21 mars 2019

Digital Storytelling: Power to the People

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Digital Storytelling: Power to the People
Sandy Brown Jensen, League for Innovation in the Community College, 2014/09/16
This post briefly outlines digital storytelling and makes the direct link with literacies, listing a set of five literacies invoked by the concept: digital, global, visual, technology, and information (presumably it also invokes good old traditional literacy). More...

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Licence information in schema.org and LRMI

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Licence information in schema.org and LRMI
Phil Barker, Sharing, Learning, 2014/09/16
The LRMI (Learning Resources Metadata Initiative) had from the start a property called useRightsUrl, "The URL where the owner specifies permissions for using the resource." But as Phil Basrker notes, Schema.org skipped useRightsURL when it adopted most of the LRMI properties, pending further review. More...

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On the false binary of LMS vs. Open

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. On the false binary of LMS vs. Open
D'Arcy Norman, D’Arcy Norman dot net, 2014/09/16
I'm happy to accept D'Arcy Norman's contention that "We have a responsibility to provide a high quality environment to every single instructor and student, and the LMS is still the best way to do that." But I think he goes overboard i8n his defense of it, and in particular, I think this is wrong. More...

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POSSE

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. POSSE
Unattributed, Indie Web Camp, 2014/09/19

During my recent talk I discussed the POSSE model, which describes owned, bought and earned media (POSSE = produced, owned, seeded, social, earned). More...

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Balance is an Illusion

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Balance is an Illusion
Tim Klapdor, 2014/09/19
This isn't directly related to educational technology, but it's a point that lies at the foundations of how we thing, and it's important to address a misconception. More...

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Dungeons and Dragons vs the art of business strategy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dungeons and Dragons vs the art of business strategy
Simon Wardley, Bits or pieces?, 2014/09/15
I think I'm pretty good at business strategy - I certainly have managed thus far to organize some reasonably large projects. But I didn't learn my skills from business school (I doubt my ethics and policits would permit me to graduate from such a place). More...

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Flipping Grade 4 and Flipping Bloom's Taxonomy Triangle

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Flipping Grade 4 and Flipping Bloom's Taxonomy Triangle
Maggie Hos-McGrane, Tech Transformation, 2014/09/15
I'm no fan of taxonomies but I'm a fan of the thinking behind this post. By 'flipping' Bloom's taxonomy, we get an approach to education that does not begin with remembering, it ends with remembering. And (I would add) the objective of such an education isn't remembering at all (and certainly not remembering some sort of core content); that's an outcome, but it isn't what we're striving for, necessarily. More...

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Let me Listen to Poetry, Let me See Emotions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Let me Listen to Poetry, Let me See Emotions
Diana Arellano, Cristina Manresa-Yee, Volker Helzle, Journal of Universal Computer Science, 2014/09/15
In a nutshell, this paper described the devlopment of avatars that read poetry. That may sound simple, but the system analyzes the lines being read and then calculates the appropriate emotional response, then indicates this emotional response using facial characteristics. More...

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How to ditch Google for more privacy and fewer ads

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How to ditch Google for more privacy and fewer ads
Derek Walter, PC World, 2014/09/15
The four methods suggested are: use DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search, use Firefox instead of Chrome, use FastMail instead of GMail, and use Zoho instead of Google Drive. More...

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3 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Predictive Analytics for Online Student Success

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 3 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Predictive Analytics for Online Student Success
Ellen Wagner, Academic Impressions, 2014/09/17
Ten minute podcast from Ellen Wagner things to keep in mind regarding predictive analytics, and specifically:

  • "What will predictive modeling give you that your current strategies cannot address?
  • What research questions will lead to the most actionable results?
  • What should institutions be doing to prepare for a shifting mindset?". More...

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