27 février 2019

A Sample Philosophy Paper

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Sample Philosophy Paper
Angela Mendelovici, Prezi, February 11, 2013

Sample philosophy paper with all the major elements presented and explained. It's a short four-page paper, but for the longer papers authors typically repeat the same process. I wish the author had chosen a less user-histile format to present the paper than Prezi. More...

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The missing perspective(s) on MOOCs?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The missing perspective(s) on MOOCs?
David T. Jones, The Weblog of (a) David Jones, February 11, 2013

David Jones criticizes a presentation by John Daniel on the future of education (available here). More...

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State of the Union

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. State of the Union
Barack Obama, Whitehouse.gov, February 14, 2013

What I would want readers to observe is not the state of the union - though that may be of particular interest to Americans - but the way the presentation plus graphics in split-screen mode is being used. I found it adds a lot. More...

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graphic2sm

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. graphic2sm
Brian Lamb, Flickr, February 14, 2013

Here's why you follow feeds even though they're obscure and unremarked (sorry Brian): because when you keep an eye on interesting people, you eventually see interesting things. More...

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Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day
Billy Meinke, Creative Commons, February 12, 2013
This sounds like fun: "the Science Program at Creative Commons is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation and members of the Open Science Community to facilitate the building of an open online course, an Introduction to Open Science". More...

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Can TED still talk the talk?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Can TED still talk the talk?
Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail, February 12, 2013
Now that TED is moving from Long Beach to Vancouver, it's officially cool to start being critical of its corporate-learning massage. More...

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We don’t need no educator: The role of the teacher in today’s online education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. We don’t need no educator : The role of the teacher in today’s online education
Stephen Downes, February 15, 2013, Utdanningskonferansen 2013, Bergen, Norway
This presentation, delivered in Bergen, Norway, describes the changing nature of online learning with the introduction of massive open online courses, and in that context describes and explains the changing roles of the educator.

[Link] [Slides] [Audio]. More...

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Price of a Bad Review

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Price of a Bad Review
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, February 8, 2013
Though we hear from time to time (i.e., yesterday) that the American patent system is broken, my own feeing si that it the the American legal system that is broken. In The Litigation Society, you can expec justice only if you can afford justice, and in most cases, you cannot afford justice. More...

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#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. #MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good
Inge de Waard, Ignatia Webs, February 8, 2013
Inge de Waard writes, "my heart really goes out to Fatimah Wirth, for she dared to test new approaches but ... fell into the trap that all of us tend to fall into at one time or another: dreaming and as a result wanting to go too far, too quickly." She is referring of course to the recent Coursera course that was cancelled due to a failure of the system usedto assign students into groups. More...

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A world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives
Susan D'Antoni, OER Knowledge Cloud, February 8, 2013
Last fall the UNESCO open educational resources (OER) project hosted an online discussion to consider the feasibility of a global 'map' on open educational resources. More...

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