Zero pedagogy: A hyperbolic case for curation and creation over education in the age of the MOOC (#moocmooc)

The crazy argument for Zero pedagogy Pedagogy does not matter. It has always been a discipline aimed at making people learn something they don’t particularly want to learn. If we can truly provide open access to all the resources necessary for learning, then it won’t matter what order, format, etc. …

What is and what is not a MOOC: A picture of family resemblance (working undefinition) #moocmooc

Introduction Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, have been getting a lot of attention recently. There have been several high profile posts (see here for a summary) complaining about the lack of clarity about what constitutes a MOOC (and I think this resulted in a more generalized MOOC backlash). This …

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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