11 septembre 2019

Futurist: To Fix Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Martin LaMonica[Edit][Delete]: Futurist: To Fix Education, Think Web 2.0, CNet News.Com [Edit][Delete]CNET News.com [Edit][Delete]CNet News.com [Edit][Delete]CNet news.Com [Edit][Delete] December 4, 2006
Well, web 2.0 in learning has been anointed. John Seely Brown: "Rather than treat pedagogy as the transfer of knowledge from teachers who are experts to students who are receptacles, educators should consider more hands-on and informal types of learning. These methods are closer to an apprenticeship, a farther-reaching, more multilayered approach than traditional formal education, he said". More...

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10 Reasons to Go Short on Second Life

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 10 Reasons to Go Short on Second Life, This is going to be BIG [Edit][Delete] December 4, 2006
I have been less than enthusiastic about Second Life, and this article captures some of the reasons why. In fairness, here are some responses to O'Donnell's criticisms. To me, though, there are two major problems with Second Life. First, it's a single company, which means there's no democracy, no user rights, and therefore, none of the freedoms people online have come to expect. Corporations like it, sure, so it gets a lot of press. But it ends there. Second, though it appears because it is a visual web (as opposed to the more mainstream text-based web) it is only one way a visual web could work, and a rather boring one at that. There will be a visual and multidimensional environment that goes mainstream, but it won't be owned by some company and it won't simply be an online version of the real world. More...

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NYC eduCamp

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. NYC eduCamp
Speaking of educamps - I wanted to link to this educamp that was held a few days ago in New York. The New York rules were slightly different, more in the 'camp' tradition: "Attendees must give a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer / contribute in some way to support the event ("Contributing" something to EduCamp can mean many things. You can attend someone else's workshop and simply engage in discussion, or help clean up the breakfast plates! We just want to make sure people are actively involved.) All presentations are scheduled the day they happen." More here More...

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Educamp Ireland

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Educamp Ireland
Here is a link to an Irish eduCamp, from last June. "It will focus less on bitching about the Department of Education and Science and more on getting free technology, leveraging local ITexpertise and exploring low-cost effective information technology for schools without money." Also, here's the Stanford eduCamp, which tool place in September, with a large number of proceedings, notes, pictures, whatever. More...

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Habermas Relevant to a Wired Public Sphere?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Habermas Relevant to a Wired Public Sphere?
I have never been a Habermas scholar - I differ from many commentators in this sphere in my philosophical orientation, which owes much more to Russell, Ayer, Quine, McLuhan and Wittgenstein than to continental philosophers like Heidegger, Husserl, Foucault and Habermas. But I certainly recognize the influence of Habermas - at philosophy conferences in the 80s when I was a grad student people would stop talking about him. So it's not surprising to see him surfacing here. More...

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EduPatents: The Gathering Storm

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes, Michael Feldstein and Cable Green[Edit][Delete]: EduPatents: The Gathering Storm, Ohio Learning Network [Edit][Delete] November 28, 2006
I had a fascinating (and long - I didn't get out of the office until after 10 last night) discussion with Michael Feldstein and OLN's Cable Green on edupatents and, in particular, the Blackboard patent. In addition to some interesting back and forth between the three of us, we were also visited by Blackboard counsel Matthew Small, who added his own perspective on things near the end of the session. The Elluminate archive may be accessed directly (you'll need to install Elluminate to make it work) and an MP3 recording of the session (for those who cannot or won't install Elluminate) is also available thanks to the novel audio-capture of the Elluminate session effected by Ed Tech Talk (this is a temporary link; I'll be storing it at a permanent location on my site in a day or two). [Tags: , , ] [Comment]. More...

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Optimize Me: A Reporter's Journey Into the World of SEO and SEM

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Optimize Me: A Reporter's Journey Into the World of SEO and SEM
The story is ostensibly about advertising and search engine optimization (SEO) but in the end it comes down to a statement about identity. Specifically, the person who owns an identity on the internet is the person who optimizes it. Interestingly, social networks play a major role in that function. More...

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CreativeCommonsDRM - Stephen Downes gets us talking

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mike Seyfang[Edit][Delete]: CreativeCommonsDRM - Stephen Downes gets us talking, Learning with the Fang [Edit][Delete] November 24, 2006
Mike Seyfang (and no doubt more than a few others) disagrees with my use of the 'non-commercial' caluse in my Creative Commons license because (as I've said) "you have to let go of trying to control future use of your digital (learning object) content... so that it can be re-mixed and passed forward". The reason I use the non-commercial license is that I believe that allowing commercial use will reduce and restrict future use. In other words, I believe that the non-commercial license is the most open. Why? Because when commercial use is allowed, then companies can offer a wide range of resources in closed markets (like the school system), but only for a price - the free version of the resource will be excluded from the market by non-compete cslauses and other gerrymandering of the market. More...

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MQtv - Macquarie University Going Multimedia

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sardionerak[Edit][Delete]: MQtv - Macquarie University Going Multimedia, University web marketing and usability [Edit][Delete] November 24, 2006
Review of MQtv, the new site from Macquarie. "It contains videoed interviews with academics and researchers ranging across a variety of interesting topics. There's also a podcast site where you can access interviews on subjects such as tips on how to write a novel. More...

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10 septembre 2019

Avoid YouTube if you wanna ReMix and MashUp

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mike Seyfang[Edit][Delete]: Avoid YouTube if you wanna ReMix and MashUp, Mikes MSN blog [Edit][Delete] November 22, 2006
The funny thing I noticed about this blog - because the RSS produced by MSN spaces is broken, the RSS comes from edublogs and points to the Spaces site. Anyhow, the essence of the article is in the title - because YouTube allows only streaming, and no downloads, it does not support remixing. Which is less than idea, to be sure. I am not convinced by the comments on Creative Commons - I use a 'non-commercial' license on my stuff because I don't want some company pulling a Blackboard on it - using it commercially then turning around and claiming it's their property. More...

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