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  • Keith Lyons 07:00 on 28/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  


    The 21 st Century Information Fluency Project (21CIF) began in 2001 when the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy received funds from the US Department of Education to research and develop training in the largely unexplored field of online information literacy. It immediately became clear that the largest needs in this area were for professional development and resources to help educators and students improve their ability to locate, evaluate and use digital information more effectively, efficiently and ethically. That has always been, and remains today, the mission of 21CIF.

  • Keith Lyons 08:55 on 26/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Dave Cormier comments, “More and more I see any MOOC as an event. It’s an event in which you can participate in whatever way you like. The social (and financial) contract explicitly at the core of most courses doesn’t exist. While this may lead to some of the low rates of completion that are part of what a MOOC is, they allow for flexibility of participation.


    I see a course as a way of organizing a discussion, whether that be simply through the organization of topics or questions or with the suggestions of other people’s recorded (in text, video or otherwise) thoughts to provide common ground for discussion. I see a course as hosting a themed party. With the MOOC it’s more like earth day. On this day you all go about doing things that, for you, represent your hopes and dreams for how we can better take care of the planet. There are suggested activities (like going dark in your house for an hour) and there are suggested ways to change your activities to make things healthier for the planet, but, at the end of the day, your participation is up to you. Earth day is a reminder that this issue is important to you. It brings focus.

  • Keith Lyons 08:50 on 26/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  


    The point is actually that few ideas are perfectly correct, and that it can be very helpful to analyse them carefully. Sometimes our most comfortable truths are just ordinary ideas that are particularly lively or robust – that is, they are ideas we feel strongly about. But if we honestly and courageously examine their logical relations or relationship to the evidence, we might find them wanting. At the very least, it’s a willingness to listen to arguments and facts that might contradict us; to recognise that other ideas can be reasonable, if not convincing.

  • Keith Lyons 11:41 on 23/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  


    This session I participated in at Open Education 2012 was proposed by Julià Minguillón titled “Analyzing and supporting interaction in complex scenarios: the case of DS106″ – the idea as Julià outlined it was to try and find useful patterns and meaning in the large amount of networked activity that happens in this universe.

  • Keith Lyons 05:28 on 22/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  


    what is our value as classroom teachers in a world suddenly filled with teachers?

    Here’s a hint: our value lies in that which cannot be Khanified. We better figure out ways pretty quickly to articulate that value in spades to parents, boards, corporations, etc.

  • Keith Lyons 23:26 on 18/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  


    If you have little to no video editing experience or don’t have access to editing software, the YouTube Video Editor is a perfect solution. This feature (honestly, did you know about this?) lets you edit your YouTube video from within the browser and gives you the options to combine video clips, add music, shorten clips, and add transitions.

  • Keith Lyons 11:53 on 16/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/dark-social-we-have-the-whole-history-of-the-web-wrong/263523/ via http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=59220

    There’s a reason I still have an email newsletter and why I spend so much time and attention on email and the website and the rest, and not so much on my Twitter and Facebook channels. It’s because these are my promary delivery channels.

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