by Stephen Downes
April 6, 2010
Creating A Unique Tag Your Project: for Blogs, Microblogs and other Distributed Web Content
This is advice about as practical as you can get: how to create a tag for your project or event. Note well: "Once you have some ideas for a tag, check your tag by going to Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines and typing it in. If no more than a hundred or so pages come up with that combination of letters and numbers you most likely have a good unique-ish tag." Related: tagging JISC projects. David F. Flanders, JISC, April 6, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Google, Yahoo!, Project Based Learning, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)] [Comment] [Tweet]
Simulations, Distance Learning, and Social Networking will enable the One Thousand Dollar MBA
Simulations, distance learning, and social networking will enable the one thousand dollar MBA. So writes Clark Aldrich, who adds, "The need for a low cost MBA is both obvious and less so. In the obvious camp, there are highly populous nations that need to put vast numbers of workers through MBA programs to become their emerging business leaders. These are people who would be fighting for the privilege of getting an 80 thousand dollar MBA if they were in the United States or Europe." Clark Aldrich, Simulations and Serious Games, April 6, 2010 [Link] [Tags: United States, Online Learning, Networks, European Union] [Comment] [Tweet]
Video presentation on the concept of knowledge mobilization. According to this website, "Knowledge Mobilization is a complex and emergent process that focuses on making what we know ready for action to produce value." David Phipps and Peter Levesque, University Affairs, April 6, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Video] [Comment] [Tweet]
Can You Get an Education in Spite of School?
Summary of a talk by John Taylor Gatto, including this bit: "Mr. Gatto ended his presentation by talking about traits that a truly educated person possesses; they bear little resemblance to traditional school curriculums:
* An educated person writes his/her own script in life; destiny is self-determined
* An educated person is never at a loss for what to do with his/her time
* An educated person has a blueprint for personal values, a philosophy
* An educated person understands his/her own mortality and learns throughout life, right until the end
* An educated person has the capacity to create new things, new experiences, and new ideas" Lori Bourne, Montessori for Everyone, April 6, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Schools, Experience] [Comment] [Tweet]
The Spanish Connectivism MOOC, TIOD10
Here's a link to TIOD10, a 12 week Spanish Connectivism MOOC (a MOOC, recall, is a Massive Open Online Course). "During Weeks 1 and 2, participants only used the TIOD10 Ning Forum to discuss, learn and network. It is on week 3 of the TIOD10 MOOC that we are extending conversations to other networks like Blogs and Social Bookmarking (Delicious, DIIGO). We hope to create chaos on the course. Participants should then feel the need of a PLE to organize their learning." emapey, Online Sapiens, April 6, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Traditional and Online Courses, Connectivism, Networks, Google] [Comment] [Tweet]
iPad – is it any good for the classroom or learning?
David Hopkins summarizes a bunch of iPad reax, saving me from having to do it. "Call them jaded, but today's K-12 students have the world at their fingertips when it comes to technology, and are only limited by budget when it comes to getting their hands on items like Apple's new iPad." Biggest complaint? No Flash. David Hopkins, eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time, April 6, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment] [Tweet]
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