martedì 30 settembre 2008

Between data and information

I appreciate very much your intent to give more relevance to information present in machines. This is the part of Connectivism that I prefer.
Thanks to my studies in informatics I have very clear in my mind the difference between data and information, machines are full of data but people give them a significance, people create the context. I'm wondering, could we call knowledge this machine information because is data elaborated by people?

I think in the digital age it is very necessary to elaborate a new relation between human beings and machines, maybe connectivism could be the answer... be continued...

lunedì 22 settembre 2008

As our facilitators said to us at the beginning of the course, I will not try to govern all the knowledge is flowing around CCK08.
This night I had a little thought about what I'm reading and feeling and smelling of this course and now I'm going to try to write down it.
Here are my considerations.
1) Well, as it already happened to me when I jump in the sea of knowledge after some navigation I start to see a flashing light saying
how do you think we could manage this feeling?
All this creating net, relations between people and machines, I can't explain so far but I think that it's not sufficient...
I do agree with the idea you express in shifting that "Knowledge has broken free from its moorings, its shackles", but it seems to me that I'm dangerously near to be carried away by the flow and .... I need an anchor!

2) Sometimes I think that all this speaking about knowledge is focused on an academic dimension, not because is a formal way of doing but because it pretends people with high culture from which it is quite easy the emerging of new knowledge so,
I'm wondering
who can really participate to the connectivism?
is this the future way of learning for everyone?

giovedì 18 settembre 2008

the Connectivism roots

I know, I'm not a very clever student. I am in late with my homework but today I produced this map and I discovered how much ignorant I am!

Let's study!

martedì 16 settembre 2008

first post

finally I did it.
This is my first post of my very first blog.
I confess I'm a bit nervous, writing my thoughts in a public place is an important step to get involved in social networking and e-learning 2.0.
In the last period, it happened to me to think about why I don't want to write a blog, and the list of reasons includes:
- it is too much trendy,
- I'm not sure I want to share with anybody my opinion and my own ideas, and
- do I have something interesting to say?
- I'm not a good writer, and
- I'm also a bit shy... :-)

But now I have a concrete reason for opening a blog, the CCK08! Yes, I decided to be part of an incredible web event, it's a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course organized by George Siemens and Steven Downes.
And that's why I'm writing in my poor and strange English... :-(