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A (more or less) complete list of my presentations, ordered chronologically. View also by catgeory. Currently 500 or so presentations are listed. Most have embedded slides, most talks have embedded audio recordings, and some have video. Audio, video and slide downloads are included. Viewers may also be interested in the interviews and class sessions I have offered over the years.

  1. Introduction to Social Constructivism
    Dec 15, 2023. Microlearning Series, Maskwacis Cultural College, Online, via Zoom (Seminar). In this presentation I introduce the basic elements of constructivim and social constructivism, outline the relation to critical theory, discuss applications in the classroom, and consider criticisms of social constructivism. Unedited audio transcript.

  2. Introduction to AI Policies, Guidelines, and Frameworks
    Nov 16, 2023. Microlearning Series, Maskwacis Cultural College, Online, via Zoom (Workshop). This workshop looks at recent policies, guidelines and frameworks developed by governments and institutions for the ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence. How are they created, and what things do they address? Participants have the opportunity to identify important values and principles in order to develop a starting point for discussion relevant to their own context. (Slides will be available shortly)

  3. Three Frameworks for Data Literacy
    Oct 21, 2023. 20th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in a Digital Age, IADIS, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (Seminar). Data literacy education across three frameworks: the competency model defining data literacy, the assessment of data literacy competencies, and methods for the development of data literacy in an organization. Based on the paper Three Frameworks for Data Literacy. Slides PDF Ethics Course given as Example  

  4. Introduction to AI
    Oct 12, 2023. Invited Talk, Maskwacis Cultural College, Online, via Zoom (Seminar). As the title suggests, this is an introduction to artificial intelligence for people with a non technical background, covering how AI systems work, how we can work with them, and some of the issues and ethical concerns that follow. Here's another video showing the participants'-end view.

  5. Ethics, Analytics and the Duty of Care: The Workshop
    Nov 23, 2022. Online Educa Berlin 2022, Berlin, Germany (Workshop). We begin by looking at the applications of artificial intelligence and analytics in learning technology, describing in a structured way what decisions we actually make when we apply artificial intelligence, analytics, and neural networks to teaching and learning. We also survey the ethical issues that have arisen in the field, for example, bias in algorithms, justice and fairness, diversity and equity, bad actors and data manipulation, and a range of other concerns. Some additional (big) resources: 1050 slides - pptx 1050 slides - pdf 997 page document Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

  6. Open Learning in the Fediverse
    Oct 19, 2022. Open Education Conference, Online, via Zoom (Lecture). As a new generation of digital technologies evolves we are awash in new terms and concepts: the metaverse, the fediverse, blockchain, web3, acitivitypub, and more. This presentation untangles these concepts and presents them from the perspective of their impact on open learning.

  7. The Next Generation of MOOCs
    May 20, 2022. Iranian Conference of Health Professions Education (ICHPE), Education and Development Center of the Ministry of Health, Tehran, Iran, by Zoom (Keynote). In this presentation I outline the development of MOOCs, discuss the impact of the pandemic, and suggest several ways MOOCs will grow and develop in the future, including through the use of web3 technologies, live linked data, artificial intelligence, and the metaverse.

  8. Looking forward to 2022: Emerging Technologies for Education
    Dec 15, 2021. CNIE Seminar, Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, Online, via Zoom (Panel). This was a panel discussion hosted by Saul Carliner and which featured myself, Matthew Giorgio and Jason Tam. We discussed the impact of the pandemic, the learning experience platform, changes in assessment and microcredentials, the role of AI in learning, and the future of learning generally.

  9. The New Knowledge Economy
    Mar 20, 2000. Invited Lecture, Government Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (Lecture). Speaks to the effects of the Internet-based information communications technologies on society, commerce and governance. The presentation highlights the transformational consequences and prospects of information and communications technologies with special attention to local government and governance. Full document.

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Stephen Downes
Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

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