Networking and human relations #cck11

I find I now my best to further the connections in my social networks to maintain. That’s already a good result of the course. In a social network are different types of information important. The information about the contact and information on human relations are important. Learning in a social network will only come if there is also information about social processes and emotions are shared. (Ken Anderson likes to call this information about human relations and information about self,  “soul”. I do not know what soul is apart from a music style.)
I get the impression that a lot of course participants have dropped out. I do not know if that’s true.
And subgroups are emerging in the network of participants. These arise because some subgroups are limited to contacts via facebook or other media. And there are also large differences in interest. There are some participants who are criticizing the connectivism and want discussions about it. Other participants would like to know more about connectivism and searching for information and exchange of ideas.

Ik merk dat ik meer mijn best doe om de verbindingen in mijn sociale netwerk te onderhouden. Dat is al een goed gevolg van de cursus. In een sociaal netwerk zijn verschillende soorten informatie belangrijk. De informatie over het contact en de informatie over de menselijke relatie zijn belangrijk. Leren in een sociaal netwerk lukt pas als er ook informatie over sociale processen en emoties wordt uitgewisseld.

Ik krijg de indruk dat er al veel deelnemers aan de cursus hebben afgehaakt. Ik weet niet of dat klopt.

En er ontstaan in het netwerk van de deelnemers subgroepen. Die subgroepen ontstaan omdat sommigen zich beperken tot contacten via facebook of andere  media. En er zijn ook grote verschillen in belangstelling. Er zijn deelnemers die veel kritiek hebben op het connectivisme en die daarover in discussie willen. Andere deelnemers willen graag meer weten over connectivisme en zoeken naar informatie en uitwisseling van ideeën.

3 thoughts on “Networking and human relations #cck11

  1. Hello Jaap. I like your dual-language style: I can make myself a Dutch lesson at the same time.
    Perhaps it is inevitable that sub-groups form and people seem to be dropping out as everyone has other work pressures so making the time to be ‘in class’ at regular times is hard. Connectivism makes instinctive and empirical sense to me so I’m less worried about creating a huge pedigree bibliography for it than I am about making use of it for adults in a technologically connected society. Given the nature of this group, I would expect people to be more used to self-directed learning than a similar-sized sample of adults in a supermarket and that is intersting because if people are genuinely dropping out rather than not keeping up, then the role of the facilitator/teacher becomes much more prominent for less autonomous learners. Just a thought that needed pinning down somewhere.

  2. then the role of the facilitator/teacher becomes much more prominent for less autonomous learners.
    mmm, maybe the student who does not participate any more is very independent, so I think your conclusion that facilitators are needed is too general.
    MMmm, misschien is de leerling die niet meer mee doet wel heel erg autonoom, daarom meen ik dat je conclusie dat facilitators nodig zijn te algemeen is.

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