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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. I''ve designed dozens of standards. Apple: Consumer Unfriendly

Steven Berlin Johnson

Hey, wait, heres one answer, quoted a few graphs later: “The real issue is that Steve and Jonathan Ive” — Apple’s design chief — “have decided to emphasize sexiness and a different basic experience” over such ho-hum consumer needs as a replaceable battery. He was convinced that it was primarily a design issue; indeed, he thinks Apple is using a lithium polymer battery in the iPhone, which can be stretched into different shapes — and thus can be tucked into an extremely thin space.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. If you are into communication, culture and mobiles, this book will be a good buy. This method of instructional design is very popular because it represents a systems method of designing instruction.

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