What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

So at this point Mark seemed to be talking about a new communication channel that could relieve the typical pains of being a customer while also opening the floodgates of demand notifying supply when it’s ready to buy. It’s tabula rasa : wide open.

The Great Rebranding

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete.

Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

However, open source initiatives like Moodle offer reasonable alternatives. A North American-centric market share diagram is available here. Some universities are beginning to focus on a big-picture view of technology: making learning resources available in multimedia, integrating technology from design to delivery, using mobile technologies, and increased focus on network pedagogy. The open source market for synchronous tools is not well developed.

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Firefox, another really successful open source project. Open sources is a success, we all know that, it's nothing new. But how does open source software development work? Flow diagram of how to create a Firefox patch) Preparation -> Module ownership -> Creating a Patch - >Testing -> Gettkng Reviews -> Committing the Patch -> You are now immortal The two parts where there's no code are 'module ownership' and 'peer review'.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some diagrams shown illustrating the ''flow of ideas'' through a reserach community). And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks. As designers we can do better, online environments that are as engaging as actual games, but embedded in real science. There are some light-wight crowdsourcing games designed by scientists to collect data.

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Open Studio was the name of the event. Design tools are storytelling tools. PDP 1) Platform 2) Open Source Tools 3) Photo/Video/Audio Editing software 4) Data Visualizations. Much higher than industry average open rates.

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

Use the garbage can in your room + ice machine Opportunity to explore the future Getting people drawing Opportunity Open source thinking Getting away from a chilly San Francisco "summertime."

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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. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). They may be papers, lessons, diagrams and images, videos, or anything else. From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource?

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. I do want to talk about the role of open educationalresources in personal learning. What does it mean to say thatour network is open?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

link] (Boxes and levels diagram - pre-processing, text segments processing, ontology populatoon). Flow chart diagram with the same information) Basically, the ontology seeds the search for candidates, which after scoring may result in new candidates for the ontology, as a result of co-occurrence. Diagram of extensible data model for text and a more complicate dversion for tables. layers and boxes diagram, sideways) We extended the system with an ontology and axiom extractor.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse.

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. Learning design was an attempt to emulate what was called programmed learning in the course packages, a way of leading the student through the materials one step at a time.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

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.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business. It reminds me a bit of the arguments about the loss of quality as you lose our instructional design and go to cheaper forms of delivery. This is a very strange time.

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The hypothesis is that there's something about the scale, reach and openness that unlocks new power and potential in human organizational forms. We check each of the sources by person - and are able to place these into context. You can also see the footprints of various media sources (eg. Why is doing design work in a Starbucks important? Well, I'm designing for them, right?" David P.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

Mark Oehlert

You reach for your attache case anddraw the diagram with a pencil-thin infrared flashlight on what lookslike a TV screen lining the back of the case. The diagram is relayed toa similar screen in your associate’s office, 200 mi.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. Ng & Wiemer-Hastings, 2005) That said, these environments, by their very nature, require intense preparation on the part of the designer. For example, a learning system called Company Command, designed by officers in the U.S.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Test your proposal with your colleagues (I don't recommend putting them online ahead of the selection process because it may impede the process - I personally prefer openness but many conference organizers do not, and may react badly).

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Robert Bell, Executive Director, Intelligent Community Forum , opening keynote. 2006, opened up. It's the 'valley of death' - between the sources of funding - the founders, etc, IRAP, similar small-scale funding. And we have recently opened our first PEI location.