Monthly Archives: November 2017


Stephen Downes’s big article “Consciousness” is an incredibly rich resource. The greatest takeaway so far was the explanation of the mysterious ‘suddenness’ through recognition.
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Reflecting or objectives?

I noticed that for me, MOOC ‘objectives’ such as “Detail how…”, “Describe how…”, actually inhibit reflections in the sense of: What struck me as susprising or salient or resonating?
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What counts as effectiveness?

If measuring the ‘effectiveness’ is mainly about traditional criteria such as knowledge content and storing it safely away, it will be very unbalanced. Measuring OERs, by contrast, offers the opportunity to try out and define new criteria.
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