Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. It was intended very deliberately to be an example of the theory we had formed over the previous four years, and not simply a place to talk about it. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant.

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?

Trending Sources

Open Source Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This has come up in a couple of places lately, and I'd like to get the concept down on paper (as it were) so people has a sense of what I mean when I talk about 'open source assessment'. The conversation comes up in the context of open educational resources (OERs). When posed the question in Winnipeg regarding what I thought the ideal open online course would look like, my eventual response was that it would not look like a course at all, just the assessment.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Entrepreneurial learners aren’t necessarily entrepreneurs, but like entrepreneurs, they are “constantly looking for new ways, new resources, new peers and potential mentors to learn new things.” . Recombinant innovations, remixes and mashups are all examples of creating new contexts. .

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Creating scenarios for learning - a four-step guide - Bottom-Line Performance , May 27, 2009 If you are creating a sales training course, for example, your challenge might be the need to increase sales in a territory. Here are some examples of social learning in organisations. Pfizerpedia is resource-sharing Web 2.0 I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “An open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. 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.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

  Aggregation platforms The basic focus of these platforms is to bring together a broad array of relevant resources and help users of the platform to connect with the most appropriate resources.   Here, we can think about open source software platforms like Linux or Apache.  But the key focus here is to connect with, and mobilize, a given set of people and resources to achieve a shared goal. 

ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses. For example, Prof.

Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Tweet I recently launched Share&Learn – a new collaboration platform where members can share links, resources, ideas, experiences, tips, etc about the use of learning and performance trends, technologies and tools, in order to learn from one another – both informally and formally.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about PaperVision.in e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of Virtual World Items | Main | Using GMail and Thunderbird.thoughts?

A Lexicon of Sustainability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We asked people to develop a lexicon around food sources We started with the word ''sustainability''. The best example when we look at food is the ''cow to pickup truck indes'' - the value of a grass-fed cow compared to a truck. People talk about GMOs as privatizing seeds, etc - vbut that didn''t happen here; he open-sourced the seeds. There''s an initiative to tag a fish so you know where and how it was sourced. All resources open sourced and free.

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New Forms of Assessment: measuring what you contribute rather than what you collect

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Cheating occurs when they perform something other than the intended task in order to produce the result - copying answers, for example, in order to achieve higher grades than they would have earned on their own. But imagine your income went up if you gave time, money or resources to charity, even if you were living on social assistance!

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Corollary => Open Source Video Technologies I'm dealing right now with delivery of video on mobile devices.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mandel cites health, energy and education as examples of large-scale integrated systems in dire need of reform. Conventional venture-backed startups don’t have the resources to tackle these mammoth problems. Mandel cites the ecosystems surrounding the iPhone, Android and 4G mobile networks as examples. These ecosystems require management by a core company or companies with the resources and scale to provide leadership and technological direction,” writes Mandel.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

For each decision they are are encouraged to comment on the decision but in particular are asked to identify information sources used in making the decision, the manner of its communication and the resources or more precisely artefacts used to support the decision.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

You must bring together more and better resources than you can hope to have inside a single organization. Be open throughout the process. As you have seen, the collaborative structure of the open source model can be perfect for developing robust and refined products, but only once the initial core has been defined. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. Be open throughout the process.

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. One of the things we learned was the tension that exists between open online resources and commercial resources. Then you connect to different kinds of resources.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. Background: there is a huge quantity of information on the web - this makes it hard for users to find the best resources for adequate navigation, but at the same token, the web can trigger learning. The ''information scent'' is the perceived usefulness of the resource. Also, some background on tagging: this is the practice of annotating resources with keywords (aka ''tags'') on sites like Delicious, Flickr, etc.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Massive Open Online Course The Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, is a bit of a reaction to this. Very briefly, what I mean by a Massive Open Online Course, is a course that satisfies each of those four terms. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions. Open, not in the sense of anybody can enroll, but open, in the sense of the content is free and open to use, to reuse, and there aren''t limits on the use of the course materials.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some are societal in nature, like the increasing population densities that make it easier for sharing to occur with less friction, as well as the growing awareness of sustainability and the need to make more efficient use of existing resources in order to temper our rising consumption.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself.

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Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I asked Richard Stallman about the use of open licenses for educational materials, first he complained because I didn't use the word "free", then he said that he wasn't interested in educational content, that his arguments applied specifically to software. In sum, this discussion would be better conducted without further debated about which open license 'is best' and especially with fervent declarations in favour of commercial-friendly licensing.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

With our PKM workshops, I have seen examples of many different tools used for PKM. Small groups of highly productive knowledge artisans are capable of producing goods and services that used to take much larger teams and resources. Can innovation be promoted through better processes?

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. Text-to-Speech Examples Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing But what I learned from this was that it was a fantastic way to learn about a topic where I was interested but didn’t have the time to spend researching it. For example my search for an LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training didn’t really arrive at just the right solution.

Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Below is an example of a tetrad for a world of pervasive networks. He uses a restaurant as an example, saying that the assumption is that restaurants have menus, but the reversal would be a restaurant without a menu.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: A simple example is learning to make pizza. This, for example, is great: DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a movement about self-reliance and empowerment. It means that the resources are in your hands and you’re driving the process. And this is what George Siemens, Rita Kop, Dave Cormier and I have done over a series of six or so Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) since 2008.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 Do they have the status and influence required to mobilize appropriate resources?

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Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. For example, an article from Axel Pentland (MIT) in Der Spiegel asking the question, where does mass collaboration start? So - what are the open issues. -

Institutions and Openness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It’s because I respect the work that all of us do in the open — faculty, students, staff — and want to see that work plugged as deeply into the university as the textbook industry used to be. To be open, it has to be supported by more than just an institution. Second, and much more substantially, he offers an example of 'institutionalizing' a practice through Hostile Architecture "that purposely limits certain uses; here the addition of a middle bar to the bench.

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. He argues that MOOCs represent the resurgence of community-based learning and will describe how distance education institutions will share MOOCs with each other and will supplement online interaction with community-based resources and services. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. It is a complex topic which incorporates multiple perspectives and questions in relation to commercial use of OER, for example: Should OER protect the future freedoms of users and creators or the resources themselves?

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 3, 2011 Learning Resources Network (LERN) Annual Conference: Mobiles – The New Frontier, Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. Clayton R.

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

See this story at Human Resources Executive Online for more about how the rule works at Perkins Coie (and other nuances of the rule). In particular, as I said, if you have some new examples of places that talk about and apply the rule, please tell me!

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

Without a proper assessment of how learners want to leverage mobile for their learning needs and on what devices, it’s highly likely to result in a poor allocation of resources across delivery modalities. Detailed with great examples and stats. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( 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. Content could be created in novel ways - the 'mail merge'program, for example, would allow you to print the same letter multiple times,but each with a different name and address drawn from a database.

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". Again, over and over and over again we see, you take standardized resources.

Lessons from the transformation of Washington Post since its acquisition by Jeff Bezos

Ross Dawson

I’m at the INMA conference in New York, where I gave the opening keynote yesterday morning on Creating the Future of News. Tthere are are no central services, and choas and duplication of resources are OK.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. A: we''ve done it for institutions - it''s really a roll-out resource Q: are you using robots with existing science equipment?