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EdTechTalk#81 - The Mega-Connectivism Course (Part #1)


65:42 minutes (30.08 MB)
EdTechTalk #81
July 27, 2008

Talk #1 about the Connectivism Course
with Stephen Downes, Alec Couros, George Siemens and Leigh Blackall

1200 people sign up for a very cool Connectivism Course... but what is it?
We brought in 4 EdTech Luminaries to discuss it.

- Alec Couros - Assistant Director SIDRU Faculty of Education University of Regina at the university of Regina
- George Siemens - University of Manitoba - Assistant director Learning Technologies Centre
- Stephen Downes - Senior Researcher at the NRC in Moncton and editor of OLDaily
- Leigh Blackall - Works in Educational Development for the Otago Polytechnic

EdTechTalk #59 - Finding a voice for our community

Finding a voice for Edublog/ EdTech community


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We discuss who we are as a 'Educational Technology' community and how we can get our community's message spread to a wider audience. A quick look at a few different wikipedia entries for ed tech will show you how silent the community has been... With the recent discussions about DOPA and Blackboard, that community voice is more important than ever.

Some Wikipedia Links

Education Portal
Online Learning
E Learning
E Learning 2.0
Educational Technology

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EdTechTalk58 Community Forum, Part#2

Community Forum on DOPA and the Blackboard Patent Part 2


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EdTechTalk58 Community Forum, Part2 has three parts. The first is a conversation about the Blackboard patent with the first breakout group including dave cormier, Stephen Downes, Michael Feldstein and Lee Baber. The second session is a breakout session led by Jeff Lebow talking about the DOPA issue. And part three sees us all get back together and wrap up by talking about what the community can do about these issues. (the audio is a little shaky for the second sessions but recovers for section 3)

EdTechTalk #20 - Part 2 - Will Richardson & Stephen Downes

EdTechTalk #20 - Part 2
October 16, 2005
Guests: Stephen Downes & Will Richardson
Part 2 (13MB, 56:56)
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Part #2 of our conversation with two leaders in the field of educational technology.  As Will returns after a power failure by skyping in from his cell phone we discuss possibilities of action research,  time management in a web2.0 world, structured blogging, resource profiles, microformats, social networking, blogging in K-6, professional development, differences between U.S. & Canadian educational systems, & lots more

EdTechTalk#20 - Disccussion with Stephen Downes & Will Richardson

EdTechTalk #20 - part 1
October 16, 2005
Guests: Stephen Downes & Will Richardson

Part 1 (11.4MB, 50:03)
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 The first part of our conversation with these two leaders in the field of educational technology. The discussion includes life before web2.0 and the paths each took to get where they are, copyright issues of digital content, politics of edtech, the use of tablet pc's, professional development, differences between U.S. & Canadian educational systems, & lots more

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