Siemens and Downes teach a course

From the TALO list: “Stephen Downes and George Siemens will be collaborating in an online course this fall”


While this is an Aussie based list (originally) we are still a victim of a northern hemisphere-centric view of the world.  In New Zealand, this is spring. Actually it starts in September.  And while this is a course, I’d hope it does not turn out to be like one.

Topics: (Obviously subject to change)

  • Week 1: What is Connectivism?
  • Week 2: Rethinking epistemology: Connective knowledge
  • Week 3: Properties of Networks
  • Week 4: History of networked learning
  • Week 5: Connectives and Collectives: Distinctions between networks and groups
  • Week 6: Complexity, Chaos and Research
  • Week 7: Instructional design and connectivism
  • Week 8: Power, control, validity, and authority in distributed environments
  • Week 9: What becomes of the teacher? New roles for educators
  • Week 10: Openness: social change and future directions
  • Week 11: Systemic change: How do institutions respond?
  • Week 12: The Future of Connectivism

I’ve decided to have a little fun with this.  I’d like to see if anyone is interested in forming a learning cell as part of this course: either a NZ based (second preference) or Christchurch based (First preference, F2F included, at MCB or Cafe 101 etc)  Feel free to let me know.  derekdotchirnsideatgmaildotcom

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