16 octobre 2019

How to Moderate a Panel

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How to Moderate a Panel
I think this is good advice. I think the biggest mistake is to overplan a panel. "Do not get everyone together beforehand. Do not have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Do not start an email thread and make everyone participate. All this does is rob the panel of any spontaneity". More...

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Educationau Jimmy Wales Seminar

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Educationau Jimmy Wales Seminar
Today's lesson is that the best laid plans and all the ambition in the world are no match for a nasty cold picked up while travelling. Sniffle. Anyhow. Sniffle. This post is a summary of Jummy (Wikipedia) Wales's recent presentation in Australia. Sniffle. See also (from the same author) the and the reflections on barriers to knowledge sharing. Sniffle. More...

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Cross Now Claims to Have Invented Personal Knowledge Managment

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Cross Now Claims to Have Invented Personal Knowledge Managment
I'm not sure there's a side to take here. I have been reading both Cross and Pollard for a long time and am the 'other participant' in the conversation where he is said to have made the claim. Certainly Pollard has done a lot of work in personal knowledge management. But Cross doesn't appear to have made any laim to have invented. And in any case, the PLE is not the same as personal knowledge management. But the reason I am linking here is not the controversy, it's that this is an article with links to numerous resource on the subject(s). More...

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You Do Not Enumerate the Freedoms You Want

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. You Do Not Enumerate the Freedoms You Want
A slightly different take on the 'code of conduct' debate: "Am I being overly simplistic to equate this to the contrast between a 'planned' society - where everything is banned unless specifically permitted in an enumerated list of freedoms - and an 'evolving' society - where everything is permitted unless specifically banned? ... How do I know what freedoms I want until I've experimented? How can I even explain them until I've experienced them?" More...

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Educational Change? What the Research Says

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Educational Change? What the Research Says
When introducing technological change to teachers, according to this post, we should keep in mind that "competence/credibility (is) defined by the degree to which a communication source or channel is perceived as knowledgeable and expert" and "defined by the degree to which a communication source or channel is perceived as trustworthy… not likely suspect… of having selfish motives or manipulative intentions". More...

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Naming Does Not Necessitate Existence

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Naming Does Not Necessitate Existence
Response to Learning is Scaffolded Construction, an ITForum paper posted by Mark H. Bickhard. Includes n extended response to Bickhard's reply. The length of this item quite explains why this newsletter is a bit brief. Stephen Downes, Half an Hour April 23, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ]. More...

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Colombia

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Colombia


Photos from Colombia, including this from Villa de Leyva, a small town about four hours north of Bogota. Stephen Downes, Picasa April 23, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ]. More...

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Mojiti: Collaborative Annotation of Video Content

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mojiti: Collaborative Annotation of Video Content
Catherine Howell picks up on this via the discussion of a TED talk (I feel less and less excited about linking to talks from a conference deliberately designed to be too expensive to attend). Mojiti allows you to access online videos from any number of sources, annotate them with scribbling or cartoon voice bubbles, and then post the resulting mash-up to a video site. More...

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OneDayBlogSilence

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OneDayBlogSilence
Some people have started a campaign to have one day of blog silence April 30 to mark the Virginia Tech shootings. I don't intend to take part. The editorial in today's Globe and Mail explains my reasoning quite nicely: "How common are school-based shootings in the United States? Between 1994 and 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta documented 220 separate incidents, accounting for 253 deaths. Leaving aside summer and holidays, that's nearly one homicidal incident a week over six years at schools". More...

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myOpenID Launches Secure Authentication, Helps Prevent Phishing

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. myOpenID Launches Secure Authentication, Helps Prevent Phishing
"myOpenID.com now allows its users the ability to use client-side certificates, based on the secure sockets layer (SSL) technology.... Your OpenID is your passport to all websites requiring a username and password. Once you create your own personal OpenID account, you'll never need to go through the registration process again with sites that support OpenID." I intend to support OpenID on this site just as soon as I can write the code. More...

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