Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education. He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

This of course has implications for the purpose of education. Biesta sees the purpose of education as going beyond student-centred education. These are just three of many authors, not to mention philosophers, who have questioned the meaning and purpose of education.

2018 148

Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. About one third of these are available now, with the reminder scheduled to be delivered by the end of December 2018.

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Facebook Course in Sydney 2018 – Workshop With Laurel Papworth

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Curriculum for the Intermediate Facebook 2 Day Workshop in Sydney CBD 2018. Tickets for the Facebook Education Workshop in Sydney 2018. If you are interested in attending the March 2018 course please go to the Facebook Course information page.

2018 161

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Access to E-Learning 3.0 and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

Stephen Downes has once again written an excellent summary for the work we did last week on open educational resources. archive/18/11_… If you are at all interested in the future of open educational resources, please do take the time to read the feature article.

2018 148

Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. i.e. how can personal learning be promoted and recognised in today’s education contexts. This week’s topic for Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 194

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ), with a view to learning more about the implications of this work for education. Central amongst these was the idea that edusemiotics is relevant to an exploration of the implications of McGilchrist’s work for education.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. Education Blockchain Market Map. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

2018 166

Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. I hope I have shown that I have understood the gist of what this is all about in my previous post about distributed open educational resources on Web 3.0. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

2018 139

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. The challenge for educators and for society in general will be in managing and accepting the transition from emphasizing ‘what people learn’ to ‘how people learn’. Karlyn Adams, National Center on Education and the Economy, 2018/12/14.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

This seems such an important point for education and for this to be able to function, as informed citizens, we will need some fundamental critical literacies, which he suggests are: Syntax – the ability to recognise patterns.

2018 174

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

On the back of that course I established myself as an independent education consultant and researcher, which ultimately led to a PhD by publication. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. But he pointed out that we have only recently begun to think of data as open educational resources that will be very useful for learning.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

“It is a truism that we learn from experience, and yet creating a role for experience in learning has been one of the most difficult problems in education. My experience is that educators have to believe in the value of hands-on experience for it to be included in a curriculum.

2018 148

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

The intention was to write ‘a popular Master and his Emissary’, a book that would discuss how science and education have become increasingly left-brained, but this book has been abandoned. As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 206

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

We did this in the context of open, online education environments, which we suggested can be both inclusive and exclusive. This was our abstract: Open education aspires to democratize education, promote inclusion and effect change through social justice.

2018 148

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

Jenny Connected

Whilst the topic title for Week 4 was ‘Identity’, and we had some discussion about identity in general as a philosophical idea that ‘runs through the history of education in a single thread’, the week mainly focussed on digital identity, which Stephen clearly said is not the same as ‘my identity’.

2018 148

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

The place was bustling with activity intended to bring families together and support their educational goals. A large portion worked in social work and worked with (or were) First Nations, and another handful worked in natural resources, education or administration. I am inspired.

2018 164

E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine

Jenny Connected

Please comment on what fields, skills, talents, and education that you think are unique domains of humans like Stephen’s “kindness and compassion” and the skills, talents, and education required for the “ghost in the machine” that provides that alternative view.

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better. The traditional educational model is based on tests and assignments, grades, degrees and professional certifications. based higher education in the United States.

2018 139

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of the teachers told me that she would get bored during the holidays after a few weeks and then engage in some distance education. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

2018 169

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

Reclaim Hosting provides institutions and educators with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Blockchain in Education. This is a long ( 136 page PDF ) and detailed report on blockchains in education.

2018 139

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

counter narrative of open online education. Open education aspires to democratize education, promote inclusion and effect change through social justice. open education Research inclusion online interaction social inclusion social justice social media

2018 139

My experiences of the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC to date

Jenny Connected

I am not an educational technologist, and whilst I am not debilitatingly technophobic, my technical skills leave a lot to be desired. I have been a teacher all my working life, and have experience of all phases of education, i.e. from very young children in Reception classes to post-graduates in Higher Education. First a bit of background. The task for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is related to the topic of Community in the distributed web.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

A University Lecturer working in the Educational Research Department. Two initial tasks have been created by Stephen Downes for the E-Learning 3.0 No doubt there will be more. We can choose which of these two tasks to complete. I have already completed Task 1 and blogged about it.

2018 130

Painting of Apples in a Blue Bowl

Portals and KM

This was done as a demonstration for the painting class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.  Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of apples in a blue bowl.

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Take us down — all those cringing provincials who still think climate change is a hoax, that being transgender is a fad or that “socialism” means purges and re-education camps. Free public education, such as it is, can be enjoyed until one is presumably old enough to discard it entirely.

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Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

They recollect mangrove seeds and create nurseries, reforest the mangroves, monitor the survival rate and teach environmental education at schools and try to rise awareness in the communities to sensitize to the importance of mangroves and wetlands in general. (by Barbara Schroeter).

Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model to categorise how educational technology can be used to enhance education. Ruben’s model applies more broadly beyond his domain of interest (educational technology).

2018 146

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

George discusses this with Neil Selwyn in an interview recorded for Monash University, Australia, Faculty of Education. My immediate thought was that this is not so much a techno-sociological issue, or even an education issue, as a philosophical, ethical issue, which will involve deep inquiry into robot and machine ethics and the nature of ‘being’.

2018 109

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint. I said we could apply the SAMR model beyond educational technology.

2018 116

Painting of Oranges New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of oranges completed as a demonstration for the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

2018 130

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

If, for example, we are trying to work on a specific change to an education policy, the theory of change needs to be based on the reality of how policy change actually happens.

2018 102

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

The event brings together around 200 people from the industry—farmers, makers, educators, researchers, brokers, and retailers—to talk about what’s important to them. It’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long.

2018 130

Painting of Orchids in New Orleans

Portals and KM

It was done as a demonstration at the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of orchids.

2018 130

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

What could you learn from an operations manager at Schipol Airport, or an analyst at HSBC, or the man who schedules the trains for Network Rail or the process guy at the Department for Education?

2018 116

Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

Education is taught in subjects, but life is not experienced that way. What Lou’s team did with the InfoPath form brought back something of the origin story of education.

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March was my month of exploring virtual reality for learning and development.

Joitske Hulsebosch

What I have learned here is that it is precisely the sector of training and education which has a lot of potential for VR. We are the proud owners of 10 Virtual Reality (VR) cardboard glasses. We use them in our learning trajectory.

2018 117

HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Digital representation (data/profile) for every Higher Education and vocational training facility in the world that provides training in those skills. A publishing platform for the above (individual, company, and education facility) to share.

2018 136

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

Over the last few years I’ve offered (based on my own sad customer experiences) excellent ideas to two provincial crown corporations, two of the national telcos, two large financial institutions, and three large educational institutions. drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void .

2018 88

Painting of Oranges New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of oranges completed as a demonstration for the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.      The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.

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Painting of Orchids in New Orleans

Portals and KM

It was done as a demonstration at the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of orchids.   The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

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