Category Archives: Me as learner

As a learner, participation in NGL was useful for me

In reflecting on my experience as an NGL learner, I decided to revisit Kilgyte’s threshold concepts and review my response to them at this stage of my networked learning journey. In my minute paper posted early in the course, I … Continue reading

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What more do I need to know about NGL?

Lots! Especially in relation to case studies and trials which have been undertaken in the higher education environment. Thanks to my seeking activities using Diigo and subscribing to several sites such as Stephen Downes OLDaily, plus some rss feeds I … Continue reading

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Flipside of NGL: some critical reflections

Looking at the flipside of NGL learning , I have found myself agreeing with Goksu, Paul, and Mari’s comments about Brennan’s article ‘In Connectivism, no one can hear you scream: a guide to understanding the MOOC novice’. It struck a … Continue reading

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Blogging about blogging

Recent reflections about blogging are revealing some thoughts, which have possibly been running through many students’ minds, including mine and I’m finding it really valuable to read these now, as I contemplate the benefits of NGL as a learner, student … Continue reading

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Skills for 21st century learners

After reading Mari’s post, and David’s advice about ‘Making connections with ideas and knowledge not people’ in Tracey’s post, it caused me to revisit the topic of 21st century skills for today’s learners which I plan to include in my … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on ‘Being critical of NGL’

It is a perplexed issue as Tracey comments in ‘Being critical of NGL’, as with any critical examination we are endeavoring to assess the benefits and weaknesses and suggest a reasonable stance for our situation. As a new pedagogy, Connectivism … Continue reading

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Digital distractions and learning about zentangles

For me personally, this video below reinforced the importance of taking time out from the net and our digital distractions to unplug, calm down and focus on one thing at a time and do some focused calm thinking. It outlines … Continue reading

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