By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. My Very Own Voyant Workshop
Geoffrey Rockwell, Theoreti.ca, Jul 21, 2014
What's interesting about this item - aside from the fact that you can play with it - is that it signifies how people will be able to run their own analytics tools themselves on their own servers. Here's the item text: "a workshop on My Very Own Voyant. The workshop focused on how to run VoyantServer on your local machine. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. My Very Own Voyant Workshop
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources
Dan Leeman, The Edublogger, Jul 21, 2014
This is exactly what the title says it is. Except, maybe it's not the ultimate list - maybe the penultimate? - but it's the best I've seen. Need free images? Try this site. And if you need to edit images online (maybe you're stuck with a Mac or iPhone) then this post reviews three top image editing sites. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes on the Personal Learning Environment at the LSE
Mark Johnson, Improvisation Blog, Jul 21, 2014
There's enough in this post to catch my eye for its different perspective (and yes, a perspective I don't agree with):
- first, the proposition that it is "ironic" that I would speak at the London School of Economics about shifting the locus of control from institutions "at one of the great institutions of the social sciences (from whom control might be wrested)," to which I respond in a comment
- the suggestion that PLEs failed because PLEX failed, even though ti was similar to things like the app stores
- a paper framing the questions he would ask me about the personal learning environment, since he and I are both still working on it
- the "technological reifications" of "idealised learning" are becoming "quite common, and becoming increasingly common in education: we should be worried about this"
- the assertion that "Downes is stuck because he's obsessed with learning. Yet, all around him he's confronted by evidence that his learning theories cannot be right (MOOCs)."
All good stuff. More...
Le tableau de bord trimestriel sur l’activité des seniors et les politiques d’emploi présente les dernières données disponibles sur la situation des seniors le marché du travail : emploi-chômage-inactivité au sens du BIT, taux d’emploi, accès aux mesures d’aide à l’emploi, à la formation et aux dispositifs de retraite anticipée, demandeurs d’emploi inscrits à Pôle emploi…
« Lutte contre le racisme et l'antisémitisme : la contribution de la recherche. Repérer, nommer, évaluer » Mercredi 20 mars 2019
Dans le cadre de la semaine de mobilisation contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme souhaitée par le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, le CNRS organise une rencontre scientifique le 20 mars prochain, au CNRS , Campus Gérard Mégie.
Dans le cadre de la semaine de mobilisation contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme souhaitée par le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, le CNRS organise une rencontre scientifique qui se veut un premier jalon. Il s’agit de préciser la contribution spécifique qu’un grand organisme de recherche peut apporter à une telle cause. En donnant aussi la possibilité d’échanger à des chercheurs qui ont entrepris des travaux sur ces sujets, cette rencontre devrait aider à cibler les recherches, en repérant éventuellement les angles morts, et à ouvrir toutes les coopérations possibles. Et à faire mieux connaître aussi les coopérations déjà en cours avec les pouvoirs publics.
CETTE RENCONTRE SE TIENDRA :
Mercredi 20 mars 2019, de 9h15 à 12h45
CNRS - Campus Gérard-Mégie
Auditorium Marie Curie
3, rue Michel-Ange 75016 Paris
Inscription obligatoire avant le 18 mars 2019 par mail à : Béatrice Heudes. Plus...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory
Cybergogue, M.C. Wade, Jul 20, 2014
Here are a couple of things I hadn't seen before, courtesy of this post scooped by Susan Bainbridge
into the Connectivism resource base. It's essentially an extended argument against the idea that connectivism is a learning theory, and is notable because of a long background on just what counts as a theory. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready
Dawn Piulos, Xyleme, Jul 20, 2014
Some good stuff in this article on adapting your learning content to mobile delivery, including a nice table listing the impacts of different media on mobile devices. Performance support was the leading application, followed by videos and assessments. Virtual classrooms and course modules were at the bottom. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Youth Voice and Positive Identity-Building Practices: The Case of ScienceGirls
Jrène Rahm, Audrey Lachaîne, Ahlia Mathura, Canadian Journal of Education, Jul 20, 2014
The current issue of the Canadian Journal of Education is focused on youth voices inside and outside of education. I especially appreciate the latter focus; as I commented on Friday during my talk, learning takes place every conscious moment and the social environment is at least as important as the classroom in determining educational outcomes. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Market to Grow at a 56.61% CAGR
Press Release, Sandler Research, Jul 17, 2014
I both agree and disagree with the prediction made in this report. I agree in the sense that the market for open online learning will continue to grow at a substantial speed. But I don't agree in the sense that the MOOC itself will most likely evolve, will most likely be branded as something other than a MOOC, and will most likely be seen as competition to traditional MOOCs and eating in to their growth. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brightspace – The Next Era of Innovation for D2L
John Baker, Desire2Learn, Jul 17, 2014
I'll just cigte this IHE post in full: "Desire2Learn's learning management system now has a name: Brightspace. The company had previously referred to the system as its 'integrated learning platform.' The name change, along with partnerships with IBM, Microsoft and five major publishers, were announced during Desire2Learn's user conference in Nashville this week." Baker writes, " we are introducing a new brand to represent the evolution to our integrated learning platform. What we are calling Brightspace." So there you go. More...