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Summary of a panel at the Hewlette Grantees' Conference. Errors are again my own. Pete Forsyth, Wiki Strategies In the past we've been saying that it's important to the field of OER to improve content. But really, it's about ...
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This is a summary of a talk at the Hewlett Grantees' Meeting, San Francisco, March 25, 2015. Errors (and typos, etc) are my own. Douglas Gayeton Lexicon of Sustainability http://lexiconofsustainability.com Our food system is ...
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Stephen Downes. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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"It may be suggested that there are any number of companies engaged in aspects of learning analytics, personal learning records, learning technologies integration, and the like. But the LPSS approach is different - by creating many small things linked together instead of one large centralized application, many tasks that were formally simple - like data storage, content distribution, authentication and analytics - become that much more difficult. Take analytics, for example - how do you do big data analysis across thousands of separate systems each with its own unique data structure? These are the hard problems NRC is trying to solve."

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Rob Kadel The Untapped Potential for eLearning Pearson Research & Innovation Network / University of Colorado Denver - learning to think laterally, or to think divergently (think outside the box)     - instead of thinking of ...
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The province has just announced that it is appointing David W. Campbell it's "chief economist". Campbell discusses the appointment here. Regular readers know I have responded to Campbell frequently in these pages. Just before...
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This is a summary of a debate including four participants, listed below, at OER2014. Errors and omissions are still my own. What is your mission in OER and what is your business model? David Harris - OpenStax It's really abou...
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In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council's Learning and Performance Support Systems program. This p...
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Like pretty much everyone else in the field I've been immensely enjoying Tony Bates's work-in-progress, an online open textbook called Teaching in a Digital Age. Having said that, I think my perspective is very different from...
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There are two types of MOOCs. On the one hand, there is the xMOOC - this is a formal course created in a site like Coursera or EdX. An xMOOC will have regular lessons, videos and assignments, be led by an elite university pro...
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  • University of Alberta
    Philosophy, 1987 - 1993
  • University of Calgary
    Philosophy, 1981 - 1987
  • SAIT
    Computer Science, 1980 - 1981
  • Algonquin College
    Computer Science, 1979 - 1980
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Stephen Downes
Moncton's most prominent cyber-citizen. See also my main website at http://www.downes.ca
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  • National Research Council
    Researcher, present
  • Athabasca University, Assiniboine Community College, Grande Prairie Regional College, University of Alberta, Texas Instruments, Versa Foods
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Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada - Eaglesham, Alberta, Canada - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Candiac, Quebec, Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Austin, Texas
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Why Numbers Exist
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by Stephen Downes One exists to show us the way It is the self, it is today It is the place where we departed It is the one to get us starte

Half an Hour
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This is a summary of theexpert discussion at the conclusion of Day One of the International Monitoring Organization conference Each paragraph denotes a ...

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How I ended up leaving Poynter. “How did this go off the rails?” Poynter's attorney asked me during a Nov. 12 phone conversation about m

Half an Hour: October 2011
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This is a summary of theexpert discussion at the conclusion of Day One of the International Monitoring Organization conference Each paragraph denotes a ...

Half an Hour: A Conversation on Innovation
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A Conversation on Innovation. This is a summary of theexpert discussion at the conclusion of Day One of the International Monitoring Organization conference

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