Lisa’s CCK08 Wordpress Blog

November 21, 2008

The Map(s)

Filed under: Visualisation — lisahistory @ 1:13 pm

Here is my “big map” for CCK08 (click for larger version or here is the really big version):

But I also want to share one I made about knowledge:

October 23, 2008

My Current Learning Design Map

Filed under: Visualisation,Week 7 — lisahistory @ 3:27 pm

This is an effort to map my own current learning design as I do it in both onsite and online classes, but with an emphasis on the concepts we’ve been learning this week:

Looking at this, I certainly do not allow a great deal of independence, but my system is integrated and answers the needs of assessing 150-200 students per semester (my regular load is 5 classes, which always start out full).

I have provided a conscious 70/30 balance between factual/content-based expressions of learning and thematic/analytical/higher-level expressions of learning. Students who get the factual stuff only get a C; to get higher requires expression of analysis.

I would like to develop a more connectivist, learner-centered design, perhaps for an honors course. My main problem is distributed assessment, so I am paying a lot of attention to the ideas this week.

September 24, 2008

CMap: Learning Models, or…

Filed under: Visualisation,Week 3 — lisahistory @ 6:47 am

how I learned to stop worrying and love CMap.

Actually, I don’t love it at all, especially the way it automatically puts in a link idea mid-arrow. But I am getting used to it. And I realize this isn’t really a concept map: it’s more of a chart with connecting links.

One thing about concept maps — I can’t have one for the whole course (due in November). Each set of ideas I’m making into its own map.

My own (so far small but global) network came into play with this one. After meeting in Webex with Steve Mackenzie and Maru del Campo on Sunday, I added the all caps words to the bottom of each column.

(Click on it to see it bigger — it’s too hard to read here!)

I do notice as I make these that the process is forcing me to see things differently. I have to find ways in which things connect, and if I “think” they do but they really don’t, I have to abandon the idea or clarify it. It reminds me of when I was writing big history papers and laid all the index cards out on the floor and moved them around (although, technologically, that was easier to do than this is).

September 19, 2008

Concept Map: What’s New in Connectivism

Filed under: Visualisation,Week 2 — lisahistory @ 12:50 pm

I know, it was last week’s topic. But I didn’t really have a grasp of it before reading Steve’s post on Wednesday in the Moodle forum, and thus the article by Kop and Hill. And besides, it was Cmap.

Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom

Filed under: Responses,Visualisation,Week 2 — lisahistory @ 12:02 pm

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