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By Bonnie


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Blog Post: Connectivism-Siemens interview-#CMC11 week 2
I enjoyed George Siemens interview about connectivism. I particularly liked his analogy of connectivism to the unpredictability of the weather. Siemen states that connectivism is as complex as a weather system. The elements present are merely noted, how they react to each other is unpredictable.

The accuracy of Siemens theory that increasing connectivism decreases loneliness is debatable. We may have more connections, but are the relationships increasingly shallow? News articles report study results that social media promotes a lonely and depressed state of mind.

On a lighter note; the close caption for this video was humorously inaccurate!

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/308930/

http://www.policymic.com/articles/7887/does-facebook-make-you-more-lonely-the-science-behind-online-conversation

By Bonnie, Feed:#CMC11, Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:53:00 +0000 [Comment]
Blog Post: internet usage slowly promotes democracy over decades-#CMC11 week 1
In the RSA Animate video, Evgeny Morozov states that foreign governments do not wish to suppress internet usage but rather encourage the citizens to monitor cyber-published material. Not so long ago, those governments did attempt to prevent exposure of its citizens to the Internet. Prevention was impossible, and NOW that the Web is unleashed, the government continues to exercise control by insisting on citizen censorship and shutting down sites with opinions that do not agree with the government. #CMC11

By Bonnie, Feed:#CMC11, Sat, 07 Sep 2013 14:21:00 +0000 [Comment]
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