eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] January 27-28, 2013 Health 2.0 Clayton R.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

high cost; or campus access in central lab - open couyrses, MOOCs, highly distributed hardware - LabVIEW crosses these two envirnments Centralized lab: eg., matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First, we strongly believed in the emergence of an open, integrated, heterogeneous IT infrastructure. The Internet had already convinced most people and businesses of the virtues of open standards. Linux and open source in general were becoming accepted across the IT industry.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Small groups of highly productive knowledge artisans are capable of producing goods and services that used to take much larger teams and resources. They tolerate few, if any, silos between the product, the work, and the customer.

Open as in commons, not garden

Harold Jarche

I have been a proponent of the open web and open source software for the past decade and more. As they say on the web, if you’re not paying for it, you are the product. Once again, it’s time to put my money where my mouth is.

[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

18, 2013. Advance open source, open standards, open archives, open linking, open knowledge, Open Access. Develop new markets and products.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

White opens with this sentence: “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” These last few months I’ve been visiting dozens of developers and policy folk from Europe to Australia, all grappling productively with privacy issues, working on the side of individuals, and doing their best to develop enlightened policy, products and services. In Here Is New York , E.B.

[berkman] Jérôme Hergeux on the motives of Wikipedians

David Weinberger

People are collaborating on the Web, sometimes on projects that compete with or replace major products from proprietary businesses and institutions. A: I’d like to run this on all the peer production platforms in the world. We’re already working on another project with 1,000 contributors at SourceForge especially to look at the effects of money, since about half of Open Source contributions are for money.

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Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Open Studio was the name of the event. PDP 1) Platform 2) Open Source Tools 3) Photo/Video/Audio Editing software 4) Data Visualizations. Much higher than industry average open rates. Key: production process that takes multiple platform into account simultaneously.

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. One of the things we learned was the tension that exists between open online resources and commercial resources. It came, over time, to be called Open Educational Resources.

CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:04 pm Stephen Downes MOOC = ''Massive Open Online Course'', cMOOC = ''connectivist MOOC'', xMOOC = ''eXtended MOOC'' 8:04 pm WILLIAM A. And they''re open. says the site is not open to new registrations. ??? 9:07 pm Stephen Downes OK, archive is openly posted here: [link

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Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource? I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant.

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. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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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

Stephen Downes December 10, 2013 Access I''d like to begin with the issue of access. 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. This Open Educational Resource is a concept that was identified and named by UNESCO in 2002 or 2003 [1].

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My new Pebble e-watch reviewed

David Weinberger

Pebble has done an outstanding job of blogging about the process by which it has gone from concept to shipping product, and I’ve generally liked the choices they’ve made. Plus I very much like the idea of being able to download watch faces that are open source and designed by, well, anyone. My Pebble watch arrived a week ago. It’s a programmable wristwatch that talks to your Android phone or iPhone. When it arrived, I was a little disappointed. I’m happier with it now.

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[berkman] Dan Gillmor on living off the privacy grid

David Weinberger

Dan, who has been very influential on my understanding of tech and has become a treasured friend, is going to talk about what we can do to live in an open Internet. ” All computer makers are moving to devices that you can’t even open them. It’s more aimed at my students, who have grown up thinking Facebook is the Internet and that the MacBook Air gives them complete freedom [when in fact it can't be opened and modified].

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

Gwen Walden (@WaldenPhil) April 15, 2013. Philanthropy needs to understand how to make best use of open data sets and increasingly disintermediated data that is hard to find. Beth Kanter (@kanter) April 16, 2013. Annette Prentice (@liannetic) April 16, 2013.

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2013-10-25 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

A DIY low-cost, open-source kit from BITalino for measuring physiological signals – ECG, EMG, GSR and so on.

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. They need to think like a digital product company, as that’s the competition.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As an article noted about a 2013 cloud conference : “There wasn’t a single speaker who started off a session by saying, ‘Let's define cloud computing.’ That gets tiresome when seen in session after session, year after year, so its absence is gratefully received.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First there was the open source movement (Moodle and Sakai). Another trend - maybe not the way it should be, but it’s where the data point: open source peaked in 2013 at about 34% and since then it has begun to drop.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As an article noted about a 2013 cloud conference : “There wasn’t a single speaker who started off a session by saying, ‘Let's define cloud computing.’ That gets tiresome when seen in session after session, year after year, so its absence is gratefully received. Some companies will choose to become service providers themselves, by selling their business services, - which they previously used only internally, - to the general market, thus developing new revenue sources.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “An open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

To align with this clear expression of market demand, Mozilla made moves in February 2013 to block third party cookies (which Apple’s Safari, which doesn’t depend on advertising, does by default).

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

My current role is slated to expire in 2013). I find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying. Several prominent researchers and organizations are now exploring next-generation online and hybrid learning models based social networked technologies: Goodyear (2011); SocialLearn (The Open University) 2011; and OpenClass (Pearson, n.d.). Funding Sources. Cited Sources. Open CourseWare. The Open University.

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Evolution Going Great, Reports Trilobite | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. Product Categories Collectibles – Fybush Media. About the program | Open Technology Fund. adblock plus open source code – Google Search. Understanding “New Power” Spotify in 2013: revenues of €746.9m Lucky Is Carving Out an E-Commerce Identity by Putting Readers, Not Products, First | Adweek. Here ya go, all free. (If

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

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? CSCL 2013, we brought together people to talk about this. But we need frames of reference on MOOCs: many of them are looked at by econonomic (scale, productivity, cost) and technology perspectives. So - what are the open issues. - So the most productive activity took place at the middle level.

[2b2k][eim]Digital curation

David Weinberger

This is not a regulatory group; everything will be open source, and progress will be through rough consensus. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House, talked about the Administration’s enthusiasm for Big Data and open access. They need multi-disciplinary people, and they need to figure out how to translate this data into products that people need.

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Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Research - 2012-2014 - already indicators - web-based email increasing vs in-house email (38% - 56%) - cloud-based productivity software increasing 27-46% SWOT (Helpful / Harmful, Internal / External) S - removed fixed cost of laptops and servicing, gave parents a choice to purchase better device W - how to help teachers deal with these disruptive devices (eg.