17 octobre 2015

Embracing Differentiation and Reclaiming Audacity: An Interview with James Hilton

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Embracing Differentiation and Reclaiming Audacity: An Interview with James Hilton
James Hilton, EDUCAUSE Review, 2015/10/14

According to interviewee James Hilton, "We're going to see growing pressure on higher education to offer increasingly differentiated paths to education." Now it should be noted that this is different from the concept of differentiated instruction. This is about institutions finding unique roles or niches for themselves. More...

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Crypto 2.0 and DAWCs: Dawn of Decentralized Autonomous Workers Councils

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Crypto 2.0 and DAWCs: Dawn of Decentralized Autonomous Workers Councils.
Rob Myers, Humanity+, 2015/10/14

This is related to the case of Colony, which I posted about earlier this week. Colony is one instance of whaat this article calls 'decentralized autonomous workers councils'. More...

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Behaviourism and adaptive learning

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Philip J. Kerr, Adaptive Learning in ELT, 2015/10/13

This post looks at the connection between behaviourism and adaptive learning. The author notes that both oppoents and proponents of adaptive learning draw the association. But what, exactly, are the parallels between the two? This is what this article explores. More...

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MIT’s MOOC-based Micro-Master’s Degree: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MIT’s MOOC-based Micro-Master’s Degree: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop
Jim Shimabukuro, educational technology & change, 2015/10/13

MIT continues its grand tradition of announcing a thing before it has done it - in this case, the 'micro-masters' that will be awarded partially based on MOOC credits (the first graduates from the '10-month program' will not see the light of day until 2020, according to this article). Jim Shimabukuro is "waiting for the other shoe to drop". More...

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Algorithm objects: people are the things they do

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Algorithm objects: people are the things they do
Alex Reid, Digital Digs, 2015/10/13

This post dusts off an old concept in philosophy and presents it in shiny new computer clothes. But if it convinces people to reconsider their understanding of what makes a thing a thing, or what makes an object that type of object, then it is performing a valuable service. More...

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Of MOOCs and Men

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Akiba Covitz, Inside Higher Ed, 2015/10/13

Leaving aside the question of whether MOOCs work as educational delivery systems, the more interesting question is this: "Can MOOCs transform students as people?" Teachers can actually see this transformation in their physical classrooms, writes Akiba Covitz. More...

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Australia moves backwards from online apprenticeship training

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Australia moves backwards from online apprenticeship training
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, 2015/10/13

Tony Bates points to a problem in Australia. He writes, "the Australian Federal government has recently shut down a two year e-learning apprenticeship program which had doubled the completion rate to 93%. Instead, the Australian government has introduced a new program that reverts to the previous model by removing the online component and now requiring apprentices to use a printed textbook.". More...

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Onlea

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Onlea
Onlea, 2015/10/09

I got an interesting press release from Onlea in my email today (I looked for it on the site but it doesn't seem to be available). They are (self-styled as) "the world's first MOOC production company" (I have my doubts, but that's OK). But that's not what caught my eye. More...

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The eCOTOOL Competence Model

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The eCOTOOL Competence Model
Cleo Sgouropoulou, Charalampos Thanopoulos, Christian M. Stracke, Simon Grant, Carolyn Owen, Lenka Fišerová, eCOTOOL, 2015/10/09

This is probably far more detail than you require in a competence model, but if you wanted to map every related aspect of a com[petence, this is probably what you would arrive at. More...

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Refugees To Receive Free Education From Online University

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Refugees To Receive Free Education From Online University
Joseph Erbentraut, Huffington Post, 2015/10/09

I think this is a good initiative. "The Berlin-based Kiron University has partnered with more than 20 universities throughout the world in order to offer a free, three-year program that will grant students an internationally accredited degree." More...

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