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OLDaily, acrónimo de Online Learning Daily, es un boletín sobre e-learning mantenido por Stephen Downes

 

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J. Marshall Unger, Sino-Platonic Papers, Jun 14, 2019
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This might be a shocker to some people, but I think it is exactly right: " emotion and reason are not stored routines or algorithms retrieved by mental processes akin to computer programs but are rather thoughts and behaviors that emerge in real time. Recent studies of...

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Clay Shirky, Phil on Ed Tech, Jun 14, 2019
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This article is completely focused on the United States, so it can't be said to make a statistical case for anything, but despite that, what Clay Shirky says here is right: "What the mega-university story gets right is that online education is transforming higher education. What it...

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M. David Merrill

Publicado en OLDaily el 14/06/2019

M. David Merrill, Jun 14, 2019
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David Merrill has updated his website making many of his important works and contributions (which have been numerous and significant) accessible to the general reading public. He writes in an announcement, "My new site contains biographical information about my career and is primarily a repository of some of my most important publications.  It also contains links...

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The End of the Line for iTunes U?

Publicado en OLDaily el 14/06/2019

Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, Jun 14, 2019
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It has been so irrelevant for so long that I didn't even think of it, but in the wake of Apple's recent announcement that it is phasing out iTines, it follows that one of its side-projects, iTunes U, is also headed for the scrap heap. But it is where it has been headed for...

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Fables of School Reform

Publicado en OLDaily el 14/06/2019

Audrey Watters, The Baffler, Jun 14, 2019
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I liked the Audrey Watters article in the Baffler (via Doug Belshaw) and largely agree with her criticisms of the 'ed reform' set. But I wonder about this dichotomy she is setting up: the "only a bold, outside innovator can see beyond the constraints that expertise typically places on...

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Ian M. Kinchin, Aet Möllits, Priit Reiska, Jun 13, 2019

Good paper getting into the depths of concept maps. I like the dimensions semantic density and semantic gravity used to characterize different types of maps. "Tracing the changes in the semantic profiles that students exhibit provides a visualization of the progress that students are making against desired outcomes, offering a way of monitoring student progression and curriculum effectiveness."

Web: [...
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Fiona Hollands, Aasiya Kazi, EDUCAUSE Review, Jun 13, 2019
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"Despite considerable unknowns, it is clear that MOOC-based course series will not be replacing college degrees any time soon. Even for well-educated participants, completion of a course...

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The IMS at an Inflection Point

Publicado en OLDaily el 13/06/2019

Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, Jun 13, 2019
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This is a longish article about the recent successes of IMS Global (the learning standards organization). If I had to sum up the thesis in just one quote, it would be this: "Market pressures now favor interoperability. The same companies that were the most resistant to developing...

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2019 Internet Trends report

Publicado en OLDaily el 13/06/2019

Mary Meeker, Bond Capital, Jun 13, 2019
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Mary Meeker has released her annual internet trends report. This year's report, wighing in at 333 slides, seems a bit weaker than previous reports; its education coverage (starting on p. 233, and again for China on p. 328) points to a few...

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4 Takeaways from EMOOCs 2019

Publicado en OLDaily el 12/06/2019

Laurie Pickard, Class Central, Jun 12, 2019
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Having co-opted the term 'MOOC', the commercial platforms have essentially rendered the term meaningless. That's the main takeaway from this MOOC conference, at least as I read this summary. "Already, the term 'MOOC' seems a bit quaint," writes Laurie Pickard. "Most MOOCs are no...

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JISC, Jun 12, 2019
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There's a lot to digest in this report published by the British  Department for Education on online learning and artificial intelligence education (AIed) (102 page PDF). The authors appear relatively happy with the...

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The Brain Is Full of Maps

Publicado en OLDaily el 12/06/2019

Freeman Dyson, Edge, Jun 12, 2019
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The bit by Freeman Dyson to start this video transcript is brief but rich; the discussion that follows is interesting but not to the same level as the introduction. "Our brains are spectacularly quick," says Dyson, "transforming two tasks essential to our survival: recognition of images in...

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Toward a Distributed OER Network

Publicado en OLDaily el 11/06/2019

This short presentation looks at some of the problems inherent in traditional OER repositories and describes the first steps in the creation of a distributed OER network, called Content Addressable Resources for Education (CARE). ICOE “Smart Education” Webinar , Beijing, via Adobe Connect (Seminar) Jun 11, 2019 [Link] Leer más
David Ross, Getting Smart, Jun 11, 2019

This article summarizes elements of the OECD Learning Compass 2030 (which catches my eye partially because of its discussion of agency). David Ross highlights three ”transformative competencies” targeted for 2030:

  • The ability to create new value;
  • The ability to reconcile tensions and dilemmas; and...
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Grainne Conole, Mark Brown, Journal of Learning for Development, Jun 11, 2019
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This paper (17 page PDF) is for the most part a very standard presentation of three types of open...

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Doug Belshaw, MoodleNet, Jun 11, 2019
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Quick slide deck overviewing the latest developments in MoodleNet. They're at an interesting juncture right now - setting up communication between instances of MoodleNet (which will work as a federated social network, with no central hub) using protocols like ActivityPub (which is used...

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Kevin Birmingham, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jun 11, 2019
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It takes a few paragraphs before this talk gets to its main point: "Universities rely upon a revolving door of new Ph.D.s who work temporarily for unsustainable wages before giving up and being replaced by next year’s surplus doctorates. Adjuncts now do...

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