As this is a very fine example of a connected professional learning network, I would really appreciate it if you could take this survey on connected learning http://tinyurl.com/oxvd6e
and pass it on to other teachers in your network as well.
I hope to share the results and analysis with you as a block post in the near future too :)
The statements in the survey are based on the principles of connectivism that G Siemens has used to describe what connectivism is all about:
Principle 1: Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
Principle 2: Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
Principle 3: Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
Principle 4: Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
Principle 5: Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
Principle 6: Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
Principle 7: Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
Principle 8: Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.
Thanks so much!! :)