I'll share this while I'm here:

Used it once in a class, discussing plagiarism - or, rather, responsible use of sources. Students loved it.

@mcjsa25 Snap! We have the same video in the course here: Its a great resource to trigger thinking about copying as a modality of human learning.

👍 Mark, I also landed on your blog page PLE, and find that it lays out starkly the various parts of the personal learning environment, and what they are for. It works like a check list, and I wonder if course participants might find it less daunting when faced with a check list or a more graphical structure introducing the PLE.

@eanlee There is a graphic depiction of a PLE on the orientation pages of . Graphics are very informative when they illustrate connections as with Venn diagrams and matrices. Learning is about forming connections and graphics can be powerful this way.

The PLE diagram does not do this. It gives tools and uses. Tools have affordances that sometimes overlap but don't necessarily connect.

PLE is an overblown description. It is more like a tool box than an environment.

You are right, Mark, about Wordpress hardselling us stuff. Every day I am being persuaded to upgrade for some incentive or other. You set up on; is that for free?

@eanlee Reclaim costs $30 per annum with one free domain registration and unlimited sub-domains. Support is very responsive and helpful, though you're unlikely to need it. Uses cPanel so many applications are a single click to install. I've had an account there for several years.

@mcjsa25 My students and I have had discussions on what to call the act of borrowing/ stealing (we cannot even agree on what to call the act) other people's ideas and using them/ passing them off as your own he he he. Thank you for the video

@Thuli It's useful to consider derivation in art as a baseline concept. What is derivative?

Or, in a similar vein, consider this interesting discussion about the depiction of Jesus and it's evolution from ancient to middle ages.

The most fundamental and iconic images of cultural identity are derivative, knock offs from other cultures.

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