07 décembre 2014

Knowledge as Recognition

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Knowledge as Recognition
Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, 2014/12/04

This is a short essay I wrote as a contribution to Philosophy 12, a high school philosophy class. I tried to structure the paper according to the requirements of the assignment (keeping in mind that I haven't studied any of the lessons in the class and can only guess what authors and theories they covered). More...

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Case Studies on OER-based eLearning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Case Studies on OER-based eLearning
Som Naidu, Sanjaya Mishra, Shironica Karunanayaka, G. Mythili, S.K. Prasad, Mohan B. Menon, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014/12/03
There are four case studies provided: "Integrating OER in a Teacher Education Course," from Sri Lanka; "OER-based Post Graduate Diploma in e-Learning," from India; "National Institute of Open Schooling – Open Educational Resource Initiative," also from India; and "Developing a Fully OER-based Course," from Malaysia. 56 page PDF. More...

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No script for rhizomatic learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. No script for rhizomatic learning
Jenny Mackness, Weblog, 2014/12/03

Teens always have posters in their rooms (those who can afford posters and rooms, at least) and I was no exception. One of the first posters in my own room was a Turner - this one - and he remains one of my favourite artists. That's why I'm interested in the film, Mr. Turner. More...

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Innovating Pedagogy 2014

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Innovating Pedagogy 2014
Mike Sharples, Open University, 2014/12/03

The Open University has released the 2014 edition of its 'Innovating Pedagogy' report. It's set up much like the Horizon Report, and so has its strengths and flaws. More...

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iDEA Programme Badges – Recognising Digital Skills

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. iDEA Programme Badges – Recognising Digital Skills
Andrew Robertson, Microsoft UK Schools Blog, 2014/12/02

So, should you be given a badge for instantiating a particular political perspective, or espousing a particular philosophy? One would think not. But this program comes dangerously close to that line, close enough that it gives pause for thought. More...

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Careful with that Axe, Eugene!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Careful with that Axe, Eugene!
Valdis Krebs, T N T : The Network Thinkers, 2014/12/02

A big headline in the local newspaper trumpeted the fact that the City is eliminating 19 positions (something their cost-averse editors deeply love). This seems unwise at the best of times, but the city is closing the positions "by attrition", which is the equivalent of using random selection. More...

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Colossus: A New Service Framework from Tumblr

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Colossus: A New Service Framework from Tumblr
Dan Simon, Tumblr Engineering, 2014/11/28

I got this link from Andriy Drozdyuk, one of the developers working on LPSS. It describes a framework called Colussus developed by Tumblr to support the implementation of microservices. More...

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Affiliation and Ignite

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Affiliation and Ignite
Chris Kennedy, Culture of Yes, 2014/11/28
This is a pretty key statement, I think: "Our profession will not be mandated into meeting the needs of modern learners but the power of networks and new thinking around affiliation can help diffuse the work." It is the way we work as individuals, and work with learners as individuals, that will define the new structures of learning. More...

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Competency Education in a K-16+ World

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Competency Education in a K-16+ World
Jonathan VanderEls, Connected Principals, 2014/12/01
The redefinition of learning as defined by outcomes rather than process is in full swing and there are proponents and opponents equally. I think the debate boils down to two sentences: first, competency-based education can support student learning as evidenced by good test scores (that's what this post shows), but second, is that all there is to an education? But maybe we're thinking of this incorrectly. More...

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Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. For some inexplicable reason, Routledge, of the publishing group Taylor and Francis, has decided to revive this book I edited in 1984. As a result a copy landed on my desk recently. It is easy to forget how much has happened in educational technology over the last 30 years, and in particular how far the technology has advanced. At the same time, how little has changed in terms of the challenges of using technology to improve the quality of post-secondary education. Read more...

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