"At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing. Knowledge is, on this theory, literally the set of connections formed by actions and experience.
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Function in a global economy for job success in the 21st century. Work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds. Work as a team member. Access, analyze, process, and communicate information. Function creatively and innovatively. Use information technology tools effectively. Engage in continuous, independent learning. Source: http://horizon.unc.edu/projects/presentations/HiED%20in%20transition.pdf
Degree of Information Connectivity The eXtended Web Web x.0 Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011 Web 3.0 Semantic Web Meta Web Connects knowledge Connects intelligence Web 1.0 Web 2.0 The Web Social Web Connects information Connects people Degree of Social Connectivity
RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. It is a web page with a .xml file type that can be subscribed to and read by a newsreader (aggregator). The aggregator will find the new content and display it when it becomes available. Newsreaders (sometimes called aggregators) are very easy to find and use (stand alone applications or through a web browser). In essence, it is content that comes to you, instead of having to search for it. It will save you an infinite amount of time. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS
Socialbookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata (tags). Folksonomy (from folk + taxonomy) is the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking
“…Today there is a new wave of social bookmarking tools in the name of Social Curation, which are empowered with some really innovative collaborative sharingtools to make sense of the overloaded web by organizing discoveries and resources into mind-stimulating topics, stories, collections, etc..” – Zaid Ali Alsagoff
A blog (short of weblog) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse- chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
1. Reflect your teaching and learning experiences.2. Group projects to co-produce content.3. Build a class newsletter.4. Post latest Industrial-related trends and news.5. Post materials and resources.6. Host online discussions.
A form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates(usually 140 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed byanyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user. http://twitter.com/
"The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages"
Facebook is a social utility that helpspeople communicatemore efficiently with theirfriends, families and coworkers. Source: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics#!/press/info.php?execbios
"While Facebook is a goldmine for connecting people and having socialfun, Linkedin is the present and future goldmine for connecting students and ideas to the corporate world." - Zaid Ali Alsagoff
Schoology is a free web-based learning management system (LMS)built on a social network. It leverages the familiarity of popular socialmedia tools to improve communication, and makes it easy to create andshare academic content. https://www.schoology.com/
Accumulating Knowledge Organized People Targeted Reusable Continually ImprovingQuora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. http://www.quora.com/
Mission1. Find a feed (e.g. blog).2. Find the RSS link.3. Copy the URL or link.4. Go to Google Reader.5. Click on Add Subscription.6. Paste in the link.7. Organize the new feed into your folders or subject structure. http://www.google.com/reader
MISSION1. Sign up for a Twitter account.2. Customize your profile page.3. Write your first tweet.4. Find people to follow.5. Send someone a tweet (message).6. Retweet someone elses tweet.7. Share a web link (URL).8. Find and Save (follow) a #hashtag.9. Create a #hashtag (for your course).
MISSION1. Login to Facebook.2. Create a Facebook Group (or Page).3. Customize Group Settings (Closed Group).4. Add Logo.5. Add a URL or Video to the Wall.6. Add a Photo.7. Add a Video (if possible).8. Add/Invite people to join.9. Add a Doc (wiki).10. Be creative and have fun!
MISSION1. Select a wiki tool (e.g. Google Sites).2. Create a new wiki.3. Invite others to participate.4. Create a new wiki page.5. Add text, pictures and links to the wiki page.6. Embed a video to your wiki page.7. Explore other features and have fun!
MISSION1. Sign up for your own account.2. Install the two buttons in your browser.3. Surf the web and find at least two (2) sites you want to bookmark.4. Add them to your delicious bookmarks by clicking the "Tag" button and then enter the title, description and tags (optional but recommended).
1. Great for groups researching a topic together or a lecturer that wants to share great websites they have found. 2. Others can subscribe to your bookmarks or individual tags and receive them whenever the publisher adds a new bookmark. 3. Create working bibliographies for projects by ensuring they share a common tag. 4. Build lists of resources with fellow students/ teachers (decide on common tags first). 5. Create a network with friends or fellow club members with whom you share an interest. 6. Spend a few minutes planning how you’ll tag so that your tags are consistent (remember – no spaces within tags!) Plural vs singular Teacher’s names / course names7. Clean up your tags periodically using the delete and rename tag functions. Adapted from: http://www.slideshare.net/leonardstern/rss-in-education/