30 avril 2019

New Benchmarking Approach: Open Educational Resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Benchmarking Approach: Open Educational Resources
Surface-level overview with a relentless U.S.-focus, this is nonetheless worth viewing to get an idea of what's happening in open access south of the border. Slideshow created in Macromedia Flashpaper, which (as it turns out) is even more useless than PDF (a new low). More...

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Mobile Computing - Imagination on the Move

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mobile Computing - Imagination on the Move
Mobile computing has become the new 'in' thing, capturing tghe attention of writers and designers throughout the field of e-learning. Not that there's anything wrong with that; the advent of wireless makes support for mobile computing an imperative. This article surveys some pioneering mobile computing initiatives in U.S. universities, including Seton Hall, Georgetown and Carnegie Mellon. More...

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Packetville

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Packetville
ADL writes: "Cisco Systems is rolling out a web portal this week that it hopes will help more young students become interested in math and science careers as well as education in general." It's not really a portal; there aren't any outside links. More...

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20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have
OK, they aren't talking high level skills here - more like things like word processing, spreadsheets, digital cameras, and the like. And it's not a bad list (but 'copyright' is not a technology skill - sheesh). More...

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Using Discussion Webs to Develop an Academic Community of Learners

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Using Discussion Webs to Develop an Academic Community of Learners
This is a good article, even if the authors leave the term 'discussion web' undefined throughout (I assume they mean a discussion board with a linking capacity). Essentially, it is an analysis of the use of online discussion in a teacher course with an eye toward the development of community. Mostly I'm uncomfortable with this sort of analysis - 17 people dicussing things in isolation hardly seems like a community, and when things like 'chit chat' are classified as 'failures' I think the analysis is missing the point. More...

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CDW-G Teachers Talk Technology 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Barbara Crystal: CDW-G Teachers Talk Technology 2005, CDW-G September 2, 2005
Another one of those 'impact of technology on teaching' studies is released as the research agencies line up to be included in 'back to school' specials in newspapers and magazines. More...

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Visions 2020.2 - Student Views on Transforming Education and Training Through Advanced Technologies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors: Visions 2020.2 - Student Views on Transforming Education and Training Through Advanced Technologies, NetDay and the U.S. Department of Education September 2, 2005
Report based on 'Speak-Up Day for Students' held in late 2004, an event where students were asked to describe their (ideal) use of technology, and Visions 2020, a polling of some futurists on what they expected to see. A profile emerges. More...

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Students Tackle Math Via Fantasy Football

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Corey Murray: Students Tackle Math Via Fantasy Football, ESchool News September 2, 2005
This is a pretty good example, it seems to me, of how to use games productively in learning. Instead of trying to create a game specifically designed to teach math, a teacher has adapted an existing game - fantasy football - to draw out those elements that foster the learning of math. More...

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Stephen Downes: Best of OLDaily

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes: Best of OLDaily, Stephen's Web September 2, 2005
Welcome to the weekly readers, who have missed out on the great move to the new system. Today I flex it a bit, beginning with this page, which lists the most popular ten links from the last week. You'll also see the beginnings of my rating system, not fully operational (use the 'Back' button after you vote) but generally functional. Also, if you mouse over the author's name and the publication, you'll notice that they, too, are links to pages featuring links from those respective sources. This is still just the beginning of the new functionality - what we went through this week was much more than a design change. I'll update the code listings before I leave for Britain on Sunday (but again, this is still very much a work in progress). I arrive in Manchester Monday afternoon; I might do a newsletter but don't count on one until Tuesday. Meanwhile, I'll see some of you at the Edu-Bloggers Meetup Tuesday evening. [Comment]. More...

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The UnKeynote

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The UnKeynote, April 21, 2006
Instead of the usual keynote address, the three of us turned the talk - and the agenda - over to an unsuspecting audience at the BCEd Online Annual Conference. Here is the audio of the session I recorded. Don't miss D'Arcy Norman's debriefing of the event, including the link to the web-based chat we had running on the big screen during the event (D'Arcy found and installed a nice Ajax chat server for the session, something I will be using again). More...

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