TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – September 2015

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Creating the Connectivist Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the form was not something we designed and implemented, at least, not explicitly so. One was the beginning of open online courses. We had both seen them in operation in the past, and had most recently been influenced by Alec Couros’s online graduate course and David Wiley’s wiki-based course. What made these courses important was that they invoked the idea of including outsiders into university courses in some way.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 5

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We launched the course this week and I did a bunch of things to get ready. First, a media summary view: Figure 63 - media_summary view in the Vide Editor Next, the Course Videos page newly created in the Page Editor. Newsletter sent.

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5 email newsletters worth reading | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Get the irregular and irreverent Pink Newsletter —full of ideas, excerpts, and freebies on working smarter and living better. Design (52). Design (52). 5 email newsletters worth reading One reason I like writing email newsletters is that I also like reading them. Last month, a few folks asked me which e-newsletters I regularly read — not the ones I subscribe to, but those I actually read. Got e-newsletters that you enjoy? Dan Pink.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 9

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The RSS Feed The course isn't truly distributed until it has an RSS feed. We'll use the course newsletter as our RSS feed, except we'll publish the output in rss2 format instead of HTML. And that’s all that will be available through the course feed.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 10

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

course as well. It loads new posts automatically into the newsletter, but only posts with a pub date of today. course, and it's only by a miracle (so I discover after the fact) that I have published and archive copies of my OLDaily newsletter.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 8

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's pretty easy to get caught up in things like video events and content and to forget that the true purpose of the course is connection. Of course we've done that with the Your Feeds page, but that page is designed for humans.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It prints out to course_feeds.htm But when a person submits a feed and needs to see right away what happened if there's an error, I can't just send them to the web page, because it only autopublishes once a day.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 13

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this course the evidence comes in the form a blog post. We've already done the first three steps of this workflow, and they are basically one-time per course. It defines the options and the arrows, including the 'Post' button (which is used to convert a 'Link' into a 'Post', and thereby to include it in the newsletter (I have in the past simply place Link items directly into the newsletter, but either way, I need a means to edit before I place into the newsletter.)

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « stu.dicio.us | Main | "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN

The future of education. 100 years ago | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Get the irregular and irreverent Pink Newsletter —full of ideas, excerpts, and freebies on working smarter and living better. Design (52). Design (52). 100 years ago The intrepid Maria Popova — BTW, if you’re not subscribing to her newsletter or following her on Twitter , you should — points to a really interesting item in How to Be a Retronaut. 100 years ago I schools we designed to mass product, moderately educated, obedient factory works.

Good Stuff While I was Gone | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Thank goodness for friends and colleagues like Stephen Downes who filter and share via newsletters and Twitter. And yes, the book IS coming along – at the designers now!)

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How to understand regret ? and 2 ways to avoid it | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Get the irregular and irreverent Pink Newsletter —full of ideas, excerpts, and freebies on working smarter and living better. Design (52). Design (52). How to understand regret — and 2 ways to avoid it Sometimes when I’m stuck on a course of action, I use two techniques to help me decide. Ie: Can you change it and use it to make better future decisions, change your course? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

Approaching E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who is this course for? If you're reading this, then this course is for you. You've demonstrated the main criterion: some degree of interest in the subject matter of the course. You might be thinking: this course looks too difficult, too technical, or too high level.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Misconceptions About China

John Hagel

Now, of course, there is a political entity known as China. This produces a rich environment of public policy competition, where local governments compete with each other to design more attractive economic policies to attract investment.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? They are of course free and ad supported by Google ads. Feature wise, many of the same features and employing some nice design as well.

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Education and Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're reorganizing again and I was recently asked about my education and training.

Warning: 1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Get the irregular and irreverent Pink Newsletter —full of ideas, excerpts, and freebies on working smarter and living better. Design (52). Design (52). Warning: 1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art The College for Creative Studies , the excellent art and design school in Detroit, has launched one of the smartest ad campaigns I’ve seen this year. Browse Similar Posts: Art , Design , Education. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: Geertz on Defining Ethnography

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): CNET/Webwares Top 100 Web Apps

Mark Oehlert

Personal Learning MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instructor: Stephen Downes This course explores the topic of learning in three ways: first, through an examination of research and development issues related to the topic; second, through interaction with a personal learning environment (specifically: LPSS) to take the course; and third, through activities supporting the development of a personal learning environment at a conceptual level. Participants may also be subscribed to a daily newsletter for the duration of the course.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « TED Videos - Watch em all!! via Boing Boing) | Main | Nothing to do with learning.but Transformers ROCKS! » July 04, 2007 Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Teachertube Test | Main | Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone » April 03, 2008 Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I organize it try to find patterns and regularities in what I read and then I use that I apply that in the different projects that I do making podcast doing online courses etc and then a document that and there's a feedback looping there this feedback loop is absolutely essential to me, you know, the the questions the comments the criticisms, etc. So designing learning is to a large degree about finding those concepts. I took it burst courses.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business)

Mark Oehlert

There are of course parallels to not only other militaries but to the corporate sector as well. Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. For example, you may try a blog as an alternative to a traditional email newsletter.

Science and Society

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I pursued this thereafter, creating a compugraphics course, creating MUDs, and creating websites. I followed up reading Rumelhard and MacClelland, and attending a Connectionism conference in Vancouver in 1990, and developed a network-based approach from there, incorporating the web, RSS, email newsletters, and other decentralized and distributed practices. The course itself was George's idea.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Of course, that was not Weller's objective. I taught myself something called MVS-JES3 and also took a communications course called 'On the Way Up'. Baker's philosophy of mind class used a mainframe discussion board to argue course topics back and forth - I still have the complete archives from those discussions. And I started teaching courses, both for staff and evening students, teaching them about the fundamentals of the internet. But of course that's just a theory.

Aggregation Workflow in gRSShopper

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For the page designer: 1. Pages may be returned into email newsletters; select that option and select an auto-send time (specify days of the week or month, time). When pages are set as email newsletters, they appear on the 'email newsletter' list. For course participants: 1. When registering, a list of newsletters is posted on the registration page, with default newsletters check (using a checkbox format). Check or uncheck desired newsletters.

gRSShopper in a Box

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To harvest the course data I'm actually using an NRC-built tool in development called BeeYard. This will be useful in the long ter as it allows me to centralize aggregation functions to course providers aren't hit by a million personal aggregators. It is the tool I use to run my website and newsletter. and distributes the newsletter, RSS feeds and podcasts. So now I have a version that holds my learning landscape database, another that holds courses, etc.

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). I am best known for my daily newsletter, OLDaily, which covers advances in educational technology, for contributions to connectivism, which is a learning theory based on distributed knowledge, and for the development of MOOCs. Please discuss about the importance of designing a course?

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Online courses were developed according to a protocol that developed over 20 years of experience. This project, funded by Foundations such as Hewlett, involved the conversion and distribution of all MIT course materials on the internet.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Three cool ways to fight.

Steve Denning

Linden’s Remedy : Give people the freedom to design their own jobs. Other measures are of course required to create a truly inspired workplace, but these three remedies are a good start.

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Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

Steve Denning

Managers refrain from interrupting the work during the course of an iteration.

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

He used to do a monthly newsletter, but that appears to have been discontinued. Disclaimer: They have been generous in allowing us to continue using their Collaborate tool (formerly Elluminate) for open online courses). The problem, of course, is that higher education has not yet signaled, broadly, that they need or want this. They’ve continued to flesh out their product line : eportfolios, design wizards, mobile, etc.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

Of course not everyone played by those rules, but some of us had hope. Of course, blogging was just one of mechanisms for delivering the promise of the Net that had us so excited in the first place. ” Newsletters vs. Posts. Newsletters and ‘zines (remember when that was a word?) Blogs intersected uncomfortably with many online newsletters (including mine ).

Plans

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Courses Offering online courses allows me to test my ideas in the real world, both in terms of the course design and software itself, as well as in terms of the ideas presented through the course. course was an excellent example of this. I have a rough plan to offer three courses in 2019: Connectivism and Learning , reprising the content of the course I developed in Naples a couple years ago, but modified for delivery via gRSShopper in a cMOOC format.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

George and I have been exchanging email since the late 1990s – we each had our own online newsletter (mine was OLDaily , his was called elearnspace ). The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. Rather, we encouraged people to create course content and to contribute to the course through their own websites, through discussion groups, communities, and and other forum they chose.

The Reinvention of Management: Part 3: From controller to enabler

Steve Denning

It was designed to produce consistent performance from largely non-skilled workers. Then in due course the team is accountable for delivery.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The most beautiful.

Steve Denning

The challenge of designing and building the bridge were significant. The initial design by engineer Joseph Straus was utilitarian and ugly: a combination of cantilever and suspension bridge.

Access2OER: The CCK08 Solution

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I believe it would be worth a few words to describe a course run by George Siemens and I last fall. The course was titled 'Connectivism and Connective Knowledge'. It was offered through the University of Manitoba as a credit course, but we also offered the course for free to any person interested. It came to be called the MOOC - Massive Open Online Course. 2200 people signed up for the course as non-paying participants.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think the key point here is to note that not everything is designed to increase test scores. People who have read my newsletter know that I greet each new announcement with a healthy dose of scepticism. In this post I discuss the nature (and weaknesses) of research in our field.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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