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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. But it was brilliantly engineered; I learned tons by digging through the source, learning how all the Javascript worked, and adapting it for my own purposes.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Stay in the know via email, RSS, dashboards, and more Listen up people, that is simply impossible. Nimble pretty much functions like Saurons eye and even then offers plug-ins for various blog platforms so they are easily Nimble-ised Im missing the integration to the existing CRM systems but thats what all three share - maybe Im just an old-fashioned guy, but then again none of the old-fashioned ones is open or stable enough to allow for long-lasting integration.

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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.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Enterprise 2.0 They do require users to adopt a particular philosophy about sharing information and interacting with each other, and this philosophy can seem strange at first. For this project to succeed, we are going to need wide and rapid adoption across the entire corporation. Ralph Szygenda of GM is the poster child of global IT sourcing.