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Monthly Archives: March 2011

A few recent presentations

Haugesund Canadian School of Public Service

Connectivism: Special IRRODL issue

Sometime last year, Grainne Conole and I managed to convince Terry Anderson to issue a call for papers for a special IRRODL issue on connectivism. IRRODL is one of the most cited (if not the most cited) journals in educational technology – largely due to the open format of the journal and the efforts of [...]

Another MOOC – this time on Mobile Learning

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are still a bit of an anomaly in education. However, the offers are growing rapidly – from Groom’s DS106 to the upcoming MobiMooc focused on mobile learning. As more educators join in, we have the pleasure of learning about alternative formats from each other. Each new course offers a new [...]

Moodlemoot – Canada 2011

We (as in TEKRI) are sponsoring/organizing the upcoming Moodlemoot in Edmonton from May 1-5, 2011. Stephen Downes and Martin Dougiamas are keynote presenters. I’m looking forward to the discussion opportunities around where learning management systems are heading. Martin, as chief Moodler, has contributed enormously to the adoption and development of learning management systems (with Moodle [...]

Learning Analytics 2011: Reflections

On Feb 28-Mar 1 a group of 100 researchers, administrators, and academics (from 12 countries) converged in Banff, Alberta for the 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Rather cold weather, at times exceeding -30C, drove most of the activities indoors. It was one of the most enjoyable conferences I’ve ever attended. We had [...]