11 avril 2019

Interface 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Interface 2005
Summary presentations from ADETA's 2005 conference, Interface 2005. Because I'm still jet-lagged like crazy, you only get notes from the morning. Notes include Mark Milliron on ten emerging insights in education, three speakers describing the 'best of the west' e-learning initiatives in western Canada and Victor Garcia from Hewlett-Packard on inventing the future. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, June 9, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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Executing Learning Objects, Resurrecting Sharing and Reuse

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Executing Learning Objects, Resurrecting Sharing and Reuse
The value of this item is that it gives us a good outline of Scott Leslie's recent thinking on the use of learning objects (whatever they are). More...

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Communities of Practice and Complexity : Conversation and Culture

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Communities of Practice and Complexity : Conversation and Culture
Peter Bond illustrates some important underlying principles of communities of practice. Bond's graph mapping a community's degree of formalism with its 'emotional energy' looks almost exactly like a graph drawn by Francisco Varela at a session I attended in 1994 or so. Varela, though, mapped link density against information transmission. More...

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WebCT, ‘Powerlinks’, PHP Wiki & Open Source

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. WebCT, ‘Powerlinks’, PHP Wiki & Open Source Robbery
James Farmer offers a hostile reaction to the news that WebCT is incorporating open source tools - such as PHPWiki - into its learning management system. More...

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A Workflow Learning Pattern Language

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Workflow Learning Pattern Language
Don't miss this presentation from Jay Cross, who is getting it right (and compare Cross's work to Bond's work, below). Slide 54: "Learning as optimizing one's (neural) network." Yes. Slide 39: "network evolution" and slide 33: "hyper-organization." Yes. More...

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Creating e-Portfolios using Atom and FOAF

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Creating e-Portfolios using Atom and FOAF
Some nice thinking by Scott Wilson which starts off on the right foot: "An e-Portfolio is, by definition, an aggregate or composite of many facets." What I have been calling a profile. More...

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Development in Atlantic Canada - Culture versus Jobs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Development in Atlantic Canada - Culture versus Jobs
I am writing from Edmonton, where I will be speaking on Friday. Being here has allowed me to revisit old haunts and think about what it was like when I lived hear a few years ago. And about what I went to when I moved to New Brunswick. More...

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Teaching and Learning With Digital Resources: Web-Wise 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Teaching and Learning With Digital Resources: Web-Wise 2005
This month's issue of First Monday features the Web-Wise conference, running transcripts from selected papers presented at the conference. More...

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New Macs: Intel Inside

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Macs: Intel Inside
There has been a wave of commentary across the internet about Apple's decision to switch to Intel processors. See the Edu_RSS Apple category for coverage. More...

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SUNY's Learning Environments Task Force Report

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SUNY's Learning Environments Task Force Report
Interesting report documenting a study group's recommendations for future development at State University of New York (SUNY). As Michael Feldstein says, "it provides some rare insight into a large system like SUNY." Don't skip the appendices; that's where most of the content is. More...

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