16 février 2016

When a $100M Installation Doesn't Go as Planned

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. When a $100M Installation Doesn't Go as Planned
Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, 2016/02/12

One of the comments to this article suggests that it isn't news that a college system is having trouble converting from a home-grown to a PeopleSoft administrative software system. Maybe it isn't. More...

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openSAP breaks through 1 million

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. openSAP breaks through 1 million
Steve Brooks, Enterprise Times, 2016/02/12

This is an interesting milestone and is a good example of the sort of shape a lot of e-learning will take in the future. The OpenSAP MOOC "platform was launched in 2013 in conjunction with the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and has been constantly evolving over the last three years." More...

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All Hail The Algorithm

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. All Hail The Algorithm
David J McGee, Metafilter, 2016/02/12

The think that made Twitter the most democratic of the social media platforms was that it didn't pick winners. You read what you were subscribed to, in the order it was sent. No more. More...

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Personal Learning Mooc

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Personal Learning Mooc
noreply@blogger.com (Stephen Downes), Half an Hour, 2016/02/12

This course explores the topic of learning in three ways: first, through an examination of research and development issues related to the topic; second, through interaction with a personal learning environment (specifically: LPSS) to take the course; and third, through activities supporting the development of a personal learning environment at a conceptual level. More...

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Meet the Robin Hood of Science

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Meet the Robin Hood of Science
Simon Oxenham, Big Think, 2016/02/11

This is the story of "Sci-Hub, a website that bypasses journal paywalls, illegally providing access to nearly every scientific paper ever published immediately to anyone who wants it." It's the internet's solution to a problem that has existed for many years. More...

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Thousands of students caught up in major college collapse

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Thousands of students caught up in major college collapse
Henrietta Cook, Sarah Danckert, Sydney Morning Herald, 2016/02/11

Following "a federal government crackdown on the scandal-plagued vocational education sector," thousands of Australian students have been left with large debts and unable to complete their studies. More...

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Info for Romance Scam Victims

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Info for Romance Scam Victims
Alec Couros, Open Thinking, 2016/02/11
Alec Couros is hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit on the subject of catfishing. Couros, well known in social media and educational technology circles, has had his image used by dating and romance site scams (also known as 'catfishing') for the last decade. The social media companies do little to help. More...

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The Linguistics of Mass Persuasion: How Politicians Make “Fetch” Happen (Part I)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Linguistics of Mass Persuasion: How Politicians Make “Fetch” Happen (Part I)
Chi Luu, JSTOR Daily, 2016/02/11
I'm not going to wait for Part 2, because this story is interesting enough already. 'Making fetch happen' (meaning to successfully start a cultural/linguistic trend) is the objective of entertainers, politicians, and yes, educators. More...

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Ed-Fi Alliance Releases Technology Suite to More Simply Connect Educational Systems

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ed-Fi Alliance Releases Technology Suite to More Simply Connect Educational Systems
Press Release, Ed-Fi Alliance, 2016/02/09
Some interesting developments on the tech side. A couple of weeks ago, "the non-profit Ed-Fi Alliance, announced the public release of the Ed-Fi Implementation Suite 2.0, a set of pre-built technology components that allow education agencies to develop and maintain integrated education data systems in their local or district-controlled IT environments." More...

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So You Just Bought an Arduino Starter Kit. What Now?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. So You Just Bought an Arduino Starter Kit. What Now?
Joel Lee, MakeUseOf, 2016/02/09

I think kits like this, properly done, are among the best learning tools out there. When I was a child you could buy crystal radio kits, but at $25 they were out of reach. More...

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