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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Announcing: Open Course – Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge

This should be fun…Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, and I will be offering an open course on Personal Learning Environments, Networks, and Knowledge, starting September 13. The course is jointly sponsored by the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University and NRC. From our perspective at TEKRI, this course fits under our new Public [...]

EDUCAUSE Review: Openness

The current issue of EDUCAUSE Review focuses on Openness, including an article I did with Dave Cormier on Through the Open Door: Open courses as research, learning, and engagement. Articles address topics of openness as a catalyst for reform, open faculty, open students, open ed tech, and open world.

The joy of failure

Google Wave is dead. The best way to doom a product is to call it an “email killer”. Personally, I think it’s great that a large company like Google is willing to experiment, fail, and regroup. Sure, there’s a bit of a black eye associated with public failures (Nexus One, Notebook, Dodgeball). However, if a [...]