I review a few blogs today. Some of us are contemplating the benefits of Massively Online Open Courses, #change11 and if education as we know it is totally blown up. I reviewed Roland LeGrand’s Mixed Realties blog...”Do the g20 Leaders have a wiki and other questions?” He notes that there is a “Disconnect between the formats for cooperation on the level of our world leaders and the disruptive changes caused by globalization, networks, and the amplification of collective intelligence will lead to even more upheaval.”
On Apostolos K’s blog he writes about Rhizomatic Knowledge..Provides a great overview of Rhizomatic and explains the definition of Rhizones came from the Greek word for “root.” Ideas are multiple, interconnected, self-replicating…”there may be no end (since roots do continue to grow both around and through obstacles) but they do have a beginning, so there is a start.”
On Jeffrey Keefers Silence and Voice blog — Educational Research and Virtual Identity in Post Modernity…Provides a summary of Nancy White’s MOOC…
I Listened to Nancy White’s session so it is interesting to read someone else’s interpretation of the presentation. The most interesting topic in Nancy’s presentation was that reference to Social Artist. She defines social artist as, from Jeffrey’s blog “someone who teaches and supports learners by using creative and sympathetic means to patiently encourage them to establish and follow their own goals while being connected with a larger and increasingly complex and chaotic world. “
Nancy did talk a lot about change…change as a concept has lost it’s novelty for me though ..change is just what I do.
This is a short blog. I review other blogs such as Sui Faiii John Mak’s a good read, very introspective and reflective on education and learning. I really appreciated his ideas and thoughts on blogging such as:
“Blogging to me open up new opportunities to share my understanding and perceptions about others, the community and the world.” Just a great thought to share.
I want to blog more on Direct Learning. But I am getting sucked into some thoughts and projects that I share on my other blog on photographs and photography. It is a bit more personal in nature.