Saturday, January 15, 2011

My 30 seconds story

In the middle of travelling to work , on a sign, a sign that I must change the way I see my enviroment

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Overhere- building our time capsule

This is really a bad time for me to start anything.

I have been rob so a do not have any document with me to exist in the real world for a week at least . On the other hand, I do exist on-line . So I have to be careful how to express myself here. One self is constructed with the small pieces we put in a space station , I kind of time capsule, each one of us have asked to have.

Digital storytelling course is a mean to learn to better express ourselves overhere.

Overthere , in the physical world, the rules are well known and we don’t have the legal excuse of not knowing them . Overhere is different and I want to know how to exist, be recognized, maintain my individuality, discover patterns, communicate, socialize with other capsules .

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

CCK09 Begining

From  the Saturday, February 03, 2007 article

What Connectivism Is by Stephen Downes

“Hence, in connectivism, there is no real concept of transferring knowledge, making knowledge, or building knowledge. ….

This implies a pedagogy that (a) seeks to describe 'successful' networks (as identified by their properties, which I have characterized as diversity, autonomy, openness, and connectivity) and (b) seeks to describe the practices that lead to such networks, both in the individual and in society (which I have characterized as modeling and demonstration (on the part of a teacher) and practice and reflection (on the part of a learner)).”

In my experience as a trainer and taking into account recent demonstration of tools available on Tower Control Simulators I have come up with the following distinction:

Trainers can create and provide a simulator or a stimulator to model an experience .

a) A simulator is a virtual reality tool , where like in the Matrix a person is completed immerse in a scenario . Events and interfaces with the body of the learner are not real or do not mimic the real world. Due that there is no limitation of frontiers in the presented environment and to its intrinsic properties a simulator induces a delusion – we know that we cannot believe in the experience . Example Flight Simulator from Microsoft

b) A stimulator is tool where we materialize a scenario in a real environment . The events are displaced (another time ) or misplaced (another physic location). A stimulation is an illusion. We can distinguish perfectly that is not real although the human interfaces are meticulous mimicked. Example : A Tower Simulator at an Air Navigation Service Provider .


I think that this course (CCK09) is a simulation of a class. There are no teachers  and no real students . The scenarios are well constructed and each learner can conduct the experience as he thinks is best  .


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

CCK08 X28 post-1

I must pinpoint this blog :


This is my comment copied in here due 2 factors:

  • Need a spelling for the text
  • Keep it in a place for posterior retrieval.

Hi X28,
Some how I feel very connected with you. Your nickname reminds me of the old days of network asynchronous connections pre-internet (X25 packet switching) where CTRL+letter defined the environment. I fully agree with your observations about the forums. In other forums this is much easier to follow. People try to stick to the subject. I think that, other that academic flavour they try to give information (altruism) and not exercise power or assertion .
Your maps are food for thought . Really learning OF the networks as Stephan Downes has reified the process.


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Saturday, September 13, 2008

In this MOOC are we challenging the Dunbar ´s Number?


I am enjoying very much all this conversations and indications of connections to grow the map of my world

But sometimes I feel that there is to much of much . Is my brain different from others brains ?  See this anthropologic theory on  group sizes

  Helena Ramos

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

CCKo8 - Emotions and connectivism

I find this subject fascinating.

In my classes, water cooling contacts, chats and presentations of a subject (and they are very technical matters) , I try to involve emotional representations (Histories of the old days, incidents relating to lack of skills - anecdotes after all) .

Adding situational context to the content helps to connect item of knowledge and reinforces memories. 

John Medina,  explained  it very clear . Thanks Diego Leal, for reminding me of this .



Tuesday, September 9, 2008

CCK08 My views of the learning theories

What is connectivism?

For me, connectivism is

another dimension of seeing and understating how learning occurs or grows .

Like in physics, where String Theory had to add another dimension (the 11th) to integrate gravitation , connectivism helps to deal with the growing complexity all the world of knowledge .

Here is my concept map


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