May 17, 2012
#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started
Jenny Connected, May 17, 2012.
The Change MOOC has come to an end, but if you need your weekly MOOC experience you may want to check out #fslt12 which has just started. "We have set up an Arrivals Lounge where people can introduce themselves. And there is also a Course Questions forum, where we will try to answer any queries as soon as we can... in the Week 0 (Supporting Learning) area of Moodle (which is this run up week to the course), George has posted a great question to get us warmed up – 'What is Learning for you?'"
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Lee D. Ballantyne,
leelearning, May 17, 2012.
"I finally finished my research study," writes Lee D. Ballantyne. "This is a summary of the outcomes: a framework for e-portfolio implementation. Full pdf paper here. The result is a good 52-page study of the subject. "Fundamental to these ideas of digital identity and a personal learning environment is the ability to create a personalised space. The benefits of personalisation are twofold. Firstly, a guiding principle behind reflective e-portfolio development – learner control – should apply to the tools learners use as well as to the content. The ability to customise the e-portfolio (process), to integrate the learner' own choice of tools (tools or systems), and, ultimately, create a digital identity (product) is incredibly important to learners. Secondly, personalisation allows learners to take responsibility for their own learning: developing metacognitive skills and promoting autonomy."
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No One Reads Online
e-Learning Leadership Blog , May 17, 2012.
I supposed I should say something about the irony of a 960 word column expressing the proposition that nobody reads online, especially as I read through to the end of it (to make sure there wasn't some trick ending that would prove I hadn't read the piece - there wasn't). But the point is well-taken: "You read what you are interested in and, further, only when you are interested in it." That's why a search feature for a site like this is at least as importance as brevity, and they're both more important than adding that extra hundred words that simply must be added.
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