by Stephen Downes
Jun 13, 2015
MOOCs and Learning Sciences: Where we have been. Where we are going
Skides from George Siemens for the Scandanavian MOOC conference. While there are some elements from his recent study, I'm seeing also a sharper, more critical Siemens. This is good. Starting with slide 31, a nice diagram mapping five models of change, Siemens points out to the "audience that higher education has ignored to date." Skip to slide 36 and the framework for understanding future technology infrastructure. The elements: control, ownership, integration, structure. A model on slides 54 and 55. Maybe Siemens is building some ideas here. I'd be interested to see him build the tech to try it out. Siemens also mentions his 2008 ITForum paper. It's interesting to compare this with my IT Forum paper from around the same time. Similarities and differences, both of us on the same track, but seeing things a bit differently.
Internet 'Magna Carta' vote launched by British Library
On Monday we'll be able to learn the clauses selected after a nation-wide debate in the U.K. among schoolchildren on a Magna Carta for the internet. It's all part of an advertising campaign for the Magna Carta (which doesn't really need advertising, I would think, but there it is). You can vote now. Right now the leading candidate is "to not let companies pay to control it, and not let governments restrict our right to information." Hey, that would get my vote.
Bionic bra inventors from Uni of Wollongong boosted by MOOC
Business Review Weekly,
When I first started OLDaily I don't think I could have imagined that any of the nouns in this headline would ever appear in a post. Except maybe 'bionic'. But there it is, and it's exactly the sort of thing I want to be reporting. “What we are really interested in doing in all of our MOOCs is to take those sorts of research discoveries and tell the public the stories of scientific discoveries and how it impacts on peoples lives,” said Eeva Leinonen, the University of Wollongong’s deputy vice chancellor academic.
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