martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

Networked Society 'On the Brink'

¿Unexpected Changes in Education,Learning and Technology ?

“The people who resist change will be confronted by the growing number of people who see that better ways...are available thanks to technology.”
Bill Gates

Networked Society 'On the Brink'

domingo, 16 de octubre de 2011

#change11.week 5: Managing Technology to Transform Teaching

Tony Bates: Managing Technology to Transform Teaching

This week’s topic

This week’s topic is Managing technology to transform teaching and looks at how university and college management can bring about changes to transform the institution. A key theme of the discussions will be: Can change come from within, or do we need to re-invent new forms of higher education that are de-institutionalized?

Why this topic?

New technologies will transform and are transforming post-secondary education in many different ways. Some argue that they will lead to the dismantling of universities and colleges as we know them.

However, it is my view that universities and colleges will be with us for some time into the future. There is always likely to be a need for guidance, structure and assessment of learning, and many learners will look to established institutions for such support, and for ways to validate what they have learned.

At the same time, it is also my view that universities and colleges need to change dramatically if they are to meet the future needs of learners, and in particular if they are to fully reap the benefits of technology for teaching and learning.

The structure of this week will be as follows:

1. A 60 minute webinar which lays out the main findings from the book.

When: Sunday, October 16. This webinar will be at 12.00 noon PST, 3.00 pm Eastern standard time, 8.00 pm GMT.

The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend on Sunday. Details will be posted on this site when the recording is available.

For more info and details go to Tony Bates site

Sorry, I couldn¨t attend the Webinar!
And technolgy continues transforming learning!

Luis R Amario

domingo, 2 de octubre de 2011

#change11. Symphony of Science: An Ode to the Brain

With Change 11: Are we ready to change, or update, what is in our brain in relation to education, learning and technology?

Some quotes before watching the video:

*Our brain is a: "Very big place in a very small space"

**)"We see with the eyes
But we see with the brain as well
And seeing with the brain
is often called imagination"
(Oliver Sacks,2009)"

*** "We can change ourselves, Think... the possibilities!"

Enjoy it now: It is worth doing so!.

Now, Do you have comments?

Our invitation is to share them with the Change 11 and the worldwide commnunity!

Thanks in advance,

Luis Rafael Amario O.

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011

#change11. Week 3. Martin Weller - Digital Scholarship

This Change11 week 3 is concerned with the theme of digital scholarship. If you’re not sure what that means, then don’t worry, we’ll explore that in the next section, but a rough definition might be ‘changes in academic practice as a result of new technology’.

martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

#change11.The XXI century students want education to be for real!

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

Watch the video:

Speaker Geoff Mulgan: Social commentator

Geoff Mulgan is director of the Young Foundation, a center for social innovation, social enterprise and public policy that pioneers ideas in fields such as aging, education and poverty reduction. He’s the founder of the think-tank Demos, and the author of "The Art of Public Strategy."

sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2011

#change11. Ready for Change in Education;Learning & Tecnology

My change11 MOOCourse feelings & expectations!

After watching it...Do you have any comment?

Please, Share it with us!

Thank you

#change11. Week1. Orientation phase:George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

#change11. Week1. Orientation phase: Welcome to the Change MOOC

#change11. Week1. Orientation phase: An introduction and an invitation

#change11.Week 1. Orientation phase;Intro: George Siemens

#change11.Week 1. Orientation phase;What in a MOOC?

miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2011

#change11.Now it´s time to start creating something of my own (My goals)

As described by its designers and facilitators this MOOCs #change11: Change: Education, Learning, Technology is called a ‘connectivist' course and is based on four major types of activity:
the learning in the course results from the activities you undertake, and will be different for each person.this course is not conducted in a single place or environment.

*It is distributed across the web.what you should do is PICK AND CHOOSE content that looks interesting to you and is appropriate for you (Aggregate)

*Create a blog ;create an account; take part in an online discussion;tweet about the item; anything else: you can use any other service on the internet (Remix).

*We want you to create something of your own;We want to emphasize that you are working with materials;These materials are the bricks and mortar you can use to compose your own thoughts and understanding of the material;What thoughts? What understanding? Well – that is the subject of this course.
...we will describe in this course are the TOOLS you will use to create your own content.your job is to USE TE TOOLS and just practice with them;what matters is that you apply the tool; with practice you'll become an accomplished creator and critic of ideas and knowledge. And that is the purpose of this course!

*We want you to share your work with other people in the course, and with the world at large.People really appreciate it when you share. After all, what you're doing when you share is to create material that other people can learn from. Your sharing creates more content for this course. people appreciate that, you will probably appreciate the content other people in the course share with you.Our course tag is: #change11(Feed Forward).

*When a connectivist course is working really well, we see this greate cycle of content and creativity begin to feed on itself, people in the course reading, collecting, creating and sharing. It's a wonderful experience you won't want to stop when the course is done.

Considering that given description of change11 altogether with some tips (ideas, statements & thoughts) that interested me in the above Steven Johnson talk, such as:

* "The liquid network": that·s in fact the enviroment that leads to innovation.
* Important ideas have very long incubation moments
* A hunch cultivating mechanism

I considerer that This networked ¿course? Change11, could connect me with a variety of hunches to enjoy eureka moments- ¿Why not?- and innovate my teaching and learning practice, keeping in mind each time I share with the world at large that "Chance favors a connective mind!".

Thanks for this possibilty & opportunity,


Luis Rafael Amario

#change11.Steven Johnson (2010). Where good ideas come from.

People often credit their ideas to individual Eureka! moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the liquid networks of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.

To reinforce his ideas, watch this video now:

Luis Rafael Amario

martes, 13 de septiembre de 2011

#change11. Success in a MOOC

A description of the five steps that will help you succeed in a MOOC.Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier

To keep in mind and.... go ahead!, Let´s go for it!

domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2011

#change11. Ready to share learnings and change in education & technology!

I feel like I am just ready to be connected to the world and to share change as a result of being registered in the course Change: Education,Learning and Tecnology., MOOC s´experience (massive open online courses) which will be facilitated by George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and Dave Cormier and each week "by an innovative thinker, researcher, and scholar. Over 30 of them. From 11 different countries".

In the welcome page of the aboved identified course, it is stated that:

 "Being connected changes learning. When those connections are global, the experience of knowledge development is dramatically altered as well. Over the past four years, a growing number of educators have started experimenting with the teaching and learning process in order to answer critical questions: "How does learning change when formal boundaries are reduced? What is the future of learning? What role with educators play in this future? What types of institutions does society need to respond to hyper-growth of knowledge and rapid dissemination of information? How do the roles of learners and educators change when knowledge is ubiquitous?"

I am also ready to give a critical view to my teaching and learning practice to update it as much as it is possible!

Luis Rafael Amario