13 mars 2019

Wiki Pedagogy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Wiki Pedagogy
OK, this is a completely new word for me: "palimpsests." Which means, "A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often legible." It sounds like a wiki, doesn't it? And that's exactly the context in which the word is used, in this very comprehensive discussion of how wikis can be used to support learning. More...

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Sizing Up the Opposition

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sizing Up the Opposition
Let me, at some risk, draw a connection between two separate threads. On the one hand, there is this series of posts discussing the creation of School 2.0 (or Education 2.0) groups on Ning. What is the motivation for this? there have been some emails flinging around - I haven't taken part in this exchange - where people are examining each other's motivations. More...

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De-Schooling (or Re-Schooling) Society

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. De-Schooling (or Re-Schooling) Society
I am feeling better but now hopelessly behind in my work with a flight to Bahrain looming. So, quickly: Graham Attwell expands on his deschooling remarks and comments. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 08:24 - - Permalien [#]

Saba to Acquire Enterprise Learning Vendor THINQ

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Saba to Acquire Enterprise Learning Vendor THINQ
The Learning Management System (LMS) marketplace has one fewer contender today as Saba signs an agreement to acquire Thinq in the third quarter of this year. More...

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The Futures Project to Close

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Futures Project to Close
The Futures Project, described as "a higher education policy think tank that has spent the last five years investigating the influences market-oriented, competitive pressures on higher education," has shut down as of yesterday. More...

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Metadating Game

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Metadating Game
The idea here is that the data about one's life posted on blogs, sites like Flickr and Yahoo 360, and in personal XML like FOAFD can be used via an information aggregator to support a distributed match service. More...

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enCore Consortium

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. enCore Consortium
I've been sitting on this, hoping to install the software before commenting with a link, but being on vacatyion lends itself more to playing Civ III than to installing software. But it appears to my roots as a MUD designer and I have never let go of the idea that a multi-user environment like a MUD has a lot of potential in e-learning. Anyhow, the newly formed enCore Consortium is devoted to supporting the development of the enCore learning environment. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 08:21 - - Permalien [#]

Quick Creativity: Music, Improvisation, and the Brain

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Quick Creativity: Music, Improvisation, and the Brain
The Eide's highlight more interesting research about our brains with a study on how jazz musicians deactivate one part of their brains (prefrontal and limbic) and simultaneously activate another part (sensory and motor) when spontaneously creating musical phrases. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 08:20 - - Permalien [#]

Three Great MindManager Blogs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Three Great MindManager Blogs
I've never found mindmaps particularly useful, but many people have. Those who use MindManager will want to look at these three blogs recommended by James McGee - Mike Jetter, Hobie Swan and Nick Duffill. More...

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7 'Bad Language' Habits in Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 7 'Bad Language' Habits in Learning
The language we use in education has a large influence on how we view learning, and much of it comes from an industrial perspective, says Donald Clark. His view on assessment, for instance - "Language of assessment is the language of fear and failure. We sit exams and tests. We pass or fail. It's a red pen culture, where failure is failure, not an opportunity to try again, overcome and succeed. It's the finality of failure - no second chances that make it all so depressing." This is definitely the wrong perspective for someone starting a new job or a business. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 08:19 - - Permalien [#]