22 décembre 2014

Try Out / Please Break TRU Writer?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Try Out / Please Break TRU Writer?
Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, 2014/12/17

So I like this idea: "The idea of the TRU Writer is a simple way for faculty, researchers, students to publish web content in a rich, media form without having them create accounts. Rather than try and explain, take a ride on the random example spinner (Randomness is something I nearly always try to toss into the mix)". More...

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Khan Academy founder has two big ideas for overhauling higher education in the sciences

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Khan Academy founder has two big ideas for overhauling higher education in the sciences
Gregory Ferenstein, Venture Beat, 2014/12/19
So let's have fun talking about why these would never work: "Sal Khan has a few ideas for how to radically overhaul higher education. First, create a universal degree that’s comparable to a Stanford degree, and second, transform the college transcript into a portfolio of things that students have actually created". More...

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Flickr removes CC-licensed photos from Wall Art program

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Flickr removes CC-licensed photos from Wall Art program
Ryan Merkley, Creative Commons, 2014/12/19
I can't say that I'm surprised there was an outcry, and I hope people now understand what the CC-by license allows. The Creative Commons blog states, "Our vision is one where content of all kinds is freely available for use under simple terms, where the permissions are clear to everyone. More...

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The Internet Is a Zoo: The Ideal Length of Everything Online

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Internet Is a Zoo: The Ideal Length of Everything Online
Mark Uzunian, SumAll, 2014/12/19
I don't link to infographics. That's one key message I want people to take from this post. So please don't send me infographics to link to. Having said that, this post is a link to an infographic, because this one actually occupied my attention for a couple of minutes, and presented some useful information that appears to be data-backed (you'll have to scroll down past the advertorial content (which is why I don't link to infographics)). More...

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Strict Finitism and Transhumanism

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Strict Finitism and Transhumanism
Peter Rothman, Humanity+, 2014/12/19

I have a very unhappy relationship with the concept of infinity. I maintain that I can't comprehend infinity, and infinity insists on inserting itself into my cognition. This impacts what I think about pretty much everything (including, even, what I mean when I say 'everything'). More...

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Developing Personal Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Developing Personal Learning
Stephen Downes, Dec 20, 2014, 6th IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education, Amrita University, Kerala, India, online via A-View.
In this online presentation I discuss the evolution of personal learning technology and then itemize in more detail the elements of the NRC Learning and Performance Support Systems program, including the personal learning record, personal cloud, resource repository network, competency detection and recognition, and personal learning assistant. More...

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That was the year that was for online learning: thank you and goodbye, 2014

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . 2014 though is a significant year for me, because I decided to stop taking paid contracts from April (in principle, at least). As a result, I haven’t been as engaged with the Canadian post-secondary system as previously (19 institutions in 2013), and since starting on my open textbook in May, I haven’t been keeping up and blogging about new developments in online learning as much as in previous years. See more...

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