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Venture Lab: Learn, Collaborate, and Create!

Venture Lab: Learn, Collaborate, and Create!
What constitutes learning in the 21st century? Should reading, watching, memorizing facts, and then taking exams be the only way to learn? Or could technology (used effectively) make learning more interactive, collaborative, and constructive? Could learning be more engaging and fun? We construct, access, visualize, and share information and knowledge in very different ways than we did decades ago. Schedule The course runs from Oct 15 - Dec 20, 2012.Workload 4 hours a week.Technical Requirements You need a computer that allows you to watch the video lectures, and the ability to upload your assignments which will be digital artifacts such as powerpoint or video presentations.Statement of Accomplishment Subject to satisfactory performance and course completion, you will receive a statement of accomplishment signed by the instructor. « Less

Current/Future State of Higher Education - An Open Online Course Week 1: Discussion on Utopias and Dystopias EdTech Cheat Sheet Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector. At Boundless, we’re confronted with these terms and technologies every day, and we do our best to keep all of the lingo straight. We put together a little cheat sheet to help you master some of the most important words to know in edtech. Brush up on your terms to make sure you’re not scratching your head at the next conference, meetup or debate about the future of education! TV des Entrepreneurs > Accueil Transhumanist Declaration Humanity stands to be profoundly affected by science and technology in the future. We envision the possibility of broadening human potential by overcoming aging, cognitive shortcomings, involuntary suffering, and our confinement to planet Earth.We believe that humanity’s potential is still mostly unrealized. There are possible scenarios that lead to wonderful and exceedingly worthwhile enhanced human conditions.We recognize that humanity faces serious risks, especially from the misuse of new technologies. There are possible realistic scenarios that lead to the loss of most, or even all, of what we hold valuable. Some of these scenarios are drastic, others are subtle. Although all progress is change, not all change is progress.Research effort needs to be invested into understanding these prospects.

The Minerva Project EDCMOOC: Utopias and Dystopias Film Festival I signed up some time ago to do the Coursera online course E-Learning and Digital Cultures (#edcmooc). I am going to blog some of my thoughts on the course over the next five weeks, starting with week one’s film festival about Utopias and Dystopias. Bendito Machine III Bendito Machine III shows quite a dystopian vision. Ecological Implications New technologies make older technologies obsolete leading to more throw away artifacts and creating landfill with all the flow on effects that carries with it. Social Implications Individuals are putting their obsession with technology ahead of relationships, allowing technology to set cultural expectations and agendas. I adore this tweet from Edel Horan: Bendito Machine reminiscent of public fervor over new Apple products! I feel the pressure to be an early adopter of technology but there are financial and time investments relating to new technology. Inbox Inbox looks at the limitations and advantages of online communications. Thursday Agency New Media

Khan Academy EDC MOOC Thinkers50 We are very pleased to present the BIG IDEAS of the Thinkers50 and select others in the world of management, leadership and strategy. More of these short, focused videos will be added to the video library on an ongoing basis. Roger Martin’s Big Idea Part I Roger Martin’s Big Idea Part II Richard Rumelt’s Big Idea Nilofer Merchant’s Big Idea Part I Nilofer Merchant’s Big Idea Part II Marshall Goldsmith’s Big Idea Part I Marshall Goldsmith’s Big Idea Part II Herminia Ibarra’s Big Idea Stew Friedman’s Big Idea – Part I Stew Friedman’s Big Idea – Part II Lifetime Achievement Award: Ikujiro Nonaka Award Winner Don Tapscott INSEAD Professor Gianpiero Petriglieri INSEAD Professor Laurence Capron INSEAD Professor Hal Gregersen INSEAD Professor Herminia Ibarra Roger Martin’s Big Idea Part III Roger Martin’s Big Idea Part IV Tammy Erickson’s Big Idea Clayton Christensen’s 2011 Acceptance Speech

Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Nicholas Carr Illustration by Guy Billout "Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. I can feel it, too. I think I know what’s going on. For me, as for others, the Net is becoming a universal medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind. I’m not the only one. Bruce Friedman, who blogs regularly about the use of computers in medicine, also has described how the Internet has altered his mental habits. Anecdotes alone don’t prove much. It is clear that users are not reading online in the traditional sense; indeed there are signs that new forms of “reading” are emerging as users “power browse” horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins. Thanks to the ubiquity of text on the Internet, not to mention the popularity of text-messaging on cell phones, we may well be reading more today than we did in the 1970s or 1980s, when television was our medium of choice. But the machine had a subtler effect on his work. Also see:

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A great MOOC guiding you through the process of designing meaningul learning experiences taught by Paul Kim, Stanford's CIO. by Nov 1