Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education. To become a nurse is, for example, to adopt as a personal code the ethical norms and values that define that particular profession. Which ethical issues from the literature of learning analytics issues do they address? ·

5 ways tech startups can disrupt education

George Siemens

Once an organization has settled into a revenue stream that provides some security, it’s almost impossible for that organization to adopt approaches that harm or cannibalize that revenue stream (Blockbuster and video rentals, Microsoft and Office). Suggestions: it should be free(mium), grassroots, 21st century learning & teaching, use open content, be open source. Extensively use learning analytics, preferably blurring physical and virtual interactions.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Police agencies hope to do more with less by outsourcing their evaluations of crime data to analytics and technology companies that produce predictive policing systems. Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”. Criminologists, crime analysts and police leaders are excited about the possibilities for experimentation using predictive analytics.

Four Conclusions on OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who are we trying to convince to adopt OER? There are two possible answers: - faculty - faculty, and other people Wiley says, "When I use the words “adopt OER,” I mean a faculty member choosing to replace whatever appeared in the Required Materials section of their syllabus last term with OER this term." Wiley is free to focus exclusively on adoption by faculty. He should perhaps allow the wider community to define what it means to say "adopt OER".

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These older companies have to both leverage the back-end systems, processes and overall capabilities that have served them well over the years, while adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies to enhance their customers’ experiences. The open standards and open source software of the Internet made it much easier to interconnect their disparate systems, - regardless of vendor, architecture or operating systems, - including their PCs, client-server systems and enterprise mainframes.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. 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. The big thing is data access; analytics is more secondary.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. I also needed to prove that the web could be used for online learning, so I took a guide I had created for my Grande Prairie students, Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies , and published it on my website, openly licensed, free for all to use (the license was based on similar open licensing I had seen in the MUD community).

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

Charles Jennings

New Look L&D It is becoming increasingly clear that L&D departments need to adopt new ways of working and new approaches to learning if they are to position themselves to lead rather than follow. 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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Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass. Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO. Many of these practices are embodied in the concept of ‘open pedagogy’.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Learning Analytics 6. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

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.

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. You may in certain sense think of this talk, together with the other talks, as a rebuttal to the way institutions are approaching Massive Open Online Courses and open learning generally today. Even the defenders of open content say, "Oh, you''re way over. Especially the most important part: open.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

The Lithium platform offers a number of connections to the social web (Facebook, Twitter), CRM systems, web analytics, and more. I think it's clear that you want to support the customer with all the tools there are in order to exchange information Communities such as you describe ("pervasive comunities") have been existing for years now, and there are several open source forum apps that support them, and I've participated in more than a few.

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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.

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. This enabled a more fine-grained presentation oflearning content than traditional sources such as textbooks and universitycourses. These principles are, briefly, autonomy, diversity, openness andinteractivity.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here. We''re told there will be analytics and data-driven management.

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

His latest post is A new view of NY Times news , and it’s a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world. When MT goes open source by the end of the year, much more should be possible. Searls calls this work a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world.

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My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. We're documenting Mozilla's methods for spreading Firefox (its open-source web browser); the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "100,000 Lives" campaign (an apparently successful effort to eliminate 100,000 preventable deaths in U.S. How to Be a Good Boss| Matthew May | American Express OPEN Forum. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

Open Content, Enclosure and Conversion

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Indeed, one of the challenges is to arrive at a definition of an open license that allows for such agreement. I say 'definition of an open license' because I now believe that it is possible to arrive at one. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. the content, for any purpose, one in which the source (or encoding) of the content is accessible (ie.,