26 janvier 2015

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment
Jackie Gerstein, User Generated Education, 2015/01/21

I'm noticing a drift in recent years away from actual skills toward what might be called 'character' traits - things like resilience, grit, self-reliance, and hope. These are the dog whistles reflecting a particular view of learning and education, suggesting is based more around character than what you know or can do. More...

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Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, 2015/01/21
Short brisk post about social media which touches on the pedagogical characteristics. Bates writes, "social media now enable teachers to set online group work, based on cases or projects, and students can collect data in the field, without any need for direct face-to-face contact with either the teacher or other students." More...

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An Open Letter Regarding the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. An Open Letter Regarding the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Heather Dalal, ACRLog, 2015/01/21
Have we entered the age of the 'literacy wars' without even knowing it? It seems that the definition of literacy itself is up for grabs, and people and organizations are positioning themselves behind different schools (presumably for political advantage, though I will say some of the motivation escapes me). More...

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News Feed FYI: Showing Fewer Hoaxes

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. News Feed FYI: Showing Fewer Hoaxes
Erich Owens, Udi Weinsberg,, Facebook Blog, 2015/01/21
I'm sure it's not in reaction to my recent complaints (heh) but Facebook is announcing changes that will slow the propagation of fake news. This is hard for Facebook because everything in the service is about generating feed-forwards, comments and reactions. Facebook has none of the inherent friction a proper network would have, because it's bad for advertising. More...

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MMCP: The “Critical” in Critical Pedagogy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MMCP: The “Critical” in Critical Pedagogy
Sean Michael Morris, Hybrid Pedagogy, 2015/01/20

I pretty much agree with this: "Critical pedagogy could be thought of as a philosophy of teaching that shows more than tells.... 'Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention,'. More...

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Transferring Expertise: The Best Way to Move Tacit Knowledge

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Transferring Expertise: The Best Way to Move Tacit Knowledge
Nancy Dixon, conversation matters, 2015/01/20
"Even given a long history failed attempts to "capture" expertise," writes Nancy Dioxon, "we just can’t seem to get past this idea that an expert’s mind is like a filing cabinet where we can just wisk out a file and hand it over to someone else." That's why the picture of education and learning as knowledge 'transfer' is wrong. More...

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The Coming Sandstorm.io

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Coming Sandstorm.io
Jim Groom, bavatuesdays, 2015/01/20

This is a very interesting project. As Jim Groom describes it, "Sandstorm is an open source platform that enables you to host open source applications that aren’t predetermined by more mainstream, highly controlled hosting software like CPanel. More...

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Responsive Open Learning Environments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Responsive Open Learning Environments
Sylvana Kroop, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Martin Wolpers, Springer, 2015/01/20

I think this is the same book that was released in 2013 - the title is the same and the three editors are the same - but this time it appears through Springer rather than as a proprietary Apply-format iBook (the old link is no longer functioning). More...

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Women seen as lacking natural 'brilliance' may explain underrepresentation in academia

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Women seen as lacking natural 'brilliance' may explain underrepresentation in academia
Jamie Saxon, News at Princeton, 2015/01/19

As a philosopher, I find it flattering that people think that my field of study demands innate brilliance. The problem is, I don't believe there is such a thing as innate brilliance. More...

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Stephen Ibaraki Interview with Stephen Downes

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Ibaraki Interview with Stephen Downes
Stephen Downes, Jan 19, 2015.

The latest blog on the interview can be found in the IT Managers Connection (IMC) forum where you can provide your comments in an interactive dialogue. More...

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