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#change11 Openness vs. openness

One of the main obstacles against one sense of openness is another sense of openness: In traditional peer reviewed journals, peers are open in ONE sense when they frankly give negative feedback. Of course this excludes openness in the OTHER sense, the sense of public accessibiity.
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#change11 Hidden in public

In this week’s article I recognized my “selves” #3 and #4 (participatory and asynchronous). But while Bonnie looks “beyond the traces and trails we leave behind”, I am still grappling with the effect of the sheer mass of such traces.
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#change11 Scholars’ network, group, and personal practices

Week 33 Task 4.
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#change11 Definitory Power on MOOCs

While the publicity of the term “MOOC” is rapidly increasing, also the danger is growing that its original meaning and principles will be watered down. Everyone can call their endeavour a MOOC, no matter how much they are actually willing to let go their “controletti mentality”. But we must bear that it’s uncertain whose definition of MOOC will stick.
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#change11 Community vs. Artefacts

I found it difficult to understand the idea of knowledge of a community. It helped me to think of a community of experts, of becoming like one, and of the continuum of actefacts exchanged among them.
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#change11 Open Space Binary Participants?

Do open space participants either consent or vote with their feet/ walk away? If the open space is a group, this is probably true. In a network, it is different.
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#change11 Lower layers of connectivism?

In the beginning, connectivism was considered on three layers: neural, conceptual, and social/ external. What has become of the former two layers? For me this is a problem because I cannot grasp that societal knowledge is similarly residing in connections as individual knowledge.
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#change11 Slow Learning Visualized

Connectivism talks about conceptual connections of varying strength, and learning involves gradually strengthening connections. I visualize these slowly growing connections like ridges emerging from the ground, and I think the time lapse video of ebbing tide shows them nicely.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/suraky/4230976574/
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#change11 Decreasing Engagement in MOOCs

Course facilitators and critics are unsettled about the increasing drop-out rate in MOOCs. Being far from active this time myself, I want to share my speculations about the reason for this.
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