05 janvier 2017

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for Today’s Academic Advising

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for Today’s Academic Advising
Zack Underwood, NACADA Academic Advising Today, 2016/12/14

This isn't exactly the Connectivism I know, but the application is interesting. More...

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Temporarily embarrassed millionaires

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Temporarily embarrassed millionaires
Bonnie Stewart, the theoryblog, 2016/12/14
Understanding this mindset is key to understanding a lot of what happens in the mythologizing of learning, writes Bonnie Stewart: @socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” The idea is that people don't address underlying socio-economic causes of poverty because they don't see themselves as poor. More...

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Forgetting is Easy But So Is Reinforcement

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Forgetting is Easy But So Is Reinforcement
Ryan Eudy, eLearning, 2016/12/14
One of the reasons I'm enthusiastic about practice and engagement in a discipline is that these provide natural environments for the reinforcement of learning. The need for reinforcement - or as it's sometimes called, spaced learning - is well documented. More...

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Internet Comments Are Awful. Could They Be Awesome?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Internet Comments Are Awful. Could They Be Awesome?
Steven Melendez, Fast Company, 2016/12/13
This article looks at some of the work in the online comment space (also known as the Great Cesspool of the Internet) offering "a mixture of technical innovation and social incentives could make online comments readable—and even engaging." More...

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Strategic Plan 2016-18

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Strategic Plan 2016-18
eCampus Ontario, 2016/12/13
eCampus Ontario has just released its strategic plan for 2016-28 (21 page PDF). It will be guided by four overall goals: enhance the student learning experience, support faculty development, enhance member capacity and participation, and build eCampusOntario’s organizational capacity. More...

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Innovate Learning Review

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Innovate Learning Review
Innovate Learning Review, 2016/12/13

I just got a launch announcement for this zine in my email, and the logo says it's still in beta, so I'm assuming the sparse population of articles in the website will begin to fill out a bit. More...

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FutureLearn and Deakin University the first to offer range of degrees delivered entirely on a MOOC platform

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. FutureLearn and Deakin University the first to offer range of degrees delivered entirely on a MOOC platform
FutureLearn, 2016/12/13
The title above is of course the title the FutureLearn used on its press release (as is my custom, my post titles follow the article titles). But they should be advised that something is a MOOC only if it is open. More...

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Follow the chain

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Follow the chain
Doug Peterson, doug — off the record, 2016/12/20

One of the hallmarks of the copyright industry is the use of the @copy; symbol, and later on, the Creative Commons badges. The latter offers a link back to the license itself, while both reinforce the concept of copy protection. More...

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Your Ellie – On the Primacy of Networked Knowledge

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Your Ellie – On the Primacy of Networked Knowledge
Amy Burvall, AmusED, 2016/12/12

I commented to someone this week, "For all my talk about networking, I'm not a very good networker." Maybe when you don't have it you see what it is more clearly. More...

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, 2016/12/12

This is the first of Audrey Watters's series on trends in education for 2016 and it's pretty good, even if I disagree with the main metaphor. More...

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