Feb 25

Final reflections on #edcmooc

In our house, we spend a lot of time in front of the computer, looking up things on the internet, watching movies, and taking classes. My husband and I are both enrolled in MOOCs, and I wonder how the internet, this constant availability of the sum of human knowledge, will affect our children’s education, now and throughout their lives.

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Feb 15

We’ll meet the meat #edcmooc

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. (H.G. Continue reading

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Feb 10

Labels, binaries and falling into the metaphor trap. #edcmooc

This is just a late entry into the – to me – scary debate around digital natives and immigrants; the way in which Prensky’s metaphor took hold over the past decade…but at least some on EDC MOOC’s discussion boards are not falling for it. Sufficient evidence (to be cited!) seems to be accumulating to overturn it, leaving space for new metaphors – residents and visitors; nomads; Vikings perhaps. Continue reading

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Feb 10

#edcmooc: Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Hebephrenia and Catatonia: Mental Illness as Metaphor for Learning?

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I just watched all the videos and read most of the articles for week 2, and the one that I liked the most (in terms of helping me understand what the key questions are for this week) is Campbell’s Ecology of Yearning. Campbell explores what opening learning means. Continue reading

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