jueves, 4 de septiembre de 2008

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge. George Siemens & Stephen Downes

Se me había olvidado que me apunté antes del verano al curso que imparten George Siemens & Stephen Downes titulado "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge".

Hoy he recibido un correito en el que nos enseñan una short introductory presentation. en articulate ...

A estas alturas no creo necesario presentar a ninguno de los dos... aunque podemos resumirlo en estos detallitos :
1) George Siemens: El mismo se presenta así: I'm George Siemens, Founder and President of Complexive Systems Inc., a learning lab focused on assisting organizations develop integrated learning structures to meet the needs of global strategy execution. I recently authored a book - Knowing Knowledge - an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed, and what it means to organizations today. I'm actively involved in research as Associate Director, Research and Development with the Learning Technologies Centre at University of Manitoba. (...)

Tenéis más información aquí:
(Elearnspace)Blog, web, biografía

2) Stephen Downes: El mismo se presenta así:

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Stephen Downes lived and worked across Canada before joining the National Research Council as a senior researcher in November, 2001. Currently based in Moncton, New Brunswick, at the Institute for Information Technology's Internet Logic Research Group, Stephen has become a leading voice in the areas of learning objects and metadata, weblogs in education, content syndication, digital rights and related issues.

Stephen is perhaps best known for his daily research newsletter, OLDaily (short for Online Learning Daily), which reaches thousands of readers across Canada and around the world. His work also includes the development of educational content syndication systems such as Edu_RSS and DLORN along and the design of a digital rights management system for learning resources. Stephen is also frequently to be found the road giving seminars and lectures on the field of online learning, including the notable Buntine Oration delivered in Perth, Australia, in October, 2004.

Tenéis más información aquí: : (Half and hour)Blog, web, biografía

El sumario del curso lo tenéis aquí abajo... el curso se impartirá en Moodle, y la presentación en articulate; y como no podía ser de otro modo el curso tiene un wiki titulado Connectivism:
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.


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What is Connectivism?
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Rethinking epistemology: Connective knowledge
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Properties of Networks
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History of networked learning
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Connectives and Collectives: Distinctions between networks and groups
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Complexity, Chaos and Research
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Instructional design and connectivism
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Power, control, validity, and authority in distributed environments
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What becomes of the teacher? New roles for educators
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Openness: social change and future directions
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Systemic change: How do institutions respond?
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The Future of Connectivism
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Fuente: [University of Manitoba]

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