04 janvier 2016

Tacit Knowledge Acquisition and Dissemination in Distance Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tacit Knowledge Acquisition and Dissemination in Distance Learning
Annel Ketcha, Jokull Johannesson, Paul Bocij, The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 2015/12/28

This is quite a good discussion of the concept of tacit knowledge, how it evolved since its original description in Polanyi, and focusing on the the "organisational view supporting the articulation of tacit knowledge" by people like Nonaka and Takeuchi. More...

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Gen Z Should Network Its Education. Now. Here’s How.

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Gen Z Should Network Its Education. Now. Here’s How.
Ken Gordon, Continuum | In Beta, 2015/12/25
This article may become known for coining the term Wise and Influential People (WIP) (which as of now has exactly one and only one result in Google). These are "local business people they’d like to work for, subject-matter authors, academic experts". More...

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The rich-poor divide on America’s college campuses is getting wider, fast

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The rich-poor divide on America’s college campuses is getting wider, fast
Jon Marcus, Holly K. Hacker, The Hechinger Report, 2015/12/25

This same trend is reflected, albeit to a lesser degree, in other countries. And in the United States, as this article shows, the higher education system is set up to benefit the wealthy and give them multiple advantages over the poor. More...

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OUSA Releases Broader Learning Environment Policy Paper

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OUSA Releases Broader Learning Environment Policy Paper
Alex Hobbs, Antonio Sergi, Chris Fernlund, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), 2015/12/25
The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has it exactly right with this policy paper (3 page PDF, 29 page PDF) addressing learning environments. "There is much more to higher education than simply attending class," they write in a paper "to discuss the learning environment in all its forms, as we have come to understand its fuller meaning." In particular, they address four areas of concern. More...

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By The Numbers: MOOCS in 2015

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. By The Numbers: MOOCS in 2015
Dhawal Shah, Class Central, 2015/12/25

I think it might be a bit premature to say that the end of MOOCs has arrived. After all, according to this report, more people signed for MOOCs this year than ion the previous three years combined. More...

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What Theory is Not

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Theory is Not
Robert I. Sutton; Barry M. Staw, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2015/12/24

Useful post from 1995 that every aspiring writer should read. It outlines five things theories are not (education writers should especially take note), offers a solid definition of a theory, and offers several arguments against theories. More...

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Why No One Really Wants Creativity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why No One Really Wants Creativity
Barry M. Straw, Foundations of Creativity, 2015/12/24

The media and popular press lead us to celebrate the innovative and creative, but few would want such people in their organization, much less to be one themselves, writes Barry M. Straw. More...

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Complex Project Manager Competency Standards

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Complex Project Manager Competency Standards
International Centre for Complex Project Manage ment (ICCPM), 2015/12/24

Scott Johnson dropped this 2012 post into my new OLDaily Facebook page (100 page PDF). It's an Australian Department of Defense set of standards and criteria for 'complexity management'. More...

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No, the Best Science Students Aren’t Becoming Financiers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. No, the Best Science Students Aren’t Becoming Financiers
Nicole Torres, Harvard Business Review, 2015/12/22

Money. It's at the heart of so many endeavours. It grabs the attentions of many top graduates (though if this article is to be believed, not the very top graduates). It's also a system in jeopardy. This visualization of all the world's money has been making the rounds this week. More...

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Examining value creation in a community of learning practice: Methodological reflections on story-telling and story-reading

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Examining value creation in a community of learning practice: Methodological reflections on story-telling and story-reading
Filitsa Dingyloudi, Jan-Willem Strijbos, Seminar.Net, 2015/12/22

This paper documents an effort to measure value using Wenger, Trayner and De Laat's framework (60 page PDF). It's not straightforward, as the expectations of the investigators can play a significant role. More...

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