I found time today, after two very busy weeks, to redive myself into the course. I read Mrs.Gráinne Conole's document and I considered it very interesting. I liked over all her analysis about the conflict we're living in our schools and the pragmatic and practical answers she gives.
Surely I'll study it better because I think it's a good starting point to reflect about the introduction of new technology tools in our reality.
Ho iniziato le letture di questa settimana con questo documento che, anche se in inglese, è di facile lettura. L'autrice fa un'analisi del conflitto pedagogico che nasce con l'introduzione delle nuove tecnologie nella scuola ed in particolare quelle legate al Web. Dà inoltre schemi applicativi per il nuovo instructional design.
How to integrate a group with a network (Moodle forum)
by Emanuela Zibordi - Friday, 10 October 2008
after reading some documents,these days I'm asking this question: how to integrate a group with a network?
Their features seem quite different and sometimes opposite.
In my case, how to integrate school groups (students) with the network without losing someone of which I have the teaching responsibility?
Does creating a school network mean to implement a mixed environment between the group (institutional one) and network?
I think so, but I'd like to know your idea too.
by Carlos González Casares - Friday, 10 October 2008
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I think that my position on Connectivism has already been widely expressed in previous posts, and probably I will have to talk about it more. This week, in fact, I'd like to do something else.
You know, we're in the beginning of the school year, the time where teachers make programs. One of my responsability includes the coordination of a class, the First "Liceo Linguistico" and this role has to do with communication and connection of various components of the class: students, teachers, families, leadership.
Last week I attended the class coordinators meeting, so I found something which could become my first Connectivism little project.
These were my reflections:
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Well, I would tell you about my idea of “Networks versus Groups”. The title of this forum makes me reflect about what Network means and what Group means.
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This morning I tried to search a personal meaning of connectivism -copying what others did :-) - and I wondered because I discovered that my work (I’m P.E. teacher) lives by connections and so I think I will take this pattern as a model to develop the sense of the C. online. I’ll try to explain better.
A few weeks before starting the course, I read (and translated) some documents that were available on the CCK blog. In particular I focused on two Mr Downes texts:
-An Introduction to Connective Knowledge;
-Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge;
It is because I wanted to get an idea from the conceptual point of view, what is the meaning of Connectivism. (C.) In particular I have some considerations:
I appreciate that it has been underlined that the “network of networks” (brain), cannot be compared to a computer and how the human learning considerably differs from the computational process that takes place in the memory of a PC. The process of teaching/learning is much more complex and its simplification (reduction in computational operations) is a background error.
La comunità italiana (ad oggi ventuno corsisti) ha intrapreso le traduzioni in italiano dei documenti più significativi del corso prima della partenza dello stesso, che sarà il prossimo Settembre . Si è pensato di utilizzare Google docs e di rendere questi documenti pubblici. Ecco i link:
Connettivismo: sistema educativo del futuro. Così lo definiscono le due maggiori figure internazionali del Connettivismo e della Conoscenza Connettiva: George Siemens e Stephen Downes. Il loro corso on-line, della durata di 12 settimane, partirà in Settembre 2008 e tratterà questi argomenti: