Calling for comments- or links to blogs to further explore the recent CCK08 course
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1 December 2008
Any comments about the recent CCK08 course? It seems to fit with the spirit and practice of sharing learning designs and I'd be interested in the views of others- even if it means relinking to your blogs posts.
This could all get very self referential......
See http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wiki/Connectivism for more details.
"Delivered in partnership with: Extended Education and Learning Technologies Centre, University of Manitoba
Course Code: 98813- 08-01
Course Description: Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is a twelve week course that will explore the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explore their application as a framework for theories of teaching and learning. It will outline a connectivist understanding of educational systems of the future. This course will help participants make sense of the transformative impact of technology in teaching and learning over the last decade. The voices calling for reform do so from many perspectives, with some suggesting 'new learners' require different learning models, others suggesting reform is needed due to globalization and increased competition, and still others suggesting technology is the salvation for the shortfalls evident in the system today. While each of these views tell us about the need for change, they overlook the primary reasons why change is required.
Programs: For credit in Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education and Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning (certificate will be available January, 2009.
Date: September 8, 2008 - November 30, 2008
Technologies Used: Through out this "course" participants will use a variety of technologies. For example, participants will use blogs, Second Life, Page Flakes, attend UStream sessions, attend Elluminate sessions, participate in discussions in Moodle forums, and so on. Additional technologies will be introduced as is required to attend to concerns or opportunities arising over the next 12 weeks.
Facilitators: George Siemens and Stephen Downes will co-facilitate this innovative and timely course."