Learning in times of abundance...for quite some time now!
This week's topic, as I mentioned in my initial post, is learning in times of abundance. Eric Duval, in his definition of abundance, goes for the digital element, but I wanted to focus on something a little more mundane - the "disconnected" world of the library. The fact of the matter is that our abundance of information is no new thing. Some may go back as far
Adjunct Technology...or pay your adjuncts better :)
I was reading a post by Leahgrrl the other day titled Adjunct Technology, or why I can't figure out Blackboard. It was quite an interesting post, and not something completely foreign to me - I've read my fair share of adjunct posts on the Chronicle of Higher Ed, and Inside Higher Ed, as well as having known many adjuncts personally. This past week, while attending the Sloan-C annual conference (virtually)
Campus vs. Online: fighting in the family
Last week I was a virtual attendee at the annual Sloan-C conference. It was fun and educational enough to spend 3 days watching live streamed sessions, and a saturday catching up on some recorded ones. The recorded ones are not as fun since you don't have the twitter stream going :-) In any case, I was watching the session on State Perspectives on Online Education and it seemed to me that there
L'âge de l'abondance
Je sais que cette semaine n'est pas fini, mais je ne sais pas si j'ai autres choses à dire pour ce sujet. Alors, maintenant je pense à le sujet de change MOOC de la semaine prochaine. Le thème de la semaine prochaine est l'apprentissage dans le temps d'abondance. Vraiment je ne sais pas que veut dire Éric Duval (notre facilitateur pour cette semaine) mais je me demande: ce qui est en abondance?L'information?
Change the PhD: PhD by Publication
The other day I was writing about changing the PhD and Jenny wrote an informative reply to my post informing me that in the UK there are actually three types of PhD programs, the ones that I had experience with (though my researching of PhD programs): the "enter with a dissertation topic;" those that have required course components and a dissertation (what I would term "North
Ριζωματική γνώση: πως μεγαλώνει αυτή η ρίζα;
Το περασμένο σαββατοκύριακο είδα πως είχαμε μια νέα μονάδα στο Change11, με θέμα την ριζωματική γνώση. Ήθελα να γράψω κάτι περί αυτού (γιατί πάνω κάτω συμφωνώ με αυτή την επιστημολογία αλλά δεν μου ερχόταν να γράψω κάτι, λίγο
Rhizomatic Learning Animation - Pretty cool!
I have to say that this is, hands down, the most cool thing that I've seen a participant do in any MOOC I've ever been! Kudos to Guilia Forsythe!Here is Guilia's Challege:So, I’m issuing a remix challenge. Record some audio for my doodle: using your PC, Mac, mobile, soundcloud, YouTube, etc. (your tool of choice, etc.), while watching the video and post it here for me. Or download the video
Change the PhD
This post is only peripherally related to Rhizomatic Knowledge (so you can skip it if you want ;-) )Yesterday evening I was looking over my twitter stream and I saw a post re-tweeted by George Siemens on what to say when someone asks you "should I do a PhD?" This post got me thinking (again) about the differences between a US (or perhaps a North American) PhD program and a UK PhD program.
Rhizomatic Knowledge initial thoughts
This week's topic in ChangeMOOC is brought to us by Dave Cormier and the topic is Rhizomatic knowledge, rhizome coming from the Greek word for "root." (OK, that's my last "big fat Greek wedding" moment for this blog post :-) )Dave tells us that the idea comes from Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in their book "a thousand plateaus" and the idea, at least according to Deleuze and Guattari is
Connecting and weaving knowledge
This week's Change topic was a nice break for me, allowed me to take a moment, catch up with other people's blogs, and the weekly session (which I made an attempt to visit while it was live, but I somehow missed it) was loose enough to allow for this break.In any case, the topic of this week was "Triangulating, weaving and connecting our learning." I've written before about disconnected knowledge (although