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May 31, 2013

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Martin Weller gets it: I guess we all knew the MOOC bubble would burst sometime, but I’m saying it’s happened this week – it just doesn’t know it yet. The reason? Commercial MOOC providers have started making noises about becoming elearning courseware providers for standard education providers.

May 08, 2013

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  I couldn’t help but put two quotes side by side (well one under the other one..). The fist, from Rich DeMillo, which I quoted a couple of days back: There is a message in the journey that higher education took from Peter Abelard to Apple Computer: professors who do not provide value, who are […]

May 06, 2013

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Just occasionally, you come across somebody who thinks deeply (as in hard) about learning. Shame that they are rarely educationalists (‘.. the bottom feeders of the academy’ as Clark Glymour said). Here is an interview with Alan Kay: Do our modern personal computing devices augment education? Have they lived up to what was foreseen in […]

May 06, 2013

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Have been musing over the edmeded posts including mine.  I was talking to a group of students awhile back, quizzing them on why they went to lectures. In general they thought lectures were pretty bad, and for the bit of the course I deal with, some thought they were crazy. The problem is: they have one […]

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