Tag Archives: George Siemens

Week 0: Seimens and Downes on AI

It was good to see Stephen Downes and George Siemens sitting down together and talking again for our Education 3.0 MOOC. It felt just like old times (CCK08, CCK11, etc.). I can’t really say what they do for one another … 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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ds106: Open Pedagogy or Personality Cult?

I think it is important to talk about why DS 106 is successful as a class. In some online conversations, the question has come up over whether or not the course can be reproduced elsewhere or not. As an instructional … Continue reading

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Siemens and Downes on “Preparing for the Digital University”

For some great week-end reading in the edu world, I recommend George Siemens et al.’s “Preparing for the Digital University: a review of the history, and current state of distance, blended, and online learning” which I first read about in Downes … 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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