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Higher Education in 2025

Jenny Connected

On November 3 rd Frances Bell and I will be at Southampton University’s ILIaD Inaugural Conference. The Purpose of Education. 2010).

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An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

Jenny Connected

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model.  It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Will this mean the end of Universities as we know them?

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The Divided Brain: implications for education

Jenny Connected

I was fortunate to be able to attend this public lecture by Iain McGilchrist at Edinburgh University yesterday evening. Source of image .

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Inspiring students through research-based education

Jenny Connected

Research-based education was the focus of a one day conference at University College London  (UCL)-  this week (Thurs 3 April). 2005).

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The 10 Principles of Social Media for Education

Evolving Web

After the 10 Principles of Social Media for Business came out, people began to engage us on different real-world applications. 

Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education

SocialTech

Centre For Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, are. organisations many countries in the world are rightly envious of.

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Dave Snowden on The 21st Century University

Jenny Connected

We have been seduced by machines, leading to an education system dominated by input/output models (promoted by some types of systems thinking) and a view of the brain as an information-processing device (see All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace ). change11 changemooc11 complex adaptive systems complexity theory davesnowden education

Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

On Tuesday I spent the day at the University of Greenwich’s APT2014 Conference , the reason for the trip. But ‘Where am I?’

2014 23

Student learning in a turbulent age

Jenny Connected

View towards the Royal Liver Building and the Mersey from the 5th floor of the Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University.

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New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

We show how we did an initial validation of the method using the results of two exploratory workshops with professionals in the Dutch public library world. Filed under: education , libraries , social innovation , universities. education libraries social innovation universities Just published: A. de Moor and R.

cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. Both these xMOOCs have been very successful. Downes, S.

Beyond Institutions – Personal Learning in a Networked World

Jenny Connected

In this presentation I look at the needs and demands of people seeking learning with the models and designs offered by traditional institutions, and in the spirit of reclaiming learning describe a new network-based system of education with the learner managing his or her education. The University will be a box in your living room.

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Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice. OODA is an acronym for: O.

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LJMU FabLab: A place to play, to create, to learn

Jenny Connected

Tagged: #LJMUTLC15 , 3D printing , Art , FabLab , FabLab Liverpool , Iain McGilchrist , Liverpool John Moores University , technology.

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A World With No One In Control

How to Save the World

Hertzberg reminds us that back in the 1960s we blamed “the system” for what was wrong with the world. How the World Really Works

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Changing Dynamics in Learning at University

Michael Sampson - Currents

The survey provides insight into student coping mechanisms and how innovations in education are impacting the way they study. What's happening in the world that means this isn't surprising: - The half-life of information is shrinking drastically. University isn't the only place to learn these things anymore. and 1 a.m.

#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner , “Theory, Pedagogy, and Identity in Higher-Education Teaching.” Wednesday Why Register? There are a few reasons.

Working in Blackboard

Jenny Connected

The context is the development of an online MA in Education. university administrators, and instructors. Source of image.

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner , “Theory, Pedagogy, and Identity in Higher-Education Teaching.” Wednesday Why Register? There are a few reasons.

#fslt Expression of Interest and Assessment

Jenny Connected

Here is a bit more information about the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC being planned by Oxford Brookes University to run from 21 st May to 22 nd June 2012. EdDevMOOC #change11 #fslt12 #phdchat Higher Education institutions of higher education learning MOOC teachingExpression of Interest.

Beyond Assessment – Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Jenny Connected

Keynote presentation delivered to 12th ePortfolio, Open Badges and Identity Conference , University of Greenwich, Greenwich, UK. Jul 11, 2014.

The Business Model for MOOCs

Jenny Connected

And it seems that this question is currently being considered by others on and off the net – see for example the article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Through their iTunesU open lectures (videos and podcasts) Oxford University now has strong links with their alumni and prospective students.

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Calling Up for a Reboot of the Education System – Today!

Elsua

Specially, that one clip that touches base on one of my passions: Education. Education? Never thought it could be so spot on! You should!

Recording of Etienne Wenger’s talk

Jenny Connected

Here is the link to the talk given by Etienne Wenger to Lancaster University, UK last month – Learning in and across landscapes of practice. Theory in social sciences is a way of talking about the world. How do you manage your identity in  world which is so complex and where there are so many mountains to climb? Theory.

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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. support.

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The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

Free and universal access to health. Free and universal access to education. Free universal  health care. Food security.

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What If Everything Ran Like the Internet?

How to Save the World

Learning about what is needed in the world that hierarchical organizations aren’t currently or properly providing that wirearchical ones could.

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Boston Globe endorses John Barros and so do I

Endless Knots

" :) Another distinguished friend who works at Boston University told me that "most people wouldn't admit" to doing what I did.

Education Technology Action Group consultation

SocialTech

Last Monday I was invited to Sanctuary House to contribute to two face to face meeting relating to the Data and Infrastructure strand identified by the Education Technology Action Group (ETAG)  as one of its three key workstreams. the current gap between educational policy and the social, political and economic impact of technologies, and 2.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

Universities evolved in in another era and remain stacked with inefficiencies (cost, structural, learning inefficiencies). We need them.

Sylvia Nasar's statement about her suit against Columbia

Endless Knots

Trustees of Columbia University.   Education Friends Sylvia Nasarand James L. And, partly, they were fulfilled.

Is education always behind the times?

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

When I was at the university, I majored in electrical engineering and math. One of those was The Education of Henry Adams. One of the lessons I drew from both of these is that our educations don't prepare us well for the world in which we find ourselves. What is the education of me? What is the education of you?

Drawing to think

Jenny Connected

Next week I will attend a one day symposium at Lancaster University on ‘The Materiality of Nothing’. Let me explain. Marc Chagall’s sketchbook.

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Evaluation SURFnet pilot Active Worlds

Making CommunitySense

SURFnet provides a high-quality network specifically intended for higher education and research in the Netherlands. It is a subsidiary of the SURF organisation, in which Dutch universities, universities for applied sciences and research centres collaborate nationally and internationally on innovative ICT facilities.

Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Jenny Connected

This, and my career in education, makes a lot of what he writes strongly resonate. Freire’s concerns are with the education of the poor in Brazil. ’ For him oppression means being subjected to the imposed views of others – what he called the ‘banking concept of education’, which transforms students into receiving objects.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

Jenny Connected

This week Professor Glynis Cousin from Wolverhampton University spoke at Lancaster University about her long-standing interest and research into threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. They often do not understand the rules of engagement of being a University or College student. Learning is anxiety invested. References.

Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

Jenny Connected

This week Professor Glynis Cousin from Wolverhampton University spoke at Lancaster University about her long-standing interest and research into threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. They often do not understand the rules of engagement of being a University or College student. Learning is anxiety invested. References.

The Divided Brain: A four day course with Iain McGilchrist

Jenny Connected

Trying to be sane in and insane world. The possible implications of his work for education. Yale University Press. Final Thoughts.

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