by Stephen Downes
Apr 22, 2016
Ed Tech Moonshot
Stephen Downes, Apr 21, 2016, , Arlington, Texas
This tongue-in-cheek title was used for the whole day of discussions George Siemens and I and guests had at the LINK center at the University of Texas in Arlington (Part One, Part Two, Part Three). This presentation was delivered impromptu to an assembled audience at noon. It explored the core purpose of learning technology, as linked to lessons learned through the four major domains in my career: media, computing, philosophy, and education.
Personal and Personalized Learning
Stephen Downes, Apr 21, 2016, Spring VirtCon, Washington D.C.
In this presentation I outline the major differences between personal and personalized learning. "In the case of personal learning, the role of the educational system is not to provide learning, it is to support learning. Meanwhile, the decisions about what to learn, how to learn, and where to learn are made outside the educational system, and principally, by the individual learners themselves."
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