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Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

Cynefin for strategy: new seminars

Dave Snowden

So I have changed the complexity seminar to focus on a walk through of a generic approach to strategy based on complexity thinking. The seminars will be strictly limited in numbers, far too many people to my mind advertise a seminar but then deliver a large class lecture.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series Just wanted to let everyone know, so you can all run out and sign up now! that Brent Schlenker and I are doing an e Learning Guild Summer Seminar Series that is focused on all things "2.0"

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

The Countway Library at Harvard Medical School today held a forum/seminar on what they’re working on. Then they decided to link up the instances of this open source software being used at 30 universities, via federated search. It’s a “free, flexible, open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives and scholarly collections and exhibitions.”?

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is a common theme in my talks and seminars, as well as in my blog. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies were also concerned about using software developed by an open, distributed community, as opposed to a single vendor, as was typically the case. At the time, many were baffled as to why people would work on open source projects while not getting paid for their efforts.

A typology of Foresight

Dave Snowden

I'll also be picking some of this up in the new Cynefin Seminar. Mass sourcing without constraints is all about trawling open source data using various algorithmic approaches. I enjoy the responsibility of summary type presentations.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But it was brilliantly engineered; I learned tons by digging through the source, learning how all the Javascript worked, and adapting it for my own purposes. I also took a massive open email course (MOEC?) MERLOT was started in 1997 and opened up in 2000.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, over the past year I have given a number of seminars on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy. Another potential source of new jobs, albeit lower paying ones, will hopefully follow from the rising standard of living made possible by the growth in productivity. Moreover, the increasing number of women in the workforce means that many jobs they previously did at home will now be outsourced to others, creating yet another source of jobs in the economy.

An Exciting New Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This was, after all, the subject of my recent graduate seminar at MIT, which I will be offering again this coming Fall. Well yes - the Internet, industry standards, and open source technologies have shown the way. There is no technical reason why we cannot come up with a set of standards and open source implementations of those standards that would work around the world and could be embedded in mobile phones, smart cards and everything else involved in payments.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

We’ve been tasked with converting their Retail Sales Training seminar into an eLearning package. Sun Microsystems Uses Open Source and Enterprise Social Software to Build YouTube-Like Portal for Social Learning - Learning on the Leading Edge , March 19, 2009 eLearning Technology. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. link] January 16-20, 2012 Linux.Conf.Au: Free and Open Source Conference, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Clayton R.

Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

Clay Shirky

Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup. A massive open online class is usually a series of video lectures with associated written materials and self-scoring tests, open to anyone. Now you and I know what he means by “the very best sort”—the intimate college seminar, preferably conducted by tenured faculty. Open systems are open.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. Clayton R.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open Source, sort of The code is licensed under the Academic Free License (AFL), which is a SourceForge-approved open source license. patents contained in the source distribution. Infoway has been running a series of seminars advising the private sector on business opportunities arising from this initiative. Not So Open. The good news is that this project exists, is at least partially open source, and is based on open standards.

CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:04 pm Stephen Downes MOOC = ''Massive Open Online Course'', cMOOC = ''connectivist MOOC'', xMOOC = ''eXtended MOOC'' 8:04 pm WILLIAM A. And they''re open. says the site is not open to new registrations. ??? 9:07 pm Stephen Downes OK, archive is openly posted here: [link

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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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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I am really happy to see IBM take these steps, given my personal interest in the matter, including the graduate seminar I am currently teaching at MIT on Technology-based Business Transformation.

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Slowdown of Activity in Australia

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I guess this email is being circulated about in Australia so I may as well post it here so people know the source of my comment that e-learning seems to be slowing down there. The Australian blogging community has been relatively quiet - some have been fired or close to fired for talking about open source.

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.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 8-11, 2009 International Symposium Open, Distance and e-Learning (ISODEL): Education in Digital Era – Continuous Professional Development for ICT-Based Learning, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

One conference planner, who did not wish to be identified because of continuing hotel negotiations, canceled a two-day seminar a month before it was scheduled to take place when only 16 delegates had registered. It’s a BarCamp, the Open Source Version of a Conference.

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. This enabled a more fine-grained presentation oflearning content than traditional sources such as textbooks and universitycourses. These have becomedominant in the delivery of online seminars and classes.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. IT, Not that it matters. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series | Main | Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil » June 19, 2008 Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content Honest to goodness, someone please respond to me so we can have an open conversation about this. Have you researched Open Access Journals and found that model to be wanting?

A day with Dave Snowden

Jay Cross

Dave led a day-long seminar on his version of complexity in San Francisco today. Dave dislikes Open Space because the law of two feet ostracizes dissenters. Sensemaker software is open source – different meaning of complexity.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Moving On

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over and over, IBM has provided me with opportunities to indulge this love of mine, from mainframes and supercomputers to the Internet, open source and grid computing. My hope is that you will continue your observations, continue to open our minds to the potential. I am requesting you to spend some time in INDIA on your latest thinking / seminars as you do at MIT.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

All the information below was obtained from Internet sources and announcements in educational journals. crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar. link] live/20/ January 7-8, 2009 Presidential Vocational and Institutional Mission Seminar sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] May 18-21, 2009 International Conference on Open Repositories , 4 th , Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And, as he notes, ““There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use it[s]resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition.”