09 avril 2019

Using Bloglines (or How to Keep up With Dozens of Blogs Everyday)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Using Bloglines (or How to Keep up With Dozens of Blogs Everyday)
Useful advice and even included a couple of tips new to me. The author describes (in lavish detail, complete with screenshots) how to use services like Bloglines and Feedster to scan and absorb content from a large number of websites. This is very similar to how I do it - and no, no miracles are required, just some good organization on the part of the reader. More...

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Education as Commodity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Education as Commodity
According to California's Grade 11 and 12 Language Arts standard, "by grade twelve, students read two million words annually on their own." What is magic, asks the author, about two million words? And even more to the point, how does such a number take into account the individual needs of students. More...

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Blogtalk Downunder Presentation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Blogtalk Downunder Presentation
James Farmer posts slides and audio to his Blogtalk Downunder [photos] presentation, 'Centred Communication' or 'your intranet is like Canberra'. The idea is that planned networks, organized hierarchically, are barren and sterile, while organic networks, organized as a semi-lattice, are not. More...

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Learning Molecules Model

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Learning Molecules Model
How do you communicate the concept of learning objects to subject matter experts (SMEs) who may be new to the field? The use of metaphors is recommended, argue the authors. And to this end, eCornell developed a model it calls Learning Molecules. This article describes the learning molecules model: "At the nucleus of the molecule is a Scenario (S)—the contextualizing problem or case study that is the lynchpin of eCornell’s application". More...

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Give Your DVD Player the Finger

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Give Your DVD Player the Finger
Let's just say that there is no way I would submit to a fingerprint exam merely to watch a DVD. That said, I have to wonder about the direction of invention being based on the needs of the vendor, rather than the consumer. More...

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Competency Based Learning Management

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Competency Based Learning Management
Good article defining and then describing arguments both for and against competency based learning management (CBLM). The idea of CBLM is that a given task or occupation can be broken down to a set of constituent skills. More...

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Japan OCW Alliance

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Japan OCW Alliance
Six Japanese universities have formed an OpenCourseWare alliance and are offering their learning content for free on the internet. More...

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The Beeb Shall Inherit the Earth

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Beeb Shall Inherit the Earth
Article describing the war the BBC has embraced user generated content, and in so doing, has made itself an internet pioneer. More...

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Imagining the World: The Case for Non-Rendered Virtuality - the Role Play Simulation Model

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Imagining the World: The Case for Non-Rendered Virtuality - the Role Play Simulation Model
A 'rendered' virtual environment is one in which the scene is generated dynamically by the computer, such as in Doom or Quake or in flight simulators. The author's argument in this paper is that rendering in educational games detracts from a focus on pedagogy and is, moreover, unnecessary. More...

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Introduction to elearning - Part 1

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Introduction to elearning - Part 1
The content of George Siemens's presentation will be familiar to readers of his work, and the presentation delivers what it promises in the title. Designers will be interested in the tool he uses to present the material, Articulate Presenter, which creates Flash-based presentations (a demo version is available at the site). More...

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