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The problems of benchmarking

In 2004 the United Kingdom e-University failed and was put out of its misery. The analysis of this failure was, and is, extensive and ongoing. Historians will no doubt provided us with a nuanced assessment of the failure that draws … Continue reading

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Harnessing Autobiographical Memory Through Simulations

The Eide Neurolearning Blog has an interesting post on autobiographical memory. It seems to me that the best way to tap its power from the perspective of online learning is through discovery learning adventure games. Check out, for example, this … Continue reading

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Great Blog on Neurolearning

Thanks to George Siemens for calling my attention to a great blog called Eide Neurolearning. Lots of good stuff here about how our brains work.

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Learning Objects Aren't Legos, Part II

In my last post, I agreed with Stephen Downes that we have to be careful not to take our analogies too literally and specifically pointed out flaws in the “learning-object-as-software-object” analogy. Sometimes the best way to make sure an analogy … Continue reading

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Re-usable Learning Content Objects or Re-usable Learning Experience Objects?

Yesterday, Stephen Downes replied to my most recent post on educational pattern languages: Michael Feldstein is on the right track, mostly, with his exploration of the applicability of pettern language to learning. In this brief item, he asks, “Can we … Continue reading

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