CIDER session, May 4, 2011

An invitation from Terry Anderson and our friends at CIDER:

We would like to invite you to the next presentation in our series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Rita Kop and Dr. Helene Fournier of the National Research Council, Canada.

Title: Facilitating quality learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research

After speculation in the literature about the nature of possible Personal Learning Environments, research in the design and development of a PLE is now in progress. The researchers will report on the educational research involved in the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology’s Personal Learning Environment project. This presentation will highlight important components, applications and tools in a PLE as identified through surveys of potential end users. The learner experience and the minimum set of components required to facilitate quality learning will be placed at the forefront.

When: Wed., May 4th, 2011, 11am – 12pm Mountain Time (Canada)
*Local times for the CIDER sessions are provided on our website: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/

Where: Online via Elluminateat: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.8B71B60F2931D029AC3837DC06B70D

Pre-Configuration:
Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the web conferencing software.
Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at http://www.elluminate.com/support/ in the “First Time Users” section.

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IRRODL special issue, vol 12 (3), on connectivism

A special issue of IRRODL devoted to the theory of connectivism was recently released.  This issue promises to be a classic–one of the first to deal with this theory in publication devoted to research and criticism.  IRRODL editor, Terry Anderson, introduces the issue below, followed by links to all of the articles in the issue.

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We are proud to present a very special issue of IRRODL focused on connectivism (please see table of contents below).

Connectivism is a powerful new learning theory that exploits the power of networks and networking to support learning. The term was first coined in 2004 by George Siemens (Athabasca University), who along with Grainne Conole (Open University, UK) is the guest editor of this issue. To our knowledge this is the first full peer-reviewed journal issue focused on connectivist ideas, ideals, practices, and criticism.

The nine articles in this issue were winnowed from a much larger set of submissions to provide for you both supportive and critical commentary and research results, which I know you will find of interest.

Please feel free and encouraged to “connect” with colleagues by forwarding them an invitation to review this issue and/or to take out a free, ad-free subscription to IRRODL.

Our usual thanks to the authors, reviewers, and editors and to our sponsors, Athabasca University and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. And a special thanks to George and Grainne!!

Terry Anderson
Editor,
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial
George Siemens, Grainne Conole

Research Articles

Interconnecting networks of practice for professional learning
Julie Mackey, Terry Evans
The challenges to connectivist learning on open online networks: Learning experiences during a massive open online course
Rita Kop
Emergent learning and learning ecologies in Web 2.0
Roy Williams, Regina Karousou, Jenny Mackness
EduCamp Colombia: Social networked learning for teacher training
Diego Ernesto Leal Fonseca
Three generations of distance education pedagogy
Terry Anderson, Jon Dron
Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and innovation in technology-enabled learning
Frances Bell
Frameworks for understanding the nature of interactions, networking, and community in a social networking site for academic practice
Grainne Conole, Rebecca Galley, Juliette Culver
Dialogue and connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning
Andrew Ravenscroft
Proposing an integrated research framework for connectivism: Utilising theoretical synergies
Bopelo Boitshwarelo