Gaming can make a better world
Finally catching up with gamesmooc this week ;-)I haven't quite gotten to playing games just yet (runescape is not cooperating with me), but I did read over the text-based materials (thanks to Pocket!) and views the TED talks. This particular one was pretty interesting. The example she gives of Herodotus of the Lydians playing games one day and eating another, thus surviving an 18 year
Lurkers, Lurking, Learners, Learning, what is learning?
I tried making that rhyme, to come up with a catchy title, but it didn't really work out... Oh well, maybe next time ;-)In any case, in the Research_MOOC Mailing list Alan Selig had an interesting question which I thought I would poke at for a while until I came to an answer (or at least something to add to the discussion)Alan SeligOne final "wonderment" from my limited understanding of Connectivist Learning
eduMOOC is upon us, and more chaotic than ever!
Well, eduMOOC starts today!This will be my fourth MOOC, and it seems to be the most chaotic to date, even more chaotic than CCK11! It seems like LAK11, perhaps due to its theme, didn't have many active participants, which made it easier to follow. CCK11 was a but more chaotic, but gRSShopper made it easier to find and prune blog posts of interest to read and comment back on. mobiMOOC was less chaotic
Semantics, Epistemology and Learning
Wed, Apr 6 2011 17:49 | CCK11, epistemology, knowledge, learning, learningTheories, mobiMOOC, semantics
Another interesting post by Jaap in this week's (final week) of CCK11 made me think.Jaap writes:As a connectivist (CCK11) I do not like the words “acquisition of knowledge”, I like to that to be “connecting to information”.This made me think of the philosophy behind knowledge, how one sees knowledge and information (and ultimately wisdom?), and the semantics behind the words we use. Take for
Learning Theories: Back-of-the-napkin edition
I spent last week viewing and commenting on CCK11 blog post, but not really writing much about it. I saw a number of posts on digital scholarship, but I still haven't had a chance to listen to the MP3 file. Hopefully today on the commute home! The speaker has a really soft voice and it's hard to really hear him on the train (perhaps some audio post-processing is in order?)This week in CCK11 we've got