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Date : November 2013

The Rise of the Avatar #edcmooc

by pj
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Published on: November 25, 2013

If the symbol of posthumanism is the computer then its agent is the avatar. I have an avatar in the cybercommunity of second life. We have been having a bit of a debate about real and virtual as far as education goes. Here’s the comment I made: Jeremy, Should we try and create a campus[…]

I love #edcmooc

by pj
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Published on: November 22, 2013

News: Sebastian Thrun, godfather of the massive open online course, has quietly spread a plastic tarp on the floor, nudged his most famous educational invention into the center, and is about to pull the trigger. Thrun—former Stanford superprofessor, Silicon Valley demigod, and now CEO of online-course purveyor Udacity—just admitted to Fast Company’s openly smitten Max[…]

Forums #edcmooc

by pj
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Published on: November 15, 2013

Below is a video I made showing the forums on our E-Learning and Digital Media course ( #edcmooc ). Watch full screen. I enjoy the forums they seem to be the replacement for seminars. I must get the edcmooc twitter feed running. Over 200 blogs have been registered. I try and look at as many[…]

Creativity and Education #edcmooc

by pj
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Published on: November 14, 2013

We were asked to look at three videos. The first video “A day made of glass” paints a rosy picture of ‘intelligent glass”. Ken Robinson gives a talk on “How schools kill creativity” We must have a fundamental rethink of how we teach our children and what we teach them. Telling a story education appears[…]

Hangout #edcmooc

Yesterday at 5 pm (GMT) we had our first hangout with our lecturers of the E-Learning and Digital Cultures ( edcmooc ). In my view it was very successful. I chose to watch it via YouTube so I could participate in the flow of comments. At the beginning we all said “Hi from…” and it[…]

Multitasking #edcmooc

Multitasking is often seen as a skill however cognitive science shows otherwise. I wrote an article on it here on my IrishSecure.com web site. This post was a response to someone posting a link to TED video Sugata Mitra Schools in the Cloud I commented thus: Isn’t it an excellent video!!!! Self Organized Learning Environments[…]

Library Services

by pj
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Published on: November 5, 2013

I was given a link to this site Open Culture dot com a wonderful resource of free stuff: What is Open Culture’s Mission? Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all[…]

Moocs eLearning and Digital Culture #edcmooc

As with many things in my life I end up- at the right place, at the right time and with the right head space. So I encountered this course on the day it began. I’ve read one 47 page article on Technological or Media Determinism Daniel Chandler and learned some new words. Watched the videos[…]

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