30 avril 2019

Presentations available from 2005 Alt-i-Lab sessions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Presentations available from 2005 Alt-i-Lab sessions
I haven't had time to review these (meeting yesterday, session today and then off to the flea market - hey, I'm on vacation) but I know, especially with Scott Leslie's recommendation, that these Alt-i-Lab session presentations are well worth passing along. I'll be at Alt-i-Lab in Manchester in September, so you can be sure I'll read these, and if anything really stands out I'll comment on it next week. More...

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The Structure and Function of Complex Networks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Structure and Function of Complex Networks
I'm pretty sure I linked to this in a presentation somewhere (I know I've read it) but never here in OLDaily. But George Siemens makes up for that lapse with a reference to this excellent and authoritative paper that examines in detail the formal properties of networks. More...

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Strategic e-Learning Implementation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Strategic e-Learning Implementation
The latest IFETS discussion paper is now online, this one an outline of why and how to coordinate e-learning. "Systems thinking demands that e-learning be seen in its overall context which is made up of various internal systems, each of which are potentially influence or are influenced by the use of e-learning tools." More...

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Distance Education Theory

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Distance Education Theory
Short editorial written by Michael G. Moore, posted today by Mauri Collins on DEOS-L, on the nature of theory ("the summary and synthesis of what is known about a field") and the relative nature of transactional distance ("there are many different degrees of transactional distance"). More...

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Australian Flexible Learning Blog and Site Web

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Australian Flexible Learning Blog and Site Web
Nifty link to a map of the Australian educational blogosphere, with links to individual blogs (some of which, ahem, have not been updated in quite a while). More...

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ODRL Creative Commons Profile Specification

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ODRL Creative Commons Profile Specification
If you want to express Creative Commons (CC) licenses in ODRL, this document explains how. In order to do this, a set of CC-specific tags were added to ODRL. More...

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Rambling Thoughts On Convergence, Communities & Passion

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Rambling Thoughts On Convergence, Communities & Passion
Good rant on the relationship between open access and community. "Openness, and open thinking especially, will win out, as long as we continue to see the strength, passion and advocacy of people supporting, developing, sharing, collaborating and making all of this happen." More...

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Immersive Learning Environments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Immersive Learning Environments
Nice take on the article I posted Friday, showing how the network-based approach to learning theory I outline can be applied in the field of health care education. More...

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New Cornell Study Suggests That Mental Processing is Continuous, Not Like a Computer

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Cornell Study Suggests That Mental Processing is Continuous, Not Like a Computer
As I said in my recent paper, the trend in research is away from cognitivist theories of mind. "For decades, the cognitive and neural sciences have treated mental processes as though they involved passing discrete packets of information in a strictly feed-forward fashion from one cognitive module to the next or in a string of individuated binary symbols -- like a digital computer," said Spivey. More...

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Gizmo SIP client hopes to break Skype silo

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Gizmo SIP client hopes to break Skype silo
I like Skype a lot, but as others have noted, Skype needs to be open, so that we're not all depending on this one company. This item links to Lindows (aka Linspire) producer Michael Robertson's attempt to break that silo, Gizmo. More...

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