Category Archives: Books I Like

Learning Objects Aren't Legos, Part I

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) I’ve been looking forward to having the time and energy to respond to Stephen’s most recent response to the whole pattern language of educational experiences conversation. Stephen writes: Even so, [Michael] effectively finds the source … Continue reading

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It's a Small Campus After All

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Gilad Ravid and Sheizaf Rafaeli’s new piece in FirstMonday, “Asynchronous Discussion Groups as Small World and Scale Free Networks“, analyzes a voluntary learning community that develops on a university’s LMS. These are all students who … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation: e-Moderating

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Gilly Salmon’s e-Moderating is a classic must-read for anyone who is involved with facilitated distance learning. It’s also of value to anyone interested in how pedagogy is a KM skill, as I discuss in some … Continue reading

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Correction on the Origins of Informational Cascade Research

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) I was mistaken in an earlier post when I claimed that informational cascades research comes from the “heuristics and biases approach” in psychology. It definitely comes from behavioral economics. Both behavioral economics and the heuristics … Continue reading

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Informational Cascades, Network Theory, and Behavioral Economics

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Stephen Downes’ mention of my article on informational cascades (thanks for the plug, Stephen) led me to his post in the trdev discussion group. He writes: In network theory, ‘groupthink’ is an instance of what … Continue reading

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