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Category Archives: CCK11
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?
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.
IMHO, the unique “selling point” of Connectivism is its powerful metaphor that applies to the three layers neuronal, conceptual, and social/ external.
“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 http://cck11.mooc.ca/feeds.htm, which still carries the old “Plenk” heading and leads to … Continue reading
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdRr7yjQvc8 of how this … Continue reading