13 mars 2019

Pupils to Study Twitter and Blogs in Primary Shake-Up

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Pupils to Study Twitter and Blogs in Primary Shake-Up
A few people have mentioned this Guardian article and it was mentioned in our conversation yesterday. The gist is that "Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war... the draft plans will require children to master Twitter and Wikipedia and give teachers far more freedom to decide what youngsters should be concentrating on in classes." The negative reaction is not surprising (though misguided). More...

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A Conversation on Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Conversation on Learning
Informal conversation covering the range of learning 2.0 Presentation by Stephen Downes.

Rainbow Lorikeet
 
Another photo from Sydney. Stephen Downes, Flickr, March 31, 2009 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]. More...

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fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners
I have my doubts about brain imaging (it just feels like 21st century phrenology) but I thought I'd pass along this confirmation of differing learning styles. I think that the idea that there are different learning styles feels right to most people, which raises the question, what to do about research saying that educational outcomes are not improved by adapting to differing learning styles. It seems to me that, if learning styles exist, and education cannot adapt to them, so much the worse for education. More...

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Long Live Instructor-Led Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Long Live Instructor-Led Learning
For the record, I agree with Saul Carliner: instructor-led training is not on the verge of disappearing, and will still be around in 2019. But not for the reasons he cites. He suggests that informal learning will remain weak because (a) it is sparodic, and (b) it might be inaccurate. So, at best, we'll see a sift to online classrooms, not informal learning. More...

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Don't Boycott Amazon's Over-$9.99 Kindle E-Books!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Don't Boycott Amazon's Over-$9.99 Kindle E-Books!
Claude Almansi writes, "Don't boycott Amazon's over-$9.99 Kindle e-books. Boycott Amazon's Kindle e-book reader." I disagree. More...

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Sydney, Australia

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sydney, Australia
I'm in Sydney. If you're trying to reach me, be patient - email is blocked in my hotel, a restriction triggered probably because I use SSH redirect to send email; I can get NRC email using web access, but have to read downes.ca email over my Blackberry. Yesterday I walked from my hotel in Darling Harbour out to Bondi each. I got to see the results of an explosion at Bondi Junction and a big blackout in downtown Sydney. Exciting day. I'll be adding to this photo set for a few days, so b sure to check back. Stephen Downews, Flickr, March 30, 2009 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]. More...

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Get Started with Google Wave

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Get Started with Google Wave
My Google Wave invitation finally did arrive - and I dispensed with my additional invites in about five minutes. This site will be useful, providing instructions on how to get started with Wave. More...

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Announcing K12 Online 2009 Presenters

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Announcing K12 Online 2009 Presenters
The online conference has a long list of presenters, and while we don't yet have abstracts or presentation resources (just titles) the page links back to the presenters' home pages, so there's a lot to look at already. More...

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Widgets and Webcams: Using Bondi APIs in Wookie

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Widgets and Webcams: Using Bondi APIs in Wookie
Scott Wilson describes "a quick report on some experimental work I was trying out with Wookie, which is adding a Feature to support BONDI APIs. I added a feature based on the BONDI Camera API, which is used to gain access to the user's camera." Here's a summary of Bondi. More...

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A SLap in the face

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A SLap in the face
Linden Labs is turning nasty. According to this report, Joanna McKay (also well known as JoKay) is being told to rename her SLeducation wiki because Linden has a trademark on the name. Where, one wonders, is Linden's 'SLeducation wiki'. More...

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