Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

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At the end of August, I received a number of comments on my blog from Gary Goldberg, with many lines of thought and threads to follow. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

2018 217

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

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In what is now being called web3, the central role played by platforms is diminished in favour of direct interactions between peers, that is, a distributed web. Our identity will be the thread that runs through an otherwise distributed, disconnected set of data.

2018 174

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

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We are the thread that runs through an otherwise disconnected set of data, and knowledge about ourselves, our associations, and our community will create an underlying fabric against which the value and relevance of everything else will be measured. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Identity graphs as a ‘source of truth’

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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

Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

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Phil and his colleagues have looked at discussion threads in forums and found that they don’t include many members and that conversations often do not extend beyond a first reply. This is an interactive word cloud which they have called a Comment Discovery Tool (CDT).

2017 141

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

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Absent presence in online interaction. Ideas of space, becoming, disconnection, connection, metaphor, code, algorithms, collective well-being and different ways of knowing were threads running throughout the conference.

2016 164