19 avril 2016

Creative Learning and the Future of Work

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Creative Learning and the Future of Work
J. Philipp Schmidt, Mitchel Resnick, Joi Ito, Mit, 2016/04/06

Good article, with a focus on the '4Ps' of creative learning (quoted):

  • Projects - We learn best when we are actively working on projects - generating new ideas, designing prototypes, making improvements, and creating final products.
  • Peers - Learning flourishes as a social activity, with people sharing ideas, collaborating on projects, and building on one another’s work.
  • Passion - When we focus on things we care about, we are likely to work longer and harder, to persist in the face of challenges, and to learn more in the process.
  • Play - Learning involves playful experimentation — trying new things, tinkering with materials, testing boundaries, taking risks, iterating again and again. More...

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The scholarship of teaching and learning: what works, and why

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The scholarship of teaching and learning: what works, and why
Jessica Riddell, University Affairs, 2016/04/06

One acronym, which I kept reading in two senses:

  • SoTL - State of the Literature
  • SoTL - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. More...

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Self Determination Theory

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Self Determination Theory
Various authors, Self Determination Theory, 2016/04/06

I was talking about this topic over lunch and then Jon Dron came up with a slide pointing to this site during his talk. Essentially, intrinsic motivation exists only if there is autonomy, competence and relatedness. More...

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First steps in integrating LATs OER into Moodle open book

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. First steps in integrating LATs OER into Moodle open book
David T. Jones, The Weblog of (a) David Jones, 2016/04/04
This post is a little bit 'inside baseball' but it explores the sort of question that's becoming more significant to us as we accelerate development of our personal learning environment, so it's interesting to me. Something typical: "Ahh, broken link.  The IMS version links back to Blackboard.  The equivalent web version has the open link." Bleah. More...

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An Africa first! Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. An Africa first! Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention
Christine Mungai, Mail & Guardian Africa, 2016/04/04

The push to privatize education continues apace, and like many such initiatives, the focus is first on populations unable to resist. In this case, the people of Liberia. More...

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The rhizome: A problematic metaphor for teaching and learning in a MOOC

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The rhizome: A problematic metaphor for teaching and learning in a MOOC
Jenny Mackness, Frances Bell, Mariana Funes, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016/04/04

I've never been a fan of the rhizome metaphor for learning, but not for the same reasons given by Mackness, Bell and Funes. More...

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More Recognition/Identification Service APIs – Microsoft Cognitive Services

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. More Recognition/Identification Service APIs – Microsoft Cognitive Services
Tony Hirst, OUseful.Info, 2016/04/04

Many of the people I work with don't seem to see this coming, but from where I sit we're on the verge of commoditized artificial intelligence. AIAAS - Artificial Intelligence as a Service - is here now, as this item indicated. More...

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Despite what you've been told, you aren't 'left-brained' or 'right-brained'

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Despite what you've been told, you aren't 'left-brained' or 'right-brained'
Amy Novotney, The Guardian, 2016/04/04

This is what happens when everyone gets to have a theory and 'science' in your discipline consists essentially of categories and taxonomies. More...

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Stacking vs. Replacing LMS; Learner as Content Producer

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stacking vs. Replacing LMS; Learner as Content Producer
Elliott Masie, Elliot Masie's Learning Trends, 2016/03/31

Some tereminology from Elliott Masie: "we are seeing more 'Stacking', which means accepting the role of the existing LMS as the base system for the organization and then adding Stacks or Layers on top that will create added and more targeted functionality... In other words, some organizations are shifting from replacing their LMS to adding these technologies on top of the LMS. More...

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Microlearning, millennials and successful companies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Microlearning, millennials and successful companies
Natalia Gan, teachlr blog, 2016/03/31

People are talking about 'microlearning' again. Today's learners, writes , "are equipped to research what they need to know and learn about it from various sources such as blogs, online courses, websites or YouTube videos." This, microlearning. More...

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