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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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

2018 76

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

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. More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends.

2018 170

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

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.  Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches 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.

2018 46

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. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches 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? Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends.

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.  Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches     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.

2018 100

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. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches 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.

2018 100

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. Perhaps Microsoft’s work with tuning it for the education market with OneNote for Classrooms will seed the market with a whole new love for the program in about a decade’s time, but that’s a long-term play we will need to watch.

2018 89

November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

It was also about reconsidering what “Russian” in a broad sense do we find important in upbringing and education of our kids and which shapes it should take now. As the kids of our homeschooling friends grow there are new priorities and a need to find a new balance between adults and kids in the group. All of it brings a lot of thinking and has practical implications for shaping learning of our kids and educational initiatives that I want to contribute as a professional.

2018 89

Homeschooling over time

Mathemagenic

At the same there is a strong need to learn and to talk to other parents, because this is when educational choices are being made, practices are tried out and replaced with something that works better for particular family and specific kids. Friends are found, choices made, routines are working. I keep on thinking how needs of a homeschooling family change over time. No data-based generalisations here, just observations.

2018 89

Risky Business

How to Save the World

But we’re desperate to believe that cheap oil won’t run out until we have “environmentally friendly” renewable energy available in abundance. Apparently in Davos, technology is still our friend.

2018 69

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Neo-Liberal Education Services LLC: The officers and “ministers” of this organization have created a massive and dysfunctional centralized system that has neglected our young people and forced many of them into indentured servitude to your other member organizations. Some of the prison-like buildings they have constructed for so-called education will be converted into housing for those they have impoverished and for entrepreneurial offices to support the new gift economy.

2018 63

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Think about all your possible networks — organizations, interests, educational institutions, clients, employers, vendors, political, community, charity, sports, hobbies, professional associations, friends, family, neighbours etc.

2018 46

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Some of this stuff is pretty personal and I write about it in friends-only LJ, but there are enough “tips of the iceberg” visible here as well. It’s very much true that unschooling is not only about education, but about life choices and that it starts not from your kids, but from yourself.

2019 89