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Connectivism and Open Education

Vahid Masrour sent out a link to our Open Education MOOC this morning to Mark Weller’s “Openness and Education: a beginner’s guide” and it got me to thinking a lot about Connectivism. Connectivism is the learning theory founded and championed … Continue reading

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George Siemens and the Evolution of Ed Tech

George Siemens wrote a very thoughtful post on his current thinking about education technology called “Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else.”  Siemens has been very important in shaping my own thought on education technology and online learning. His work has … Continue reading

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Frontier of Physics: Interactive Map | Quanta Magazine

This interactive map is an extremely useful overview of what is happening in physics right now. This is where I am hoping concept maps can eventually go: it is dynamic and effortless. It allows the user to stay on the … Continue reading

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Information Management in 1912

One of the reasons I just hate the internet is that while searching for something that no longer interests me now, I accidentally clicked on something that I found so mesmerising and intriguing, and yet I really didn’t know why. … Continue reading

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The Return of the BBS

I think there are some interesting parallels between what is happing with “Reclaim Hosting” and the BBSs of the late 80s. I have not been this excited about the possibilities of technology in the colleges since the BBS days. (BBS is … Continue reading

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Towards a Connectivist ePortfolio

I am reviewing eportfolio systems and processes for faculty at Humboldt State University, and I am concerned with how little has changed in this field over the last ten years. There are some good ideas out there around assessment and … Continue reading

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Mushrooms, Neuroscience, and Education

There is an interesting story about magic mushrooms in Wired Magazine this month. It includes a nice graphic that demonstrates the connections in the brain when on psilocybin. I find this interesting because there are a number of researchers attempting to … Continue reading

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The LMS: The Crockpot of Education?

I am not particularly for the learning management system any more than I am for or against word processors. But no one expects that by owning word processing software, you are somehow a writer. Or that better word processing software … Continue reading

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