28 octobre 2014

Conversation on Workplace Learning and Literacy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Conversation on Workplace Learning and Literacy
Stephen Downes, Valerie Irvine, John Kenney, YouTube, 2014/10/24
Framed around the LPSS program, and looking at specific issues such as workplace learning and literacy, this discussion outlines some of my views on the problems we are trying to solve, the applicability of the solutions we are creating, and the question of broader social needs being served by the program. More...

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Five Reasons #Gamergate Connects to Educational Technology

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Five Reasons #Gamergate Connects to Educational Technology
John Spencer, Education Rethink, 2014/10/23
We teach people this stuff. We who create technology and media, who shape thought and opinion, who set examples and and work in public - we are the ones who make it OK to shame and harass and threaten and all the rest. More...

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Why Big Data Won't Cure Us

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why Big Data Won't Cure Us
Gina Neff, Big Data, 2014/10/22

One of the flaws of contemporary economics is that it postulates the economically rational consumer who will always choose in his or her best interest. We know, however, that this is rarely the case, and that the economy is beset by forces that are essentially irrational. The same problem applies to big data. More...

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The Simple Genius of the Blackboard

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Simple Genius of the Blackboard
Lewis Buzbee, Slate, 2014/10/22
I'm not sure quite what to make of this, but... "The blackboard-centered classroom offers more than pedagogical efficiency; it also offers an effective set of teaching possibilities. More...

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Ministries of ICT, Education, & UNESCO join to formally launch School of Open Africa

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ministries of ICT, Education, & UNESCO join to formally launch School of Open Africa
Jane Park, Creative Commons, 2014/10/22
Like the headline says: "“This event will help establish a conversation platform for policymakers around School of Open Africa, connecting and synchronising education and ICT policies with the innovative open education programs being led by Creative Commons volunteers in Africa. More...

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Canadian colleges’ successes with disadvantaged learners Highlighted at UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills Summit

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Canadian colleges’ successes with disadvantaged learners Highlighted at UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills Summit
Unattributed, Colleges, Institutes Canada, 2014/10/21
According to this post, Colleges and Institutes Canada has released a report describing "the programs, support services and innovations that Canadian colleges are using to increase access to post-secondary education for vulnerable groups." The report (60 page PDF) is organized as a series of 55 or so one-page articles, each describing a case where someone uses one of the services (it would make a great series of blog posts). More...

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Chartbeat tries to fight the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Chartbeat tries to fight the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics
Mathew Ingram, GigaOm, 2014/10/21
We need to "stop thinking about pageviews or other traffic-focused metrics, and start thinking about measuring actual attention or engagement," says Chartbeat founder and CEO Tony Haile as his company is set to open access to the company's metrics and procedures. More...

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The Open Standard

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Open Standard
Various authors, Mozilla, 2014/10/21
Mozilla has launched a newsletter called 'The Open Standard' which addresses issues such as privacy, transparency and trust. The lead article today, for example, is titled: Who’s Collecting Kids’ Personal Data? Lots of People. More...

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Harnessing informal and social learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Harnessing informal and social learning
Charles Gould, Brightwave, Slideshare, 2014/10/21

Interesting presentation (especially the screen shots in the latter half) on personal and informal learning. Key learning points: Early adoption examples of dynamic social learning in real-world scenarios. More...

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Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers
Sahana Chattopadhyay, ID and Other Reflections, 2014/10/21

I've used the phrase 'free learning and control learning' in the past to highlight the same distinction, but while my terminology didn't really take off, perhaps Jane Hart's 'social learning and fauxial learning' will fare better. I'm not betting on it. More...

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