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 […]

The Three Challenges for Open Educational Resources #h817open

The term Open Educational Resources (OERs) was first introduced at a conference hosted by UNESCO in 2000, which broadly defined it as: The open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for noncommercial purposes (UNESCO, 2002:24). However, since then others have attempted to […]

Week 2: Metaphors, memes and mimicry? #edcmooc

Information that we copy from person to person, by imitation, by language, by talking, by telling stories, by wearing clothes, by doing things — this is information copied with variation and selection. This is [a] design process. (Blackmore, 2008) This post has taken a little longer to get published as I have been down with […]

Whoops, Apostrophe

A few years ago, I use to be quite a heavy user of ICQ and MSN Messenger. My online conversations would be peppered with emoticons, iterative punctuation and prominent capitalization. Unbeknown to me, I was using what Garrison & Anderson (2003) called “affective responses” to replace those non-verbal communication and voice intonations that we all […]