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Philosophy

The real thing can be viewed below. I enjoyed the course and learned stuff. Got a bit lost halfway through coz I was lazy running other MOOCs at the same time. Only doing one at a time now. The MOOCs are rich with brain stuff. I am having a terrible time with my computer, namely[…]

Inequality the root of poverty

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Published on: February 25, 2014

As part of the MOOC Critical thinking we were asked to create an argument.  Here is mine: Poverty is at epidemic proportions in a world where 30,000 people in the US have as much income as 2,800 million in the rest of the world Thomas Pogge Economist said in his lecture for the RSA http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/ending-poverty.[…]

Climate Change

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Published on: February 10, 2014

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased. IPCC Report GENEVA, 30 January – Warming[…]

MOOCs How We Got Here

Taken from: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2013/11/07/moocs-how-did-we-get-here/ MOOCs: How did we get here? I’m at the Open Education conference in Park City, Utah. The conference is now in its impressive 10th year. I did a presentation following Andrew Ng (Coursera). Slides and video are below. The focus is on my early experiences with MOOCs, their current state, and future[…]

Well evaluation time #edcmooc

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Published on: December 4, 2013

So the teaching part of the course is over. No more Forum posts, no more directed videos. What have I learned? Well MOOCs are great fun. I have signed up for three more: Critical Thinking and Introduction to Philosophy both at Edinburgh and Good Brain Bad Brain run by the Open University. The edcmooc has[…]

The Artifact #edcmooc

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Published on: December 1, 2013

I finished my artifact and made it a record of the course. http://edcmooc.com There are some great examples of some animations that people have done. I am a tad overwhelmed. “Is the Man who is tall happy?” great animation. I will be putting up here the artifacts I have to grade and allocate a pass[…]

The Rise of the Avatar #edcmooc

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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[…]

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

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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[…]

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