05 mars 2019

A Shared Story

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Shared Story
Stephen Collis, Happy Steve, March 26, 2013
Stephen Collis could have expended many more words in this sparse post to make the point, but he is on the right track. The advice is as follows: "Every problem is a people problem, every space is a people-space. Beware my temptation to construct an illusory simpler world that operates by forms, templates, emails, rules, lesson plans, the bizarre fictions called 'outcomes', timetables, compliance, deadlines and data." But the idea that we understand the world by recognition rather than buy induction (rather than by counting or measuring) is I think a correct one. More...

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False frontiers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. False frontiers
Steve Wheeler, Learning with 'e's, March 26, 2013
I'm not so intersted in the 'false frontiers' aspect of this post (which asserts the boundaries "are blurring between formal and informal learning") as I am the statement off the start, to wit: "Collaboration is where two or more people work together to achieve a common objective. In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas." the definition is correct, but the depiction of 'shared objective' is not. More...

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Gender Through Comic Books

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Gender Through Comic Books
Christina Blanch, Canvas Network, March 26, 2013
Frank Lowney sent me this link which raises the question of what exactly some universities and course providers mean when they use the word 'open', as in 'Massive Open Online Course'. More...

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“Like”-able Content: Spread Your Message with Third-Party Metadata

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. “Like”-able Content: Spread Your Message with Third-Party Metadata
Clinton Forry, A List Apart, March 26, 2013
This is a look at some of the third-party metadata that can be attached to content. In this case, 'third-party' refers to the source of the metadata schema, it being a third party such as Facebook or Twitter, specifically Facebook’s Open Graph protocol and Twitter Cards. More...

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MOOC provider EdX goes open source – with an interesting choice of licence

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MOOC provider EdX goes open source – with an interesting choice of licence
Scott Wilson, OSS Watch, March 26, 2013
It's well-known that EdX recently open-sourced its MOOC software. Less well known is the unusual license it chose to do so: the Affero GPL. More...

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No. 8 aha moment: web 2.0 will change everything in online learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. No. 8 aha moment: web 2.0 will change everything in online learning
Tony Bates, online learning, and , distance education resources, March 25, 2013
The latest in his series of 'aha moments' from Tony Bates, this one enters more familiar territory: "web 2.0 will change everything in online learning." So what does that mean. More...

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MTOPs: Micro-Targeted Online Programs - (The Anti-MOOC?)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MTOPs: Micro-Targeted Online Programs - (The Anti-MOOC?)
Joshua Kim , Inside Higher Ed, March 25, 2013
Asking, "Why should MOOCs get all the ink?," Joshua Kim describes the "anti-MOOC", an "online (or blended) program with 50 or fewer students per year, Narrowly focused, with a specialized curriculum and student demand profile...." etc. More...

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If you like learning, could I recommend analytics?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. If you like learning, could I recommend analytics?
Bill Jerome, e-Literate, March 25, 2013
Quick summary of learning analytics. I like the tack taken, as Bill Jerome begins by emphasizing that there aren't easy analytics to be had (at least, not in learning). "Don’t get me wrong," he writes. More...

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The Coursera composition course

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Coursera composition course
Laura Gibbs, Google+, March 22, 2013
I have said in the past that the xMOOCs like those offered by Coursera will need to become more like connectivist courses over time. More...

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What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM
Cory Doctorow, The Guardian, March 22, 2013

Cory Doctorow takes Tim Berners-Lee to the woodshed on DRM in web standards. More...

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