Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In an open communicative environment, where people depend on each other for ideas and inspiration, and where a mesh-like network of connections between these people develops, a form of organization emerges of its own accord. This phenomenon is well known - look up 'clustering' in the network literature. But in a network-based cooperative environment, the self-serving communicator is unable to obtain success.

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Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Sharing in a competitive environment Breanne, Sonny and Marieke asked, " we wonder how as teachers around the province create content, do we set up a sharing network when there is a strong competitive nature, and enable all instructors to share? You might be able to teach a person more quickly how to write a REST interface by giving them sample code and describing what to do - this is the ' worked examples ' model.

Developer workshop - CCv1.1 and basic LTI v1.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Curriculum metadata identifies learning objectives, addressed by a resource (samples of roles, curriculum metadata shown). Join the developers network (free): [link] We talk about code & move code around, but not about the spec itself. The sample code is available at [link] blti.util.php It is wide open, and you can become a committer to this code; I will probably change the Apache committer document and change it to IMS.

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