I am the platform

As I earlier said, my Personal Learning Environment is everywhere I go and participate. I am not interested in defining concepts or discussing about nuances. But I have to clarify my ways of working during PLENK2010. I have waited some wise ideas how to work, but found again my old ones. I must have a place, where I gather my connections: I need one blog post as a store or my nest. It is this one and I am my platform. PLENK helps me to learn during next weeks and I find everything via that link. No need to repeat its content.

My working habits

I do not read Daily, it is so long and only a list. I prefer larger entities, I go to Moodle and open the forums, want to see the threads. I have unsubscribed from forums because I don’t want to read separate messages. I do not read listed tweets, I can open Twitter search with our hashtag (is it a good joke we have two?). I scan or skim the Daily – wonderful new concepts: not learning but perception. Our thinking is becoming very thin, we are pancake people said somebody in our Moodle third week forum. I also scan the materials recommended by our facilitators and sometimes I save something to Diigo.

At this moment I recognize two sources helping my learning: Twitter is my Daily, could I say, it works better than the long list of everything. My meaningful source are the blogs of co-learners. Some names are permanently in my blogroll Following (Jenny Mackness, Eduardo Peirano, Sui Fai John Mak, Viplav Baxi etc) and some give RRS to my Google Reader (it has become too long and hard to follow).

Some favorites I list here so it is easier to check them during the course:

Alan Cooper blog a careful and honest thinker

Barbara Fillip blog I recognize something of myself here or did I imagine?

Chris Jobling blog – Fresh and crispy! I love the heading

Chris Saeger blog with a beautiful Plenk heading

Maria Fernanda Arenas blog – she participated CritLit

Lindsay Jordan blog – University of the Arts London

Sean Fitzgerald  blog -MOOC is like dining at a banquet (post 18.9.)

Martin Weller blog

Steve MacKenzie blog -CritLit

Steve Wheeler blog

Niklas Karlsson blog from Sweden

Linn Gustavsson blog from Sweden

John King blog – Just retired and still a student

Roland Legrand blog

Zaid Ali Alsagoff blog – animations, images, whatever

Jarmo Talvivaara blog

Mc Morgan blog

Mohsen Saadatmand blog – a researcher in Helsinki

Lisa Kidder – For the Love of Teaching blog

Susan O’Grady – blog

Vahid Masrour – from Ecuador, blog

Howard Johnson – I should have noticed this man in 2008, blog

Carmen Tschofen – I noticed this woman in 2008 and now I follow her blog

Jim Stauffer from Canada – blog (160 km west of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  Latitude 63 degrees north)

Steve LeBlanc blog

Eva Birger blog Tel Aviv, blogging in English und auf deutsch


My heading I am the platform tells about my attitude, not my technological skills. Persona, personality, identity, human being with personal history – this is my perspective to participating, learning and developing. How knowledge creation happens in me, it is the question. I see people as knowledge creators and I want to trust them, have a hunch of their quality. I can search information in Google and Wikipedia but I cannot trust all sources.

6 thoughts on “I am the platform

  1. Heli … I am the platform is such an apt description of being a successful learning facilitator. I am not so sure that the term teacher, and its didactic ramifications, is a true descriptor of the dissemination of learning in the technological sphere. Perhaps, as Aristotle posited … “what we have to learn to do, we learn by doing” … and building upon the thought, A Koestler indicated that the teacher and pupil are both located within oneself.
    As soon as I can squeeze a bit more time out of each hour, I would like to investigate the thoughts of those you have been following. Thanks so much for pointing out other destinations for exploration.
    Cheers …

  2. It feels nice to be on your favorite list 🙂 I just want to say that I really like the design of your blog, it is easy to read a beautiful picture.

  3. I wholeheartedly agree with you. I think everyone needs their own place. We all get so distracted by some of the nuances that it is difficult to get any deeper than pancake depth. (I did find this in my own skimming of “The Daily”).

  4. Thanks for comments, you all!

    This post is useful when I cannot work with my own computer who (!) remembers all I need, this is a direct way to your blogs.
    Let’s share and learn!

    Linn: I like the design of this blog too much, cannot change it ever..

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