Federated Social Networks

“The quantified self will give way to the qualified self.” Stephen Downes #el30
While watching the presentation E-Learning 3.0, where he explains the impact of the next wave of learning technologies emerging as a consequence of the significant and substantial changes coming to the World Wide Web, I asked myself what about the ‘Human Learning in the Age of Machine Learning’.

Seems I was not the only one. Roland Legrand wrote his thoughts as follows: “In times of rapidly developing Machine Learning Connectivism is a very suitable learning theory. It blends philosophy, educational practices and technological skills. It emphasizes the ability to make decisions and to choose what to learn, connecting with others and thus empathizing with those others. The theory is also related with the Extended Mind ideas of the philosopher Andy Clark.”

Some aspects, which I would like to get to know better are

Therefore I am quite confident to find peer learners in the MOOC.

MOOC E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes promises “This is a course by about the next generation of learning technology.” #el30

It’s a broad and challenging domain that he has broken down into the following topics

So while E-Learning 3.0 is in many ways anticipated by connectivist forms of learning, the tools, processes and outcomes are all new. The course becomes a set of linked data sources where the links are defined not only by educational institutions but by participants and learners and the sources are drawn from, and delivered into, multiple environments.

My humble self  has already found what it’s looking for on Matthias Melcher’s blog. Technical feeds support  in gRSShopper 



Not in the near future…

Prof. Aharon (Roni) Aviram, Chair of the Center for Futurism in
Education at Ben-Gurion University,
  was asked:  “Is learning 2.0 fundamentally changing the educational landscape?”

Unlike  Steve Wheeler, Assoc. Prof. at the University of Plymouth and Edublogger, he sees the landscape of education is  changing drastically but unfortunately only in some areas. By encouraging educators instead of waiting for the change to happen, he urges them to be part of the change by being disruptive, innovative, taking risks even against their own administration for the sake of helping learners to learn.

via http://www.linksup.eu/

Action Mapping – Saving the World from Boring eLearning

Is lack of knowledge really the cause of the problem? What can we do to give the learner the experience to learn through success and failure.  We learn by: experiencing things, drawing conclusions from the situation, so we build a “case” in our own minds.

According to Cathy Moore we as mentors or tutors, we need to find the courage and strength to push back requests who want us to just push the information. Instead ask, “what do we need the learners to do?”  We need to redefine our roles in organizations from converting infomration in a course to becoming performance consultants.

So, what is Action Mapping?

1. The Strategic Goal. Start with a measurable goal for your project. Why does this elearning deserve to exist? How will the org benefit in a measurable way? (the bulls eye)

2. Real world actions people need to do to reach this goal. (the green triangles)

3. Practice activities – to practice what people need to DO. (the orange hands)

4. Crucial information needed for that activity. (the blue dots)

(You should only put in the course that which the learner needs to use – everything else should go in the job aid!)

via Cammy Beans Learning Visions