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Connectivism and Connective Knowledge MOOC 2011

#CCK11 Connectivist Forums Browser?

Navigation in the long, ramified discussion threads is a big challenge. Traditional web pages usually offer a left navigation pane for this task where it is hardly possible to visualize the hierarchically nested connections, let alone the more sophistcated cross links that are typical for connectivist activities. In short, they are nodes-oriented rather than connection-oriented. In an alternative approach, the connections have more room than the single node (or in graph theory terms: the edges are more prominent than the vertices). This should fit better for connectivism, which emphasises connections over nodes and reminds us that traversing the links helps with learning, right?
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#CCK11 Drop-Out Lurking Experience

It is a good idea that this new MOOC starts with a week for setup and testing, such as feed registration, OPML feed list assembly and “Hello World” testing messages.
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#CCK11 What Makes Connectivism Unique?

IMHO, the unique “selling point” of Connectivism is its powerful metaphor that applies to the three layers neuronal, conceptual, and social/ external.
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#CCK11 OPML file breakaway

“If something is missing, create it.” OK, the feeds starting with L through Z are missing in the OPML file offered here, so I assembled them here: opml2.xml  (from, which still carries the old “Plenk” heading and leads to … Continue reading

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#CCK11 Importing the feed list into my own RSS reader

I hope the first installment of the feed list OPML file we be available soon because I like to import it into my own feed reader rather than waiting for The Daily aggregation. I recorded a screencast of how this … Continue reading

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