I would just repeat here, an analogy that I made early on, how textbooks (in the old sense) and lectures are like mainlining learning, and how video, animation, and interactive tutorials are like fast food learning — and that none of this is bad. It’s simply not enough — not nearly enough. We must understand how today’s information landscape works and how to work that landscape and its ecosystem such that we can learn from it what we need to know. It is like cultivating a garden of ideas so that we can learn from it.
Here are some links to resources, some of them I mentioned and some I didn’t:
- Wiki Handouts
- Chat Transcript from Webinar
- A Gardener’s Approach to Learning, a blog entry
- Connectivism, a more academic treatment of networked learning by George Seimens
- Growing Your Personal Learning Network, by David Warlick, published by ISTE’s Leading & Learning with Technology (PDF)
- The Webinar Slides
I mentioned a concept map that I used to plan this webinar and also used for the delivery. I used a tool called xMind, which is a desktop app with versions for Macs, PCs, and Linux. You can get it at http://xmind.net/. The xMind maps can be uploaded to their site. So you can access it here, and there is an embedded version below:
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