01 mars 2019

Knowledge Tree Special Edition

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Knowledge Tree Special Edition
The Australian Flexible Learning Framework has released a special edition of the Knowledge Tree "featuring the 2004 Flexible Learning Leaders, marks the end of this leadership development initiative, which was part of the 2000-2004 Australian Flexible Learning Framework." From where I sit the Flexible Learning Leaders program was a good program, worth continuing. More...

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27 février 2019

How Knowledge Workers Learn Judgment

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Knowledge Workers Learn Judgment
Nancy Dixon, Conversation Matters, February 5, 2013
Interesting post discussing how people who are knowledge workers learn how to make judgements "that require much more that simply following a predetermined step by step procedure." Lawyers, nurses, platoon leaders - all of these are examples of knowledge workers. The post reflects many of the principles we follow in MOOC design. More...

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Aggregated knowledge from a small number of debates outperforms the wisdom of large crowds

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Aggregated knowledge from a small number of debates outperforms the wisdom of large crowds
Joaquin Navajas, Tamara Niella, Gerry Garbulsky, Bahador Bahrami, Mariano Sigman, arXiv, 2018/12/21
This paper (27 page PDF) looks at alternative methods of obtaining a consensus from a group of people (aka 'the wisdom of crowds'). While it's true that a crowd can outperform an individual, the authors suggest that dividing the crowd into small groups of five, and having the five come to a consensus, can when averaged produce better results than average produced by the large crowd. More...

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14 février 2019

EAIE New knowledge alert: February 2019

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With so much happening in the world, in our specific national contexts and in our institutions, it can be difficult to keep up with the rapid barrage of emerging research and analysis connected to the field of international higher education. More...

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VET Knowledge Bank

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. VET Knowledge Bank
2018/10/25
The National Vocational Education and Training Research NCVER News has been running a series on the vocational education and training (VET) Knowledge Bank, including especially the History of VET and Landmark documents. From the website: "The VET Knowledge Bank contains a suite of products capturing Australia's diverse, complex and ever-changing vocational education and training (VET) system. . It aims to provide a collected memory of VET reference information. The VET Knowledge Bank is a living, growing resource. More content will be added in the coming months." Also, "VOCEDplus is a free international research database for tertiary education relating to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion."

Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]. More...

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13 février 2019

One Way to Help Students Become Knowledge Creators

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. One Way to Help Students Become Knowledge Creators
Beckie Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018/10/12
This approach should remind you of some recent online courses. "Using a project created by Robin DeRosa, a professor of interdisciplinary studies at Plymouth State University, as a model, Paige is having her students create a “resource book” for the course." Sharing is also a major component. More...

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07 janvier 2019

2018 review: 21st century knowledge and skills

By . How to develop the knowledge and skills that learners will need in the 21st century was a growing topic of discussion not just in education but in the general media during 2018. As always, though, there is a good deal of nonsense and quite a few misconceptions in many of these discussions. More...

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13 décembre 2018

Access to Knowledge (a2k) Treaty

Access to Knowledge (a2k) Treaty
WIPO is considering a possible treaty on Access to Knowledge as part of the development agenda (Summary) at a conference being held February 3-4 in Geneva. Some suggestions are posted on an A2k-specific mailing list. More...

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30 novembre 2018

23 Things for Digital Knowledge

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. If you're looking for a self-directed course designed to enhance your understanding of a “range of digital tools for your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student, or professional,” then you should consider participating in 23 Things for Digital Knowledge. Facilitated by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley, Open Educational Resources Advisor at the University of Edinburgh, 23 Things is a wonderful exploration into digital tools. More...

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27 novembre 2018

Intranets Look Vainly to Knowledge Management

Intranets Look Vainly to Knowledge Management
Fascinating, the vagueness you get when you attribute human qualities to non-human entities. By 'vainly' does the author mean 'with vanity' or 'in a futile fashion'? No matter. The author, responding to a recent Line56 column, advances the idea that knowledge cannot be captured. It's not an original criticism, but it's nicely put, if overstated. More...

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