25 novembre 2016

Lucy Gray Presentation Resources for #GEF16

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Lucy Gray Presentation Resources for #GEF16
Lucy Gray, 2016/10/17

In keeping with the learning communities theme from last week have a look at these presentation resources shared by Lucy Gray on the Global Education Conference and the Highly Connected Global Educator. More...

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Spiraling Down Minuscule DS106 History Details

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Spiraling Down Minuscule DS106 History Details
Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, 2016/10/17

The assignment bank was one of those details that made DS106 so innovative. Basically the idea was that people submit suggestions for assignments, which other people then browse, select from, complete and contribute. More...

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Why For-Profit Education Fails

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why For-Profit Education Fails
Jonathan A. Knee, The Atlantic, 2016/10/17
This is an interesting discussion but actually very light on the explanation it promises. A close reading reveals it to be this: first, VCs confuse size and scale, preferring to create large institutions in an industry that depends on local impact. Second, scope and scale do not always mix. More...

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You Can’t Fix Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. You Can’t Fix Education
Hank Green, Medium, 2016/10/17

Education, says Hank Green, is impossible to optimize. Hank and his brother John are the creators of Crash Course, a YouTube educational channel, now being touted on Patreon. "We create free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds," says the Patreon description. More...

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Ed-Tech as a Discipline

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ed-Tech as a Discipline
Tim Klapdor, Heart | Soul | Machine, 2016/10/17

The idea has been making the rounds recently. This article summarizes some comments in favour from Martin Weller, opposed from Audrey Watters, and breezes through some comments take take the discussion in all sorts of directions. More...

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Online Learning Consortium Launches Courseware in Context

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Online Learning Consortium Launches Courseware in Context
Leila Meyer, Campus Technology, 2016/10/17

This could be really handy for a lot of people. The idea is "to help postsecondary decision-makers make informed selections of digital courseware products, and support effective adoption and implementation of these solutions." The Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework is not a framework in the traditional sense. More...

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Digital Sunscreen – What does your school do?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Digital Sunscreen – What does your school do?
Dean Groom, Playable, 2016/10/13

This is not a coherent post - not even close. But there is something interesting going on here. The core metaphor of 'digital sunscreen' is not defined (except for the fact that it lasts two hours). Meanwhile there is an undercurrent about teachers and tech leaders becoming part of the problem we're trying to solve. More...

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature for Creating New Poetic Expressions within the Great American Song Tradition

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature for Creating New Poetic Expressions within the Great American Song Tradition
Dan Colman, Open Culture, 2016/10/13

Normally I'd be celebrating a Nobel for peace or physics or something, but this year's Nobel prize in Literature speaks to me. "Dylan has released album after album, decade after decade, that showcase his unparalleled wordcraft in various song forms. And some of his finest work has appeared only in recent years, when it seems his career might have come to a close." More...

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We’re Proud to Announce the Launch of MappingEDU

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. We’re Proud to Announce the Launch of MappingEDU
Troy Wheeler, Ed-Fi, 2016/10/13

This is a very specialized piece of technology, but if you're building learning technologies, it's also an important application. "MappingEDU is a web-based system designed to do one common, time-consuming data integration task well: map one data standard to another. More...

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Learning Communities

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Learning Communities
Stephen Downes, Oct 13, 2016, moocs4all.eu Extended Virtual Symposium , Online, Via Adobe Connect and YouTube Live

Presented atMOOCs4All. In this discussion I discuss the thinking behind our MOOCs, personal learning environments and connectivism and consider the question of how we know whether the method is working, how we know whether it is effective. Presented online via Adobe Connect and simulcast (using xSplit) to YouTube Live. More...

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