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November 2008 Blog Posts (3)

Are We Ready for the Networked Student?

An innovative open course on Connectivism led by George Siemens and Stephen Downes completed recently. As part of the course culmination, one participant, Mike Bogle, posted to his blog about the future of learning in a Web 2.0 world. His post provides a link to 5 minute video titled "The Networked Student" that… Continue

Added by Judy Baker on November 28, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What Do We Want? When Do We Want It?

I just marched in a protest to repeal prop 8 last weekend and we did the cheer in the title there. As I was marching I was thinking about all the movements and efforts that have happened in recent history and how some small group of people looked around, saw a disparity or inequity, and just took it upon themselves to chuck perceived wisdom and make their own decisions about what was right. They took their convictions to the streets and forced their opinions on others until, sweaty, bloodied,… Continue

Added by Tahiya Marome on November 20, 2008 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

Models for Open Textbooks

This project is looking for ways to make open textbooks sustainable. That's a tall order. The process of publishing a textbook is not an easy one. AFTER you've got your hands on the content there is a tiny army of professionals who put that content through multiple iterations and procedures, none of which are quick or simple. That costs time, money and expertise. How do you take that process and modify it so that the product you have at the end is the same level of quality and value, but allows… Continue

Added by Tahiya Marome on November 3, 2008 at 1:25pm — 3 Comments

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