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Inspire: Learning!
Stephen Downes
Inspire 2015
October 29, 2015
Learning Through Practice
When it really
matters, we don’t
simply trust
classrooms and
texts, we expect
hands-on practice…
... For medical professionals
http://www.army.mil/article/127148/
http://www.83degreesmedia.com/features/camls011012.aspx
… for pilots and navigators
http://www.aiac.ca/canada-aerospace-industry/success-
stories/cae-nh90-helicopter-simulator/
h...
… for military and police
http://www.downes.ca/post/59876
So why not the rest of us?
Image: https://www.iabti.org/itc
The Case of the MOOC
xLearning vs cLearning
contents networksengagement
http://lisahistory.net/wordpress/2012/08/three-kinds-of-moocs/
http://w...
How to Learn in a cMOOC
http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/03/03/m
ore-reflections-on-moocs-and-mitx/
Learning is a process of i...
MOOC Design
•Course structure – a series of topics
• The instructors will not ‘teach’ the topics, they
‘investigate’ or ‘w...
How to Create a cMOOC
• It’s like creating a network
• Don’t centralize
• Concentrate on the creation of links
We use soci...
Learning is a process of recognizing and growing into or
becoming an instantiation of those values…
Two Approaches…
Content
Practice Content
Practice
Two Approaches…
Content
Practice Content
Practice
Defines an ideal state Defines a desired state
Person tests you Person h...
Two Approaches…
Content
Practice Content
Practice
Defines an ideal state Defines a desired state
Person tests you Person h...
Library Environment
Content
Practice Content
Practice
Defines an ideal state Defines a desired state
Person tests you Pers...
Personalized Personal
We do for you You do for yourself
Content
Practice Content
Practice
Defines an ideal state Defines a...
Personal Learning Environments
Course Provider Perspective
Site
Student
content
Course
content
Subscribed
students
Live online
eventsEvent recordings
The Student’s Perspective
Sit
e
A range of different resources and services
The design is based on putting the learner
at the centre
Scott Wilson (left), Tim Hand (right)
https://www.google.com/sear...
Learning and Performance Support Systems
LPSS is Built Around the Personal Learning Record
Me
This is a new type of
data – we call it the
personal graph.
Each pers...
LPSS is Built Around the Personal Learning Record
Me
Personal Library
• Pictures
• Books
• Movies
Stuff goes out
Stuff Com...
PLR
RRN
PC
PLA
ACDR
CF
Standards/Communication protocols
Security Protocols
Distributed Architecture
Data Representation
P...
LPSS-Sim Project Overview
Simulation
Learning Space
(SLS)
Combining Experiences
One place for all simulation experience
All performance results no matter where and when
they were c...
OIF – MOOC-REL
http://rel2014.mooc.ca/
PCO Badges for Learning
http://www.downes.ca/post/63738
ONGARDE
http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol14/no2/page70-eng.asp
ALECSO – Capacity Building
http://www.downes.ca/presentation/337
Concierge OMS
https://concierge.portal.gc.ca/
Expanding LPSS
NRC
Funder
Partner
• $20 Million Investment
• NRC Technologies
• Development
Environment
• University
• Gov...
Possible Projects…
• OERs, Repositories, Marketplaces
• Badges, Credentials, Recognition
• Simulations & Workplace Support...
Stephen Downes
http://www.downes.ca
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Short (12 minute) presentation on the idea of learning as being based on immersive practice, how this informed the design of our original MOOCs, and how this approach is informing our current work on learning and performance support systems. For audio and video please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/368

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2015 10 19 inspire learning

  1. 1. Inspire: Learning! Stephen Downes Inspire 2015 October 29, 2015
  2. 2. Learning Through Practice When it really matters, we don’t simply trust classrooms and texts, we expect hands-on practice…
  3. 3. ... For medical professionals http://www.army.mil/article/127148/ http://www.83degreesmedia.com/features/camls011012.aspx
  4. 4. … for pilots and navigators http://www.aiac.ca/canada-aerospace-industry/success- stories/cae-nh90-helicopter-simulator/ http://www.cae.com/World-s-first-AW189-full- flight-simulator-ready-for-training/
  5. 5. … for military and police http://www.downes.ca/post/59876
  6. 6. So why not the rest of us? Image: https://www.iabti.org/itc
  7. 7. The Case of the MOOC
  8. 8. xLearning vs cLearning contents networksengagement http://lisahistory.net/wordpress/2012/08/three-kinds-of-moocs/ http://www.magnet.edu/ http://www.corestandards.org/
  9. 9. How to Learn in a cMOOC http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/03/03/m ore-reflections-on-moocs-and-mitx/ Learning is a process of immersion into a knowing community
  10. 10. MOOC Design •Course structure – a series of topics • The instructors will not ‘teach’ the topics, they ‘investigate’ or ‘work through’ the topics (model and demonstrate)
  11. 11. How to Create a cMOOC • It’s like creating a network • Don’t centralize • Concentrate on the creation of links We use social networks... … to create personal knowledge
  12. 12. Learning is a process of recognizing and growing into or becoming an instantiation of those values…
  13. 13. Two Approaches… Content Practice Content Practice
  14. 14. Two Approaches… Content Practice Content Practice Defines an ideal state Defines a desired state Person tests you Person helps you TEST TRY
  15. 15. Two Approaches… Content Practice Content Practice Defines an ideal state Defines a desired state Person tests you Person helps you Correction Iteration TEST TRY GAP Opport- unity
  16. 16. Library Environment Content Practice Content Practice Defines an ideal state Defines a desired state Person tests you Person helps you Correction Iteration TEST TRY Requirements Affordances GAP Opport- unity
  17. 17. Personalized Personal We do for you You do for yourself Content Practice Content Practice Defines an ideal state Defines a desired state Person tests you Person helps you Correction Iteration TEST TRY Requirements Affordances GAP Opport- unity
  18. 18. Personal Learning Environments
  19. 19. Course Provider Perspective Site Student content Course content Subscribed students Live online eventsEvent recordings
  20. 20. The Student’s Perspective Sit e A range of different resources and services
  21. 21. The design is based on putting the learner at the centre Scott Wilson (left), Tim Hand (right) https://www.google.com/search?q=ple+diagrams http://www.edtechpost.ca/ple_diagrams/index.php/mind-map-3
  22. 22. Learning and Performance Support Systems
  23. 23. LPSS is Built Around the Personal Learning Record Me This is a new type of data – we call it the personal graph. Each person has their own private personal graph. The PLR contains all a person’s learning records, including: - certificates, badges and credentials - activity records, test results, scores - Assignments, papers, drawings, things they create
  24. 24. LPSS is Built Around the Personal Learning Record Me Personal Library • Pictures • Books • Movies Stuff goes out Stuff Comes In Learning Activities • I read and watch stuff • I practice & use simulations • I make stuff to share Learning Analytics Services Things, Properties, Relations Big stuff goes here Questions Answers Things I did Stuff I make
  25. 25. PLR RRN PC PLA ACDR CF Standards/Communication protocols Security Protocols Distributed Architecture Data Representation Prototype Repository Data, Information Retrieval Cleansing/Filtering/Profiling/Proce ssing Personal Access to Network Storage Data synchronization Cloud Storage and Management Data Capture Security Protocols Personal Learning Record Management Layer Search/Recommendation Layer Learning activity sequencing/modeling Performance Trends Algorithm Competence Development Automated Assessment LPSS Details
  26. 26. LPSS-Sim Project Overview Simulation Learning Space (SLS)
  27. 27. Combining Experiences One place for all simulation experience All performance results no matter where and when they were carried out
  28. 28. OIF – MOOC-REL http://rel2014.mooc.ca/
  29. 29. PCO Badges for Learning http://www.downes.ca/post/63738
  30. 30. ONGARDE http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol14/no2/page70-eng.asp
  31. 31. ALECSO – Capacity Building http://www.downes.ca/presentation/337
  32. 32. Concierge OMS https://concierge.portal.gc.ca/
  33. 33. Expanding LPSS NRC Funder Partner • $20 Million Investment • NRC Technologies • Development Environment • University • Government • Development Agency • Foundation • UNESCO / UN • Corporate Partner $x + $y $x $y Project
  34. 34. Possible Projects… • OERs, Repositories, Marketplaces • Badges, Credentials, Recognition • Simulations & Workplace Support • Matching People to Opportunities
  35. 35. Stephen Downes http://www.downes.ca

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