posted Jan 13, 2013, 3:15 AM by Yishay Mor
updated Jan 13, 2013, 3:17 AM
Good evening from a cold and wintery UK.
This weekend’s activities are focussed on developing your study circles and, where possible, teams. To clarify, study circles comprise of participants who wish to engage around a particular topic area. Study circles may be locally organised, (from a single institution or town, or distributed by time and space). A team, however, is different to a study circle. A team will comprise of several likeminded people who agree to work on a particular design. Designs may be connected within a cloudscape. Cloudscapes are just collections of clouds about a certain topic. You don't need to use Cloudworks to do this. Any "shared space" such as a Facebook group, a google group, a wiki or blog, will do. You can use services such as http://www.meetup.com/
to set up your local study circle.
With about 90 clouds in the dreambazaar - most with several comments, a similar number in the "introduce yourself" cloud, 750 posts in the discussion group, and a constant stream of tweets and blog posts (including around 1000 page views a day), it looks like you're busy!
Penny Bentley shared (https://plus.google.com/108402573958972435048/posts/cjZRc1PzBU1
) to Andrew Miller's "education as learning design". Nice (and short) read.
David Jennings considers the notion of design as objects with intent, and asks: but how's intent? He also argues that "most learning provided by institutions is over-designed, over-engineered, over-specified". Provocative?
A lot to mull over..
Simon, Peter and Yishay