Tag Archives: Stephen-Downes

Harmonizing Learning and Education

I’m the Whether Man, not the Weather Man, for after all it’s more important to know whether there will be weather than what the weather will be. – The Phantom Tollbooth Dave Cormier has written a couple of great posts … Continue reading

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Dammit, the LMS

Count De Monet: I have come on the most urgent of business. It is said that the people are revolting! King Louis: You said it; they stink on ice. – History of the World, Part I Jonathan Rees discovered a … Continue reading

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Massive, Open, and Course Design

Martin Weller has a great blog post up about course design responses to MOOC completion rates. He starts by arguing that, while completion rates are not everything in MOOCs, they are not nothing either. A lot depends on whether you … Continue reading

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MOOC history as presented at AACN13 conference

With all of the great discussions spawned by the “greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs” (MRI13), it seems a good time to share a segment of a keynote presentation I gave last year on MOOC history. This presentation was at … Continue reading

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Changing the Narrative

As Phil mentioned, he and I were both lucky to attend the MOOC Research Initiative conference, which was a real tour de force. Jim Groom observed that even the famously curmudgeonly Stephen Downes appeared to be enjoying himself, and I would make … Continue reading

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