Hi, this is the only one blog post written in german. English explanation will follow.

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Dies ist der erste Eintrag von mir zum offenen Online-»Kurs« Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge 2010 . Dieser »course« ist ist ein Weiterbildungsprojekt, das sich in seiner didaktischen Konzeption auf den Konnektivismus stützt. Ganz nebenbei ist dieser Kurs auch Teil eines kanadischen Forschungsprojekts zu Personal Learning Environments.

Im Prinzip funktioniert der Kurs so, dass die Moderatoren Themen vorgegeben werden, mit denen sich die Teilnehmer dann in ihren Blogs, Twitter-Accounts und anderen Webdiensten auseinandersetzen sollen. Die PLENK2010-Website versucht diese Informationen zu sammeln und zusammen zu fassen. Es gibt auch eine Moodle-Installation, aber ich habe mich schon dabei ertappt, dass ich keine Lust hatte, mich dort einzuloggen.

Das hier ist nun mein PLENK2010-Blog. Die Kurssprache ist englisch, darum werde die folgenden Beiträge alle in englisch verfassen. Das wird für native speaker mitunter nicht einfach zu lesen sein, dafür entschuldige ich mich dann schonmal vorsorglich.

Die Hompage zu PLENK2010 ist unter folgender Adresse zu erreichen:

Die Moderation des Kurses übernehmen George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier und Rita Kop, das Programm sieht wie folgt aus:

12th September 2010   A tour of PLEs and PLNs - diagrams, discussions, examples
19th September 2010 Contrasting personal learning with institutional learning, PLEs with LMSs
26th September 2010 Understanding the neXt/eXtended Web
3rd October 2010 PLE/PLN and learning theories
10th October 2010 Evaluating Learning in PLE/Ns
17th October 2010 Using PLEs successfully - skills, mindsets, and critical literacies
24th October 2010 PLE/N Tools - What Exists, What is Being Built?
31st October 2010 PLE/Ns and personal knowledge management
7th november 2010 PLE/Ns in the classroom (PLE/Ns and blended learning)

Oh, and by the way: Has Tag is #PLENK2010.

PLENK2010: starting over

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Like Stefanie I had a hard time keeping up with my attendance at PLENK2010. I have been really busy the last weeks and so I'm behind the other attendees for now. But I'm starting over ;-) Interestingly I could have been started some days ealier but the supposed huge work load to get in again detered me.

Ken is right: Appeal to Bloggers - keep it OPEN

In the #PLENK2010 General Discussion Forum Ken wrote an Appeal to Bloggers - keep it OPEN:

Hi All

This is an appeal to bloggers: many are posting interesting articles, and then allowing comments. Unfortunately, in order to post a comment, one has to have one of a series of other account (Google, etc).

Please, you're part of a MOOC. Keep in Open. Please don't force your readers to have to register on to something else in order to post a reply to your article. You're also doing yourself no favours, while you wonder why it appears that few people are interested in your blogs.

If this is beyond your control, then, perhaps you've selected an inappropriate blogging engine for the course?



I think he is right. It's the same thing behind the wiki idea: make it as simple as possible to others to let them share there thoughts. And indeed it is frustrating when you can't add a comment to an interesting blog post because you have no account at (as an example).

Week two: PLE vs. LMS

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Week two of the PLENK2010 course. Sorry, this is a delayed posting because a had to work on other things.

What is a PLE?

  • Sources: shared content, serving as resources coming in
  • Conduits: posting, communications – shared postings out

The PLE is a unique interface into the owners digital environment. It integrates their personal and professional interests (including their formal and informal learning), connecting these via a series of syndicated and distributed feeds. The PLE is also a portfolio system allowing the user to maintain their repository of content and selectively share that content as needed. It is also a profile system, exposing the users interests in a variety of ways allowing automated, but selective search of the individual and their digital contributions. Of course, the PLE is a social as well as an information environment, connecting the user to individuals and cooperative events and activities throughout the Net.

Quote from Terry Anderson: PLE’s versus LMS: Are PLEs ready for Prime time?

Advantages of LMS:

  • privacy, intellectual property
  • sicher

First version of my Personal Learning Environment with Cmap Tools

For the PLENK2010 course i've composed a chart about my PLE with the Cmap Tools. It's a just a five minute work and is probably not complete yet.

Ihr Browser kann das Objekt leider nicht anzeigen!

Diving into the readings

This is the first week of the PLENK2010 MOOC.

My readings so far:

The Educause article is licenced under the creative common licence CC-NC-ND. It does allow me to republish Educause's pdf file but it dosen't allow me to distribute a rework of the file with my own annotations and thoughts on it. I think this shows the problem with some not-so-free licences especially for massive open online courses. I'm not allowed to share my private rework on course relevant ocuments with the other participants because that would be a republishing of a derivative work.

On Twitter I had a discussion with @Dave_Ferguson (Dave's Blog) about this:

<tschlotfeldt> *gnargl* how can we use a document under the CC-NC-ND licence in a massive open online course? #plenk2010

<Dave_Ferguson> -@tschlotfeldt CC-NC-ND="share/distribute the whole, w/attrib, noncommercial" So give item/link w/ approp attrib. #plenk2010

<tschlotfeldt> @Dave_Ferguson yeah, but i'd like to annotate, rearrange and mix the informationn together with others work. Impossible with CC-ND.

<Dave_Ferguson> -@tschlotfeldt I get that. Still, I'm happy to use good material at all & figure it's only fair to honor the terms of the CC license.

<Dave_Ferguson> -@tschlotfeldt Like the photos I often add to blog posts: I've got a search string to find "adapt" so I'm not disappointed. ;-)

<tschlotfeldt> @Dave_Ferguson it's not possible to take the pdf »EDUCAUSE: 7 Things you...« and publish the rework to the #plenk2010 course, for example

<tschlotfeldt> @Dave_Ferguson but it' not a big deal, just my thoughts on the cc-nd licence #plenk2010 #cc #mooc

<Dave_Ferguson> -@tschlotfeldt 1/2 Yes, I follow But: 7 Things/PLE (BY NC ND): you could include link, put own comments in front. #plenk2010

<Dave_Ferguson> -@tschlotfeldt 2/2 Else, yep, find another resource.Under all CC is creator's choice; copyright in casual clothes.

How to Add an RSS Feed to PLENK2010

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Don't forget to add the hash tag #PLENK2010 right into the text body. Only then you'll get registered.

First online session today

Today at 12 noon Eastern Time (that is 18:00 CEST in Germany) I'll attend to the pre-course online session. The session will be held in Ellumaniate, a java based virtual classroom tool. The facilitators will show us how to get most out this course.
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