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Open Source Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This has come up in a couple of places lately, and I'd like to get the concept down on paper (as it were) so people has a sense of what I mean when I talk about 'open source assessment'. The conversation comes up in the context of open educational resources (OERs). It is expert-based, which creates a resource bottleneck.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. It was intended very deliberately to be an example of the theory we had formed over the previous four years, and not simply a place to talk about it. knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Creating scenarios for learning - a four-step guide - Bottom-Line Performance , May 27, 2009 If you are creating a sales training course, for example, your challenge might be the need to increase sales in a territory. Here are some examples of social learning in organisations. Pfizerpedia is resource-sharing Web 2.0 Gable.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, the Internet now allows students to pull information and resources to them in the moment. The Open Source Movement. 

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

On the Social Web millions of people freely and willingly share resources they have created for others to use. Tweet. Summary.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

  Aggregation platforms The basic focus of these platforms is to bring together a broad array of relevant resources and help users of the platform to connect with the most appropriate resources.   Here, we can think about open source software platforms like Linux or Apache.  What is a platform?  

Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Anyone can become a member! What makes Share&Learn different? How would the Share&Learn platform work in a business? Why is this important?

Lessons from the transformation of Washington Post since its acquisition by Jeff Bezos

Ross Dawson

I’m at the INMA conference in New York, where I gave the opening keynote yesterday morning on Creating the Future of News.

A Lexicon of Sustainability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We asked people to develop a lexicon around food sources We started with the word ''sustainability''. The best example when we look at food is the ''cow to pickup truck indes'' - the value of a grass-fed cow compared to a truck. People talk about GMOs as privatizing seeds, etc - vbut that didn''t happen here; he open-sourced the seeds.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about PaperVision.in Really useful. del.icio.us

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

This can use predetermined categories relevant to the organisation or can just be left open. So how does it work? Reflections

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

With our PKM workshops, I have seen examples of many different tools used for PKM. Can innovation be promoted through better processes?

New Forms of Assessment: measuring what you contribute rather than what you collect

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Cheating occurs when they perform something other than the intended task in order to produce the result - copying answers, for example, in order to achieve higher grades than they would have earned on their own. But imagine your income went up if you gave time, money or resources to charity, even if you were living on social assistance!

Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Below is an example of a tetrad for a world of pervasive networks. Based on the McLuhans’ Laws of Media. Innovation

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Massive Open Online Course The Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, is a bit of a reaction to this. Very briefly, what I mean by a Massive Open Online Course, is a course that satisfies each of those four terms. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions. based open online course. source technology.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Learning apps. Video galore.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. It's an example of network failure.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. 10 -  Wikipedia. Top Tools 2012

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Services can also be new sources of revenues and profits, such as an ongoing maintenance or subscription stream.  This one-to-many Web 1.0

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mandel cites health, energy and education as examples of large-scale integrated systems in dire need of reform. Conventional venture-backed startups don’t have the resources to tackle these mammoth problems.  Mandel cites the ecosystems surrounding the iPhone, Android and 4G mobile networks as examples.  markets.”

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

You must bring together more and better resources than you can hope to have inside a single organization. Be open throughout the process. As you have seen, the collaborative structure of the open source model can be perfect for developing robust and refined products, but only once the initial core has been defined.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. Background: there is a huge quantity of information on the web - this makes it hard for users to find the best resources for adequate navigation, but at the same token, the web can trigger learning. The ''information scent'' is the perceived usefulness of the resource. 2005). cowpaths).

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?" The Open virus.

Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I asked Richard Stallman about the use of open licenses for educational materials, first he complained because I didn't use the word "free", then he said that he wasn't interested in educational content, that his arguments applied specifically to software. This is what happened (for example) to many UseNet newsgroups.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 Dont Count On It. ItR.

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Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists.

Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: A simple example is learning to make pizza. A few years ago, you may have had to take a class or at least buy a cookbook. This, for example, is great: DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a movement about self-reliance and empowerment. The Edupunks' Guide, however, describes 'do-it-yourself learning'.

Is it too late to save the Net from the carriers?

Doc Searls

Do you believe a free and open market should be “Your choice of walled garden” or “Your choice of silo”? Be afraid.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. Keeping our open ecosystem going is very important, so that we can continue to play a role in addressing some of the most important issues facing our society. number of other speakers also focused on open innovation and collaboration in their keynotes. 

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. Quick mike check.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. link] April 2-4, 2012 Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference,

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education. 2003). 2010).

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? The vessel of course is people like me, or you. Which 6?"

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

See this story at Human Resources Executive Online for more about how the rule works at Perkins Coie (and other nuances of the rule). Baird.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. The phenomenon of ''wrapped MOOCs'' will be described, and Downes will outline several examples of local support for global MOOCs. Second, there is the sense of ‘open’ as in gratis.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. One of the first 3D multi-userenvironments, for example, was Alpha Worlds.

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

Philanthropy needs to understand how to make best use of open data sets and increasingly disintermediated data that is hard to find.

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OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well.

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