The Myth of Post-Covid Skills, Reconsidered

  A few comments on this post… Having taken a look, I don’t think a search of the top ten Google results for ‘post-COVID skills’ was the best place to look for lessons learned. The Google search gives us...

The Monkey and the Apple

It’s been a while! I took a couple of years off blogging because I felt I didn’t have much left in the way of interesting things to say.  So I’ve been just been programming, and studying, and learning this...

Why I left Google to join Grab

I’ve officially switched from Blogger to Medium.  See you over there!

Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Published as Change in Education and What Needs to be Done, 15 pages, 2020, Maysan Center for Future Studies. In recent months we as a global community have experienced a hard lesson about the nature of change. While it...

What’s Next for MOOCs

  Hi, I’m Stephen Downes videoing in from Casselman in Ontario, Canada. My talk today is called What’s Next for MOOCs. Now that might be a bit of a surprise for you because you probably read last year or...

Recommendations for Good Practice Using AI in Learning

Image: Forbes General Design for Humans The application of AI should be based on a human-centered approach. This means that the design should be based on actual human use, and not an idealized model. For example, not everybody is...

Connectivism

Unedited AI-generated transcript of a talk given online April 27, 2021. So, hello everyone. As was stated in the introduction, my name is Stephen Downes and it’s a pleasure to be here. It’s April 27 for me April 28th...

The Bellic School of Management Training

I haven’t been blogging much this summer. Mostly it’s because all my free time has been spent engaged in an important research project called “What Would Niko Bellic Do?” I’ve been enrolled in a high-quality Management Scenario Simulator with...

More Open

“We should pause and ask the question,” says David Wiley, “is more open always better?” The answer, of course, is “it depends”. I don’t keep my house open for just anyone to drop by. I keep my bank...

What Does it Mean to Enrol in a Course?

I guess the answer seems pretty obvious: you provide your personal contact information, maybe pay some money, maybe show you’ve satisfied a prerequisite, such as admission to an institution, and provided there’s room in the course, you’re registered.  Behind...