and Pakistan in April)– so stay tuned.

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Changing Dynamics in Learning at University

Michael Sampson - Currents

The key finding is that how students study and learn is changing: " While most universities advocate that students work no more than 12-16 hours per week while enrolled in a full time course, almost a third of students who maintain a full time job are working 16 hours or more per week according to the survey, which questioned both higher education and further education students across the UK. University isn't the only place to learn these things anymore.

Interrogating Thresholds of (Im)perceptibility

Jenny Connected

In December (2015) I attended a highly stimulating event at Lancaster University (UK) and blogged about it. There is also more information on their project website Tagged: AHRC , cosmology , dark matters , imperceptibility , Lancaster University.

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