Category Archives: STANDARD 1 DESIGN

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.

Creative Expression of CoP, Connectivism, and PLN

I really liked this module because it reinforced why I am studying educational technology. In this digital era where learners are expecting technology integration to help them learn, we as educators must embrace teaching and learning in new ways to accommodate them. I appreciate and embrace connectivism because more minds are better than one. With the use of Web 2.0 tool, we can access and distribute knowledge to anyone anytime. As educators, we practice PLN’s in my school district to share ideas on how to teach children in effective ways. As a music educator, I belong to an organization with other music educators where me meet 3 times/year to learn and share best practices with each other. The commonality of all these is that CoP’s, Connectivism, and PLN’s all share social, knowledge, and learning attributes. The trick as educators is to instill these amazing tools within our students so that they become lifetime learners and sharers of knowledge.

I created a Glogster poster on Communities of Practice, Connectivism, and Personal Learning Communities. This digital poster includes pictures and words that represent CoP, Connectivism, and PLN’s and how they are related. I worked hard to find images and words that explained each concept. Although they are so similar in so many ways each one is different and I tried to express that. I then showed how each concept (CoP, Connectivism, and PLN) are similar in that they all promote knowledge, learning, and sharing in a social and digital way. Visit my creation here!

 

References

Burt, R. (2011, July 21). Step 1: What is a PLN? Retrieved September 12, 2014, from http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/pln-challenge-1-what-the-heck-is-a-pln/

Wenger-Trayner, E. (n.d.). Intro to communities of practice. Retrieved September 12, 2014, from http://wenger-trayner.com/theory/

Jonesrebandt, R (2013, October 22). Connectivism Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFCYjm6nf40

Kop, R., & Hill, A. (2008). Connectivism: Learning Theory of the Future or Vestige of the Past?. International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 9(3), 1-13.

How Technology Helps Build a Personal Learning Network | CAREEREALISM. (2012, August 2). Retrieved September 12, 2014, from http://www.careerealism.com/how-social-media-build-personal-learning-network/

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Plain502.html

Making my first webpage using XHTML code was quite the experience! At first, I was overwhelmed to the point where I didn’t know how to start, but after watching the videos several times, I began to copy what the instructor was telling me to do and things went fairly smooth. I never thought that making a few words or lines show up on a web page would make me so exited, but it sure did!  I definitely have a new appreciation for web designers and developers. I look forward to learning more about web design and creation as the course continues. You can view my web page’s progress at http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/matthewsmeller/502/plain502.html

 

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