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No MOOC Respect
Alan Levine aka CogDog, CogDogBlog, Mar 29, 2012
When I was a kid I got no respect. When my parents got divorced there was a custody fight over me… and no one showed up. MOOCs are on fire. They are a tool for democratizing education. They are crumbling the Higher Education Monopoly. And you know what hear? Stanford. Udacity. Change11 or is it Change12. The song remains the same. Massive. Numbers. And as someone biased in the middle of something that is distinctly different, ds106, which does get mention, I keep feeling it does not get ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 06:08:11 +0000 [Comment]

Rhizomic Wondering
Alan Levine aka CogDog, CogDogBlog, Nov 11, 2011
Giulia created a beautiful animated interpretation of Dave Cormier’s ideas on Rhizomatic Learning for this week’s change11 session. In her post, Giulia put out the challenge to remix her work, and I could not let that slip by, here is my Rhizomic Remix / Wondering Like most times, I started with about 1/8 of an idea, nothing planned on paper, but let the media I came across nudge me. The first was coming across references to a piece of audio equipment called The Rhizome: The ... Mon, 07 Nov 2011 02:56:52 +0000 [Comment]

Nomads or Nomadic
Alan Levine aka CogDog, CogDogBlog, Nov 11, 2011
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by saamiblog For this week’s change11 it is becoming much more clear with Dave’s posting of the presentation he did for Alec Corous’s class. The idea of the noble nomad, alone, surviving, self directed… becomes romanticized (maybe not standing in front of a tent with a reindeer dressed like an elf). I am hearing Dave and he is not urging us to be nomads but having nomadic tendencies or traits. It reminds me a bit of how when ... Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:25:03 +0000 [Comment]

Why Kids Can’t Search (maybe we need to think of seeking?)
Alan Levine aka CogDog, CogDogBlog, Nov 11, 2011
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Basajaun I flinch a bit at such generalization, but “based on research” means something- in Wired, Clive Thompson speculates “Why Kids Can’t Search”: We're often told that young people tend to be the most tech-savvy among us. But just how savvy are they? A group of researchers led by College of Charleston business professor Bing Pan tried to find out. Specifically, Pan wanted to know how skillful young folks ... Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:44:18 +0000 [Comment]

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