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David Gibson
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Attended University of Vermont
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simSchool was part of the Clinton Global Initiative this year! Very proud to see this 'next step'
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It seems to me that the statistical requirement of independent observations is not appropriate for a deterministic system that is evolving (e.g. the brain or any other real system whose current state depends on its previous state) so the what if the neuroscience is not flawed, but the attempt to describe via statistics is the problem?
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Good basic definition from Calutta
If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define.Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning:
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I like the woodcut feel of these
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Hey bud. Just got to Perth yesterday and I'm up way too early (haha) saw this and thought you might like to read it. Stephen Downes is a very good guy (you might already know). I'd like us to work up a few MOOC-principles to share with others as we stake out our territory.
 
OERu's Claim to be the "First" MOOC

I did notice the vague claim in the article that OERu created the first MOOC. The placement of "first" in scare-quotes underlines that suggestion. https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en?hl%3Den#!topic/oer-university/m4gW6AoeUQU

Numerous open courses, some of them massive, existed online before CCK08 (CCK08 is commonly called the first MOOC, because that's the course the term 'MOOC' was coined to describe). These courses were offered as early as the 1990s. We (George, Dave, myself and others) have always been clear that CCK08 was neither the first open course offered online nor even the first massive open course offered online. For example, I have written before http://www.downes.ca/post/58911 of Patrick Crispen's "Internet Roadmap" course, a massive open course offered online in 1994. And in work directly related to the MOOC themoocguide I have been clear about precursor courses offered by people like Alec Couros and David Wiley (who used a wiki to offer an open course in 2007). So I don't think the creators of OERu should somehow feel jilted that they were not called 'the first MOOC'.

I have also explained in various fora exactly what it is that makes CCK08 'the first MOOC'. Unlike courses designed around a single web site (which is true not only of the Couros and Wiley courses, but also of wilki-based courses in general)  CCK08 was developed as a distributed course. While most courses that use OERs gather these OERs into a single place, CCK08 linked to OERs, sending participants across the internet. In addition, student participation and contributions to CCK08 were also distributed; the course contributions were spread out over 170 different student blogs (and a variety of discussion boards, social media pages, Second Life islands, etc.). People could participate fully in the course without ever visiting the central course website (through the use of OPML and RSS, social media, and other distributed services). Distribting the course like this not only scales distribution (which is what site-based open online courses can do) it scales interaction by decentralizing it. This is what makes CCK08 a massive course rather than just a massive distribution of learning resources.

In the long run, it doesn't matter who got it done first, it matters whether it was done correctly. This is why understanding the assessment of MOOCs is important, and I wish Wayne's article http://bit.ly/1dgYM7m had treated assessment and quality of MOOCs in much more detail. It would have been worth comparing quality assessment at OERu with the more detailed account I give http://bit.ly/16c4ngV of quality assessment in MOOCs.
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Yes I learn a lot from him, always have. The 'roadmap' was my first self help spot in the online world, so it's nice to be reminded if that as an early MOOC- type.
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Thanks for the news and invite Jon. I'll be taking part from a new location - #Curtin-University - in Perth, Australia, where I'll be working on #Learning-Engagement for 60,000 students across the university. 
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Very Cool! Happy to join this group!!
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In case you were wondering...
Data Scientist and Data Analyst are the top job titles in the IT industry. This post talks about the crucial differences between the two top job posts.
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vive la difference!
Men and women respond to stress differently, and the reasons are both socially and physiologically driven.
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How about a zoomable infographic as a curriculum map?
Ever wondered how to make infographics for sharing on your blog, in the classroom, or to simply visualize elaborate bits of data? In this course, you get a crash course in the best tools to do so, regardless of your graphic design ability. Take This Course ...
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http://seedibaat.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Illustrations

wonderful ine art by a promising artist in Pune, India
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Check out 3D game lab
 
I'm planning to Gamify my University level EFL classroom beginning this fall and will be blogging about it. Here's a post I wrote about how I want to use XP grading and display student progress with a visual progress bar. Unfortunately none of the LMSs I know support what I want to do.. If you know any good workarounds or alternatives please let me know. Thanks! 
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word for the day: "disintermediation"
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It won't work.  I watched a hangout session for the course I'm taking, and they can only put one station of the 9 max for Google + at any given time.  Don't know exactly how they pick who to turn on.  You can see everybody in small windows, but the big window just shows one.  We could check that out. You see everybody moving, but you don't hear but one; don't understand how they can multiplex video but not audio, maybe just figure it would be too confusing if several tried to speak at the same time.
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Learning Sciences
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Finding the horizon of learning, translating it into a synthesis vision
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  • Curtin University
    Director Learning Engagement, 2013 - present
    Provide thought leadership for the future of learning
  • simSchool (www.simschool.org)
    Creator, 2003 - 2014
  • eFolio (www.efolioglobal.com)
    Creator, 1995 - 2014
  • Arizona State University
    Lead, Continuous Improvement, 2000 - 2003
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Perth, WA
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Stowe, VT - Los Angeles, CA - Stafford Springs, CT
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Playing to learn
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Now in Perth enjoying life down under
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simSchool, eFolio, Personalized Learning Plans, and a few movie scores in my early days in LA
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  • University of Vermont
    Education: Leadership & Policy Studies, 1999
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