Category Archives: connectivism

George Siemens and the Evolution of Ed Tech

George Siemens wrote a very thoughtful post on his current thinking about education technology called “Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else.” ¬†Siemens has been very important in shaping my own thought on education technology and online learning. His work has … Continue reading

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Information Management in 1912

One of the reasons I just hate the internet is that while searching for something that no longer interests me now, I accidentally clicked on something that I found so mesmerising and intriguing, and yet I really didn’t know why. … Continue reading

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Towards a Connectivist ePortfolio

I am reviewing eportfolio systems and processes for faculty at Humboldt State University, and I am concerned with how little has changed in this field over the last ten years. There are some good ideas out there around assessment and … Continue reading

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Mushrooms, Neuroscience, and Education

There is an interesting story about magic mushrooms in Wired Magazine this month. It includes¬†a nice graphic that demonstrates the connections in the brain when on psilocybin. I find this interesting because there are a number of researchers attempting to … Continue reading

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Why Connectivism is a Learning Theory

Domains of major fields of physics (Photo credit: Wikipedia) David Wiley recently made a comment on his blog, in response to a very succinct posting by Stephen Downes, that the learning theory Connectivism, though he is sympathetic to it, was … Continue reading

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Connectivism – The First 2000 Years

I would like to highly recommend a book I am currently reading to educators interested in Connectivism. It is called Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2000 Thousand Years by Tom Standage, the digital editor at the … Continue reading

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Using a Blog-Based Environment to Support a Community of Learners

Presentation notes for: “Using a Blog-Based Environment to Support a Community of Learners”Institute for Student Success, Humboldt State UniversityPresenters: Daniel Fiore, Riley Quarles, Claire Knox, and Child Development Faculty Riley introduced everyone by saying that the network of blogs (WordPress) … Continue reading

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#Rhizome14: Community as Curriculum

This is my introductory post. I am participating in a MOOC facilitated by Dave Cormier called “Rhizomatic Learning – The Community is the Curriculum.” Dave’s 2008 article “Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum” has informed many of my education projects since … Continue reading

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Social Networks and The Good Way to Do History

Biblioteque Nationale There is a fascinating article by Harvard librarian Robert Darnton in this month’s New York Review of Books called “The Good Way to Do History.” It is a review of Arlette Farge’s book The Allure of the Archives. This … Continue reading

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eLearning 101: Presentation from DET/CHE

I went to the DET/CHE conference in November and I had a presentation that I was going to give. What happened at the conference was interesting. After listening to other presentations and listening to the concerns, fears, and needs of … Continue reading

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