This is a brief note on what I watched today in our MOOC, eLearning 3.0. This week we are addressing two conceptual challenges: “first, the shift in our understanding of content from documents to data; and second, the shift in our understanding of data from centralized to decentralized.” To that end, we not quite entirely begin our course with Shelly Blake-Plock, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Yet Analytics in conversation with Stephen Downes.
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For our guest this week we had Shelly Blake-Plock, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Yet Analytics - the video is available on the Videos Page.
Don't forget, this week's task will be centered around getting your own data into the course (I've decided to use the word 'task' rather than 'assignment' - it feels more participatory). There are three parts to this task:
- create a blog of some sort (you can use Blogger, WordPress, Edublogs, or any other service you like, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can install your own version of gRSShopper on Reclaim - I'll be providing video instructions).
- find the RSS feed for your blog - you can use the OERu Feed Finder to do this. Don't worry - you don't even need to log in.
- Enter the RSS Feed URL into the form I will be providing in a day or two (it exists, but it hasn't finished testing yet).
That's it for now. More tomorrow - a place to submit your feeds, and some thoughts about data. Stay tuned.
Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0 with Shelly Blake-Plock, Co-Founder, President and CEO - Yet Analytics. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsmdwnUwKkA
Installing gRSShopper on Reclaim Oct 24, 2018 Demonstration in real time showing how to install gRSShopper on Reclaim Hosting URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8PFEEQJ8kw
Posted and tagged #el30 on Twitter by Geoff Cain. "This document is a guide to the technical implementation of the Experience API, commonly abbreviated as xAPI. xAPI is an application programming interface which allows software applications to exchange data regarding human activity. Designed for the domain of learning, xAPI enables the capture of data about human performance and its context."
Tagged by George Hobson @jgh "Tim Cook praises GDPR at its home base making a powerful speech, placing Apple on the good guys side, and asks "What kind of world do we want to live in?" Video.
In EL30, a very interesting topic so far was about ‘Ethical AI’ and what makes humans different from AI. Inevitably, the association pops up that the AIs will be very smart and autonomous, and we hope that they will want to behave ethically.
I’ve been exploring Mastodon which is like a community-owned and ad-free Twitter. It’s an open source social network. There is no one person, company or server running it. People can create their own version of Mastodon, which is called an instance. The person, group or community doing so can determine which are the rules to be followed on that particular instance.
I cannot lie. I think about retirement a lot. But instead of dreaming about all the free time I'll have to float around the lake, I'm actually obsessing a bit about all the things I still want to learn. So I submitted a professional development request to my employer BCcampus to take the E-learning 3.0 MOOC, facilitated by Stephen Downes.
Please note: these posts were added to the newsletter manually. Apologies if I missed you. I'll catch up next week. Your first assignment in the course (to be posted in a day or two) will be to create and submit your blog or website for harvesting.