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Is openness addictive?

Currently I am participating in a German online course that is conducted within a closed group. I am surprised how much I dislike this, and how I miss much of the openness of CCK08.
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Web 2.0 for Teaching

A new German publication dissects The deployment of Web 2.0 for teaching. A significant argument is that active students are always a minority. I think this is true when diversity and breadth of knowledge is mistaken for plain mass of content.
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Enchanted by the tools

Lisa Lane has a great advice for the unnecessarily intimidated among faculty: Playing around with online tools oneself, but not getting enchanted by the tools.
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Reusing paper resources online?

When online resources are optimized for print, it is often a pain to scan them to decide whether to print them or not.
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Research and Emptiness

A today’s newspaper article complains about the current financial promotion policy that divides universities into those with research and those that merely serve a cost-effective (i. e. lowbrow) training. It causes thinking about the underlying concept of learning and knowledge.
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Methodological Monoculture

In her keynote speech at GMW06, G. Reinmann identified an innovation throttle of educational research: Methodological Monoculture.
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Active Contribution and Pattern Recognition

In his “Connectivism Taxonomy”, G. Siemens enumerates various stages of learning, and he positions Contribution and involvement before Pattern recognition. This did not convince me at once.
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Teaching vs. canned texts

Knowledge technology is now ready for emancipation from single-tracked, excessive textualization, but IP policy is not!
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