06 avril 2014

Love on Ice: What Tonya Harding Teaches Us About the Academy

By Jacqui Shine - Chronicle Vitae. I’m not much for proxy wars among nation-states or for feats of heroic athleticism, so the Winter Olympics largely escaped my notice—except for one thing.
At the moment, we’re avidly revisiting a range of cultural phenomena on their 20th anniversaries (right now, for example, Gary Sinise is on my television, talking about playing Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump). And at the intersection of nostalgia and Olympic fever, much attention has been given to an anniversary of dubious distinction: the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. You know, the one in which Jeff Gillooly, the husband of Olympic hopeful Tonya Harding, engineered an assault on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan after a practice session. See more...

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Introducing 'Sexism Ed'

By Kelly J. Baker - Chronicle Vitae. When I used to teach, I did an exercise that required students to analyze my gender performance (thank you, Judith Butler). Students judged how feminine, masculine, or androgynous I was by paying careful attention to my appearance, affect, and personality. To make it easier for them, I wore a skirt, flowery tops, sparkly accessories, high heels, and more make-up than usual. By exaggerating my femininity, I helped them realize how pliable and deployable gender can be. See more...

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@hjarche master class on #pkm Personal Knowledge Management

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The past couple of months have pushed me deeper into the PhD universe, and that has lead me to rethink what I am doing in terms of my own knowledge management, how I am doing it, and where I can improve my actions and make my knowledge acquisition and sharing process more efficient (or simply more fun would also be more then enough!).
Knowledge management is mostly related to corporate or organizational learning, but the way I see it we are all in this together and networked/social learning is of importance to each one of us if we want to create our own Hive of Excellence. And yes, I would love to be a central part of a Hive of Excellence on online, mobile learning. Read more...

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The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Bart Rientiens gave a webinar at the Knowledge Media Institute this morning, describing three cases in which he (and his colleagues) looked at informal and social network learning. This was a must see for me, as it fitted a gap that I found in my research set-up (informal learning in MOOC with interactions involving both internal and external MOOC participants), and it potentially had the power to lift my research instruments to the next level (hopefully giving me some mobile options as well after joining a workshop later this week on Tin Can xApi - if possible). Read more...

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#pkm course: sharing current network questions

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Although the master class of Harold Jarche only started 2 days ago, it already got me thinking about my networks, what works, what does not work, and where I want them to be situated. From the start the course asks each participant (and what a wonderful bunch of participants, the joined expertise!) to explore, reflect and strengthen their own personal knowledge network.
Assignment 1 was on mapping your own network. This immediately resulted in tools for social network analysis to be shared:
http://markvang.com/content/free-google-analysis-tools-visualize-your-network-and-measure-results. Read more...

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Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The Beyond Prototypes report provides a UK-based in-depth examination of the processes of innovation in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) with a special emphasis on building online learning solutions that are durable. The focus is also on design-based research. In order to do this, the report looks back at some long-running programs (one going back to the 80's), and their follow-up projects. The report also looks at challenges and misconceptions of TELearning: e.g. MISCONCEPTION: Most of the TEL innovation process takes place within universities. Read more...

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Part4 #xAPI seminar Andrew Downes on #learningdesign #eln

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard.
Almost groggy here after information overload and process... hoping still to make sense a bit. Great seminar!
Part4 #xAPI seminar Andrew Downes on #learningdesign. Wonderful resource: http:// http://tincanapi.co.uk/
And if you want to get an xAPI UK project going, have a look here, at the end there is link to get in touch and start a conversation
If you want to start designing xAPI statements, here is that start:
And a few pointers on how to start tracking xAPI and real world
And an iPhone xAPI statements viewer (free) here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/experience-api-xapi-statement/id550133878?mt=8. Read more...

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Part3 #xAPI and #LRS #learningAnalytics #eln

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Part3 Ben Betts from HT2 on Learning Record Store and #xAPI of the seminar, part 1 including general links and frameworks can be seen here, part 2 focusing more on tools can be found here
Ben Betts: www.learninglocker.net
xAPI (official name) and Tin Can are two names but covering the same thing, bit different ownership.
Ben looks at the anatomy of a statement (showing it IRL).
Learning Record Store: what it is, what it can do
Format is a triplet of data: actor – verb (English) – object (what it is you are doing: name, activity, …)
JSON is the language – light weight xml, each bit identifies. Read more...

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Part2 notes + mini course on #xAPI link #learninganalytics

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. First of all: great blogpost on “Tell your own learning story through #xAPI”: http://classroom-aid.com/2014/04/01/tell-your-own-learning-story-through-xapi/.
JOIN THE CLASS (found this while surfin just now:
Tell your own learning story through xAPI
By using Experience API, xAPI, learning experiences can be logged anywhere, trackable beyond the way you’ve ever imagined. xAPI brings new possibilities to every traditional learning standard, including e-Portfolio and SCORM. The statements are in the form of “Actor”+”Verb”+”Object”+…. But, we don’t think the “Actor” is only a puppet in a given story. They are characters in their own stories and in peers’ stories. Read more...

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Part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. In the past I wrote posts on the xAPI (first one in 2011 launching brainstorm, an update on the project in 2012, and one where the project is getting up to speed in 2013) which is in continued development and seems promising for learner analytics, especially the mobile options.
The project started at the centre of ADL, and you can find many resources at the Experience API (xAPI) page here. And there is a wiki with lots of working documents and status details as well. Read more...

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