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by Stephen Downes
April 29, 2010

Free software and education Fighting the digital divide
Presentation examining the logic and underpinnings of free and open educational content. English with Spanish translation throughout. An extensive presentation, with almost entirely new material, drawn from the influence of this Argentine city, the influence of Canadian thinking in media and education, and the principle of association that underlies connectivist epistemology and pedagogy. The presentation and lengthy Q&A runs at a bit more than two hours. I am very happy with this presentation, and even better, have a video version, which I will format and release as soon as I can. Presentation by Stephen Downes, Special Lecture, Cordoba, Argentina, [Link]

Technology and Communication: Education in the Digital Era
Panel discussion in which I outline the role of the personal learning environment and some of the work I've done in the area. English with a Spanish translation. The audio also includes presentations in Spanish from Raul Juarez, Juan Manuel Lucero and moderator Emilio Salomon. Presentation by Stephen Downes, VI Congreso Internacional - Cultura del Trabajo, Cordoba, Argentina, [Link]


Photos from Cordoba, Argentina. Newsletters this week and next will be subject to bandwidth (and time). In the meantime, enjoy this photo set from Cordoba (as always, the slideshow is the best way to view them). Stephen Downes, Flickr, April 29, 2010 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Tweet]

Desire2Learn Raises the Bar with Release of Learning Suite 9.0
Very many people worked on this, of course, but it has also been a big part of my work recently. "The new Desire2Learn Instructional Design Wizard and Desire2Learn Course Builder are complementary to the existing content management tools, and are the result of substantial investment and years of intensive R&D involving clients, strategic research partners, including National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Université de Moncton, along with many members of the Desire2Learn R&D group. For more information about this research partnership, please see Anouncement, Desire2Learn, April 29, 2010 [Link] [Tags: , , , ] [Comment] [Tweet]

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