April 2021

We Shape Our Tools and Then Our Tools Shape Us

Behaviorist learning theory, a philosophy that maintains that a well-rounded understanding of the relationship between stimulus and response can promote desired behaviors within an individual has long been regarded as inconsequential to educators attempting to adapt to the needs of a 21st-century learner. Instead, behaviorism has been replaced by perspectives that promote constructivism, innovation, and… Continue reading

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Future Learning Environments

This is an unedited AI transcript of a conversation I had with a group of people at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Please note that the AI does not distinguish between speakers; in all, sever different speakers spoke. To h…

Connectivism

Unedited AI-generated transcript of a talk given online April 27, 2021. So, hello everyone. As was stated in the introduction, my name is Stephen Downes and it’s a pleasure to be here. It’s April 27 for me April 28th for you in Malaysia and this prese…

bava 3500

@grantpotter @jimgroom needs to properly rebrand that old gaming system. pic.twitter.com/Ac5ZqPOX7M — Michael B Smith (@mbransons) February 26, 2015 Seems like just 100 posts ago I was writing about the bava 3400, oh how time and blog posts fly by. … Continue reading

Healthy Avatars and Sick People

Our world has been radically transformed by digital technology – smartphones, tablets, and web-enabled devices have transformed our daily lives and the way we communicate. Medicine is an information-rich enterprise. A greater and more seamless flow of information within a digital healthcare infrastructure, created by electronic health records (EHRs), encompasses and leverages digital progress and… Continue reading

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