09 décembre 2015

Theories and Applications of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs): The Case for Hybrid Design

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Theories and Applications of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs): The Case for Hybrid Design
Abram Anders, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 2015/12/07
This is an article from a special issue of IRRODL featuring a European view of MOOCs. There's a nice table in the middle of it comparing xMOOCs, hybrids and cMOOs across several dimensions, including (notably) "Cognitive-behaviorist, Social-constructivist, and Connectivist." I find it interesting that social-constructivist is cast as the middle ground. More...

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Is Open Education a Movement?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Is Open Education a Movement?
Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, 2015/12/04

Text and slides from Michael Feldstein's recent keynote in which he addresses the question of whether the open education movement is a movement. More...

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Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, 2015/12/04

David Wiley addresses "concern that a focus on open textbooks confuses the means of open education with the end of open education. More...

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The Agile Approach to Learning Design

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Agile Approach to Learning Design
Stephen Downes, Dec 03, 2015, Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Panel discussion on the use of agile development methodologies in learning design. My own contribution was to highlight the pitfalls of this approach., and I pointed out that learning design is very different from software design - indeed, are we doing agile "learning design", or design for "agile learning". More...

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Developing a Personal Learning Infrastructure with Stephen Downes

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Developing a Personal Learning Infrastructure with Stephen Downes
Stephen Downes, Dec 02, 2015, Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany

This workshop steps through design elements of a personal learning environment and underlying technologies. Note that the audio and video files are some five hours long, and while I've tried to cut out the time spent working in groups, there's a fair amount of dead air. More...

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Canada's Innovation Challenge and Opportunities

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Canada's Innovationm Challenge and Opportunities
Elizabeth Cannon, et.al., 2015/11/30

We again revisit the state of innovation in Canada (international readers can just look away). This is the latest report from the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC), which reports to the federal government. It's not a pretty report. More...

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10 Things I Learned From My 3D Printer: An Early Adopter's Diary

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 10 Things I Learned From My 3D Printer: An Early Adopter's Diary
Michael Lydick, PC Magazine, 2015/11/30

What I like about this story is that it's not just a story about being an early adopter, it's a story about learning. And it's not one of those "you can learn it in ten minutes" stories, it's a story about what it takes to learn something big, complicated, and unfinished. More...

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TEAMMATES peer feedback system – review

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. TEAMMATES peer feedback system – review
TELICS, 2015/11/30

This looks like an interesting and useful tool. Teammates is "a free online system that facilitates anonymous peer feedback between students working in groups." More...

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Mobile App Developers are Suffering

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mobile App Developers are Suffering
Alex Austin, Medium, 2015/11/30

Good article explaining why it is nearly impossible today to break into the app market with enough impact to build a sustainable revenue base. Essentially, the market (consisting of the apple and Google app stores) is rigged in favour if the incumbents (and those apps with a special relationship with Apple and Google). More...

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Ten steps to make Canada a leader in science

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ten steps to make Canada a leader in science
Lee Smolin, Maclean's, 2015/11/27
Following from yesterday's discussion of science in Canada, we have today this post from Lee Smolin in Maclean's. Essentially, the advice is to focus on emerging leaders in promising domains overlooked by other institutions, to invest heavily in them, and to give them free reign, rewarding discoveries rather than citations or publications. More...

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