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Sophistry Blog: From OER to cMOOC to github: A proposal for Open Education

Sophistry Blog: From OER to cMOOC to github: A proposal for Open Education | Education Tech & Tools |

I have been a learning technologist for 10 years and in that time I have seen at least 3 VLE silos being emptied or recycled or replaced. Change is inevitable when it comes to technology, for sure, but is this the type of change we want, especially as we interact with different learning systems as we continue our professional development.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 24, 2013 7:34 AM

This is an insightful post and one worth consideration as well as discussion. Why not post a comment?

Mark Smithers's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:01 PM

Worth following up.

tami neuthal 's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:48 AM

למי שקצת מתעניין באוצרות מתקדמת: איך משמרים תוכנות, קטעי קוד, "שיחות" שלמות ותהליכי פיתוח של משאבים לימודיים כדי לאפשר שימוש חוזר או שימוש ועיבוד מחדש. הצעה מעניינת ברוח "מרכזיות הקוד" של המתכנתים בקוד פתוח.

זה נושא מדובר מאוד כבר עשור שלם בהמשך לתנועת השימוש ב-OER (משאבי למידה פתוחים) . הכותב מציע להתיחס גם לשיח המשתמשים ולדיוים הלימודיים והמשאבים הנגזרים מאותם משאבים פתוחים כ"משאבים דיגיטליים" שיש לשמר ולאפשר לכלל הציבור לגשת אליהם ולהשתמש בהם.

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CNI: MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI's Perspective on 2012 and 2013

Clifford Lynch Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information Opening Plenary Session "MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI's Perspective on 2012 and 2013.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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Clifford Lynch has been a key person for keeping attention on the use of technology in higher education, research, and academic and reseach libraries. His comments are always thought provoking and valuable to those engaged in research and education from administrators to practioners. This program is well worth the time to view.

Veira Rodriguez's curator insight, January 6, 2013 11:07 PM

changing scholarly practice

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Can schools survive in the age of the web?

Can schools survive in the age of the web? | Education Tech & Tools |

"Online, the global appetite for learning is becoming a powerful force. As the author and digital guru Clay Shirky put it in a widely-debated recent blog post, education is being disrupted by “a new story rearranging people’s sense of the possible.”

  The web itself is old news, as are the brute facts of online information‘s dominance; we’ve had Wikipedia for over a decade. What’s new is the increasingly trusting eyes we turn towards online media for something more fundamental: the skills, knowledge and instruction required to thrive in the modern world.

  “The possibility MOOCs hold out isn’t replacement,” Shirky observes. Rather, it’s that “education can be unbundled.” Much like many other fields – from broadcasting and newspapers to games and shopping – technology promises not so much to replace older institutions as to break up the packages they once offered, providing particular parts of them at a scale and cost unmatchable by the old order.
  For those who don’t realise this – and soon – the future of education is likely to prove an uncomfortable place." - from the source:


NOTE: This is a very interesting article from about eLearning and it's impact on traditional educational and training methodologies. There are a number of useful citations beyond just Mr. Shirky's insights. This is a worth while reading.

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IVMOOC: Information Visualization

IVMOOC: Information Visualization | Education Tech & Tools |

This course provides an overview about the state of the art in information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations that take the needs of users into account.

Among other topics, the course covers:
> Data analysis algorithms that enable extraction of patterns and trends in data
> Major temporal, geospatial, topical, and network visualization techniques
> Discussions of systems that drive research and development.

ghbrett's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:57 PM

This course begins next week, but looks to be an interesting overview of Information Visualization and how it can be found and utilized for research, education, and training. It should prove to be worth the time to participate.

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Syrian Internet Connections Cut for Second Day

Syrian Internet Connections Cut for Second Day | Education Tech & Tools |
"BEIRUT, Lebanon — Activists in Syria reported on Friday that Internet connections were cut for a second successive day, fanning speculation among opponents of President Bashar al-Assad about the government’s intentions in coming days." from the source:


NOTE: This is another example of recent national internet shutdowns. A reason I worry about Cloud Services like Google, SAAP, MOOCs, Amazons3, Apple iCloud, DropBox, etc., etc. Whether malicious intent, government intervention, or acts of technology or God.

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Rebooting the Academy: Tim McCormick, Jeffrey Young: Kindle Store

"Table of Contents for: Rebooting the Academy 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses
Introduction - Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education
1. Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Profile: An Outsider Calls for a Teaching Revolution
Essay: YouTube U. Beats YouSnooze U.
2. Daniel J. Cohen, George Mason University
Profile: A Digital Humanist Puts New Tools in the Hands of Scholars
Essay: Is Google Good for History?
3. François Grey, Tsinghua University
Profile: One Researcher's Solution to the Data Deluge: Enlist `Citizen Scientists'
Essay: Opening Up Science, One Lab at a Time
4. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Modern Language Association
Profile: An Academic Hopes to Take the MLA Into the Social Web
Essay: Networking the Field
5. Bradley C. Wheeler, Indiana U.
Profile: A Business Professor Turned CIO Practices What He Teaches
Essay: Fixing the High Price of Textbooks
6. Robert W. Mendenhall Western Governors U.
Profile: A President Brings a Revolutionary University to Prominence
Essay: Using Technology to Build a New Kind of University
7. Jim Groom, U. of Mary Washington
Profile: Self-Described `EduPunk' Says Colleges Should Abandon Course-Management Systems
Essay: Innovation As a Communal Act
8. Adrian Sannier, Pearson
Profile: Software Evangelist Wants to Put Learning-Management Software in the Cloud
Essay: Education's Digital Shift: If Not Now, When?
9. Burck Smith, StraighterLine
Profile: Entrepreneur Finds a Way to Offer Credited Courses on the Cheap
Essay: Disrupting College: Lessons from iTunes
10. Candace Thille, Carnegie Mellon U.
Profile: Treating Higher Ed's `Cost Disease' With Supersize Online Courses
Essay: Changing the Production Function in Higher Education
11. Laura Czerniewicz, U. of Cape Town
Profile: Technology Director Turns Cellphones Into Classrooms
Essay: Educational Technology for Equity
12: John P. Wilkin, U. of Michigan
Profile: Grounding Tomorrow's Digital Library in Traditional Values
Essay: The Past, Present, and Future of the HathiTrust Digital Library
About the Editors" - Source
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