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May 4, 2011

After Moodle
Stephen Downes, May 4, 2011, Moodle Moot Canada 2011, Edmonton, Alberta

In this talk I discuss what will be coming 'After Moodle' by means of a discussion of open learning, connectivism, and personal learning environments, including the sharing of some of what we experienced in massive open online courses.

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Talking About All Things Open
Stephen Downes, May 4, 2011, Moodle Moot Canada 2011, Edmonton, Alberta

This plenary session explores the opportunity associated with the convergence of multiple related "open" initiatives. Imagine an education future that combines open source software, open access research publishing, open government/data, open educational resources, open pedagogies and open networks. What is the synergistic potential of these collective open endeavours?

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Feature Article
Hard is Easy, Soft is Hard
Stephen Downes, May 4, 2011.

Partial summary of presentation by Terry Anderson and George Siemens of Jon Dron's preconference workshop, a discussion of how making software more flexible ('soft') makes it harder to design and to use, while making ti less flexible ('hard') makes it easier to design and to use.

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Martian Dougiamas on Moodle
Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, May 4, 2011.

Siummary of Martian Dougiamas's talk about Moodle, current prospects and future directions. "An LMS can be like a community, where every member is a teacher and learner, where connected activities use different strategies to gather and reuse data, integrated with the rest of the Internet, whe assessment takes place continuously in a number of ways."

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