Friday, January 21, 2011

Thinking about this first week - #CCK11

WOW - So fast! The first week is already finished...

The initial confusion and fear are disappearing.Gradually they are being replaced by increased curiosity and a certain feeling of euphoria, desire to do more, explore more, to cross new frontiersFrom the initial chaos seems to emerge a pattern of order. And it is a beautiful pattern.

I am happy because I managed to read all the texts.

Twitter was the main tool for fast connections in Portuguese and English ( the connections established, I decided to create two blogs: this one in English and another in Portuguese (
I have used a facebook account as auxiliary space and also have put some ideas under discussion in the group Nexpeople ( My friend Clausia taught me how to use the FEED. Beth a good online friend helped me a lot  discussing the ideas in progress, both on twitter as in private messages.She is also producing a blog to broaden the discussion with people in hers network

AH.... and just for fun: -  a colection of images in
If you have any photos to share, send it to me.

Connections, connections, connections - between people, machines, ideas,images, experiences...

Yeah!!!!  This is the job, isn't?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Early concepts #CCK11

According to George Siemens, "the field of education has been slow to recognize both the impact of new learning tools and the environmental changes in what it means to learn. Connectivism provides insight into learning skills and tasks needed for learners to flourish in a digital era."

Siemens sets out the principles of connectivism as:

Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.

If you like these ideas and want to know more, read the full article at

#CCK11 - The Beginning

Everything has a start point. First of all I would like to apologise for my poor english. I will do the best and if anything seems wrong, please tell me and I'll try to learn with my mistakes.
I hope to share good ideas and experiences here. It's an Open Space to Open People.