Today I am a guest conversationalist (??) in the Connectivism & Connective Knowledge course run by Stephen Downes and George Siemens. This is the course I was hoping to participate in, but the flurry of travel killed that idea. We had the first session this morning, and we’ll have another later today. The details:
You won’t want to miss the online sessions this week. Nancy White is our scheduled guest. We have two Elluminate discussions (both sessions can be accessed via this link): 11 am CST (see time zone conversions) and 7 pm CST (see time zone conversions).
Christy Tucker took some great notes, and the recording will be up later. Thanks, Christy. I agree that the brainstorming at the end was really good. I am kicking myself for not saving a set of the annotated slides, which included the brainstorm. Stephen, are they available? In the meantime, here are the unannotated slides plus the chat. (Connectivism Chat #1) As I mentioned at the end of the hour, there were TONS of rich, un-mined veins in the chat.
The chairs Christy talks about are on the first slide. After everyone was in, they all had names under them, pictures of coffee and food and all sorts of comments. It was a very convivial group!
Photo: Creative commons on Flickr by the infatuated
Edited Nov 6: A few more links related to this post
- The image of our brainstorming at the end of session one is here. Thanks to Bob Bell.
- Diego Leal’s Notes
- Jenny’s reflection on my teaching behaviors, one of the nicest things I’ve ever read about myself and now I have to live up to it! Thanks, Jenny. I’m still smiling.
- The recordings, session 1 and session 2