My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1998 – Wikis Also: CMSs, RSS I didn't bother with Wikis. I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. Anyhow, I document many uses of learning analytics here.

The Rise of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In particular, we would point to David Wiley's Introduction to Open Education course, which was offered as an open wiki (later called the Wiley Wiki - see https://sites.google.com/site/themoocguide/cck08 mooc-basics ) and Alec Couros's open course ECI831 - Social Media and Open Education (see https://sites.google.com/site/themoocguide/social-media-and-open-education ). Computer programming lends itself to an online module, with assignments than can be auto-graded.

Course 174

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The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. I did a double take when I read this, since I thought we were done with analytics, but the author assumed (I guess) that we need a whole second class of analytics, this time to predict what students will do. Where analytics will be really useful in learning is in the as-yet largely unremarked environment of personal knowledge networks and feedback mechanisms.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, she discussed the initiative to bring information analytics into the art of selling, - an excellent concrete example of leveraging technology for business process innovation.

Skills 130

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable. We had both seen them in operation in the past, and hadmost recently been influenced by Alec Couros's online graduate course and DavidWiley's wiki-based course. Thecontent itself could have been anything - we have since run courses in criticalliteracies, learning analytics, and personal learning environments.