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Week 2: Cloud

Hooked on Data

If you can't let go of data (as I couldn't) I've collected some data-related links in my OLDaily newsletter just for the data die-hards. Have a look here.

Heading into the Cloud

It was decentralized and distributed computing that allowed MOOC companies like Coursera and EdX to serve thousands of students at a time. Today, though, this capacity is available to everyone.

The joke is that “the cloud” is just shorthand for “someone else’s computer.” The conceptual challenge is that it doesn’t matter whose computer it is, that it could change any time, and that we should begin to think of “computing” and “storage” as commodities, more like “water” or “electricity”, rather than as features of a type of device that sits on your desktop.

This week's Activity

This week we'll be talking to Tony Hirst from the Open University. I've been following Tony's work with the cloud and cloud-based data for a number of years now. Be prepared for fascinating!


Applications, Algorithms and Data: Open Educational Resources and the Next Generation of Virtual Learning Oct 29, 2018 video

Using examples such as virtual containers and actionable data books, I sketch the future for the next generation of OERs as a distributed and interactive network of applications, algorithms and data. My presentation starts at 1:18:00 in the video.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4680&v=MotTQd9U0sY

Using OPML Oct 29, 2018 video

Quick (13 minutes) description of how to use the E-Learning 3.0 OPML feed (at https://el30.mooc.ca/course_feeds.xml ) to collect the list of feeds being shared by course participants and read all their new poss in your feed reader - I demonstrate how to import OPML for both Feedly and for gRSShopper.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NNLU10VitQ

Harvesting Feeds on gRSShopper Oct 29, 2018

A quick look at me approving feed and harvesting them. This is the manual process; it can all be automated, as I'll show in a later video.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1pK-rQeAI4&feature=youtu.be


#Nrc01pl – Stephen’S Learning Networks
Frank, Doin’ Stuff,

I was a bit taken back at first with Stephen’s video when he started to read his Learning Network paper from 2004, especially when you realized that this was going to go on for another 52 minutes. In fairness, he did warn us. A talking head reading a paper looked like a throwback to what … Continue reading "#NRC01PL – Stephen’s Learning Networks"

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#El30 Week 1 From Documents To Data
x28, EL30 – x28's new Blog,

Documents to data -- for me, this is not an easy farewell. The addressability, manageability, and transparency of the document files and webpages is lost -- and with it a certain level of autonomy/ majority. So, yes, decentralization becomes more important.
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I Am Reading This
dogtrax, EL30 – Kevin's Meandering Mind,

dogs welcome flickr photo by djg0333 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license The first line of the invite to Stephen Downe’s newest adventure — E-Learning 3.0 — says: “If you’re reading this, then this course is for you.” I guess I’m in! Short Intro: I teach emerging adolescents. I am a writer. Those two […]

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Listening To George And Stephen: Machines, Humans And Learning
dogtrax, EL30 – Kevin's Meandering Mind,

Just hanging out with George Siemens and Stephen Downes with a cup of coffee. I started yesterday morning and am continuing to view it this morning. It’s fun to listen in to these two. This video discussion is part of E-Learning 3.0. These two have a long history of nurturing open, connected platforms for learning. […]

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Installing gRSShopper for #el30

Today I took advantage of that extra hour when the clocks went back and everyone else was asleep and got stuck into some more of the #el30 materials. I started by reading this article/page on Linked Open Data and thought maybe I could contribute.

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The Data Discussion
kgq962, Random Access Learning,

My reflections in this post have been stimulated by the conversation between Stephen Downes and George Siemens about artificial intelligence, human cognition, what it means to be human and learning; this week’s video on eLearning 3.0 of Shelley Blake-Plock and … Continue reading →

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Mooc E-Learning 3.0
gibirger, via פλenK,

Stephen Downes promises “This is a course by about the next generation of learning technology.” #el30 It’s a broad and challenging domain that he has broken down into the following topics So while E-Learning 3.0 is in many ways anticipated by connectivist forms of learning, the tools, processes and outcomes are all new. The course … Continue reading MOOC E-Learning 3.0

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Please note: these posts were added to the newsletter using the harvester. Apologies if I missed you. Don't forget, you can submit your feed here!. The 'Submit Feed' link also appears on the course menu. We've had a number of submissions so far (and I've added the feeds where I've found posts to list for this week). You can see them on the Feeds Page.