Monthly Archives: April 2013

Self-Efficacy Mechanism in Human Agency

p122 “Perceived self-efficacy is concerned with how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prosepective situations” p122/123 “Because acting on misjudgements of personal efficacy can produce adverse consequences, accurate appraisal of one’s own capabilities has considerable functional … Continue reading

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Intro 2, Identity

From Wenger’s Communtiies of Practice   Focusing on identity extends the framework narrows focus onto the person, but froma  social perspective expands focus beyond COP, calling attention to braoder processes of id and social structires     “Buil;ding an identity … Continue reading

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Chapter 5, Locality

Wenger, in Communities of Practice   Wenger’s list of indicators that a COP has formed (this seems npot to be forensic, it seems loose)   sustained mutual relationships (check) shared ways of engaging in dpoing things together (check, blogging, tweeting, … Continue reading

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Chapter 4, Boundaries

n Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger Moving from one COP to another can involve quite a tranformation. Simultaneously, COPs develop means of communicating with the outside world. Artefacts are shared, practices belong to other COPs, their enterprises are interconnected, members … Continue reading

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xMOOCs and Completion rates

Deconstructing Disengagement: Analyzing Learner Subpopulations in Massive Open Online Courses The paper focues on three computing MOOCs, so it’s xMOOC focused. It will be interesting to compare their analyasis with a cMOOC scenario.   “These MOOCs are structured learning environments … Continue reading

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Chapter 3, Learning

Wenger’s Communities of Practice Some COP’s “exist over centuries – for example, communities of artisans who pass their craft from generation to generation. Some are short-lived, but intense enough to give rise to an inidgenous practice and to transform the … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 Community

From Wenger’s Communities of Practice “Associating Community and Practice does 2 things ” – it gives us a tractable defn. of practice (  as distinct from, say, culture), “it defines a special type of community – a community of practice” … Continue reading

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