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March 21, 2013

How could cMOOCs be designed and incorporated under an institutional framework?
Sui Fai John Mak, Learner Weblog, March 21, 2013

I wrote a brief item a few days ago on evaluating MOOCs. I write: "I then ask whether it satisfied the properties of a successful network. I can do this from two perspectives: first, from a process perspective; and second, from an outcomes perspective. The process perspective asks whether the MOOC satisfied the criteria for successful networks... The outcomes perspective looks at the MOOC as a knowing system." The current post is Sui Fai John Mak's response to my post, where he raises learning contracts. "This is based on the definition of the purpose of the project, with scope, learning and assessment strategies proposed and action plans developed." But I don't like the idea of learning cointracts; you can't negotiate them fairly in any sort of student-teacher relation, and in any case, your objectives might change (I know mine certainly do).

[Link] [Comment][Tags: Project Based Learning, Networks, Assessment]

Machine Readable Rights and the News Industry day 2013
International Press Telecommunications Council, March 21, 2013

The W3C's Phil Archer expresses the dilemma of rights on the web in a nutshell: "Expressing rights statements on the Web is easy. Getting people to listen is hard — what's in it for them?" And this was in essence the question explored at the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) meetings on machine readable rights last week. The IPTC manages a series of press-related standards, including NewsML, EventsML and SportsML. This page lists 20 presentations, including the Archer presentation mentioned above, Jeff Sedlik on the PLUS picture licensing system, Micheal Steidl on rights metadata and social media, and much more. There's a full day's worth of browsing on this website, and if you're involved with news media at all, clip and save.

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Ed Radio Show Notes, March 21, 2013

I've retooled Ed Radio - I'm now using a Shoutcast v.2 server. I'm still broadcasting off my desktop, using WinAmp and a Nullcast Shoutcast source. Listen to Ed Radio here.

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