Online Connectivism Conference OCC2007
I have agreed at Bill Kerr's request to be a Context Filter.
My chosen context is engagement in relevant and authentic tasks. I came to this conference through my involvement in students creating their own computer games, a highly engaging, relevant and authentic task.
What do computer games and Connectivism have in common? Quite a lot.
- I would never have found Game Maker without the internet
- I would never have met teachers equally enthused as I without the internet
- I web published our students games on the internet
- I am self-taught about game pedagogy through the internet
- I am self-published on the internet
- Through the internet I am in real-time dialogue with the worlds experts on games and learning
For me the debate is not whether Connectivism has the necessary depth to be called a learning theory, whether it deserves to be an -ism. For me the important issue is what can be learnt about living and learning in a connected world when 1000 people from round the world connect in a way which was previously impossible.
If I can master the technology and sleep deprivation I'll filter.
engagement in relevant and authentic tasks
Student initiated curriculum
Voice for the Voiceless
Business and workplace education/training
Issues of Poverty
K-12 – Senior High School
Women of Web 2.0