viernes, 30 de octubre de 2009

Lets write a "collaborative micro-paper on twitter" for #CCK09

I threw a proposal on twitter:
So far, I got this answers:
from @leilanachawati: I like PLEs

from @
It helps us understanding macro issues while enhancing personal learning capabilities

from @NicolaAvery - what I like most about connectivism - surprising comments from people that you never imagined

and mine:
I like there is no outside control on learning: is a personal discovering process (with others)
(I don´t know if i think the same now, i will think of a new answer when i finish the course)

Want to leave your answer? Please do so.

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2009

I want to write about this...can I?

"Learning is about embracing vulnerability" says Siemens on October 23s´ session

Empowerment. Freedom. It´s interesting that this words are starting to arise. I think we were experiencing them but we were not talking about them. In yesterday session the wheel started to move on that direction: "daring to learn", "making our own decisions as learners" and "embracing vulnerability". After the Elluminate session where finally participants of the course took the mic, a co-learner posted:
-Risk taking & vulnerability in open courses – get over it?
-And Sui Fai commented on Tracy´s post ..."
We all support each other especially when we are vulnerable. That sets the spirit of empowerment"... (update: Today Leila´s post is a great example of this)
Then: Siemens thanking us for participating on that session (daring to!) shows that eventhough we are taking a course on the transformation in learning process is not easy for us to be transformed.

martes, 20 de octubre de 2009

In Search of Lost Time - almost 2 weeks outside of CCK09

Reading Nicola´s post about her experience of the course just with her mobile inspired me to write about the experience of the course just without the time for it.

Special circumstances from work made me stay away from my computer, from my emails, and of course, from CCK09. I can´t remember ever been disconnected for so long before, not even checking my emails! I think that never happened before. Even when I gave birth to my child, after two or three days I checked my mails for sure.

To be disconnected was not so terrible ( I was stressed out with all the things that were going on at work) but what worried me was staying out of the course, how would I be able to get back in?

I asked for help. Emapey wrote me an email with a resume of what happened on those days I was away and that is helping me to stay on track. Using emapey´s selection over subjects gives me a general idea and makes me feel confident on going on the way I can.

And this is the lesson: I´m late, but I can join again if I want to. I have many things to read, but if I hurry up I can be able to be ready to follow discussion at the forum soon. The bottom line is: at the end of the course, even people wont be discussing on the forum after the course is finished, the discussion will still be there, the course will still be online, I will still be able to "make my own course" (as Emapey says, my personal and wonderfull guide for CCK09). The readings, links, recordings, blogs, tags will still be there for me. CCK09 is a tailormade course, and I´m my own tailor.

viernes, 2 de octubre de 2009

network vs group - week3

a network way of speaking about god: #GOD
a group way of speaking about god: CHURCH
a network way of agreement: RETWEET
a group way of agreement: IDENTITY
a network way of property: CREATIVE COMMONS
a group way of property: SIGN IN
a network way of love: LINK
a group way of love: FAMILY
a network way of thinking: COMMENT
a group way of thinking: LISTEN