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Mar 04, 2016

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NRC01PL - Friday Hangout
2016/03/04

We take a look at what's been posted to Twitter and Diigo, and I discuss the paper I wrote today in response to Contact North's Future of Online Learning. [Direct Link]


A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
2016/03/04
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I suppose this two-page set of outlooks on the future of online learning (17 page PDF with both parts) is good so far as it goes, but I don't think it goes deep enough. This first part looks at technological and structural changes to online learning and is the stronger of the two. The second part looks at changing social and business models, and is substantially weaker. All predictions of the future are a form of opinion writing, by definition, since the future has not happened yet. But this piece would have been strengthened considerably with an underpinning in actual cases and examples. Anyhow. I wrote my own version of the article, responding point by point to the unnamed Contact North author. You can read it here.

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Twitter Posts

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@jupidu: I never liked learning objects - too lazy, critical to technique, looking for broader insights, antipathy to puzzles??? #NRC01PL (Tue Mar 01 21:07:31)


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Tags: OneTab #NRC01PL NRC01PL Personalized Learning MOOC connectivism online-learning Wed, 02 Mar 2016 09:01:38 +0000

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@stephenp: #NRC01PL use of LMS may be even less sophisticated than 15 yrs ago as institutions integrate & automate locking down teacher autonomy (Wed Mar 02 14:41:58)


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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:10:30 +0000

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@rjhogue: @stephenp Yup ... and I hate being locked down into a curriculum unless it is very well designed! #NRC01PL (Wed Mar 02 21:34:16)


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@rarospirit: #sketchnotes part2 on MOOC #NRC01PL https://t.co/Xh4lkS9Otw (Thu Mar 03 00:09:47)


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@rarospirit: As a freshman doing #sketchnotes since 2 weeks - here my first attempts on @Downes current MOOC #NRC01PL https://t.co/aQkVPrJezR (Thu Mar 03 00:06:24)


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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:08:34 +0000

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@fgraver: This article on the theories of online learning seems very relevant for #nrc01pl https://t.co/b37Gj9rmdK (Thu Mar 03 07:25:25)


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@fgraver: "The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment". a useful read for #NRC01PL https://t.co/zYA4ShpkxF (Thu Mar 03 09:32:27)


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@aDahdouh: Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) should not be a single application like LMS; it should be a network. #NRC01PL (Thu Mar 03 09:30:55)


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Tue, 05 May 2015 18:02:37 +0000

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@donpresant: Columbia University video commenting service - looks like a good option for #NRC01PL delivery model. Thx! https://t.co/OlUj3xqUW9 (Thu Mar 03 12:53:03)


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@donpresant: Starting to analyze better LMSs in #NRC01PL MOOC. This video: predictive analytics for student pathways https://t.co/rtGhiaZN1E #vialogues (Thu Mar 03 13:50:45)


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@donpresant: But openedx & Google Classroom = easy targets + see @PhilOnEdTech LMS=minivan-practical (for institutions) #NRC01PL https://t.co/g4VQymKO3J (Thu Mar 03 13:22:22)


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@donpresant: Rogue poll on #NRC01PL My interest is mostly: (Thu Mar 03 15:04:50)


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@donpresant: Rogue poll for #NRC01PL participants - "I'm mainly interested in": (Thu Mar 03 17:59:03)


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@donpresant: The Buntine Oration: Learning Networks ~ Stephen Downes https://t.co/LWCTDmu8t1 Old mp3 link seems good..? #NRC01PL (Thu Mar 03 18:31:10)


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@donpresant: Can't seem to share Diigo bookmark comments w others https://t.co/U6NYfR1eiJ Minchin Life Lesson 2 supports LO's: short term goals #NRC01PL (Thu Mar 03 18:20:10)


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@bbbblearning: #NRC01PL blog post regarding text (English & Spanish) for the "Learning Networks" video (Thursday's "assignment"?): https://t.co/3pr80TQ2PT (Thu Mar 03 21:21:23)


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@cpjobling: .@donpresant I wouldn't have assessment was necessarily required in a LO. Particularly for PL as you're your own assessor #NRC01PL (Fri Mar 04 11:28:19)


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@donpresant: .@cpjobling I was ironically referring to LO disputes of the 1990s. I have an unbundled/modular/layered *inclusive* take on LOs #NRC01PL (Fri Mar 04 12:40:05)


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@donpresant: Any takers from #NRC01PL participants? My main area of interest = (Fri Mar 04 16:03:34)


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@donpresant: Definitely endorse practice, experience, apprenticeship, problem solving approach to learning w JIT support #NRC01PL (Fri Mar 04 17:36:30)


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@donpresant: Suggest @downes is conflating micro-degrees w gold stars a la Alfie Kohn. If they meet career objectives, e.g. ConEd, recruitment? #NRC01PL (Fri Mar 04 17:32:57)


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@donpresant: Here are the recent diigo shares for #NRC01PL https://t.co/lmvETQIso7 (Fri Mar 04 17:16:10)


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