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Wikimania 2014

Open Education Europa RSS - 16 Julio, 2014 - 15:52
Area of interest:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society Summary: 

Wikimania is the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement, where you can discover all kinds of projects that people are making with wikis and open content, as well as meet the community that produced the most famous wiki of all, Wikipedia!

Wikimania 2014

Open Education Europa RSS - 16 Julio, 2014 - 15:52
Area of interest:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society Summary: 

Wikimania is the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement, where you can discover all kinds of projects that people are making with wikis and open content, as well as meet the community that produced the most famous wiki of all, Wikipedia!

@LambdaSolutions Hosts: 5 Tips on Choosing the Right LMS

Moodle News - 16 Julio, 2014 - 15:30
Thursday July 31st at 1pm EST Lambda Solutions‘ Chad Leaman and Farshid Zavosh will host “5 Tips on Choosing the Right LMS”. The webinar is free to attend. According to the...

Inside The FOLD: Marist College's Game-Changing Online Learning Domain

Campus Technology - 16 Julio, 2014 - 15:15
Fashion, long recognized as a discipline driven by change, was among the first academic program areas in which Marist College began to develop cutting-edge education applications for the institution's Academic Community Cloud (ACC). The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain), an online community and collaboration environment, emerged to engage students, industry participants, and the wider global fashion world in exploring the fashion discipline and real-world trends.

Looking for Course content? Check out the Course Content Database at Moodle.net

Moodle News - 16 Julio, 2014 - 14:32
Mary Cooch recently shared a resource with me in a comment on a post here at Moodlenews for the Moodle.net Course Content Database (a resource that I had thought no longer existed). Back in Moodle...

Instructional Design Strategies for Intensive Online Courses: An Objectivist-Constructivist Blended Approach - Journal of Interactive Online Learning

Educación flexible y abierta - 16 Julio, 2014 - 08:56
Instructional Design Strategies for Intensive Online Courses: An Objectivist-Constructivist Blended Approach Sue-Jen Chen University of North Carolina Wilmington Abstract Due to the time constraints of intensive online

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The History of "Personalization" and Teaching Machines

OLDaily - 16 Julio, 2014 - 04:57
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Audrey Watters, Hack Education, Jul 15, 2014

I'm going through my aggregator to find items I missed while writing and delivering three presentations in four days, and this one from Audrey Watters resonates. We need to be careful. As I pointed out in my own talk, there is a big difference between 'personal' (as in 'personal learning environments') and 'personalized' (as in 'personalized learning'). The latter is where you take something off the shelf, customize it, and deliver it. It's a bit like a modern equivalent of learning styles (which is why some people are calling on Willingham to contribute). The former is when people create and manage learning for themselves.  Tim Klapdor has a nice take on it. "How about we think about learners as people – intelligent people – rather than data points?"

Speaking of data points, Audrey Watters's list of a "flurry of blog posts debating 'personalized learning'" all written by men is a bit of an unfair sample. Here's Krissy Venosdale, Joanne Jacobs, Ariana Witt, Linda Pruett, Rebecca W Ralstrad, Billie Ann Blalock - all women, all writing on personalized learning in the last week. It's important to cast a wide net when talking about educational technology - it's too easy to hear nothing but the same old crowd of consultants and pundits, especially if your focus is on social media. And it's too easy to fall back on some familiar stereotypes while explaining why they're wrong. It's a beautiful rich expressive world out there, but you have to close Twitter and go read new stuff by new people.

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‘Making’ Does Not Equal ‘Constructionism’

OLDaily - 16 Julio, 2014 - 04:57


Peter Skillen, The Construction Zone, Jul 15, 2014

Good post with some thoughts worth remembering. In particular, constructionism occurs "when people are actively creating artifacts in the real world," like making. But more, "is the idea that this happens especially felicitously in a context where the learner is consciously engaged in constructing a public entity, whether it’ s a sand castle on the beach or a theory of the universe." In 'making', you are in active control of the design process. In constructionism, you are openly reflective about that design process.

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Congrats to Paul-Olivier Dehaye: MassiveTeaching

OLDaily - 16 Julio, 2014 - 04:57


George Siemens, elearnspace, Jul 15, 2014

I just want to weigh in with a thought on the course created and then deleted mid-session by a professor on Coursera. I'll say it in a way George Siemens doesn't: what a jerk.

Siemens applauds the move. "Coursera has been revealed as a house of cards in terms of governance and procedures for dealing with unusual situations." Well maybe. But that's hardly unique to Coursera. And I frankly don't believe the explanation, "I want to show how [C]oursera tracks you." So how does this show it? It doesn't. The most charitable explanation I can find is that the professor had a dispute with Coursera, which he resolved by killing the course.

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25 Tips to Turbo Charge Your Leadership with Evernote

OLDaily - 16 Julio, 2014 - 04:57
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Miguel Guhlin, Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org, Jul 15, 2014

I don't use Evernote, but that's only because I have my own systems (especially gRSShopper) for doing a lot of what Evernote does. But I would be the first to recommend it as a productivity tool (not just for 'leaders' - that whole 'leadership' jargon thing is getting out of hand). Basically, Evernote is an internet-accessible database you can use to store notes, records, communications, clippings, and more. I like the way Miguel Guhlin presents here, first addressing the problem people face, and the solution using Evernote (and potentially some additional applications, like IFTTT).

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MentorLinks Funds STEM Tech Development at 10 Community Colleges

Campus Technology - 15 Julio, 2014 - 22:50
Ten community colleges make up the latest cohort in MentorLinks, an initiative to help them improve, expand and build their technology programs

Social Media Tool Monitors for Possible Problems

Campus Technology - 15 Julio, 2014 - 22:08
A technology company in Halifax is testing software that analyzes social media commentary to identify potential risks worth alerting law enforcement and schools about.

Grassroots IT Leadership

Campus Technology - 15 Julio, 2014 - 20:43
A community-led group is helping NYU's highly distributed IT organizations collaborate better, build relationships, share information and impact IT strategy across the university.

Carnegie Mellon Builds New Computing Cluster for Education and Research

Campus Technology - 15 Julio, 2014 - 19:10
Carnegie Mellon University is building a new computing cluster, named Narwhal, which will be used for education and research related to large-scale computer systems.

Adapt Courseware Expands Repository of Adaptive, Multimedia Content

Campus Technology - 15 Julio, 2014 - 18:22
Adapt Courseware, a provider of adaptive learning content and resources, has broadened its content repository with new interactive tools, video lectures, practice exercises and assessments in 10 academic disciplines.

Gradebook Report Improvement Demo from UCLA

Moodle News - 15 Julio, 2014 - 17:00
Last week in Montana I had the pleasure of meeting Rex Lorenzo and Alphonso Roman from UCLA. While they presented on behat testing during the pre-Moot workshops, I was able to chat them up on the...

Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

Educación flexible y abierta - 15 Julio, 2014 - 16:58

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.
https://storify.com/hbailie/curation-as-a-tool-for-teaching-and-learning-1



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Education online: The virtual lab

Educación flexible y abierta - 15 Julio, 2014 - 16:55

Confronted with the explosive popularity of online learning, researchers are seeking new ways to teach the practical skills of science.

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The Sum of Desire2Learn's Acquisitions: Brightspace

OLDaily - 15 Julio, 2014 - 16:52
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Tony Wan, EdSurge, Jul 15, 2014

This is an awkwardly written article and it's a bit difficult to tease out exactly what the author is saying, but I think it's this: the company Desire2Learn has recently acquired four products to extend its learning support capability. These supports extend beyond the bounds of a traditional learning management system, so they're being branded under a separate name: Brightspace. The generic term for the combination of Brightspace and D2L's flagship platform is an 'integrated learning platform'.

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