E-Learning 3.0 Newsletter

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Creating Distributed Resources

I have intended to debut Content Addressable Resources for Education (CARE) today but the technology fought back a bit and it's not quite ready to show. Maybe in a day or two. In the meantime, you can view four videos worth of efforts - as I've always said, I'm learning right along with all of you.


How to Install IPFS on Windows Nov 22, 2018 video This video demonstrates how to download and install IPFS on windows using PowerShell. For the Resources Module of the E-Learning 3.0 course. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9hUFAlJA94

How to Add a Website to IPFS Nov 22, 2018 video This video shows how I used my previously-installed IPFS node to upload a website to IPFS. It also explores the IPFS Companion plugin a bit more and shows how now everything is working perfectly just yet. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm6vqIlOIOU

Installing Beaker Browser and Creating a Page on the Decentralized Web Nov 22, 2018 video In this video I install the Beaker Browser, a browser that accesses the decentralized web using the dweb:// protocol. After installing and exploring a bit we create our own site on the dweb using the Beaker browser. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pTE4KCzzRc

Sharing Dweb Content with Dat Nov 22, 2018 video In this video I work with Dat, a node application that creates a Dweb node and shares files, websites and data across the distributed web. A bit long, not everything works, but a way to watch the process in action. This video is an hour and 24 minutes - I could have made it a lot shorter but I wanted to show the thinking process as I worked with this. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KpqKWMZcIk


A Social Justice Framework for Understanding Open Educational Resources and Practices in the Global South
Cheryl Ann Hodgkinson-Williams, Henry Trotter, Journal of Learning for Development, 2018/11/22

In this paper, we endeavour to move beyond social change and social inclusion to develop a framework to make apparent the relationship between social justice and the adoption of OER and OEP. Drawing on examples from the ROER4D project, we propose a slightly adapted version of Fraser’s (2005) social justice framework as a way to map how and under what circumstances the adoption of OER and OEP by students and/or educators may counter economic inequalities, cultural inequities and political exclusions in education.

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Try Dat
Dat Project, 2018/11/22

This is try-dat, a tutorial that teaches you how to work with datasets using dat. In this tutorial you will play around with data versioning and syncing workflows, and play with some awesome tools to publish or share data over the peer-to-peer web.

A bit more about Dat... Core pieces of the web shape how we communicate and organize. However, these pieces are increasingly controlled by large monopolies. In building Dat, we envision a future of community-driven tools backed by nonprofit organizations.

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Holo And The Holochain As Infrastructure For The Decentralized Web: A Marketing Challenge
Roland, Learning with Moocs, 2018/11/22

One of the great aspects of the course E-learning 3.0 (#el30) is the interaction between the participants. A network of blogs is discussing various elements of e-learning and the decentralized web. In my previous post I expressed a concern about using the blockchain in the context of managing your identity in a decentralized way. The […]

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E-Learning 3.0 So Far
Gerald Ardito, Inventing Learning, 2018/11/22

For the past few weeks, I have been participating in Stephen Downes’ cMOOC, E Learning 3.0. So far, the course has addressed some really interesting and, I think, important topics, such as Data, Cloud, Graphs, and Identity. And Stephen has been addressing them in ways that are surprising and provocative. For instance, he discussed Identity […]

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Identity – Mine (At Least Partially)
Gerald Ardito, Inventing Learning, 2018/11/22

This week in the #EL30 course with Stephen Downes, we are looking at identity. Stephen really surprised me by connecting graphs (which I thought I understood) with trust (as in trusted networks and connections — and BitCoin) and identity. This week’s task (really, it was the task was last week or the week before, but […]

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#El30 Two Tasks
x28, EL30 – x28's new Blog, 2018/11/22

One task was a content-addressed resource, and the other was explaining Jupyter notebooks to 4 different personas.
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