Coursera

Dukkha

The first noble truth states that “Life is suffering” or if you want a more diluted version “In life there is suffering”. The second noble truth says that suffering has a cause. What is the cause of suffering? It is attachment. When a close friend dies we experience loss, suffering. Read more…

By pj, ago
Coursera

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 Read more…

By pj, ago
Coursera

Inequality the root of poverty

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 Read more…

By pj, ago
Climate Change

Climate Change

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 Read more…

By pj, ago
#edcmooc

A heady mix of MOOCs

A heady mix of MOOCs the good brain bad brain led me to Oliver Sachs “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” (in the library) a very interesting study that makes you think about how perception dictates some behaviours. A good brain site is here: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/brains Then Critical Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

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, Read more…

By pj, ago
#edcmooc

The Artifact #edcmooc

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 Read more…

By pj, ago
#edcmooc

The Rise of the Avatar #edcmooc

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 Read more…

By pj, ago