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Antonio Dias de Figueiredo
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Uma ideia interessante e original para explorar o conceito de cMOOC.
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Hi John! I've just started following the course. Thanks for creating this community!
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You are most welcome. Do you have NetLogo yet?

Coincidentally, I've been using NetLogo recently in my PhD research and I'm keen to discuss the model I've created. 

NetLogo model of Open Source Developer and Project dynamics:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12838403/20130124/Developer%20and%20Project%20Model%2020130124.nlogo
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The January 2013 issue of the open journal "Forum: Qualitative Social Research" is just out with several interesting papers (in English and German). 
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Photography as a Performative Process (R. Shusterman). Wiley [free access] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-6245.2011.01499.x/abstract
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Para quem esteja interessado nos métodos de reunião que fomentam a aprendizagem co-evolutiva e a inteligência colectiva, recomendo esta formação. O Artur Silva é a autoridade nacional nesta modalidade de dinâmica de grupos. Foi com ele que aprendi a utilizá-la, já há mais de dez anos, e foi graças a ele que me tornei num entusiasta incondicional, tanto da versão presencial como, mais recentemente, graças à experimentação da Isabel Pereira, da versão on-line.
http://www.instituto-ost.pt/formacao-espaco-aberto
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This is my first exposure to NetLogo, but I hope I can become more experienced in the near future. I will, then, be glad to try out your model. I live in Coimbra, Portugal, in the "opposite" part of the world relatively to you :)
 
Hi John! I've just started following the course. Thanks for creating this community!
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The news about the Georgia Tech's suspension of their MOOC "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application" just five days after it started is a test to the ability of the global MOOC ecosystem to adjust after failure. It will be interesting to notice how this expanding ecosystem corrects itself worldwide to avoid similar problems in the future. Wide openness may be one of the advantages of the MOOC concept to converge consistently towards better solutions. 
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The mathematical tiles of Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro (Coimbra) are described in the Exploring History magazine of the National Geographic group as the 17th-Century PowerPoint (Portuguese Teaching Aids - The number-crunching science of mathematics finds elegant expression in the fine art of ceramics, p. 13).

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Emeritus Professor of Information Systems, Researcher, and Independent Consultant
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    Emeritus Professor of Information Systems, Researcher, and Independent Consultant, present
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Antonio Dias de Figueiredo is an emeritus professor of Information Systems at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), Portugal, where he acts as a senior researcher at the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). He also acts as an independent consultant.

He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, U.K., in 1976. Between 1984 and 2007 he was Full Professor of Informatics and Information Systems at the FCTUC, where he created, in 1994, the Department of Informatics Engineering.

For a period of six years he represented Portugal in the Intergovernmental Informatics Program of UNESCO, Paris, where he was elected Vice-President for the Western Europe Region (1994/1996). He integrated for a period of four years the NATO Special Program Panel on Advanced Educational Technology, Brussels. He has participated in various European projects, and acted on various occasions as a consultant to the European Commission. He was the Chairman of PROMETEUS (PROmoting Multimedia access to Education and Training in EUropean Society), in 2000/2001. In 2004 he was the chair of the Context & Learning SIG of the European project Kaleidoscope.

He was awarded an Honoris Causa by the Portuguese Open University, in 1997, and the Sigillum Magnum by the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2000. He has been granted the title of Information Society Personality of the Year 2005 by APDSI, Oracle Portugal and Sun Portugal.

He co-edited several books and is the author of about two hundred papers and book chapters. He has integrated many organizing and science committees of national and international conferences. He co-authored, with one of his research students, US Patent 7319998, Method and System for Supporting Symbolic Serendipity. He is a member of the editorial boards of various international and national journals.
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