Learning Theories Archive

Love the Lurkers

A couple days ago I had a BIG conversation with Bill Mills, the Community Manager for Mozilla Science Lab, about open learning, designing for participation, online engagement, collaboration, inspiration and a bunch of other metaphysical ideas that I often create practical implementations for. During our conversation, Bill asked if I had any advice for designing [&hellip

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Training with Friends

This weekend, I’ll be leading a Webmaker Training for the National Citizens Service (NCS). NCS is an organization in the UK that provides learning opportunities for young people living in England and Northern Ireland – young people who are encouraged to lead positive change within their communities. For the first time ever, NCS has invited [&hellip

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Webmaker Training: Why Modular?

I’m a serial MOOC dropout. My most recent dropout experience (though I keep saying I’m going to go back) is from Harvard’s CS50 course. I never took Computer Science, I just taught myself how to make the web. I had a knack for it, I accessed and consumed thousands of articles and tutorials and tidbits [&hellip

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Storycamp Teaching Kits

A couple years ago the Popcorn team of the time set out to involve youth filmmakers in beta-testing the first version of Popcorn Maker. They called their experiment “Storycamp” and the very first version resulted in new features for the software. A year later, during the Summer Code Party in 2012, a small group of [&hellip

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Part 2: Machine Learning & Serendipitous Communication

Disclaimers: the Summit and Mozfest are pretty much back to back, so please excuse me for not being faster with these posts. Did you read Part 1? Part 2 is kind of long, as this post is a bit philosophical. I don’t know the answers or implications – I’d love to continue the conversation though. [&hellip

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2 Educational Concept 2.1 Introduction

This educational concept proposes interactive, social, gamified, E-Learning modules for self guided study in combination with real world, collaborative workshops. Embedded assessments are used to show achievements, and the concept uses a succinct and modern definition of web literacies (See Chapter 1.6.1). Synchronous workshops and interactive, asynchronous self-study with social gaming aspects are conceptualized. Both [&hellip

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Abstract

Cyberspace is a transcultural space. With the plethora of subcultures, our society is transforming from “culture for everyone” to “culture through everyone” (Marotzki & Jörissen, 2005). The technical structure of cyberspace is open and decentralized. Therefore, multiple perspectives can interact with each other, making the Web a multicultural transformation space. Through this external networking of [&hellip

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Being Loud about Badges

I read this article: The Quiet Revolution in Open Education and then I read this article: We do in fact need some Stinkin Badges in which the author addresses this comment (which I also laughed at): Dear Mr. Carey, I sincerely hope you are operated on by a surgeon and cared for by a nurse [&hellip

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