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y ahora duermo para soñar

Por estos días, un extraordinario ser humano, estaría cumpliendo 110 años. Walt Disney (05/12/1901 - 15/12/1966), creador, emprendedor, nos dejó un mundo de fantasía a muchos. Un mundo en el que todo era posible y en el que, inevitablemente el bien siempre superaba al mal. Un mundo en el que sólo nuestra imaginación era el límite.
Estamos cerrando el 2011, que se ha caracterizado por ser uno de mucho enfrentamiento (interno y externo), quizás debido a la gran incertidumbre que enfrentaron las Universidades Autónomas en nuestro país. Es un año que nos deja agotados y puede que con cierta frustración por lo difícil que se torna hacer casi cualquier cosa producto de la poca confianza que tenemos los unos de los otros. Es por ello que quisiera dejarles este regalo de Disney que nos recuerda que todo es posible que tenemos que soñar con un mundo mejor y poner todas nuestras energías en ello. 

Feliz 2012 para todos !

Y ahora duermo para soñar
Y ASÍ DESPUÉS DE ESPERAR TANTO, un día como cualqui…

CCK11- Quest for Meaning

We keep on looking for meaning on the question "learning is in the connexions" and found this excellent video on the networked student. Little by little we are coming to terms with the idea that learning (more than knowledge) is in the connexions.

CCK11 - Great Learning Happens in Groups

The first week of CCK11 is almost over, and this week we were given a series of  readings (in the web) and videos and a couple of live presentations in Elluminate (1st and 2nd).  The course is devised and  set up so as to demonstrate that knowledge is in the connexions (a vivid demonstration of the theory).
I must confess, I'm a little confuse. I am illiterate in any learning theory, but, as of this week I sort of intuit that there may be many different ways of learning and hence maybe some theories explain better some ways of learning (i.e., by heart/memorizing <=> behaviorism) and others, others (constructivsm <=> social learning). Also, I also intuit (an elusive idea) that there may be learning in the connexions (network), just the same as in our brain the neural cells connect to wire knowledge, but yet I don't get to understand it. I don't see the light. Maybe if somebody could provide of a simple example where learning is connectivness. In any case, there&#…

Connectivism and Connected Knowledge - CCK11

This week, I started a free course on Connectivism and Connected Knowledge (#CCK11). On week 1 we work on the definition of Connectivism (what is). In some few words, "connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks" [1]. It is a strange thought since it's easy to believe that knowledge is distributed but not so easy to understand how learning occurs when you construct and traverse the network. Learning being an intimate and internal "affair" happening when out of the chaos one gets some pattern or out of meaningless one sees meaning. Is Connectivism a new way of learning?. Hope soon I will be able to "see" and to answer.
Also, I'm a little overwhelmed by the number and diversity of my colleague students enrolled in the course.
Finally, I'm excited by the possibility to learn, to network and to see the world from…