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Morgan’s pinboard for 18 Apr 2015 through 21 Apr 2015

on pinboard for November 21st, 2014 through November 23rd, 2014

  • DS106: Enabling Open, Public, Participatory Learning | Connected Learning – – (dh weblogs social )
  • Sente for PDF – and the centrality of taking notes – "The Centrality of Note Taking in Academic Thinking and Research

    Note taking is one of the most important and fundamental practices in academic research. Not only does it help you to record, capture, and the collect ideas of others, but the benefits of dialectical thinking truly spring from annotating texts while reading them. The practice and habit of annotation for the majority of academic readers–whether on a separate sheet of paper, sticky notes, subject notebooks, in margins of a book, or in an index-card system of cross-references like Luhmann’s infamous and innovative Zettelkasten, ends up being one’s personal archive of thought and the wellspring for creative intellectual endeavors on the page. Thus note taking is not merely something we do to index and keep track of the ideas of others, but it is an important, deep-seated practice for most academic researchers that ought to be systematized as a kind of extended memory that will serve a lifetime of intellectual work. – (notetaking research sent DH e-learning )

the cynicism of profits

Aaron Barlow, over on academeblog.org, and a participant in the upcoming “E-learning and Digital Cultures” MOOC, made some observations on Thomas Friedman’s recent NYT op-ed piece.

That Friedman’s conception of MOOCs is “starry-eyed” is an understatement. Friedman’s piece is textbook stuff: the wholly anecdotal, mind-numbingly-misleading hyperbole of self-declared visionaries.

But Friedman’s puffery gives Barlow the opportunity to present a more worldly and moderate sense of the course.

But, alone, MOOCs are not going to change education or revolutionize it. Any careful study of the history of education will tell you that.

Over the course of the five-week MOOC we are engaging upon, a number of us will be posting here on our experience. I look forward to it, but I am not going into this starry-eyed like Friedman. However, I do recognize that, though the MOOCs may be a fad, even in a fad there can be something of value.

I’m on the course, and I, too, am looking forward to it – not the least because the group from Edinburgh considers it an experiment rather than a revolutionary shot heard round the world.

I wonder if Friedman is in the course. That could be interesting. Typically, revolutions in education are declared for others, not the prophets.

bookmarks for December 16th, 2012

bookmarks for April 5th, 2010 through April 6th, 2010