References on PLENK2010
Week 1
EDUCAUSE: 7 Things you should know about PLE's (.pdf)
Learning Networks in Practice (.pdf)
Personal Learning Environments: Challenging the dominant design of educational systems (.pdf)
Developing Personal Learning Networks for Open and Social Learning (.pdf)
Scott Leslie's Mother of All PLE Diagram Compilation
The Design and Development of a Personal Learning Environment
Five points about PLEs and PLNs - Dave Cormier (Blog post)
Stephen Downes: Personal Learning Environments (Video)

PLENK2010 Amplify

Zaid Free Learning Tools

Karrer, T. Open Source elearning tools

Socialising Open Learning by George Siemens

Apply Learning Theories to Online Instructional Design

Reflection of Open Courses by George Siemens

MOOC on Delicious

MOOC on Wordpress

Frederika Gerlanda Kop, 2010. Networked Connectivity and Adult Learning: Social Media, the Knowledgeable Other and Distance Education

Alec Couros, 2010. Open & Networked Learning

Seirup, H., Tirotta, R. 2010 Utilizing Distance Learning as a Strategy for Academic Success for Undergraduate Students on Academic Probation

PLENK2010 on Diigo

Open Education Practices: A User Guide for Organisations

Connected Learning Community

Open Learning

Open Learning Environments: Foundations, Methods and Models

Open Education Syllabus

Non-disclosure in Internet based research: The risks explored through a case study

How this course works

Research on PLE

Kop, R. Clear Challenges in Learning

Personal Learning Environment

Week 2
Concept Maps

Terry Anderson, PLE's versus LMS: Are PLEs Ready for Prime Time?

Panel Discussion, Open complementing closed - PLE and LMS - why, what for and how?
Wendy Drexler, The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy
Dave Cormier, PLE vs. LMS – disaggregate power, not people
George Siemens, Learning or Management Systems?
Oskar Casquero et al, "Towards an eLearning 2.0 provisioning strategy for universities"
Martin Weller, The Centralization Dilemma (free copy is available by following the link toward the end of the post).


Mind maps
Dave Cormier 2010. Open Learning - Leveraging the web for collaboration
Massive change coming to a school near you online open courses take hold



Concept Map

Concept Map
Concept Map

Concept Map
The theory underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use them

Concept Mapping
Free Mindmaps and Concept Maps
Powerful Learning Networks

Resources on CMaps developed by Matthias Melcher

Free hosted CMS or LMS

Facebook analytics

Siemens, G. Reflections on Open Courses

Teaching tip

Wikis as water coolers

Miller, J. Living Systems

Designing e-Learning


Creative Persuasive Technologies

Connectivist Learning and Teaching

Twitter clusters

Research Communications Strategy

Siemens, G. Course map

Video on Concept Map!/video/video.php?v=774112969397

What is a PLN?

x28 PLE Vs LMS

Cogged PLE

Sharp observations, wild guesses et cetera

Sharing and downloading objects the future of open design and personal fabrication

Freedom and Openness for Higher Education

Arena. My Learning Environment


Special Interests
Emotional Intelligence

Working with Emotional Intelligence

Development and measure of validation of emotional intelligence

Week 3

PLEs and the Extended Web (Rita Kop)

Web 3.0: the way forward? (Steve Wheeler)

The xWeb (George Siemens)

The Next Web (Tim Berners Lee - TED Talk)
Blog reference

The Technological Dimension of a Massive Open Online Course: The Case of the CCK08 Course Tools. Antonio Fini – The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (en)

Video on PLN/E xtranormal

Zaid A. Blog PLENK2010 Most Awesome Course

Blog post on Why MOOC engagement is so hard

Hashtag of PLENK2010 on twitter

Jones, D. The Nature of User Involvement in LMS Selection and Implementation

Augmented Reality

Mode 2

Open Study

Traditional and modern concept of validity

Learning Theory

Net etiquette

Future media Internet


Downes, S. What connectivism is not

Downes, S. What connectivism is

Jordan, L. Blogging video on Youtube

Basic styles of blogging and when to use each one

Siemens, G. Web 3.0xweb

Open Value Networks

Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Siemens, G. Roots of Connectivism

Web 3.0

The Daily Feeds

Learning Analytics

Website grader

Transformative learning theory

Pearl Trees

Collective Intelligence

Collective Intelligence in small teams

How People Learn

Drexler, W. Self regulation of MOOC and level of use of PLE forum post

Open teaching,

Special interest - The Broker

Technological or Media Determinism

Virtual Resistance Internet Mediate Networks

Cyborg Anthropology!

Touch Graph

Week 4
Resources on PLENK2010

The PLENK2010 topics:
1. A tour of PLEs and PLNs – diagrams, discussions, examples
(12th September 2010)
2. Contrasting personal learning with institutional learning, PLEs with LMSs
(19th September 2010)
3. Understanding the neXt/eXtended Web
(26th September 2010)
4. PLE/PLN and learning theories
(3rd October 2010)
5. Evaluating Learning in PLE/Ns
(10th October 2010)
6. Using PLEs successfully – skills, mindsets, and critical literacies
(17th October 2010)
7. PLE/N Tools – What Exists, What is Being Built?
(24th October 2010)
8. PLE/Ns and personal knowledge management
(31st October 2010)
9. PLE/Ns in the classroom (PLE/Ns and blended learning)
(7th November 2010)
10. Critical perspectives on PLE/PLN
(14th November 2010)
1. What Connectivism Is. Stephen Downes – Stephen’s Web (en)
2. Connectivism and its Critics: What Connectivism Is Not. Stephen Downes – Stephen’s Web (en)
3. Why MOOC Engagement is So Hard. Steve LeBlanc – Ponderances of Steve (en)
4. How to Add an RSS Feed to PLENK2010. Stephen Downes. [Video] – (en)
5. #PLENK2010 Research into the Design and Delivery of MOOC (I) – Suifaijohnmak’s Weblog (en)
6. HOLD THE FRONT PAGE – PLE’s need Teachers. Steve Mackenzie – Learnadoodledastic (en)
7. #PLENK2010 Evaluation of PLE/N VLE and the course. John Mak – Suifaijohnmak’s Weblog (en)
8. Social Learning: Learning Never Ends… Luis Suarez – (en)
9. #PLENK2010 Experts in online, social and personal learning. John Mak – Suifaijohnmak’s Weblog (en)
10. The eXtended Web PLENK discussion – Viplav Baxi’s Meanderings (en)
11. Collective intelligence in small teams – Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence (en)
Web 3.0: The way forward?View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.
Web 3.0 and xWeb:
1. Web 3.0: The Way Forward? Steve Wheeler – Learning with ‘e’s (en)
2. Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web – TED Conferences (en)
3. Web 3.0. Kate Ray – Video Web 3.0 Transcript – (en)
4. The State of the Internet Operating System. Tim O’Reilly – O’Reilly Media (en)
5. State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars. Tim O’Reilly – O’Reilly Media (en)
6. Тим О’Рейли: Интернет – вот операционная система будущего. Юрий Стрельченко – iБизнес (ru)
7. Real Need – Virtual Solution – Virtually Foolproof (en)
8. Web 3.0 video review, and some PLENK thinking – Dave’s Educational Blog (en)
9. ‘Web XXO’ – Week Three of PLENK2010 on Emerging Technologies. Stefanie Panke – Educational Technology and Change Journal (en)
10. xWeb. George Siemens – Connectivism networked and social learning (en)
11. web 3.0/xWeb. George Siemens – ELEARNSPACE (en)

Social Media:
1. Why No Second Internet Bubble? – Technology Review. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (en)
2. The 2010 Social Media Map (INFOGRAPHIC) – BusinessBlogs Hub (en)
3. How People Are Signing In Across the Web [STATS]. Christina Warren – Mashable (en)
4. Как авторизуются люди в Вебе – Хабрахабр (ru)
5. Твиттер-приложения и OAuth – Хабрахабр (ru)
6. Разработка приложения на основе протокола oAuth для Twitter API на PHP – Хабрахабр (ru)
7. How Facebook Scales with Open Source. Audrey Watters – ReadWriteWeb (en)
8. How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today. Adam Rifkin – TechCrunch (en)
9. Родился тот, кто убьёт Facebook? Александр Туркот – Forbes (ru)
10. Setup Diaspora on Ubuntu. Hemanth H.M – GNU/Linux (en)
Cloud Computing:
1. Cloud computing in education. Armando Fox – UC Berkeley iNews (en)
2. Better Learning in the Cloud? Rakesh Dogra – The Data Center Journal (en)
3. Technology Management Program UCSB: Cloud Computing. [Video] – University of California Television (en)
4. The Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing. Jeremy Geelan – Cloud Computing Journal (en)
5. The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem. Jeremy Geelan – Cloud Computing Journal (en)
6. Cloud Computing – What’s in it for you? – Janakiram MSV (en)
7. Defining The Cloud – Janakiram MSV (en)
8. Все об облачных вычислениях с открытым исходным кодом. Майкл Галпин:
Часть 1. Не все облака одинаковы – IBM developerWorks Россия (ru)
Часть 2. Разработка приложения для работы на «облачной» платформе – IBM developerWorks Россия (ru)
9. Five facts every cloud computing pro should know. David Linthicum – Infoworld (en)
10. The Future of Cloud Computing: The Big 25 in the Next 25. Eric Boyce – The Rackspace Cloud (en)
Interesting resources:
1. Journalism in the Age of Data. Geoff McGhee – Video (en)
2. The future of web standards. Jeffrey Zeldman – TechRadar UK (en)
3. Is the Web Going Away? Or is It Going All Over the Place? Sean Captain – PCWorld (en)
4. Universities and Libraries Move to the Mobile Web. Alan W. Aldrich – EDUCAUSE (en)
5. PLENK2010: Web 2.0 Expo NY 2010: John Gruber, «Apple and the Open Web» – Video (en)
6. 5 Fundamental Steps to Deploying a Website. Mark Biegel – Six Revisions (en)
7. Укрощение LDAP при помощи Fedora 389 Directory Server – Opensource в заметках (ru)
8. An Introduction to Mahara – Video (en)
9. Digital Research Tools (DiRT) – Links (en)
10. Опубликован весь архив Computer Science клуб при ПОМИ РАН – Хабрахабр (ru)

Cormier D. Blog Post on Cluster and Focus

Hirst T. Graph structure of an open science notebook linked science

Week 4 Readings

Readings for this week
Cluster and Focus, Surviving week 4 of a MOOC (dave cormier)
Review of Elearning Theories, Frameworks, and Models .pdf
Learning Theories
Learning Theories and Models
Theory into Practice: Theory Listing
Comparing Connectivism with Other Learning Theories

Future of education blog post

John Seely Brown blog

How to evaluate elearning


PLENK2010 on Twitter Daily

Learning Theories

Learning Theory

Visualisation Lab

Education and mind in the Knowledge Age



Video making open source software


Dimensions of a learning network

Critique on Connectivism

Keynote speech on distance education by Terry Anderson

Design Studio

Blackall, L. Socially constructed media and communications

Complexity Theory and Philosophy of Education

Temporal views on aims of education

Social networking map

Create Research Paper wiki

Research abstracts

Self-directed learning

Many Eyes


The Riddle of Online Resonance

A response by Nicola on TwitLonger

Learning Theories

Streams of content, limited attention

Self competency - Organizational Behaviour't%20feasible.%22&f=false

Ether Pad

Personal Learning Networks for Educators

Week 5

Readings for this week
With this as a backdrop, let's turn to a few readings and resources for this week:
What can't be measured? (short article, but raises questions about how to measure things such as raising children, love, etc.)
Exploring and Defining Influence
Evaluating E-learning: A Guide to the Evaluation of E-learning. Graham Attwell (ed.)
Online learning and the evaluation of group processes. D. N. Philip, Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology OISE/UT, Canada
Effective Assessment in a Digital Age. Ros Smith, JISC
Connecting Assessment. Clarence Fisher
PLE Conference Papers (.pdf):
Researching the design and development of a Personal Learning Environment
Managing personal learning environments: the voice of the students
Personal learning environments: concept or technology?

Tony Hirst blog on info

Zaidlearn blogspot: Using twitter to transform classroom

Exploring and defining influence a new study

Personal Learning Environment

Zaidlearn screen Use of Twitter

Language is Map

Research on Twitter

Paper on Collaboration

Refined CMap

JISC on Assessment

Anderson, T. On Self-paced Learning

Collaboration, Analytics and the LMS - A Conversation with Stephen Downes

Eliminative materialism

Downes, S. What is connectivism

Comments on MOOC in PLENK Forum

Changing Education Paradigms

PLENK on Symbaloo


elearning journal

Learner stage and teacher style

Assessment grid


Research Digital Tools (I have also noted that back in CCK08) (Book marked in a previous research wiki)

On Collaboration

Intellectual and ethical development

Ignatia The Future of Education

Conditions under which assessment supports students learning

Measuring Open Education

Transformation Education: Openness and Learning Analytics


Video series on online teaching and learning

Week 6
How I know I make progress on Flickr (from Recordings of Elluminate)

Social Network Knowledge Construction

Facilitating online learning

Readings for this week:

New Media Literacy in Education (Robin Good, Howard Rheingold)

Critical Thinking Resources

Some factors to consider when designing semi-autonomous learning environments

Speaking in LOL Cats: What literacy means in the digital era

Instructional design (CCK08 Forum)

Zaid reflection on Critical Thinking

100 tools for learning

Reference on philosophy & scientific research

Zaid blog post on forget photoshop powerpoint 2010 rocks

Research articles

Creative thinking

Very best from Zaid

Personal learning environments and Plenk 2010

Slow movement in education



Blog post on teaching

Academic earth

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

The logic course


Critical Thinking

Mackness, J. Reflective learning

Melcher, M. On openness

How do you manage your information

Elluminate free room booking

On how to get heard

Critical Thinking

Zaid. Critical Thinking slideshare

Media Literacies!

wiki on 21 century edtech

The online society


Siemens, G. Learning in Open Courses

Downes, G. A world to change

Week 7
Network Learning

Arena Reflections

Critical Thinking

Moon, J. Critical Thinking

Nicole reflection



Global Connections

Wheeler, S.

Core ideas


Zone of Proximal Development

Blog post by Cruiselyna on New Media Literacy

Readings for this week:

Weaving a Personal Web: Using online technologies to create customized, connected, and dynamic learning environments, McElvaney & Berge

Patterns of personal learning environments, Wilson

PLEF: A conceptual Framework for Mashup Personal Learning Environments, Chatti,Jarke & Specht

History of Personal Learning Environments - Wikipedia

100 Tools


Dimensions of a learning network

Teaching College Math

Matthias post

Websites for creating animations online

Creativity Techniques

On Motivation

Ignatia Benefits of social media for researchers

Six thinking hats

plixi photos


Zaid Video

What is social learning

Tutor mentor

Siemens, G. Managing and Learning in Massive Open Online Course
Also available here

Costa, C. Social Media for Researchers

Research Community

The Science of Social Media


Good reference list by Susan

1. demonstrates how any URL looks in a multitude of browsers across platforms
2. record all screen and audio activity on your computer
3. HTML Code Generator can be found at - N.B I know this works in the IE8 browser, but not Firefox !
4. Xinha Here! is a Firefox plugin that gives you a rich text editor that is available with any text area – doesn’t work in Chrome
5. generating URL 'shorteners - (available as a Chrome plugin at: the link.
6. Lazarus addon to firefox to resuscitate lost form messages(has saved my life many times)
7.Diigo highlights and annotates webpages does it- works also in password accessed environments like Moodle courses
8.Zotero is a Firefox extension which help you collect, manage, cite, and share research sources. It needs the most recent version of Firefox to function effectively
9. Zotero Everywhere standalone desktop version of Zotero with full integration into a variety of web browsers
10 text2mindmap Text 2 Mind Map is a web application that converts texts to mind map
12. 6 Free Tools For Managing Time Differences
13. Sean Fitzgeralds's Tips for subscribing to the forums
14. "Curated.By" users to aggregate different conversations/discussions -
15. to save archives of my stream or of hashtags
16. -takes archiving twitter to a different data place- writes it to your own Google spreadsheet, so you can run your own stats
17. Feedjit Live Traffic Feed includes photo and links to their website and social profiles
18. Disqus is a service that allows you to manage conversations on your blog and the other blogs that you comment on
19. TiddlySpace lets you create notebooks on the web for any purpose
20. Jing: instant screenshots and screencasts
21. Tools available for academics
22. Evernote: killer application keeps notes that can contain text, images, webpages, files, document, sound file, all saved in 'the cloud' which sync across ALL of my computers (PC & Apple) and iPhone.
23. Chris Shambles megasite
24. free software
25. Mindmeister can sync it with a Mindmeister app on my iTouch
26. Comapping simple, allows chat and works well for maps, works and projects (Not free)
27. Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) ‘THE’ tool list
28. Create Word Clouds Plenk2010 Wordles.
29. 'ZOOMING IN' ON PARTS OF DIAGRAMS with PREZI presentation tool
30. Pearltrees as a visual tool . See PLENK2010 site as a Pearltree at
31. To view the recorded Elluminate session...Copy (ctrl a) everything in the chat box and paste it in Word
32. Create your online card online in which you'll be able to integrate your networks
33. master list of learning tools which uses a Q&A approach
34. a graphical representation of tools customisable in search by country or category
35. Dropbox online storage tool, sync and share your files online and across computers. Free for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Mobile, designed for both iPhone and iPad
36. Read Twitter as a daily newspaper
37. for your daily dose of PLENK2010 related tweets
38. Friendfeed creates a news feed from networks you belong to (Facebook, Digg, etc) public group
39. Trailmeme a new kind of publishing that allows you to blaze and walk trails through the web Eva’s trail
40. Zaid’s Powerpoint 10 recommendation
41. Screenr screen recording tool
42. Wolfram|Alpha - computational knowledge engine
43. Goofram - a mashup of Google and Wolfram
44. Synchtube create public and private rooms where you can watch synchronzied YouTube videos with up to 50 people
45. Free Technology for Teachers blog by Richard Byrne
46. allows you to open several tabs with different Twitter search queries, browser-based
47. etherpad and backchan offer incredible value for collaboration through their ranking feature, similar to ideascale
48. WixCREATE A FLASH P.L.E/PLN – Julias site
49. PLENK2010 Facebook Page
50. is a tool that can replace Ning as collaborative social network
51. folksemantics (search, recommend, collaborate, remix)
52. (open source) and ideascale (proprietary, but free basic account) are idea/comment collecting tools
53. Tools by category
54. Tools by alphabet
55. Elluminate Tips

Future of Education

Referred by Zaid on Technogogy

Social graph

Agents Provocateurs

Downes, S. Dimensions of a Learning Network

Week 8: PLE/Ns and Managing Personal Knowledge

- Personal Knowledge Management, Wikipedia
- How Much Information, Roger Bohn
- A weblog case of personal knowledge management, Lilia Efimova (.pdf)
- Personal Knowledge Management and Wisdom, Harold Jarche
- Information Overload and PKM, Jason Frand and Aura Lippincott

Johnson, H. The Elements of a Nework Learning and Development Platform: A Beginning

Free & open courses

Survey on MOOC & PLENK

eportfolio Mahara

eportfolio pebblepad

Skills Book


Jones, D. Video on PLE

Post on learning, reflection - Donald Schon


Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems

Complexity Theory and Management Practice

Student Union in UK investigates student preferences for ICT in HE for HEFCE

Blog post related to MOOC

Cormier, D. Talk on MOOC

Tools & support - online peer learning

The Open Learning Network

Jarche, H. Slides on PKM-PLENK

Principles of effective online pedagogy

Students and Faculty Perceptions of the Quality of Online Learning

Online learning

Personal Knowledge Management

Filtering of information

Shirky C. It's not information overload. It's filter failure

Collection of PLENK resources

Week 9
Design patterns


- Wendy Drexler, The Networked Student Model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(3)

Transformational Learning (refer to p49-50)

Grainne Theory and Methodology in Networked Learning

Ussher, B.
Interactions, Student Enthusiasm and Perceived Learning in An Online Teacher Education Degree (in quick view format)

on Enthusiasm and Interaction

Week 10
Educational Transformation Open education and learning analytics
Open learning resources
Social Media and Open Education

PLEs - The Future of Education? - a slidecast by Graham Attwell
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture - article by Henry Jenkins et. al.

Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook - blog post by danah boyd.

Agile Management Leading Teams with a Comlex Mind

Special Interests
Complexity Theory basic concepts

Complexity Theory Cynefin

Complexity Humanity 2.0

Personal Learning Networks Video on Vimeo

Internet trends

Google Moderator

Lesley. What is Critical Literacy

Downes, D. The role of the educator in a PLE world

IT Forum

Nicola Avery PLENK2010 Slideshare

Twitter A teaching and Learning Tool

Mackness, J. PLEs and Learner Autonomy

Images of Networks

Siemens, G. Connectivism Changing Times

Polanyi, thinker

Downes, St. Two kinds of knowledge

How to refer to web documents

The 5Cs

Power of Pull

Networked Learning

Recordings of PLENK2010 (Credit from PLENK2010):


Zaid blog - interesting posts


PLE Concept or Technology

How college students evaluate and use information in the digital age

Habermas and Foucault - Thinkers for civil society

Fendler, L. Teacher reflection in a hall of mirrors: Historical influences and political reverberations.
Ulrich. W. Reflective practice in the civil society: the contribution of critically systemic thinking, Reflective Practice, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2000, pp. 247-268.

Denning, S. The death and reinvention of management

Learning Design

Mathemagenic blog PhD conclusion

Complex Learning Community

Melcher, M. Blog post on research on Connectivism

Melcher, M. Blog post on asynchronous participation

Second Life

PLENK2010 wiki on Second Life

Second Life Tutorial

Second Life Changing Avatars on YouTube

Blog post on PLE/N

Special interests
“Incompetent Teachers or Dysfunctional Systems?” by Ken Futernick looks carefully at the premises -- and real-world effects -- of sacking teachers who fail to perform up to expectations.
Maja Wilson’s “’There Are a Lot of Really Bad Teachers Out There’” weighs efforts to improve teaching by imposing mandates from above.

Social Media Etiquette for Students


Future of learning

Blog posts on Complexity

Complexity Encyclopedia

Groups and Networks Blog post

Network Singularity

Creativity is more Important than Competence

Couros, A. Teaching Learning in a networked age

Blogging and Bloom's Taxonomy

Using Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis article

Blogging rubrics

The Bar-On Model of Emotional Social Intelligence

Online Communities

Increasing Commitments to Online Communities Through Social Presence

Woods, I. blog post on Most of big discussion on PLENK2010

Power tools for content aggregation and curation



Personal Learning System

Conole, G. Slideshare on Addressing the digital learning challenge

Useful links

26/11/10 Online open education talk by US Secretary of Education

Articles in emerging technology

International ranking of universities

Conole, G. Pedagogical models and their use in elearning

Conole, G. Learning Design

Conole, G, et al. A literature review of the use of Web2.0 tools in Higher Education

Design of online learning

Week 11 (Post course references)
Learner Autonomy

Paradigms, mindset

Models of autonomy

Mental models in Design Teams

A model of learner autonomy

Special interest
Twitter rubrics

Free Technology for Teachers Develop a PLN

Becoming Networked Educators

Hart J. Top 100 tools for learning 2010

Online reflection
Ross, J. (2010). Just what is being reflected in online reflection? New literacies for new media practices. Retrieved on June 20, 2010 from

Web2.0 Personal Learning Environments and the Future of Learning Management Systems

Theory as Practice in PLENK


Dr Tae Building a New Culture of Teaching and Learning

The need for connection and engagement in education

Foundations of a new science of learning

MOOC references

George Siemen
Stephen Downes
Dave Cormier on PLENK
Rita Kop and Helene Fournier

Cormier, D. 2 Dec 10 Knowledge in a MOOC

Analytics the New Path to Value 2 Dec 10

Introduction to Social Media

Downes, S. The PLENK and PLE and We. 3 Dec 10

Downes, S. The Role of the Educator in the Digital World 3 Dec 10

Downes, S. Personal Learning Environments and PLENK 3 Dec 10

City and the Creative Class 3 Dec 10

My Personal Network

Principles of project based and problem based learning - the Aaborg model

Keynotes on COP

Mackness, J. In defence of Lurking 4 Dec 10

BLC10-Keynote-Resnick On Creating Things

Granovetter, M. (1973). "The Strength of Weak Ties", American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 78, Issue 6, May 1973, pp. 1360-1380. 5 Dec 10

On participation inequality 5 Dec 10

Tyranny of Participation 5 Dec 10

Knowledge sharing in an emergent network of practice

Slide share by Edgar

Learning design

Learner autonomy 7 Dec 10

Wheeler, S. Lurking and loafing 7 Dec 10

Post on education 7 Dec 10



Soles and Somes

Special Interest - Movie on the ethics of experiments and a history of behavioural science

Snowden, D. From induction to abduction a new approach to research and productive inquiry,-a-new-approach-to-research-and-productive-inquiry

Cormier, D. What is a MOOC 9 Dec 10

A collection of PLE diagrams

Cultivating Community of Practice

Selected references (Kraut)
Farzan, R., Dabbish, L., Kraut, R. E., & Postmes, T. (Under review). Increasing Commitment in Online Communities via Building Social Attachment. [PDF]
Ren, Y., & Kraut, R. E. (Under review). A simulation for designing online community: Member motivation, contribution, and discussion moderation. [PDF]
Wang, X., Kraut, R., Butler, B., Burke, M., & Joyce, E. (Under review). Beyond information: Developing the relationship between the individual and the group in online communities. Information Systems Research. [PDF]
Ren, Y., Harper, M., Drenner, S., Kiesler, S., Terveen, L., Riedl, J., et al. (Under review). Building attachment to online communities: Design principles for identity and bonds. Unpublished manuscript. [PDF]
Choi, B., Kraut, R. E., & Fichman, M. Under review). Matching people and groups: An exploratory study of recruitment and selection in online games.. [PDF]
Burke, M. & Kraut, R. (2010). Membership Claims and Requests: Conversation-Level Newcomer Socialization Strategies in Online groups. Small Group Research, 4(1), 4-40. [PDF]
Hsieh, G., Kraut, R. E., & Hudson, S. (In press). Why pay. Exploring how financial incentives are used for questions and answers CHI'10: Proceedings, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM Press. [PDF]
Kittur, A., & Kraut, R. E. (2010). Beyond Wikipedia: Coordination and Conflict in Online Production Groups CSCW 2010: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. (pp. 215-224). NY, New York: ACM Press. [PDF]
Choi, B. R., Alexander, K., Kraut, R. E., & Levine, J. M. (2010). Socialization Tactics in Wikipedia and Their Effects CSCW'10: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (pp. 107-116 ). New York: ACM Press. [PDF]
Burke, M., Kraut, R. E., & Williams, D. (2010). Social Use of Computer-Mediated Communication by Adults on the Autism Spectrum. CSCW'2010: Proceedings of the international conference on computer-supported cooperative work (pp. 425-434). New York, NY: ACM Press. [PDF]
Aleahmad, T., Aleven, V., & Kraut, R. E. (2009). Creating a Corpus of Targeted Learning Resources with a Web-Based Open Authoring Tool., IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2(1), 3-9. [PDF]
Kittur, A., Pendleton, B., & Kraut, R. E. (2009). Herding the Cats: The Influence of Groups in Coordinating Peer Production WikiSym 2009: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. New York: ACM Press. [PDF]
Halfaker, A., Kittur, A., Kraut, R., & Riedl, J. (2009). A Jury of Your Peers: Quality, Experience and Ownership in Wikipedia WikiSym 2009: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. New York: ACM Pre ss. [PDF]
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Siemens, G. Presentation on Things, Clouds and Learning and Knowledge Analytics 9 Dec 10

Personal Development Planning

The objective of education is learning

Siemens, G. Presentation Slideshare 9 Dec 10

Blog post about MOOC

Post on student learning

Book on the puzzle instinct the meaning of puzzles in human life

Personal Experiences with MOOC

Mobile learning

Special issue on Open Education Resources

Blog post on learning - Stephen Downes in Melbourne


MOOC Blog and 3 videos

Online Journals

PISA results

Encouraging reflective and critical thinking

Kop, R. Who is to say what is active

Melcher, M. Blog post on participation 18 Dec 10

Activity Theory video

Groups and Networks video!

Siemens, G. What's wrong with MOOCs


PLE paper

Paper on mobile technology and learning

Constructivism Embodied Cognition Enactivism

How to cite Twitter and Facebook

List of Blogs 20 Dec 10

Special Interest on Spams

Recording on MOOC

Learning and Knowledge Analytics

Appreciative Inquiry

Downes, S. Knowledge Hunters 22 Dec 10

Blog post on teachers tired with e lesson plans

Wheeler, S. What's so innovative about ICT

Slideshare on the real life social network

PLE Project

Blog post on motivation

Levine, A. "Cogdog" Blog post on MOOC

Lane, L. MOOC

Research paper on online learning

Retention in online courses

Street, H. Factors influencing a Learner's Decision to Drop-Out or Persist in Higher Education Distance Learning

On edustudygroup

Education Study Group

Teachers' Network

Dr Tae video on Teaching and Learning (1 of 3) (2 of 3) (3 of 3)

Online Learning

Social Learning (27 Dec 10)

MOOC paper (27 Dec 10)

Cormier, D. MOOC Knowledge and the Digital Economy - A Research Project

Siemens, G. Activity Streams Splicing Information and Social Relations


Creativity in Education

On isms

Digital Story (29 Dec 2010)

Learner Analytics Course on Google Doc (31 Dec 2010)

Best Web Analytics Tools

Mackness, J. (31 Dec 2010) Connectivism Principles and Course Design

Siemens, G. (2005) Connectivism: A Learning Theory For The Digital Age

The influence of Web2.0 on Technology Enhanced Learning

A guide to Digital Assessment

Bates, T. (2011) How does the University of Phoenix measure up


How PLENK works

Research reference sites

Paper on Semantic Investigation

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Downes, S. (2011). Connectivism and Connective Knowledge

Research Proposal 6 Jan 2011

Shift in education paradigm

The truth wears off

**Inquiry** and Critical Thinking - **Reflective Inquiry**

http: commons. ucalgary. ca D.R. Garrison Inquiry and critical thinking have been universally accepted as being the ideals and central aim of a university education.

Complexity Theory

Zaid Buzzing with Social Curation Tools

Collaborative thinking

Cormier, D. Stewart, B. Open and Connected (9 Jan 11)


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