21 mars 2019

Top independent school puts lessons free on iTunes

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Top independent school puts lessons free on iTunes
Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 2014/09/03

Something like a MOOC has reached the grade school level in Britain. The Stephen Perse Foundation school in Cambridge, an 'independent' (ie., private) school is placing its course materials on iTunes. More...

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15 mars 2019

What’s the media got to do with education? The freedom to listen, speak and learn

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What’s the media got to do with education? The freedom to listen, speak and learn
Annika Burgess, eLearning Africa News Portal, Jul 22, 2014
The headline in the title of this post I think neatly ties together the link between media and education (and to a large degree why they are both interesting to me). More...

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources
Dan Leeman, The Edublogger, Jul 21, 2014
This is exactly what the title says it is. Except, maybe it's not the ultimate list - maybe the penultimate? - but it's the best I've seen. Need free images? Try this site. And if you need to edit images online (maybe you're stuck with a Mac or iPhone) then this post reviews three top image editing sites. More...

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Free Learning from a Development Perspective

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Free Learning from a Development Perspective
Stephen Downes, Jul 18, 2014, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada seminar, Gatineau, Quebec
The slides in this presentation address: first, the relation between connectivism and free learning; second, the development of our understanding of networks and network technology; and third, the policy framework needed to enourage and promote free learning for development. The audio doesn't finish the slides but is an engaging discussion between myself and DFATDC staff. [Link] [Slides] [Audio]. More...

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13 mars 2019

Free Physics Textbook: Motion Mountain

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Free Physics Textbook: Motion Mountain
One of the nice things about open access textbooks is that textbook authors will no longer have to cater to the expectations of textbook publishers (which inevitably draws them to the mediocre middle). Hence we get gems such as this. More...

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11 mars 2019

Free Cloud LMS: Opportunity, Threat or Irrelevance?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Free Cloud LMS: Opportunity, Threat or Irrelevance?
Kris Roger, ALT Online Newsletter, November 1, 2012.
Goof ov erview of two cloud-based LMSs, Coursekit (recently renamed ‘Lore’) and Instructure Canvas, launched in 2011. More...

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Digital Literacy: Find Free (and Legal) Images for Your Classroom

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Digital Literacy: Find Free (and Legal) Images for Your Classroom
Jennifer Carey, Powerful Learning Practice, April 30, 2013
OK, I think it's good to give people advice on where to find free and open images online. But I bristle when these are characterized as 'legal' images. It is true that you can't just use copyright images willy-nilly. More...

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10 mars 2019

Free download for selected IRE articles available each month

UILThe International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) and Springer are offering subscription-free access to two recently published IRE articles each month. The purpose of this promotion is to make articles that exemplify the best qualities of the journal –international scholarship on the theory and practice of lifelong learning, supporting and promoting the development of sustainable learning societies – available to the broadest possible readership. More...

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Silencing behaviours in contested research & their implications for academic freedom (AUR 61 01)

What do attacks on 'unpalatable' research reveal about academic freedom? When academic work is curtailed, this cherished yet misunderstood concept is undermined. Silencing based on moral objection – rather than wrongdoing – suggests academic freedom is more constrained than we believe. More...

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Publications, citations and impact factors: Myth and reality (AUR 61 01)

This article discusses the role of university academics as researchers. In present-day society which touts instant gratification, the primary role of a university is being undermined. In Malaysia, academics no longer teach and research as they please but are 'guided' by government agencies and influenced by the priorities of funding agencies. One of the components of academic freedom is the freedom to publish. Academics publish research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge. More...

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