Week 6: Communal Constructivism – Introducing the concept

The e-Learning Ecologies MOOC: Week 6 Question Make a post introducing a collaborative intelligence concept. Define the concept and provide at least 1 example of the concept in practice. Be sure to add links or other references and images or other media to illustrate your point. If possible, select a concept that nobody has addressed […]

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Week 5: Learning Analytics – Introducing the concept

The e-Learning Ecologies MOOC: Week 5 Question Make a post introducing a recursive feedback concept. Define the concept and provide at least 1 example of the concept in practice. Be sure to add links or other references and images or other media to illustrate your point. If possible, select a concept that nobody has addressed […]

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Week 4: Digital Literacy – Introducing the concept

The e-Learning Ecologies MOOC: Week 4 Question Make a post introducing a multimodal meaning concept. Define the concept and provide at least 1 example of the concept in practice. Be sure to add links or other references and images or other media to illustrate your point. If possible, select a concept that nobody has addressed […]

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Week 3: Partners in Learning – Introducing the concept

The e-Learning Ecologies MOOC: Week 3 Question Make a post introducing an active knowledge making concept. Define the concept and provide at least 1 example of the concept in practice. Be sure to add links or other references and images or other media to illustrate your point. If possible, select a concept that nobody has […]

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Week 2: Connectivism – Introducing the concept

The e-Learning Ecologies MOOC: Week 2 Question Make a post introducing a ubiquitous learning concept. Define the concept and provide at least 1 example of the concept in practice. Be sure to add links or other references and images or other media to illustrate your point. If possible, select a concept that nobody has addressed […]

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Week 1: The Philosophy vs. The Application of Pedagogies

The e-Learning Ecologies MOOC: Week 1 Question We don’t want to criticize didactic/mimetic pedagogy. It had its place in its time. It has done its job, sometimes appropriately, and in some circumstances it may still be appropriate. However, our focus in this learning module is on the affordances offered by e-learning environments for collaborative/reflexive learning. […]

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The e-Learning Ecologies MOOC

Having promised myself that I would not do it whilst I am currently embarking on the EdD (Doctorate in Education), I have signed up to do another MOOC course through Coursera. The course, in question, is called “e-Learning Ecologies” and is being run by the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The […]

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Critical Realism: A Philosophy in search of a Method?

I have now completed the essay for the second module on the EdD programme. Once again, I needed to write a 4000 word essay and I chose a topic that I knew next to nothing about: critical realism. The essay was in the context on how critical realism could enhance our understanding of educational knowledge […]

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Learning Spaces: A Bibliography

In 2011, I had just successfully completed my MSc in e-Learning (now MSc in Digital Education) with the University of Edinburgh. My Master’s dissertation was called “Towards aligning pedagogy, space and technology inside a large-scale learning environment“, which to some extent was an extension to a JISC funded project called iBorrow and also coincided with the […]

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Connectivism: Theory or Phenomenon?

Preface Back in March 2013, I signed up to do the “Open Education“ MOOC from The Open University on the OpenLearn platform. Also in March, I started my Doctorate in Education (EdD) at Canterbury Christ Church University, so the “Open Education” course took a back seat. The EdD is made up of seven modules at Master’s level, on the successful completion of these […]

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