21 juin 2019

What if Everything We Think About School is Wrong?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Albert Ip: What if Everything We Think About School is Wrong?, Random Walk in E-Learning [Edit][Delete]Random Walk in E-Learning [Edit][Delete] May 3, 2006
"A wild animal, as opposed to a caged animal, knows chaos and can adapt to it." These words conclude this video, well worth watching, about Fairhaven, an alternative democratic school. A lot of my own thoughts are captured here. For example, "Learning is what happens when you're doing something else." And I like the thoughts, expressed here, about how being forced to learn leads you to allow yourself to be forced into other things later in life. More...

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20 juin 2019

eLearning Papers Publication Launched

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Editorial[Edit][Delete]: eLearning Papers Publication Launched, eLearning Papers [Edit][Delete] December 1, 2006
elearningeuropa, the European Commissions lifelong learning portal, has launched a new publication called eLearning Papers. "We intend to reinforce the visibility of the articles and, through a more rigorous editorial process, provide readers with more structured and quality texts." The first issue is now available online. More...

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The CAMEL Project: Collaborative Approaches to the Management of e-Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: The CAMEL Project: Collaborative Approaches to the Management of e-Learning, Jisc [Edit][Delete]JISC [Edit][Delete] October 23, 2006
Just got this by email: JISC is distributing a booklet on the CAMEL project. "CAMEL is short for Collaborative Approaches to the Management of E- Learning. CAMEL set out to explore how institutions who were making good use of e-learning and who were collaborating in regional lifelong learning partnerships might be able to learn from each other." Um, well, OK. More...

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16 juin 2019

What are the key online learning markets over the next few years?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The short (13 pages) paper by Lomas and Ashburn is required reading for AVP’s Teaching and Learning and for Directors of Online Learning programs. Although clearly focused on the USA, it is also directly relevant here in Canada. More...

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14 juin 2019

E-learning Gets Legal Lessons in Battle Over Patents

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sarah Schmidt[Edit][Delete]: E-learning Gets Legal Lessons in Battle Over Patents, Ottawa Citizen [Edit][Delete] September 15, 2006
Cute (though inaccurate) headline. In this article (printed in the Ottawa Citizen, the Hamilton Star, the Windsor Spectator, and the Edmonton Journal (among others, probably) the Blackboard patent is held up for examination and found wanting. WebCT developer Murray Goldberg makes some good points. "I think the reason there is such a fury (at universities) is they perceive Blackboard is patenting something that largely came out of academic institutions, or was significantly molded out of research at academic institutions," Goldberg says. More...

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Eyes Wide Open: Five Views of Quality in Online Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Laura Mullane[Edit][Delete]: Eyes Wide Open: Five Views of Quality in Online Education, American Council on Education [Edit][Delete] June 8, 2006
Not five different theories so much as five different people being interviewed for this article on quality. Also some good links, at the top of the article, on some recent reports and studies on quality. More...

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eLearning 2.0: Informal Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tony Karrer[Edit][Delete]: eLearning 2.0: Informal Learning, Communities, Bottom-up vs. Top-Down, eLearning Technology [Edit][Delete] February 15, 2006
Discussion of my own e-learning 2.0 paper along with Jay Cross's thoughts on informal learning. The author also draws from Marcia Conner, who adds to the mix the distinction between intentional and unintentional learning. This sets the stage for a discussion of how to manage the outcomes of informal learning. Writes the author, "I am used to thinking about prescribing a blended learning regime that my learners will be asked to follow that at the end of the day, I'm confident will result in knowledge transfer and performance." The problem is, in my thinking, that knowledge doesn't "transfer". More...

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E-Learning 2.0 at the E-Learning Forum

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. E-Learning 2.0 at the E-Learning Forum
Tomorrow (Thursday) I get onto an airplane and fly to Alaska, so there will be no newsletter. Today I presented via teleconference to the E-Learning Forum today - here are the slides and audio. Note that the audio is pretty loud - you'll have to turn the volume way down. More...

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Does eLearning 2.0 Make a Difference?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tony Karrer[Edit][Delete]: Does eLearning 2.0 Make a Difference?, eLearning Technology [Edit][Delete] February 28, 2006
It's interesting to note that the people at the Brandon Hall discussion area have picked up on the e-learning 2.0 theme. Some good discussion summary in this article, highlighting, for example, the emplasis in 2.0 on ease of creation, seamless integration (or better: connection), fine-grained tools, dynamic composition and content, and software as services. Now of course the whole idea of 2.0 is beginning to morph as vendors take interest. More...

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The Online Filling Station Model of e-learning Revisited

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Derek Morrison[Edit][Delete]: The Online Filling Station Model of e-learning Revisited, Auricle [Edit][Delete] February 7, 2006
A look at the forthcoming Sony Reader, "the latest in a line of contenders to become the e-book device of choice." Basically, it's an e-book reader that draws a lot from the recent MP3 players, such as the iPod, that have taken the market by storm. The plus? You can upload your own content (and there's a Sony version of the iTunes music store, natch, just for books). The minus? You have to convert your stuff into their proprietary format. More...

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