Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

I touched on personal learning networks, mobile technologies, games and gamification, the use of social media in learning, the role of user generated content, the phenomenon of ubiquitous connection, and technological convergence. The latter in particular is a trend that is allowing us to use web-enabled television, dual view screens, and in the near future will enable a merging between e-mail and social media.

What if they threw a party and none of us came?

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Some are turning their back completely on the hard nosed, monetizing operation that is global publishing, and are instead using free tools such as blogs and other social media services to publish their work. Image source What if they threw a party by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Tags: EURODL IRRODL blogs OER social media open access journal TOJDE Academic publishing is changing.


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Four game changers

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It was great to meet and talk with some very creative and inspirational people during my travels in 2011. OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. Mackintosh is a firm believer in social innovation and sees it as the only answer for sustainable education in this century. OER computer games social media OLPC

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The ivory towers are crumbling

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And that is where the social media come in. Increasingly academics are making their ideas freely available on blogs, social networks and other sharing sites. Another threat is Creative Commons which has an entire range of licencing agreements which variously enable users to modify, extend and share versions of the original work. Tags: copyright online publishing OER intellectual property open scholarship

Do it yourself education

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There is no mention for example of the New Zealand based OER University (or its founder Wayne McIntosh) and the ground breaking work they are doing to transform open educational practices in higher education. Those of us who are residents in the land of social media already know the truth of this, but it's nice to see it opined on the pages of a mainstream publication. OER Edupunk Anya Kamenetz blogging Edupreneurs

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. MOOCs made a lot of noise, but compared with the impact of the web 2.0/social media developments of the late 00s this was quite small scale. I think we are entering a phase of many different technologies becoming more sophisticated and more integrated into education eg mobile learning, social media, learning analytics.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? 6 Reasons To Use Amplify for Collaborative Learning - The Writers Gateway , March 8, 2010 I recently came across this website called Amplify that works just like Twitter and other social networking sites. Social snake oil - Learning and Working on the Web , March 1, 2010 Knowledge management (KM) was a most promising field until it was hijacked by software vendors who were selling IT systems for six figures.