27 février 2019

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.

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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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Kirylo, James D. (2011) Paulo Freire: The Man from Recife

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Kirylo, James D. (2011) Paulo Freire: The Man from Recife
Rebecca Tarlau, education review, February 8, 2013
I quite enjoyed this lengthy review of Kirylo's biography and analysis of Friere's thought. What was interesting was Rebecca Tarlau's perspective, as someone who initially read Friere in college and 'felt nothing', but who began to appreciate his work while engaged in her own community organization. More...

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Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken
Clay Shirky, The Awl, February 8, 2013

Good comprehensive discussion from Clay Shirky on some of the drivers underlying th concept of the MOOC. More...

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Captain Kirk calls Chris Hadfield at space station

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Captain Kirk calls Chris Hadfield at space station
CBC News, February 8, 2013
Sometimes being Canadian is ordinary, it's like having any other generic nationality, but sometimes, like today, it's a bit special. William Shatner, the legendary Captain Kirk, chatting with Chris Hadfield, the commander of the International Space Station. More...

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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition
Samantha Becker, New Media Consortium, February 8, 2013
From their website a few days ago: "The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) have jointly released the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition." In the 1-year (ie., the 'blatantly obvious') list:

  • Flipped Classroom
  • Massively Open Online Course
  • Mobile Apps
  • Tablet Computing

I will make one remark: it's Massive Open Online Courses, not 'Massively'. More...

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F# Promises a Big Return on Big Data

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. F# Promises a Big Return on Big Data
Tara E. Buck, Ed Tech, February 6, 2013
Here's a chance to learn a new programming language at tjhe dawn of its useful life, F# (pronounced 'F Sharp'). "Last week, Microsoft Research unveiled a new web-based platform, Try F#, to further the language’s use and open development." The link points to an online learning site where you can learn to code using F# in your browser (how's that for using online learning to support a new product?). More...

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The Case for a Campus Makerspace

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Case for a Campus Makerspace
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, February 6, 2013
Here's my problem with the maker movement, 'makerspace' and all the rest of it: it's an advertising campaign for this magazine. More...

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