E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable. In education, probably themajor player from this era was Elgg, at that time and still to this day a noveltechnology. ( 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.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Deuxièmement, ils ont créé l'idée que ces modules, oudes morceaux de contenu, ont été partageables. Enl'éducation, sans doute l'acteur majeur de cette époque était Elgg, à cetteépoque et elle est encore à ce jour, une nouvelle technologie.

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Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG. It was crowded even when ELGG launched. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? As open source software goes, ELGG is almost unique in its intent to create a revenue stream for its producer. Look at Moodle and look at all the Moodle modules. Look at all the Drupal modules. This is why they treat ELGG as a business.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc. We are operating this class on the Ning platform [the description of how we used Ning still pertains to other social networking platforms such as Elgg or Grou.ps ].