26 novembre 2018

Educhaos: Facilitating the Unpredictable!

Educhaos: Facilitating the Unpredictable!
This item arrived in my email yesterday morning via Rod Corbett's Best Practices in E-Learning Newsletter just in time for me to include the link in my presentation. More...

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How Social Is Computer Supported Collaborative Learning?

How Social Is Computer Supported Collaborative Learning?
I got this item in my email, and I thought I'd pass it along with my comments. The emailer writes: "If I take Intro Computing Science from ABC University, I do not care one bit about the 'social' aspect of it. If I want to learn Socialization 100 there are social science courses I can take." My response outlines the role of 'socialization' in computer science and learning. Short. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 4, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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ITI: Stephen Downes Keynote

ITI: Stephen Downes Keynote
Today is a bit of a catch-up day as I recover from the intensive ITI conference in Utah. This item summarizes my presentation - my slides and an MP3 audio version will be available next week when I get FTP access to my server again. More...

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A Solution to Plato's Problem: The Latent Semantic Analysis Theory of the Acquisition, Induction, Representation of Knowledge

A Solution to Plato's Problem: The Latent Semantic Analysis Theory of the Acquisition, Induction, and Representation of Knowledge
I don't really like the term latent semantic analysis but that's about the only thing I disagree with in this paper. To me, this is an important paper, a spectacular find (thanks to a comment posted on the Semantic Web mailing list). More...

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Principles of Resource Sharing in Online Self-Organizing Social Systems

Principles of Resource Sharing in Online Self-Organizing Social Systems
This very enjoyable presentation looked at informal learning, as exemplified in places like Yahoo Groups, from the perspective of self-organizing systems. What results is some very useful documentation of the fact that learning, a lot of learning, does occur in these groups, and that it is managed without a central authority or even a school. This article is a summary of the presentation by Erin Brewer at the ITI conference in Logan, Utah. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 2, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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Obstacles in the Path of a Blogging Initiative

Obstacles in the Path of a Blogging Initiative
Light look at some of the obstacles faced as a fictional history professor decides to start a blogginitiative for his class. Summary of a presentation by Trey Martindale at ITI in Logan, Utah. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 2, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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CORDRA: ADL's Federated Content Repository Model

CORDRA: ADL's Federated Content Repository Model
Summary of the ADL Content Object Repository, Discovery and Registration (or Resolution) Architecture, to be demonstrated later this fall and launched early in the new year. The idea is to create a system whereby all learning resources can be given a name and a system where these names can be resolved into physical addresses on the network. More...

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Supporting Social Learning Around Collections of Open Educational Content: Open Learning Support

Supporting Social Learning Around Collections of Open Educational Content: Open Learning Support
David Wiley and Brent Lanbert presented this overview of the Open learning Support system at the ITI conference in Logan, Utah. Essentially, the system is a mechanism for attaching discussions lists to learning resources, and in particular (to this point) the resources offered by the Open Courseware initiative. More...

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How Social is Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Do Off-task Interactions Exist?

How Social is Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Do Off-task Interactions Exist?
Today's newsletter continues with coverage from ITI in Logan, Utah. Regular link coverage will resume tomorrow. In the meantime, these summaries offer a glimpse into the conference. Please keep in mind that they are being written as the sessions are given, so expect typos, sections in italics, and so on. More...

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An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress

An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress
The open letter to the U.S. Congress signed by 25 Nobel prize winners has been released. It calls for support for open access to scientific materials. "When a woman goes online to find what treatment options are available to battle breast cancer, the cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research remains behind a high-fee barrier. More...

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