Educators, not students drive technological innovation in learning

I’m going to start with my premises. I’ve tried all sorts of rhetorical tricks to fancy up the prose, but I think this needs to be direct and clear. This is, in part, inspired by projects I’m working on ( Social Media OER’s for educators, resources for twitter teaching, seminars on Digital Literacy, Cognitive Load concerns for Social Media novices and in designing for Instruction).…

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MOOCS, motivation, and presentation styles

I’ve taken a few different MOOCs lately.

I signed up for the Moodle run MOOC, on Moodle. A poetntially valuable to me course of instruction. I dropped it after the first session. I had ni immediate use for it, and too many other immediately useful claims on my time.…

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Google Glass creator says fear-based testing regimes block technology | Education | The Guardian

Google Glass creator says fear-based testing regimes block technology | Education | The Guardian.

Sebatian Thrun in today’s Guardian argues that..well.He argues a lot of things, according to Jemima Kiss.

Here’s some of them.

He argues that education should learn a lot from gaming.…

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#learnmoodle

I’ve just booted up in #learnmoodle, a MOOC, for Moodle Beginners.

It’s very badgey. Which will be interesting, as I haven’t done a badge based course yet. I’m not a badge earner, personally, but I’m really curious about the experience.

I’m engaging with the opening seminar, covering the pedfagogical background to Moodloe.…

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Some ideas on community building for #whyopen

There’s a post over here asking how we can create communities that function well in educational contexts.

It’s a huge question, and one I’ve considered a lot.

Here’s , mainly for me, a summary of what I think might help.

It’s coloured by Communities of Inquiry, and Communities of Practice, the work of Rita Kop,, Bandura, Cognitivism (particularly Sweller, Mayer, Kirschner and Clark) and my own semi sophisticated ideas of what makes us tick.…

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My take on the #whyopen community concept of open

I put together a presentation based on the #whyopen survey responses. It’s a mindmap of the different ideas, with some embedded youtube videos, and clickable links to additional resources on the various ideas that people came up with. Click on the small icons to the right of the graph nodes, or bubbles, to open the resources in a new window.…

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Openess and the Oddessey of Knowledge

Openness means quite a number of things to me.

Cortesy Flick User Drmama http://www.flickr.com/photos/micheleryan/

Cortesy Flick User Drmama http://www.flickr.com/photos/micheleryan/

It means openness to, and availabilitiy for dissent, argument, proof and disproof.

It means open dissemination.

It means freely adaptable.

It means accessible to, and changeable by, influence.…

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We wanna be free, to do what we wanna do…

Apologies for the title. Always a Primal Scream fan. And the title of the song is Loaded, which seemed apt.

This is my reply to Stephen Downes article, Connectivism and the Primal Scream, which was, in turn a reply to my article on HybridPedagogy.com, In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide To Understanding the MOOC Novice.

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