Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ivies Plus Meeting at Yale

My first visit to Yale University was Friday, Oct 19, for the Ivies Plus Meeting of librarians.  Quite a lot of beautiful stone buildings and a fair amount of scaffolding and reno work going on to maintain those beautiful buildings! … Continue reading

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All in one – my Coursera experience

I’m not going to repeat my extravagant praise for Coursera and online learning here – it’s all in my earlier post (My Brain on Coursera).  This post is my thinking about online learning from an instructional design perspective, and helps … Continue reading

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Coursera – Werbach – Gamification for the Enterprise

Kevin Werbach’s last set of lectures on gamification for the enterprise are flat out fantastic.  By gamification for the enterprise, he means gamification directed at improving organizational effectiveness (rather than customer-focused business objectives like increasing sales, etc.) His examples are … Continue reading

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Coursera again – customization and computation

Hearing Daphne Koller speak about Coursera this evening at the University of Pennsylvania really brought into high relief for me the ideas of Clay Christensen about using technology to do two seemingly contrary things: 1) customize learning for individual learners … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Coursera and MOOC learning

One of the things associated with learning something new is deciding what level of mastery to achieve.  Do I aspire to speak Spanish well enough for a vacation or do I want to speak fluently with specialists in finance and … Continue reading

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