As part of a conversation on the Moodle site for the Online Connectivism Conference Stephen Downes posts the following. Only individuals in a community have agency. Which means that we need to look very closely at what happens when someone says “the community begins to establish which knowledge is important.” What this means is that
Cole Camplese, in a blog post titled 69,000 reasons to pay attention, reflects on issues around innovation, especially with “web 2.0 like” tools, in e-learning within universities I’m not at all saying it is time to bail on innovation — what I am saying is that we have a huge uphill battle in getting faculty
According to their website CAUDIT is described as The Council of Australian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT), includes the CIOs or IT Directors of every university in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, as well as the CIO’s of prestigious research institutions, CSIRO and AIMS. Last week I came across the CAUDIT CIO’s
Advanced industrial societies are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation from capital- and labour-based economies into knowledge economies (Burton-Jones 2001). In such economies knowledge, education, people and their ideas, become the key strategic resource necessary for prosperity (Duderstadt, Atkins et al. 2002). This transition to a knowledge economy is characterised by factors including globalization, increasing competition,
In the traditions of open source’s “release early, release often” and in an attempt to get me writing, I am going to start releasing parts of my PhD thesis. Almost certainly of limited use to others and likely to demonstrate various flaws, but hopefully the public release might generate some fixes and encourage some progress.
This is a collection of rough ideas about what the overall aim should be for a curriculum design group at a University. In particular, a University like Central Queensland University. The driver for this is that I’m now the “leader” of just such a group. A group that has been newly formed. We’re starting from
Dave Tosh, project manager of the elgg project, has a post suggesting that the open source model doesn’t work. He should know, given his three years working on elgg. My interest in the post is due to a number of factors. I’m hoping to install and use elgg for my group here at CQU –
Last week I gave a presentation to new academic staff at CQU, a part of their “induction” process. The presentation was titled Some possible futures of e-learning: Lessons and enablers. The basic premise was something along the lines Current e-learning practice is far from good. Future e-learning practice will look nothing like it. What are