by Stephen Downes
April 21, 2014
Learning Activity 6-A-1
Building Online Collaborative Environments Course,
April 21, 2014
I had some fun this morning reviewing the response of some students defending the thesis that "Connectivism has a direct impact on education and teaching as it works as a learning theory." To be most fair, these students probably had an impossible task, not because connectivism isn't a learning theory, but because of the way the problem was framed. I offer a bit of a response here, expanding on the way connectivism is a learning theory. Via jnanassy. (p.s. people shouldn't use the blue 'Theories of Learning' infographic; in my view, it is a very poor representation of learning theories.)
2014 Future of Open Source Survey Results
Black Duck Software,
April 19, 2014
Slideshare slide deck. From the summary: "The eighth annual Future of Open Source Survey results, presented by Black Duck and North Bridge, point toward the increased strategic role that open source plays in today’s enterprises, its crucial function within new technology development, and the growth of both first-time developers within the OSS community and the impact open source has in daily life." The overall message: "Open source continues to eat the software world."
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