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This Office Mix presentation will look at assessment and lessonplans in two different LMS. As an “Advanced Networked Teacher” you can use ICT to assess students’ acquisition of knowledge, and to provide students with feedback on their progress using both formative and summative assessment. There is also a requirement to incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans.
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This post aggregated by the the Microsoft Innovative Educators news radar.

In Connectivism, knowing where to find information is more important than what is already known. My Learning Activiy on the Microsoft in Education Network investigates “What does 21st Century Learning look like and where is it happen?” and focus on how to select tools to create PLEs and make them interoperable in learning ecologies.

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You probably heard of the tale where group of blind men touch an elephant to learn what it is like. The moral is that while everyone is experiencing at the same thing, they don’t see the context. The knowledge emerge from the connections between learners in Collaborative Open Online Lerning, i.e. a COOL – Course.

The concept is adapted from Stephen Downes six domains of expertise in critical literacies consist:

  •  syntax – detecting and using forms, rules, operations, patterns and similarities
  •  semantics – sensing and referencing, interpreting, associating and deciding
  •  pragmatics – speaking, acting, expressing, declaring, asking, meaning, using
  • cognition – description, definition, argument, explanation
  • context – theorizing, framing, identifying possibilities, environment, reference space, ontologies and categorization
  • change – relation and connection, flow, historicity, directionality, progression, logic, games, scheduling, events and activities,

(Source: http://www.downes.ca/post/54875/)

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In education schools create coherence based on ‘Conceptual Orientation’ (i.e. sense making) illustrating how theories and knowledge are related.  Following the emerging trend of Distributed Learning Environments used in Networked Learning, teachers also need to include ‘Spatial Orientation’ (i.e. way finding) to answer questions like: Where do I find useful Learning Resources (i.e. salience)?  How are these resources interconnected (i.e. pattern recognition)? What is the underlying message (i.e. trajectory)?

 In the previous module we used web tools for creating, delivering and managing Learning Resources [#CNT12]. During this course you will create, deliver and manage an educational event that aggregates the latest work from participants within the cohort into one location.  This allows Peer-to-Peer (P2P) learning and keep the work they do in their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE).  The experience from this course will turn into a multi-levelled badges program awarded from peer to peer evaluation.

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First assignment, let’s remix the How To format!

a) Make a How to Be! connected to something that introduces who you are, your hobby or your community.

This is my Selfie about How to Behave Like a Swede (A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone – Wikipedia).

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The text on the T-shirt reads:

  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 9 million
  • Currency: Krona
  • Food: Herring
  • Dress: All natural
  • Music: Abba
  • Pastivities: Sauna’s

 

 

b) Share your favorite examples (and non-examples!) of good How To guides:

The co-facilitators weekly newsletter introduced us to wikiHow and I found How to Get Six Pack Abs, but you can also take the shortcut How To Get “Ripped” Without Exercising.

In the CLMOOC Make Bank I submitted the assignment  Create an Animated Avatar.voki02

I then decided to add my tutorial and made this post the URL. On the About Voki page you can read:

The Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! Give your Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using our dial-in number, or uploading an audio file. Voki characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites!

After creating an accont I made the following selections:

  • Head: Toons-Male-Teen Ryan
  • Hair: Spiky
  • Mouths: Narrow
  • Face Hair: None
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Today Making Learning Connected (#CLMOOC) begins. The Educator Innovator has set up a micro-investment fund for online meet-ups enabeling educators to move their practice toward connected learning and community engagement. The course is organized into weekly Make Cycles, with open-ended invitations to make, play, learn and connect. In this introductury post I will formulate my learning outcome, since my experience is that after the 7 week period (June 13–August 1) this will support my own reflection. During the first Make Cycle we focus our thinking and reflection around the ways in which “How To guides” can be used to share who we are and the things we are good at.clmooc_120px

Make Cycle Week 01:

a) Make a How to Be! connected to something that introduces who you are, your hobby or your community.

b) Share your favorite examples (and non-examples!) of good How To guides.

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In this introductury post I will formulate my learning outcome, since my experience is that after the ten week period this will support reflection.

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To be continued…

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This is some information about our preparation for the badge ‘Certified Networked Teacher’ at P2PU:
Url of the challenge associated with this badge

Badge Name:  Certified Networked Teacher

Badge Short Description:  The use of web tools in networked learning has become an important 21st century skills for teachers.  This challenge will give you the ability to envision a new future based on web tools in a networked learning scenario.  

Badge Requirements:
You will engage with instructional tools for creating, delivering and managing your learning resources in an innovative way.  The first task is finished when you have posted a link to your learning resource in the CNT challenge and at least one peer participant has posted a comment with approval.  The requirements is that the learning resource specifies the target audience and has the function to model, demonstrate, help us practice or help us reflect.  The final task will be to create a Screencast Tutorial that demonstrate your skills as a Networked Teacher.  After this badge you will be ready to take on syndicated education in distributed learning environments as an ‘Advanced Networked Teacher’.  On expert level you will be a central node in networked learning and change how we understand education in the future.  The experience from this course will turn into a multi-levelled badges program awarded from peer to peer evaluation (i.e Certified Networked Teacher, Advanced Networked Teacher and Expert Networked Teacher). 
 
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Badge Logic: Skill Badge that requires submissions:
 Rubrics:  A few sentences starting with ‘How well was this peer able to: ‘ that reviewers will use to evaluate the submissions:
  • How well was this peer able to reuse existing learning resources to create his/her own?
  • How well was this peer able to adapt his/her learning resource to deliver it to the target audience?
  • How well was this peer able to organize the material in order to share the learning resource?
 

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Our first online course “Teachers Open Online Learning for Professional Development” [#TOOL12] investigated what new skills and capacities teachers need to develop in ‘Networked Literacy & Fluency’.  We then shared some thoughts on some criteria for badges/certification as a ‘Networked Teacher’.  This was a peer to peer course at P2PU and resulted in our community badges as well as our mission statement.

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In 2012 we completed our second online course “The Use of Web Tools in Networked Learning” [ #CNT12] (16/4-4/5, 2012) and we  used tutorials on WikiEducator.  The aim was to support the participants to complete the challenge “Certified Networked Teacher” and receive a skill badge that can be use within the Mozilla open badges framework.

Next module will be “Syndicated Education in Distributed Learning Environments” [#ANT12] and I the future we will develop the expert skills with “Central Node in Networked Learning” [#ENT12].

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A ‘Massive Open Online Course’ (MOOC) is an educational tool to apply the theory of connectivism and an open pedagogy based on networked learning.  MOOCs are founded on principle characteristics of autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction.

There has emerged a variant in open learning that is called ‘Collaborative Open Online Learning‘ (COOL).  This can be illustrated with “Education, Curriculum, and Instruction (EC&I) 831: Open, Connected, Social”, where participants engage in the development of a personal blog/digital portfolio and the collaborative development of an educational technology wiki resource.  Before the end each member complete of a student-chosen, major digital project.

 

Our idea of ‘Teachers Open Online Learning’ (TOOL) embrace the idea that a Community of Practitioners meet to share experiences and insights via advanced technologies.  This creates new ways to share and remix resources, collaborate with other educators, and help our learners connect with each other.