SCORM X.O

Ben Clark from Project TinCan reached out and responded to my last post on SCORM. They have an amazing platform - not only have they been chartered with researching what the next generation of eLearning runtime communication should look like, but they have also employed a cool tool called UserVoice to crowd source ideas and opinions. TinCan is managed... Continue Reading →

PLE/N Tools

Really nice collection of links for this week's #PLENK2010 discussions. I especially liked Patterns of personal learning environments, Wilson. Wilson looks at patterns of use of and activity in personal learning tools and learning networks, revising a previous approach which was very functional and tool-specific. One of the ongoing challenges I have is with the... Continue Reading →

New Literacies

Listening to Will Richardson's session on PLENK2010 this past Wednesday. He brought up NCTE's definition of critical literacies: Develop proficiency with the tools of technology Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple... Continue Reading →

The informal learning debate

The debate at Oxford Union this Wednesday on informal learning was very interesting, more so because some wonderful people on Twitter were actually relaying it blow-by-blow and also because I was testing my multi-tasking skills by juggling between the Twitter conversation and the PLENK session! The motion was: The House believes that technology based informal learning is... Continue Reading →

PLEs and Connective Environments

With a little help from Jatinder, a kindred soul in the making of simulators that happen to attract Brandon Hall Awards, I tried to visualize a model of PLEs operating in a connective environment. It started with a reply I made to Janet and Carmen on what I think should be: ...let us contrast the... Continue Reading →

The eXtended Web PLENK discussion

Missed Janet Clarey's great interactive talk this Wednesday but caught up with the recording. I think it was a great session on many accounts. Janet brings her great experience in Corporate Learning Development research at Brandon Hall into the session she leads. Thanks, Janet! The main questions that she addressed were: What are Web 1.0/2.0 learning... Continue Reading →

Connectivist and Constructivist PLEs

Is the PLE a connectivist construct or a constructivist construct? Or both? Or neither, just influenced by many theories? A statement by Wendy Drexler in her paper prompted this question. I quote: Principles of connectivism equate to fundamentals of learning in a networked world. The design of the teacher-facilitated, student-created personal learning environment in this study... Continue Reading →

The Curation Debate – Plenk2010

Yesterday's session seemed to be interesting. I missed it but was catching up on the recording. One part of it, around Curation (at least where it initially started), was especially interesting, not only from the point of view of what was being discussed, but also as an interesting example of the anatomy of the "narrative... Continue Reading →

PLE Architecture

Rita Kop mentions Stephen Downes' charter/vision for a PLE extending on from a discussion of critical literacies and the eXtended Web, building on Steve Wheeler's Web 3.0, George Siemens' xWeb and Stephen's Web X, to which I would add some of my own thoughts from a couple of years ago on Learning X.0: The components that were... Continue Reading →

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