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. This week Google announced that it will close down Google Reader, an RSS aggregator that I have found useful, after Bloglines went offline and then changed its operating model.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. I also took a massive open email course (MOEC?) 1998 – Wikis Also: CMSs, RSS I didn't bother with Wikis.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) | Main | Foucault, Control and the LMS » April 21, 2007 Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman A big shout out to DArcy Norman for noticing that Sitemeter (yes, I know Im not linking to it.thats on purpose), a web site analytics tool that I also have been using, has recently begun "inserting cookies for an advertising company.

Etiquette for sharing

Harold Jarche

There are now many to choose from, including open source and full-service analytics. utm_source=feedburner … I use Google Analytics on this site and understand why people want to see their social media traffic. Many people like to share things online.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. uses automatic tagging * ProsePoint - online newspaper with configurable sections * Managing News - Tracks news through RSS feeds and displays where each event is happening on a map Prose Point Express This site hosts newspapers - looks like Drupal but I would have to confirm.

Daniel on MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open’ because that’s how we roll. Three major platforms are used for cMOOCs, all of which are free and open source software: 1. I previously posted an item on Sir John Daniel's discussion of MOOCs, but I have added more extensive comments on Tony Bate's review - I rather suspect it is much more likely to be read by him there than on any site of mine. Here is thus the comment I posted: > I will be interested though (as will the author) in your responses to the paper.

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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. We had about 170 blogs created to support the course, and we aggregated these using RSS – content syndication supporting online learning. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant. It’s open online learning generally.

[berkman] Jon Udell on community calendars and computational reasoning

David Weinberger

There is an RSS feed on the page, but the machine-readable data in it does not include calendar info. RSS feeds tend to be used to syndicate content, not data. iCalendar is the RSS of calendars, Jon says. Jon is writing for Azure (Microsoft’s cloud server), but it’s open source. I should be the authoritative, controlling source of my data. Likewise, you could publish a book review and syndicate it to various e-library sources.

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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. Stay in the know via email, RSS, dashboards, and more Listen up people, that is simply impossible. Business or Pleasure? -

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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.

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". As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

Mark Oehlert

Any analytical thinking from reading helps keep the mind agile and open to discovery of the answers sought. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft.