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Do researchers need Personal Learning Networks? Yes!

Educational theorist and provocateur Stephen Downes made really persuasive video on the difference between a Virtual Learning Environment and a Personal Learning Environment. This got me thinking about how this difference is relevant to the area of federated, open research. And I think the analogy is pretty much on the money. …

Peer review should be more like Hypothes.is than Hypothes.is should be like peer review!

I didn’t even have to watch the whole video about Hypothes.is to know I want to give them some money on Kickstarter. It hits all the right buttons: distributed, open, platform independent, … But I’m not sure about the direction of its foundational metaphor: peer review for the internet. It …

Community research and “knowledge exchange network” for neuroscience

The Royal Society just released a second report on Neuroscience in the Brain Waves policy series this one focusing on its relationship with education: Neuroscience: Implications for Education and Lifelong Learning. While it is a very good overview (I particularly welcome the cautious and sober approach to the results warning against …

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