09 mars 2015

Identifying and Cultivating Student Leaders

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Identifying and Cultivating Student Leaders
Kylie Larson, Higher Ed Marketing Live, 2015/03/06

I spent pretty much the my entire university career as a 'student leader' first as a newspaper writer and editor during my undergraduate years, and next as a student association representative and president during my graduate years. More...

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Online Conference Presentation Resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Online Conference Presentation Resources
Karl Kapp, Kapp Notes, 2015/03/06
Oh I want to do something like this one day - I've listened to hundreds and hundreds of old time radio fiction over the last few years, I could probably do the genre - and it could be a great format for a presentation. More...

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Swearing in conference presentations works!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Swearing in conference presentations works!
Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, 2015/03/05
Donald Clark defends the use of swear words and expressions in conference presentations (language warning, not surprisingly). This is also common in various online publications - I frequently see items that would otherwise be good reading except for the irrelevant eruption of an expletive mid-story. More...

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Rules, Attribution, and Doing The Right Thing

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Rules, Attribution, and Doing The Right Thing
Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, 2015/03/05
I have to say I'm completely on board with the sentiments expressed in this post from Alan Levine. He writes, "Attribution not just about following rules and avoiding getting in trouble for copyright, it’s about paying forward the act of sharing content freely." More...

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To Get Big, Start Really Small

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. To Get Big, Start Really Small
Tim Kastelle, The Discipline of Innovation, 2015/03/05
I think this post is a classic example of post hoc ergo propter hoc - "after this therefore because of this". Here's the argument: "Google didn’t start out by organising the world’s information.  Google started out as a way to make searching the Stanford Library easier....  Facebook didn’t start out aiming to connect everyone in the world... It started out as a way for Harvard students to hook up." More...

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4 Reasons You Don’t Have an E-Learning Portfolio

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 4 Reasons You Don’t Have an E-Learning Portfolio
Nicole Legault, Flirting W/ Elearning, 2015/03/05
Interesting perspective on why people don't have or use e-learning technology like e-learning portfolios. So why wouldn't you post your best work online? Here are the four reasons:

  • You're too busy
  • You don't have any experience
  • You don't have any e-learning software
  • You signed an NDA. More...

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Journal of Online Learning Research

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Journal of Online Learning Research
2015/03/04
The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)  has published the premiere issue of an open journal called the Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR), "a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic understanding of technologies and their impact on primary and secondary pedagogy and policy in primary and secondary (K-12) online and blended environments." More...

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The troubling psychology behind how we decide who’s a scientific “expert” — and who isn’t

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The troubling psychology behind how we decide who’s a scientific “expert” — and who isn’t
Chris Mooney, Washington Post, 2015/03/04
The trouble with experts, according to this article, is that they're unreliable (and our choice of who counts as an expert is unreliable as well). So we should let the wisdom of crowds prevail. Real scientific knowledge is emergent knowledge. More...

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Disruptive Innovation in Universities

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Disruptive Innovation in Universities
Stephen Downes, Mar 04, 2015, 4th International Conference e-Learning and Distance Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Panel discussion on the nature of disruptive innovations, MOOCs and disruptive innovation, and how and whether universities should adapt. More...

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment
Stephen Downes, Mar 04, 2015, 4th International Conference e-Learning and Distance Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In this talk I address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council's Learning and Performance Support Systems program. More...

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