Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation
Curation is a current buzz word with implications for personal and professional collections of information. Some of our internal PD could be supported by effective curation and preservice teachers would benefit in courses by adopting curation approaches to locating and sharing resources.
Danah Boyd: culture of fear + attention economy = ?
Will Richardson summarises key points. Information consumes attention, hence an attention economy. Advertising, fear inducing journalism are tactics for attention. We feel guilty about leaving material unread but who can cope with the volume. No easy solutions for education. do we need to promote fear of outdated approaches?
Pedagogical roles for audio in online learning
Audio was part of our DE system but, other than short introductions, has largely vanished from online courses, except as the sound track on recordings of lectures. Podcasts are convenient for learning on the go when hands and eyes need to be available for other things.
EJEL – ICEL2011 special issue
Interesting papers including one on iPod touch or iPad in school district. Other subjects include social media in PBL, online professional learning community, and assessment strategies for online courses.
Blackboard Makes a Services Play
Bb acquisitions of open source service providers, including Netspot, was news of the day. Big questions around what it means for Moodle and other aspects of our systems. This piece summarises some ideas about what it means.
Re-coding the Curriculum and Our Learning Content
@oldaily: Content has to change, from something we learn, to something we use. More to think about around pedagogies of abundance and making OERs discoverable and useable.
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