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13 novembre 2019

CREST+ Model: Writing Effective Online Discussion Questions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. CREST+ Model: Writing Effective Online Discussion Questions
I think the acronym is a bit cutesy, but I like this discussion of question types and methodologies. We don't see a lot on question formation, but a good survey of recent work is provided in the introduction. As for the CREST+ model itself, it is mostly a taxonomy of question types. So far so good, but we want to be more probing. What do we do with different types of questions? What effects do they have? Questions don't merely query, they also frame discussions. They create some possibilities, eliminate others. What happens when these possibilities exceed the bounds of experience. More...

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Having Your Cake and Eating It: The E-Framework's Service-Oriented Approach to IT in Higher Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Having Your Cake and Eating It: The E-Framework's Service-Oriented Approach to IT in Higher Education
"The soa [service oriented architecture] seeks to separate out the core functionalities needed by a number of different applications into a series of modular components, provided as loosely coupled services." So far so good. But then, "the functions or tasks need to be provided with an agreed-upon open interface, and the wider the agreement is on these tasks, the greater the market for such services and the lower the price." Um, hm. But then, "considerable time and effort of experienced and technically skilled people is needed to establish such agreements." Well, that's really going to favour the entities that can fund such people, isn't it? But I digress. More...

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07 novembre 2019

How do you do that online thing?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How do you do that online thing?
Laura Ritchie, 2019/03/21
You start either with an audience to speak to, or something to say. From there, you either tailor your message to your audience, or (better) you find an audience for what you have to say. Most of this video interview is focused on the latter, and people teaching students how to connect online will find this video, and the post its attached to, to be quite a useful resource. Having watched the video, I now see how I could maybe have been more useful, for example, by referring to something i wrote ages ago, How to be Heard. More...

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30 octobre 2019

The Impact of At-Scale and Mega-U Degrees

The landscape of online higher education is changing with the growth of mega-universities and the advent of scores of MOOC-size at-scale degree programs from prestigious universities. More...

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Zoom, Echo Frames, Spatial, Magic Leap, Web Meetings, and Synchronous Online Learning

By Joshua Kim. Why face-to-face meetings are still sometimes what is needed, and what this may tell us about the future of online education. More...

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27 octobre 2019

How a Massive Online University Markets Itself

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Inside Higher Ed profiles Southern New Hampshire University's approach to getting its name out, as competition and scrutiny mount. More...

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Post University Selects TutorMe for Online Homework Aid

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Post University, in Connecticut, has selected TutorMe to provide homework assistance to students in its online programs, Zovio, which owns TutorMe, announced. More...

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24 octobre 2019

Trends and Impacts of E-Learning 2.0

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Trends and Impacts of E-Learning 2.0
Video (on Google Video) of my talk in Taiwan. Remember that you can follow along with the slides if you want. The talk begins with a summary of my own work in e-learning (I was inspired by the timelines of the institutional projects shown in preceding presentations). I then discuss the future of open learning resources, from Web 2.0 to networked learning to the personal learning environment. Stephen Downes, Google Video June 21, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , , , , , , , ]. More...

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E-Learning 2.0: All You Need To Know

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. E-Learning 2.0: All You Need To Know
It probably isn't all you need to know about e-learning 2.0 but this article is a nice start, caturing the 'small pieces loosely joined' aspect and leading the reader through social networking tools such as Elgg and other social networking tools. From this, the author goes on to look at collaborative e-learning systems in more detail - though I would hasten to point out that there is a large difference between 'collaboration' in the sense of groupwork and 'collaboration' in the sense of cooperative networks. Harold Jarche's criticisms point, I think, in this direction. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 09:21 - - Permalien [#]

Elearning Jobs in Moncton

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Elearning Jobs in Moncton
This is really local news, but from my perspective it's significant news, as I've played a part in it. Desire2Learn, an LMS company based in Waterloo, Ontario, is setting up a branch office here in Moncton. In the building where I work, in fact. And they're hiring. This is partially (maybe mostly) the result of a project we at NRC are working on with them. On the NRC side, the real credit for getting this project pulled together and funded belongs to Rod Savoie. The University fo Moncton is also a partner in the project. Anyhow, D2L is having a big launch and Technology and Career Exhibition on the 28th here at the Scientific Park. For myself I will say that while I have focused on the e-learning technology and theory (which I think played a role in the project). More...

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