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CCK08_Week 1: Little Boxes

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The article  by Barry Wellman made me think  about the kind of relationship we can have with others and how they can influence our knowledge. When we have  strong ties with a person or a   group  we feel at ease, we have similar emotion and  cultural background, but in the meantime we share the same information.That’s not too bad! 🙂 but it is  not everything.    So strong ties rather than develop information  encapsulate  groups socially and cognitively preventing   the spreading  and the generation of news. On the other hand  in on line course like ours weak ties foster new information.That’s what happens to me.  I force myself not  to read what my best friend, Laura, says  and prefer to read  other participants’ post first, because I know we share so much . Even if I appreciate all the members of Italian community  and  I know some of them  I read what Italian community says only at the end of the week. I wonder what kind of ties do we represent for our students? Strong ties, weak ties, no ties?

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CCK08_Week 1: The Unique Ideas of Connectivism

 

After a chaotic start up, moving from one “place”to another, setting up a blog, introducing myself, failing putting a flag, reading wiki, posts, daily, weekly,  apart form being exhausted I got the feeling that Connectivism is a slippery fish you can’t catch unless you have a …net!

Having experienced the jamboree, I needed to find out a framework that the article The Unique Idea of Connectivism gave me. It helped me to point out “the roots” ( where it originated) and “the wings” (its unique idea). I have drawn a map I’d like to share with the other participants of this” pretty huge community”

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CCK08_Getting Started

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I like the metaphor of knowledge as a voyage “full of discovery” and I am eager to find out what “ithaca” means to me.

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