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...

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...

My Meaning and the Parrot’s

Image: Quotes A while back I read an article titled ‘My words have meaning, your parrot’s do not. Wittgenstein explains‘ and commented: For me the key message of Wittgenstein’s slogan ‘meaning is use’ is that the meaning of a...

On the Indieweb

I’m going to take Daniel Goldsmith’s excellent post Praxis and the Indieweb as a point of departure for this post. Like Goldsmith, I am a fan of the Indieweb, or at least, the concept of the Indieweb. And I’ve...

Supporting Everyday Learning

This is an unedited transcript of my workshop. There we go, so now I’m recording. That would have been interesting so welcome to the session called supporting everyday learning you probably saw the the advertisement for it so you...

OER and User Pay

  Thanks to Jeff Rubenstein for a thoughtful comment. I agree that the division between ‘content’ and ‘paper + ink’ isn’t always the best way to approach the discussion, and should note here that it was generated as a...

Sympathy for the Devil: Criticizing and Criticalizing the Media

These are notes taken during Shirley Steinberg’s CNIE keynote, Sympathy for the Devil: Criticizing and Criticalizing the Media:   Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil – accomplishments of the devil, listeners as audience are complicit in these accomplishments....

Future Learning Environments

This is an unedited AI transcript of a conversation I had with a group of people at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Please note that the AI does not distinguish between speakers; in all, sever different speakers spoke. To hear the...