30 novembre 2018

Organisational Issues in eLearning

Organisational Issues in eLearning
Found via an Auricle article summarizing my talk in Perth, this set of slides by Rob Koper both reinforces and offers an interesting take on the idea of learning networks. Drawing from work in small words theory, Koper proposes modelling learning networks as a graph where the learning is a set of 'activity nodes' within some knowledge domain (what I would call an environment). More...

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Agent Support for Online Learning

Agent Support for Online Learning
In a sense, this is the 'other' way to approach the discovery and organization of online materials: through the use of agents. This paper describes the use of agents in an educational environment, "It is our claim that well-chosen software technologies, involving agents, can raise the self-organising powers of the network sufficiently to make a LN [Learning Networks] a viable option." Why do I call this the 'other' approach? It's not clear to me at this point that something as complex as an agent is required; I think that the network may be more robust than anticipated. More...

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EDUCAUSE 2004

EDUCAUSE 2004
EDUCAUSE 2004 is taking place in Denver right now and is being blogged by numerous writers. I'm not going to try to summarize a lot (at least, not much beyond the observation that EDUCAUSE seems to have discovered open source in a big way). More...

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Clark Kent Solutions Have Super-Powers - Well Sort Of!

Clark Kent Solutions Have Super-Powers - Well Sort Of!
The core of this article looks at an open sourse content manaagement system, Plone, and some of the extensions that have been made to it to create eduPlone and the Harvey project. More...

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Memorandum of Understanding - PanCanadian ePortfolio

Memorandum of Understanding - PanCanadian ePortfolio
Information on the developing pan-Canadian memorandum of understanding on e-portfolios has been posted on the Learning Information Forum (LIFIA) website. From Kathryn Barker: "LIfIA has proposed to serve as an ePortfolio institute or agency for Canada, with established links to the European Union and the Americas. More...

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Zoom In

Zoom In
Jasc, the company that makes Paint Shop pro, has been sold to Corel. I use Paint Shop Pro for all my photo editing and graphics work, so I view the sale with some apprehension. Jasc has done a lot of things right over the years, encapsulated in the latest version of their newsletter - note the combination of information, advertising and learning. More...

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Stephen Downes' Aussie blog

Stephen Downes' Aussie blog
So I'm back, having returned safely from my marathon flight from Perth, via Singapore and London, to complete my round the world trip. This link is an interesting take on this OLDaily category feed, which because of recent content has effectively become a blog of my Australia trip. By Unknown, Australian Flexible Learning Framework, October 15, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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A Culture of Feeds: Syndication and Youth Culture

A Culture of Feeds: Syndication and Youth Culture
The author describes his crisis of faith in RSS and feed readers, observing that the idea of syndicate content doesn't mesh with the new internet culture where everything is done by instant message. More...

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Perth and Fremantle

Perth and Fremantle
So this is it, my last day in Australia, as I board my flight in just a few hours and return to what I am told is a very rainy Moncton. I cannot say enough about the reception I have received here, the great people, the incredible experiences. Thank you to everyone here in the land down under, and I wait eagerly for my chance to return. Meanwhile, photos from Perth and Fremantle have been added to my site in the usual place. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, October 13, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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Ontario School Board Stretches Network over 71,000 Sq. Km.

Ontario School Board Stretches Network over 71,000 Sq. Km.
A million dollars may seem like a lot for a wireless network - aftr all, the one in my home only cost me $700 (to set up one hub and five computers). But when you look at the stats of this networked being rolled out in the Ontario (Canada) district of Keewatin, a million doesn't seem so large: 7,000 students in 27 remote locations spread out over some 71,000 square kilometres. More...

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