Wednesday, September 24, 2008

CCK08 George Siemens at Connectivitas

En Español al final.
Screenshots taken in SL during George Siemens conference on Connectivism at Connectivitas Headquarters. Sept 24, 2008.
The conference was a success with around 100 attendees.
Congratulations Dolors!! Thanks Elena for the translation!!

If you want to visit the UniHispana Auditorium this is the landmark:

After the conference we visited Connectivitas Headquarters. We invite you to our Spanish weekly meetings every Wednesday at 20:00 GMT. To join from outside please click here

You can also find me in SL every Friday at 19:00 GMT winter time (18:00 GMT summer time) at Webheads Headquarters.
This is the landmark:
We also have a Wiki where we place, among other things, the teaching resources we find.

Capturas de pantalla tomadas en SL durante la conferencia de G. Siemens en Connectivitas. Sept 24, 2008.
La conferencia fué un éxito, contamos con alrededor de 100 participantes.
¡Mis mas sinceras felicitaciones Dolors! ¡Gracias Elena por la traducción!

Si quieren visitar el Auditorio de UniHispana la marca de terreno es la siguiente:

Después de la conferencia visitamos la sede de Connectivitas. Los invitamos a nuestras reuniones semanales en Español los miércoles a las 21:00 GMT horario de invierno (20:00 GMT horario de verano). Para unirse desde afuera por favor den clic aquí

Me pueden encontrar también en SL los Viernes a las 18:00 GMT en la sede de los Webheads, el idioma es Inglés.
La marca del terreno es la siguiente:
Tenemos una Wiki donde colocamos los recursos para la enseñanza que vamos encontrando entre otras muchas cosas.

CCK08 Mindmap Draft. Week Three

Mind mapping with tools is new for me so I attended a WiZiQ session with Brendan OKeefe to learn more about it. He gives free sessions not only about how to make mind maps but also on how to use them to define a personal life path.

Later on I found this helpful image.

I am glad I draw the map, my understanding shifted, I feel more comfortable and I enjoyed it. I have not found out how to make the tool do what I draw on paper, I need more practice. I understand that in order to share it I need to make it with a common tool to allow others to add to it, erase or comment. I will continue learning the tool to achieve that goal. Meanwhile, I wanted to share a draft and place my reflections.

Regarding the Connectivism concept I have more questions than answers. The foundation principles I drew are common to many learning theories while the branches on the learning process and networks are related to what I have read, seen and listened in the course. The branches on the role that our mind plays on learning and knowing also come from what I have found in this course.

I would like to understand better how knowledge is distributed in a network. I understand that knowledge requires a knower, that if I want to learn how to make a map with Cmap I have to find a person who knows and observe, connect with, him or her to learn. The airplane example tells me that one person alone cannot build one, knowledge is what a group has connected to get the airplane completed. Looking at the example it seems obvious but I do not get the point. How is the distribution process?, Is it a process?, What is taking place?, How do I know that it is distributed?, By areas of expertise?