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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. Or, if learners prefer greater autonomy, more flexible paths can be adopted.

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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. Comment: some IT people focus on security and privacy.

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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’.

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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