FedWiki Daily #6 – Mining, fracking and exploring the process

And onto daily #6 of #fedwikihappening. I’m hoping this will start explore what the process might be around using fedwiki in my day-to-day thinking. To that end, I’m planning to Read and do a bit more idea mining. Explore how to catch up on what’s happening in fedwiki space via fedwiki (and not Twitter). Follow

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Initial steps with the #FedWikiHappening happening

So I’m starting another MOOC. Though it’s not a MOOC at all. It’s apparently a SiCMOOC (small intimate Connectivist MOOC). Though that term is labouring a fad for more than it’s worth. Much prefer the term the organiser (Mike Caufield @holden) is using a happening The happening metaphor is borrowed from theater, where tightly structured

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What type of "digital knowledge" does a teacher need?

Apparently teacher education has a technology knowledge problem. The 2015 Horizon Report for K-12 lists as it’s second “Solvable Challenge” (defined as “Those that we understand and know how to solve”) the problem of “Integrating Technology in Teacher Education“. It includes statements such as Teacher training still does not acknowledge the fact that digital media

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Design of a BAD approach to developing TPACK

Two of my recent publications (Jones & Clark, 2015; Jones, Heffernan & Albion, 2016) seek to explore and identify the problems faced by teachers in developing the knowledge necessary to teach in e-learning/digital learning environments. Both suggest that there are significant problems with how this is currently done and offer some theoretical suggestions about how

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Concrete lounge #1 – Helping learners find correct, up-to-date course information

The following is (hopefully) the first in a growing list of concrete lounges that I’ve faced in institutional e-learning. The concrete lounge metaphor is my attempt to explore the reality of university e-learning, to illustrate some possible reasons why it continues to be so wrong, and see what can be done to address those reasons.

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