11 avril 2019

Matching Instruction with Modality-Specific Learning Style: Effects on Immediate Recall and Working Memory Performance

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Matching Instruction with Modality-Specific Learning Style: Effects on Immediate Recall and Working Memory Performance
Karoline Aslaksen, Håvard Lorås, Education Sciences, 2019/02/01
This is one for the learning styles sceptics. According to this small (22 students) study, the aim of which was "to examine the association between modality-specific learning style, immediate recall, and working memory performance," "the results failed to support the matching hypothesis or any association between modality-specific learning style and working memory." More...

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Finding Open Content Tutorial

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Finding Open Content Tutorial
OER Africa, 2019/02/01
As the website says, "The tutorial is designed to offer a simple, quick way to acquire skills necessary to search for open content, decipher Creative Commons rights and permissions and evaluate the usefulness of open content." It provides search strategies for finding open materials on Google, YouTube and Creative Commons. More...

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It's about the Community Plumbing: The Social Aspects of Content Management

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. It's about the Community Plumbing: The Social Aspects of Content Management Systems
Interestimng article in many parts (follow the links) about the history and esign of Drupal, a content management system. More...

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ESJ: A Strategy for Personal Knowledge Management

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ESJ: A Strategy for Personal Knowledge Management
Exploration of PKM - 'personal knowledge management' - and its relatyion to e-portfolios. Mostly a summary by Jack Vinson on James McGee's presentation, which has been reproduced on McGee's blog (took me a bit to figure that out, as Bloglines killed the blockquote). More...

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Wikipedia, Authority, and Astroturf

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Wikipedia, Authority, and Astroturf
Interesting ditty about one person's attempt to create a little spin for himself and his product by creating a Wikipedia article and submitting a Slashdot post, then boasting aboiut the resulting traffic. So, anyhow, I thought about this a bit and decided to add my own Wikipedia page about, naturally, me. More...

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E-Learning 2.0 - Alberta Cut

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. E-Learning 2.0 - Alberta Cut
The latest - and last, for the next six months or so - version of this presentation surveying what I have been recently calling e-learning 2.0, delivered at ADETA's 2005 conference in Edmonton. Like my presentation a few days ago, i survey trends, explain what I mean by e-learning 2.0, and project into the future. Some new slides and resources are added. The MP3 audio is also available, which is worth more than the slides as the actual talk came out very differently. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, June 10, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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Wikipedia Live!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Wikipedia Live!
If you are ever talking about Wikipedia in a presentation, keep this page in mind to add some punch to your words. It is a live feed of Wikipedia updates as they occur. More...

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Freeduc-primary, a Live-cd For Primary School

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Freeduc-primary, a Live-cd For Primary School
Hilaire Fernandes announces the availability of the Freeduc-primary and Freeduc-games Linux-based CD-ROMs (ou can download and make your own) loaded with free software for schools. More...

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Digital Amnesia

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Digital Amnesia
Librarians and people in government will be interested in this conference summary, which looks at the digitization of government resources and library services in Australia. More...

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Course Management Systems: Past, Present and Future

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Course Management Systems: Past, Present and Future
While I was messing around in Scott Leslie's site (see below) I ran across this presentation he delivered in May but posted today (it's probably in the aggregator too but I have a thousand or so links to read). This presentation is well worth a review - the timeline of content management systems is itself worth looking at. More...

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