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Restricting online access: what evidence do publishers have to support their claims that open access negatively affects sales?

"Aside from wider public impact, there’s the (to me, more important) issue of specifically academic impact and influence. I’m pretty sure that the disappointingly minor impact that my first monograph has so far made (given its novel claims, wide material base, and original methodological take) is because there is no electronically searchable version of it available."

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The Ed Techie: Yeah, but who pays?

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"Open education - this, I think, is the most difficult to answer the 'who pays' question, because teaching money (whether it comes from the state or the student) is what really funds higher education. There has been lots of work on the sustainability (or otherwise) of the OER movement. David Wiley has probably the best review, and suggest three models: The MIT, USU and Rice models. The USU model is near to making OER a by-product of teaching, releasing content as you go. Whether this will impact on student numbers in the long term if everyone did it, we don't really know, but generally the feeling is that it wouldn't as students want more than just the content."

 

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Como utilizar el iPad en la universidad: entrevista a Victoriano Izquierdo e Inés Goicoechea

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Entrevistamos a Victoriano Izquierdo e Inés Goicoechea sobre la utilización del iPad en la universidad y las aulas. Consejos, aplicaciones, recomendaciones, experiencias y muchas cosas más.

 

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Michael Wesch remarks at the Future of State Universities Conference

The Future of State Universities Conference was sponsored by Academic Partnerships.

 

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El mlearning no existe y el elearning pronto dejará de ser

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De la misma forma, ¿qué fronteras quedan ya entre elearning y el resto de modalidades? ¿qué proceso de enseñanza no se ve ya afectado en mayor o menor media por una parte virtual? ¿qué porcentaje de virtual debe existir para poder hablar de elearning? ¿qué grado de movilidad debe tener un dispositivo para que el elearning pueda ser llamado mlearning? ¿cuándo un aprendizaje asistido por ordenador pasa a ser elearning? ¿tiene algo de esto sentido todo esto ya?

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Rhizomes and networks « Connectivism

"Together with Stephen Downes, Cormier and I have had long running discussions about objectivism, subjectivism, knowledge, learning, and a raft of other related concepts. I’m of that rare breed that still believes structure can be good and that some level of objectivity can exist in some situations. Inevitably, when this conversation begins, I find myself arguing with Downes and Cormier. It has never been resolved. And I don’t think it ever will be."

 

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Lectures Are Good. There I Said It. | Ideas and Thoughts

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Some folks argue that ideas like the flipped classroom are bad because it still promotes the element of a lecture. So what? If you agree at all with my premise, lectures are important. What I like about the flipped classroom is that it better utilizes time and space and makes use of the fact that people are in a room together and should have equal opportunity to share, interact and even lecture themselves.

 

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How Online Innovators Are Disrupting Education - Jason Orgill and Douglas Hervey - Harvard Business Review

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As Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn argued in Disrupting Class, insufficient money, the teachers' unions, and large classroom size, all relevant issues, are not the root cause of our schools' troubles. The real problem lies in the effects standardized education has had on a student's internal and external motivation. As the authors point out, "When education is well aligned with one's stronger intelligences, aptitudes, or styles, understanding can come more easily and with greater enthusiasm."

 

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Rhizomatic Learning – Why we teach? » Dave's Educational Blog

It is that map that i think successful learning looks like. Not a series of remembered ideas, reproduced for testing, and quickly forgotten. But something flexible that is already integrated with the other things a learner knows. Most things that we value ‘knowing’ are not things that are easily pointed to. Knowing is a long process of becoming (think of it in the sense of ‘becoming an expert’) where you actually change the way you perceive the world based on new understandings. You change and grow as new learning becomes part of the things you know.

 

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Reflecting on our Teaching Experiences | Faculty Focus

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Sometimes I think we make too big a deal out of reflection. It has to be critical. It has to reveal hidden assumptions and result in big changes. Reflection can be transformative and sometimes we need to use to it search our souls. But other times we just need to slow down, pause and think quietly about what has happened. Experience is there to be learned from and some of its lessons are easy if we just take a few moments and reflect on what we might be learning from this class, these students and our lives at this time.

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Was This Professor Fired for Requiring Students to Think? - Education - GOOD

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A Utah professor used the Socratic method in his college classroom. Now he's out of job.

 

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Masters of Media » Collective intelligence: an interview with Pierre Levy

The creation of IEML is based on the explicit assumption that all human beings, and all cultures, have in common a basic linguistic-symbolic ability. The main limitation of artificial intelligence is the belief that logic and statistics are sufficent to model human intelligence. I don’t think that current techniques of automatic reasonning are enough to model the basic symbolic manipulation ability of the human species.

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Del aprendizaje personal a los entornos sociales (del PLE al SLE)

Sin embargo, la dispersión de la información y atención que supone el hecho de que existe una infinidad de herramientas y portales web no hace más que distraer al estudiante de su verdadero objetivo, que es aprender.

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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Phone: A Case For Writing Things Out | Fast Company

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There’s all kinds of advice across the web about when to use which app for each small thing that needs doing. But the advocates for using paper to complete certain tasks are not so loud (you can’t hear them typing, among other things).

 

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Educación y Virtualidad: Educación e internet… mediadas por Vigotsky

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La explicación sociocultural nos debe llevar a pensar que el aprendizaje implica una naturaleza social y una instrumentalización cultural… también en y de Internet, claro está. Por ello es necesario percibir que toda reestructuración subjetiva, el aprendizaje, implica a más de uno y lleva el rasgo particular del instrumento con que se actúa. Como señala Vigotsky “toda la actividad depende del material con el que opera” (2000, 129). Este punto es materia de otro desarrollo, aprendizaje con y de tecnología.

 

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László Barabási: "Las redes sociales ayudan a que el mundo sea cada vez más predecible" · ELPAÍS.com

László Barabási: "Las redes sociales ayudan a que el mundo sea cada vez más predecible" · ELPAÍS.com | More ... or less! | Scoop.it

No podemos responder a esas preguntas maravillosas que se hace la gente como "¿qué me va a pasar mañana", porque no son cuantificables. Pero creo que todo lo medible, todo aquello sobre lo que podamos tener datos objetivos, es, hasta cierto punto, predecible. Podemos medir, por ejemplo, la movilidad de los habitantes de una ciudad a través de sus móviles y predecir con más o menos exactitud cómo se van distribuir mañana a una hora determinada. Pero no podemos medir cuanta gente se va a enamorar, porque para eso tendríamos que definir primero qué es el amor. Para predecir un acontecimiento en primer lugar hay que tener el mayor número de datos posible, cuanto más tengamos más afinada será la predicción, y ahora tenemos muchos, de las redes sociales y de los móviles, por ejemplo. En segundo lugar tenemos que conocer las leyes que gobiernan esos acontecimientos. Y por último tenemos que tener ordenadores que nos permitan hacer los cálculos correspondientes.

 

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Del aprendizaje personal a los entornos sociales (del PLE al SLE)

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Mucho se está hablando últimamente sobre los Entornos de Aprendizaje Personales (PLE, de sus siglas en inglés), tanto, que parecen una novedad cuando la realidad es que existen desde hace bastan...

 

[SLE (Entornos de Aprendizaje Social)]

 

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informal learning @ the informal education homepage

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My basic line of argument here has been that once the obvious point is made that much learning takes place beyond the formal confines of the classroom, then the usefulness of the notion of ‘informal learning’ quickly fades. Part of the reason for this has been the eagerness of policymakers, academics and practitioners to substitute the learning for education (lifelong learning rather than lifelong education; adult learning rather than adult education and so on – see lifelong learning). A focus on learning is important, but when it is at a cost of thinking about education (and the values it carries), then a grievous disservice is done to all involved. Learning is a process that is happening all the time; education involves intention and commitment. Education is a moral enterprise that needs to be judged as to whether it elevates and furthers well-being.

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@Ignatia Webs: Beware critics of Connectivism ! Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access

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"Connectivism is a concept that fits contemporary learning; contemporary learning moves forward at an increasing speed, thus a theory can be put forward much quicker and be critiqued by the people following it (not only the ivory tower people, wherever they are). Whether or not it is a ‘lasting’ theory really is of no interest to me. Thanks to the idea that this could be a theory, things started happening, people started learning, networking, and collaborating. At this point in time, with these educational technologies, it works so: voilà."

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Improvisation Blog: Understanding Inauthenticity and Technology

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What is wrong with this is the lack of individuation, of authenticity, of creativity and freedom. It is characterised by slavery to the 'communications machine' that is the modern world. The communications machine offers that "if you push the right buttons, you will be ok". Speech acts, emails, telephone conversations, reports and accounts may fly by with the best practices of Fromm's cybernetic religion. But those who submit forget they are lost, and with their loss is a broader human loss - not just in the people they shaft on their way to success, but in the real good that they don't do, and the love that they don't show either for the world or for themselves.

 

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Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media | DMLcentral

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The question we are faced with, then, is this: how do we prepare our students to write effectively in environments that don't yet exist? While I'm sure there is more to add to this list, I suggest that there are three domains of literacy that, if students become aware of them, will prepare them for new digital writing environments. Namely, students should be aware of the speed of digital communications and the types of interactions that speed encourages, the ways in which digital writing environments preserve and provide access to data, and how writing technologies manage the divide between public and private.

 

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Teacher's learning journal

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I also want to achieve much more: I want to awaken those who have been lulled to semislumber by so many years of desks arrayed in rows and "will this be on the test?" -- I want to awaken them to their own powers to use online tools and their thinking skills to not only cope, but to thrive in a world that requires continuous learning.

 

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Harold Jarche » It’s the network …

Thinking like a node in a network and not as a position in a hierarchy is the first mental shift that’s required to move to a collaborative enterprise. Nurturing Creativity is now a management responsibility. The old traits of the industrial/information worker were Intellect, Diligence, and Obedience. The new traits of the collaborative worker are Passion, Creativity, and Initiative. These cannot be commoditized. People cannot be creative on demand. The collaborative enterprise requires looser hierarchies and stronger networks. What does that mean for learning & development?

 

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La mirada pedagógica: Recursos educativos digitales

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En mi caso, por ejemplo, me sobran “contenidos” y recursos digitales. Los de las editoriales, los de las administraciones, los de Agrega, los de Àtria o los miles de repositorios que hay por la web. Las dificultades graves las tengo en otros aspectos de la docencia: el seguimiento, la personalización, la evaluación, la tutoría… Ahí sí que me faltan recursos. Y no precisamente digitales.

 

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Birth of the global mind - FT.com

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Man-machine symbiosis isn’t just about knowledge retrieval, it’s also about knowledge creation. Our computers have no intelligence without us, but they accelerate our collective intelligence at a speed that has never been seen before.

 

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