195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

MOOC on complexity JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. As computers have gotten more complex, even tech literate users have become detached from the basics of how they function.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. Landing (Elgg), Twitter, Facebook. What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past?

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

In particular, how do people learn and solve complex problems in social, global networks in climates of information abundance? How do learners self-organize, through social and technological means, in complex and information abundant environments? Research into complex subject areas, such as learning sciences and analytics, requires a different approach to research from what has been required in the past.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The real complexity should come out of the emergent work, not the software. I recently described one such platform – Elgg: it’s a community effort : Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms.

Hard is Easy, Soft is Hard

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

changes things – like Elgg, it is a plug-in based environment, so your Moodle 2.0 The Moodle world, as a system, is becoming much more complex. And people and institutions need to ask what level of complexity they can, and can afford to, invest in. So we have: - hard systems, like Yahoo’s predefined indices, which was easy to use - soft systems, like Google, with no predefined categories, but was harder to use Example: Elgg at Athabasca.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Complexity, Cause, and Murmurations It''s interesting. But for anything that''s remotely complex, there is no cause, properly, so called, of the event. by Stephen Downes Introduction: What learners Need Sorry, I forgot to turn on the audio recording.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In addition to providing an engaging and immersive environment for student learning, substantially improving motivation and interaction with the learning material, games and simulations are able to support learning in complex environments, offering a subtlety simple instruction-based or lecture-based learning cannot offer. Foreman, 2004) As environments, they model complex relationships between variables, resulting in an experience that is unpredictable and unique each time played.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Le processus deconnexion a été impliqué et complexe, nécessitant l'utilisation de modems et delogiciels spéciaux. Enl'éducation, sans doute l'acteur majeur de cette époque était Elgg, à cetteépoque et elle est encore à ce jour, une nouvelle technologie.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

This is the ultimate in flexibility and efficiency, and can serve to make the benefits of processes realizable in even the most complex and fluid of work settings.

Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is only a very partial chart of these language, and really, if you were going to draw a full chart of these languages, this is just the derivation of different languages from their sources, but if you were to map the influence from one language to another language to another language you would get a very complex diagram. Now, imagine we wanted to have a really complex idea. A really complex kind of knowledge. It's complex, right? That's what we mean by 'complex'.