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by Stephen Downes
April 21, 2014

Learning Activity 6-A-1
Various authors, 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.)

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Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
Josh Bersin, Bersin by Deloitte, April 20, 2014

Take note: "Wiley has repositioned itself significantly and is making major investments in the markets for corporate and individual professional development. Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge, a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions."

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2014 Future of Open Source Survey Results
Black Duck Software, Slideshare, 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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