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Our Digital Age: implications for learning and its (online) institutions - E-Learning and Digital Media Volume 9 Number 3 (2012)
"Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained largely the same for years, even centuries. What happens to traditional educational institutions when learning also takes place on a vast range of Internet sites, from Pokemon Web pages to Wikipedia? This chapter, excerpted from our book, The Future of Thinking, does not promote change for the sake of change. Implicit in its sincere plea for transformation is an awareness that the current situation needs improvement. In advocating change for learning institutions, this chapter makes assumptions about the deep structure of learning, about cognition, about the way youth today learn about their world in informal settings, and about a mismatch between the excitement generated by informal learning and the routinization of learning common to many of our institutions of formal education. It advocates institutional change because our current formal educational institutions are not taking enough advantage of the modes of digital and participatory learning available to students today."
education  e-learning  online  learning  institutions 
august 2012 by tsuomela
Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly
This post discusses one of the first applications to utilize the Tin Can API, Tappestry, an iPhone app from Float Learning.
e-learning  mobile  social  social-networking  education  learning  pedagogy  apps 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Ian Bogost - MOOCs are Marketing
This is the biggest and most insidious misconception, the one that pervades every conversation about online education. The fundamental problem isn't one of cost containment, it's one of funding—of understanding why the cost containment solution appeared in the first place. We collectively "decided" not to fund education in America. Now we're living with the consequences.
mooc  education  online  teaching  learning  e-learning 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Welcome to the Knowledge Factory | Common Dreams
"Just as American manufacturing turned belly-up in the face of the out-sourcing of labor in the globalized market in the 1990s, higher ed is now poised to do exactly the same thing with the professoriate.

Distance learning, the fastest growing segment of the higher education market, will make it possible for a Ph.D. in New Delhi to teach that big section of Chemistry 100 to students from all over the world.  And in New Delhi, $4,000 will probably seem like pretty good money."
education  academia  work  labor  online  e-learning  mooc  economics  outsourcing 
may 2012 by tsuomela
open thinking
"Open Thinking and Digital Pedagogy is the personal and professional blogging space of Dr. Alec Couros, a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. I created this space in early 2004 as I pondered the educational uses of blogging and podcasting. This space is a growing collection of personal reflections and resources related to teaching and learning, democratic media, critical media literacy, digital citizenship, openness, and social justice."
weblog-individual  education  technology  e-learning  pedagogy 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Networked Learning Design - Occasional rants - Why serious games work - an over-simplified view
So a couple of years ago I produced a very simple little model. It suggests that serious games are great for learning because:
1. They provide motivation
2. They offer varying degrees of simulation
3. They tie experiences together through narration
games  education  e-learning  learning  motivation  narrative  simulation  gaming 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Mission to Learn — Know Better. Live Better.
Mission to Learn is a destination for lifelong learners in a hyper-connected, information-overloaded world. My view is that learning is not just about courses, or schools, or teachers. In fact, I’m not all that concerned here with formal education or professional development. Learning happens everywhere, all the time, and the Web has exploded the possibilities for all of us – as individuals, as organizations, as a society – to reach our full potential through lifelong learning.
weblog-individual  learning  lifelonglearning  education  autodidactic  podcast  e-learning 
november 2009 by tsuomela
E-Learning Queen: E-Learner Survival Guide: Free Download for E-Learning Queen Readers
E-Learning Queen readers may download a free pdf of E-Learner Survival Guide, a collection of articles, insights, instructional strategies, lesson plans, and more.
e-learning  learning  online  book 
july 2009 by tsuomela
University of the People > Home
University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.
open-education  education  e-learning  online  oer 
july 2009 by tsuomela

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