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🍁 Stephen Downes 13h
A Template, a Course, and an OER for an Emergency Switch to Online
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🍁 Stephen Downes 13h
The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One For many of use here in Canada, it's actually the end of week 2; for Europeans it's closer to week 4, and I've lost track of how many weeks it has been in China.
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🍁 Stephen Downes 14h
5 Things We've Learned Navigating Student Support in a Crisis These are things I think any online educator should have known before the crisis, but hey, it's a crisis, and at least people are learning.
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🍁 Stephen Downes 19h
Mind Mapping in Learning Models: A Tool to Improve Student Metacognitive Skills
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 26
Discover2Learn This is a bit like the Daily Create, but with fewer contributors and a wider scope. Jane Hart and Helen Blunden are offering daily ideas of things that you can do for free online.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 26
Curriculum forum members step up
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 26
The coronavirus exposes America's misplaced educational values This story is built around the idea that the system of regulating 'unexcused absences' is unnecessary because parents can determine what's best for their child.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 26
'Zoombombing' Attacks Disrupt Classes Today's new word is 'Zoombombing'. This happens when an uninvited person shares their screen to an unsuspecting meeting.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 26
eLife Latest: The costs of publishing
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
The Hitch-hiker's Guide to Alternative Assessment This is a longish guide (34 page PDF) on how to reconfigure student assessment for digital learning. Obviously, you can't just have them sit at their desk and take a test any more.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
Remote Learning on the Fly: Notes from China If the experience in China can guide us, learning online may take some adapting, but it will work. This article contains a number of examples and lessons.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
Learning analytics and the three-body problem Colin Beer argues - correctly - that "techno-centric approaches to learning analytics, where the focus of attention is on historical data, are fundamentally flawed.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
Joe Wicks keeps children fit with online PE classes
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
What We Learned in the "MOOC Moment" Matters Right Now
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
The UX design process in 6 stages Many things are being discovered anew these days by people who are now working online in a serious way for the first time. User experience (UX) design is one of this.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here's what it tasted like This article is aimed at the business community, so it portrays spending $2000 on a VR meal as a good thing.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 25
Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment? The answer to the question is "yes", because if you actually want to educate people, then you remove the price tag. And it's "yes" because we're actually seeing this renewed interest.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 24
Microsoft Teams meeting creation now available in Canvas, Blackboard, Schoology, Brightspace, and itsLearning We ran a videoconference meeting in Microsoft Teams this morning and it went pretty well.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 24
Try our latest Test Pilot, Firefox for a Better Web, offering privacy and faster access to great content OK, that's a really bad three-line headline that doesn't say anything.
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🍁 Stephen Downes Mar 24
Current Research into Student Interaction Networks (the first of a series)
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