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Balthas Seibold

Knowledge Commons .de » What makes people share knowledge? - Question 2 of 10... - 2 views

    Why do peers help peers to share and co-produce knowledge? Research suggests that there is a whole set of motivations that makes people share their knowledge, a mixture between altruistic and self-serving motives
    I agree that the 14 reasons what makes people share knowledge. great learning to share and great sharing to learn. reciprocating just like teaching and learning vis a vis learning with teaching.
Balthas Seibold

Knowledge Commons .de » Peer-producing knowledge: a game-changer for developm... - 4 views

    Learning modes and principles of open, commons-based peer-production therefor have the potential to provide the "gold standard" of enhancing future skills, competencies, connections, capacities of people and their organisations on a global scale. In short: peer-to-peer learning around open, commons-based peer-production is a game changer in international development cooperation.

Touchscreen technology is good for kids? - 0 views

    A lot of kids use smartphones or tablet everyday, and they even do not need their parents to tell them how to use these devices, it is like kids have the innate ability to use the technological devices. There are debates on whether touchscreen technology is good or bad for kids. For my personal opinion, touchscreen technology would make them lack communication skill and social skill. However, by providing sound effects, colours and moving objects on the screen, it could get kids' attention and interest to learn something they feel really boring such as math, by this way they could learn faster and understand better. Therefore, touchscreen technology is not totally bad or good for kids, it depends on how parents help kids to balance how much time they could spend on touchscreen technology. It seems the only way for kids, because they are too young to have self control.

UBC MOOC - Reconciliation through Indigenous Education - 1 views

    "WHAT IS THE UBC MOOC? This MOOC is a non-credit online course offered by the University of British Columbia through the open education platform EdX. This self-paced course is to be completed in the span of six weeks. No real-time events are scheduled. For the full experience, students are recommended to participate regularly in the online discussions."

    My comments:
    What a great way for you to continue your studies with MOOCs! This course will deal with various aspects of indigenous education, including the importance of traditional knowledge, and it uses the EdX platform as well so you should find the interface very familiar. If you're looking for ways to continue your education now that the main run of the MOOC has finished, this is a great way to get started. It's also run by the University of British Columbia, where I completed a blended course version of the Open Knowledge MOOC, so I can highly recommend it!

BBC News - What will 5G devices look like? - 0 views

    BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at how 5G has the potential to change our lives.

    [We've only just begun! The development of new technology will see major changes in education and publishing as it closes the connectivity gap between individuals, cities, states, countries.]

Christensen Institute - 2 views

    My last week in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City was markedly different from my week in Hanoi in ways I did not expect. A spirit of entrepreneurship and optimism about the future of education in Vietnam has been palpable. I met with several entrepreneurs in Ho Chi Minh City.
    There is a lot of talk about education technology and open education resources having a big impact on learners in developing countries. This article offers a brief glimpse into education entrepreneurship in Vietnam.

    Vietnam Open Education Resources (VOER) has supposedly pushed Vietnam to have a more developed OER system than any other country other than the US. I would be curious to see how Thiem would measure this claim.

    Platforms built around OER have potential to lower costs of materials, but they rely heavily on an active base of creators and self-publishers. There may always be an incentive for creators of especially good content to offer it for a price. In addition, just as a movie benefits from the guidance of an experienced director, a textbook or etextbook or any other large-format education content benefits substantially from an experienced curator who could charge for his/her work. I don't see this going away any time soon.

Power Up! / Who Owns That Course? - 0 views

    The author stresses that MOOC's materials for learning may be used for commercial purposes when originally it was available free of charge. She offers some alternatives measures to control ownership of the course

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. - 2 views

    The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2000, have become an essential document related to the emergence of information literacy as a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education
    As one of the academic libraries in the Philippines, we are also using the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as bases for our Information Literacy program though its more than a decade. We recognize its competencies for outcomes based education.

Use our methods: D School - 0 views

    D school methods for creative design thinking
    D school methods

Cathy Davidson's Blog - 0 views

    I took a course taught by this professor on Coursera - The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education. Davidson contributed the Hacking the Academy, a source I posted elsewhere. Her blog is a great exploration of creativity in Higher Ed (or the lack thereof). The blog is on the HASTAC site - Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance Collaboratory. LOTS going on there...
    I enjoy her blog because of the lively language and the provocations - at least they are provocative for so-called traditional schools.The recent blog post reviews a film about education The Ivory Tower; "...that the movie is strong and powerful on the problem, and a bit weak on solutions." Haven't seen it. Davidson puts in a plug for HASTAC: "HASTAC has been addressing the connection between equity and innovation since its founding in 2002."
    I'm digressing. This is not a critique of her particular blog post, just a suggestion that the blog is interesting and HASTAC site has lots on it that is relevant to the topics we're exploring in this course.

Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities - 0 views

    There are two versions (at least) of this text. One earlier version is a first draft of sorts "A BOOK CROWDSOURCED IN ONE WEEK MAY 21-28, 2010" The url supplied above (;c=dh;idno=12172434.0001.001;rgn=full%20text;view=toc;xc=1;g=dculture) gives you access to the slicker version. Both can be read online. The text professes to a hacker ethos:
    "1 The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved.
    2 No problem should ever have to be solved twice.
    3 Boredom and drudgery are evil.
    4 Freedom is good.
    5 Attitude is no substitute for competence."

    One of the opening chapters encourages academics to "get out of the business." "Burn the boats/books" focuses on the need to move away from "librocentrism." Something I hadn't thought of: "A PDF document is not a web-based document. It is a print-based document distributed on the web." This is to make the point that online materials should be interactive, which a pdf is not.
    The focus is hacking scholarship, teaching, and institutions. Seems worth dipping into here and there

Doug Belshaw's TELL Talk for AIS NSW IT Managers' Conference 2011 - 0 views

    8 elements of digital literacy
    This video has merit despite the some of the distractions which divert the viewers' attention from the valuable content. Belshaw's introduction of his topic and objectives are clearly identified when he's in the street, he then walks into a building (at an accelerated time speed), sits down to describes the difference between the traditional mode of literacy found in print and books to that of digital media e.g. smart phones. This works well until he's suddenly in a railway station and later back in the street with all the commotion linked to these settings. This makes it very difficult to hear what is being said. However, his re-cap of at the end is helpful.

    Although reading and writing is necessary in both traditional and digital milieus, this is in figurative sense with the digital setting. There are numerous definitions for digital literacy (DL), but he describes digital literacy as being "a social linguist construct" rather than an intellectual concept. He describes an intersection between information and digital literacy.

    DL is divided into 8 elements: Cultural, Cognitive, Constructive, Communicative, Confident, Creative, Critical and Civic. The order of importance of the elements is dependent on the context in which the DL is found. There is no one correct choice as geography and networks have an impact.

European High Level Conference - Education in the Digital Era - 0 views

    The European Commission is organising an High-Level Conference on "Education in the Digital Era". It'll take place in Brussels on the 11th December.

    Discussion will also take place online. Themes will be adrressed in advanced, promoting an online debate feeding into the conference, and during the day allowing anyone to follow-up and contribute to the debate on spot.

    Bookmark the page and go back to it during the comming weeks.

    Twitter: @ricbruno71

Global Education Resources - 1 views

Here's a selection of resources on Global Education, Citizenship, Values, Racism, Human Rights, Citizenship, Beliefs, Intercultural Understanding, Multicultural Perspectives and Studies of Asia. Gl...

global education Intercultural Understanding Multicultural Perspectives Value Human Rights

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Global Education Perspective - 2 views

In this era of Globalization, education is not be left out. Here's one perspective on how it is being done --

Module 11 Global Education

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Edheads Virtual Medical Games - 2 views

    You can make surgeries like a knee surgery or steem cell surgery of heart. It is an educational web site to learn about medical topics, specially surgeries, it promotes science diffusion and advantages of the different surgeries to people.

    Este sitio tiene juegos científicos, especialmente médicos, que permiten desarrollar cirugías en línea, la meta de la página es que las personas conozcan los beneficios de algunos procedimientos médicos y que conozcan sus bases científicas y cómo se llevan a cabo. Es un sitio educativo.
Julia Echeverría

The equality on education - 2 views

    From immemorial time, the education has been a privilege for richest, this is a real problem and creates atremendous inequality between the human beings. It is truth that the knowledge, in this globalised era the MOOC for example, makes by all means, arrive specialized education at a number of people highly motivated and, the quality of the same of this is excellent,...
    The video depicts importance of education for all. Education is eye opener to live like a human.Education seems to be a single solution for all the major issues facing the human race. Educating a girl means educating entire family which results in more literates in this world

Calaveras literarias: símbolo y lenguaje de la mexicanidad - 1 views

    El blog de zozobra colectiva es un espacio en donde se difunde sobre la filosofía, de mexicanos para mexicanos y el mundo. En este caso el link conduce a la explicación de la tradición del día de muertos, pero el blog se dedica a temas de filosofía en México.
    "Zozobra Colectiva" (collective capsize) is a philosophical blog where you can find interviews, articles and publications about philosophy and its diffusion in Mexico. The link proporcionated here leads to an entry that explains part of the traditional "Día de Muertos" (day of the dead).
Elke Lackner

Open Education - Schools Extranet - 1 views

    An interesting and helpful resource pack regarding OER in schools. There are guiding documents as well as informative documents explaining OER.
    Useful page. Thank you.
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