04 janvier 2016

The Downes Prize 2015

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Downes Prize 2015
Stephen Downes, Dec 31, 2015.

Every year at this time I award the Downes Prize to the most-read post of those I've posted some time in the previous 365 days. This year that means any one of 1147 total posts from hundreds of authors around the world. The award is intended to be an objective measure, not based on popularity contests, campaigns, or any other such thing, but reflective of actual interest in the item on the part of OLDaily readers. More...

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Amara

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Amara
Amara, 2015/12/30

I recently uploaded a new video of my panel presentation on agile learning design at OEB (the sound on the first was gibbled, but this came out much better). Not long after I got an email from a friend saying volunteers had completed a set of subtitles for the talk. The site they used was Amara. More...

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A South African perspective on what makes a great teacher

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A South African perspective on what makes a great teacher
Kathy McKnight, Pearson, 2015/12/30

There's plenty of evidence that the main premise of this article - "no factor is more important to education standards than the quality of the teacher" - is false. More...

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Improving Instruction in a Digital World

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Improving Instruction in a Digital World
Eric Sheninger, A Principal's Reflections, 2015/12/30

When I first saw the diagram I thought it was about the use of open educational resources (OERs). Then I thought it was about Bloom's taxonomy. In the end, it's a little of both, as it outlines a framework (specifically, the Rigor and Relevance Framework) for learning and learning technology. More...

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Cycling in Berlin. (Theory vs. Reality)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Cycling in Berlin. (Theory vs. Reality)
Claudia Brückner, Vimeo, 2015/12/30

I have an interest in cycling, but that's not why I'm posting this item here. The filmmaker Claudia Brückner writes in the credits, " I learned a lot from the amazing online DIY & indie-filmmaker scene - and its hero Casey Neistat - that influenced and inspired the style of making this video.". More...

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6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person
David Wong, Cracked.com, 2015/12/30

This was written a few years ago, but it's making the end-of-year rounds again, and I think it should be shared (note, though: language warning - it's on Cracked.com after all). The harsh truths are all to the effect that the world is not a nice place. More...

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MOOCs and crowdsourcing: Massive courses and massive resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MOOCs and crowdsourcing: Massive courses and massive resources
John Prpić, James Melton, Araz Taeihagh, Terry Anderson, First Monday, 2015/12/29

This paper draws an interesting parallel between two types of massive phenomena: MOOCs, and crowdsourcing. The former are online courses designed to enable access to learning to large numbers of people at once, while the latter takes advantage of the contributions of many people to support a single objective, such as the creation of an online encyclopedia. More...

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How to Run A Shiny App in the Cloud Using Tutum, Digital Ocean and Docker Containers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How to Run A Shiny App in the Cloud Using Tutum, Digital Ocean and Docker Containers
Tony Hirst, OUseful Info, 2015/12/29
A few weeks ago I ran a link about running an application in a container in the cloud. The idea of this is that you create a complete operating system and server in a single package and run it on a cloud-based service. More...

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions
Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks, 2015/12/29

No real surprises here, but I appreciate the slightly different take offered by Andy Hicken. At the top opf the hype cycle are badges. MOOCs and xAPI are on the way down. More...

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Who are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Who are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources
Robert Farrow, Beatriz de los Arcos, Rebecca Pitt, Martin Weller, The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 2015/12/28
With all the fuss about MOOCs over the last few years efforts like iTunes University have been lost in the shuffle. The closed platform didn't exactly make iTunesU feel 'open', but it was and is widely popular. More...

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