Content-type: text/html E-Learning 1 and 2
E-Learning 1 and 2

The premise of this course is that we are entering the third major phase of the world wide web, and that it will redefine online learning as it has previously. The first phase of the internet as it was originally developed in 1994, based on the client-server model, and focused on pages and files. The second phase, popularly called Web 2.0, created a web based on data and interoperability between platforms.


2018/10/18 13:30 E-Learning 3.0 - The impact of the Next Wave of Emerging Learning Technologies

2018/10/17 16:00 Conversation With George Siemens


The premise of this course is that we are entering the third major phase of the world wide web, and that it will redefine online learning as it has previously. The first phase of the internet as it was originally developed in 1994, based on the client-server model, and focused on pages and files. The second phase, popularly called Web 2.0, created a web based on data and interoperability between platforms. In what is now being called web3, the central role played by platforms is diminished in favour of direct interactions between peers, that is, a distributed web.

The first generation of the web was dominated by content management services (CMS) ranging from simple web page servers to database-driven CMS. The Learning Management Service (LMS) is a CMS designed with an educational intent. The second generation of the web saw the rise of services that allowed people to exchange content and media with each other.

This course introduces the third generation of the web, sometimes called web3, and the impact on e-learning that follows. In this third generation we see greater use of cloud and distributed web technologies as well as open linked data and personal cryptography.

Web3 content looks a lot like it used to look; there will still be files and pages and video. But these media will be accessed through distributed content networks, secured through hash algorithms and digital keys, and available dynamically with contents changing in real time. We will be accessing distributed applications that in turn make data streams available to us. These data streams may be digital currency, e-sports broadcasts, government statistics, or learning applications.

Learning in web3 will be a process of navigating through these distributed resources, blending and recombining them, and applying them to authentic challenges and real-world problems. It will be based on one hand on personal skills development informed by one's own interests, and on the other hand the development of competencies within an employment and performance support network, working and learning cooperatively with colleagues and peers.

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) lies somewhere between web 2.0 and web3. It anticipates the desire for a decentralized network of resources and individual in course development and management, but it relied on web 2.0 tools such as social networks and e-learning platforms.

So while E-Learning 3.0 is in many ways anticipated by connectivist forms of learning, the tools, processes and outcomes are all new. The course becomes a set of linked data sources where the links are defined not only by educational institutions but by participants and learners and the sources are drawn from, and delivered into, multiple environments.



In Conversation with George Siemens Oct 21, 2018 Stephen Downes and guest George Siemens get together for a conversation on how we got to this point in the history of e-learning.

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 21, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. This special briefing explores personal learning as the future of learning, explores why it's important, the tools which enable personal learning and the significant potential of personal learning as a key to life-long learning and the skills agenda.

E-Learning 3.0 Oct 21, 2018 Launch of E-Learning 3.0 and outline of the core concepts.


What and how to learn and teach in times of Artificial Intelligence?
Roland Legrand, MixedRealities, 2018/10/21

The education theorists, practitioners and technologists George Siemens and Stephen Downes united again for the course E-Learning 3.0. Stephen was in a hotel room in Toronto and George somewhere in Australia, but the wonders of YouTube made them unite (after a search for the light switches).

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#EL30 Alien Intelligence AI
Matthias Melcher, x28's new Blog, 2018/10/25

In EL30, a very interesting topic so far was about 'Ethical AI' and what makes humans different from AI. Inevitably, the association pops up that the AIs will be very smart and autonomous, and we hope that they will want to behave ethically.

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Week 0: Seimens and Downes on AI
Geoff Cain, Brainstorm in Progress, 2018/10/26

It was good to see Stephen Downes and George Siemens sitting down together and talking again for our Education 3.0 MOOC. It felt just like old times (CCK08, CCK11, etc.). I can't really say what they do for one another exactly, they seem to play off one another well – but listening to them together has always brought about great moments of catalyst.

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E-L 3.0 #1 -- Schools Remain in the Dark Ages
Geoffrey Gevalt, Digital-Ed Blog - Explorations in Storytelling, 2018/10/25

It seems odd to be diving into a MOOC about e-learning. Why? Because I am switching gears, am embarking on my third life, as it were, and am focusing on writing, photography and journalism. But I have hung onto a part-time gig working with teachers and schools and kids. And I remain optimistic about the potential for e-learning.

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Listening To George And Stephen: Machines, Humans And Learning
dogtrax, EL30 – Kevin's Meandering Mind,

Just hanging out with George Siemens and Stephen Downes with a cup of coffee. I started yesterday morning and am continuing to view it this morning. It’s fun to listen in to these two. This video discussion is part of E-Learning 3.0. These two have a long history of nurturing open, connected platforms for learning. […] Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

#Nrc01pl – Stephen’S Learning Networks
Frank, Doin’ Stuff,

I was a bit taken back at first with Stephen’s video when he started to read his Learning Network paper from 2004, especially when you realized that this was going to go on for another 52 minutes. In fairness, he did warn us. A talking head reading a paper looked like a throwback to what … Continue reading "#NRC01PL – Stephen’s Learning Networks" Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

#EL30 A lot to decentralize
Matthias Melcher, x28's new Blog, 2018/10/21

So the starting shot for EL30 happened yesterday night, and now the rich buffet of ideas is officially opened. I wonder why we felt that the availability of the resources did not yet suffice to start individual discussions before this. Or why a synchronous session is apparently needed to start off the asynchronous discussions (I notice this because I have always had problems with the speed of such live sessions).

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Federated Social Networks
Eva Birger, via פλenK, 2018/10/23

"The quantified self will give way to the qualified self." Stephen Downes #el30 While watching the presentation E-Learning 3.0, where he explains the impact of the next wave of learning technologies emerging as a consequence of the significant and substantial changes coming to the World Wide Web, I asked myself what about the 'Human Learning in the Age of Machine Learning'.

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eLearning 3.0 (#mscedc Week 5)
Stephen Abblitt, Medium, 2018/10/23

Continuing to think about themes of cyberspace, community, connection, and the cyborg as our originary myth/metaphor, I've selected the MOOC that will form the basis of a digital micro-ethnography: Stephen Downes's connectivist cMOOC e-Learning 3.0.

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There’s more to decentralisation than blockchains and bitcoin
Irina Bolychevsky, P2P Foundation, 2018/10/23

"As the decentralisation movement grows, I consider the characteristics of decentralisation, what decentralisation is a tactic for, why and what work still needs to happen to re-decentralize the digital world." This was tagged #el30 on Twitter by @qienmei.

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What Is Learning Design, Anyway?
Gerald Ardito, Inventing Learning, 2018/10/31

For the past couple of weeks, I have been engaged in a cMOOC with Stephen Downes, ELearning 3.0. Of course, engagement is a tricky thing. I fully intended to be on top of everything, every day, but I have had to dip in and out. This afternoon, I read through Stephen’s description of designing the […] Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

Keynote address from Tim Cook, CEO, Apple Inc
Tim Cook, European Parliament, YouTube, 2018/10/25

Tagged by George Hobson‏ @jgh "Tim Cook praises GDPR at its home base making a powerful speech, placing Apple on the good guys side, and asks "What kind of world do we want to live in?" Video.


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Downes-Siemens Discussion (E-Learning 3.0) 17.10.2018
ioannouolga, connecting data to information to knowledge, 2018/11/06

Just finished watching the conversation between Steven Downes and George Siemens in the framework of the E-Learning 3.0 course. Here is some of the key points I wrote down: In the last five years we are kind of being in the wilderness/ now, there is an emergence of a more shared consistent narrative about AI […] Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

E-Learning 1 And 2 Conversation With George Siemens – A Different Take
Frank, Doin’ Stuff, 2018/11/06

I had a very different take on Downes’s and Siemen’s Conversation than Roland Legrand’s elearn30 blog post “What and How to learn and teach in times of Artificial Intelligence?”  I think they actually answered the question and I would like to take their insight a bit further. To start off here are the three salient … Continue reading "E-Learning 1 and 2 Conversation with George Siemens – A Different Take" Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

Don’T Do Things To People, Do Things With People
gibirger, via פλenK, 2018/11/05

Short presentation in which Stewen Downes outlines the elements of the classical approach to workplace learning that can be and are being challenged by new forms of enterprise organization and workplace learning. I graped  the quotation Don’t do things to people, do things with people. Will keep it in mind . via OLDaily Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

A Response To Jenny’S “E-Learning 3.0: The Human Versus The Machine”
Frank, Doin’ Stuff, 2018/11/13

A big THANK YOU to Jenny for responding to my challenge task with her recent response “E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine” Jenny answers the question of what makes humans unique from a machine by saying that “a human being is able to relate to something ‘Other’ than itself that exists apart from us, … Continue reading "A Response to Jenny’s “E-Learning 3.0: The Human versus the Machine”" Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

What Makes Us Human?
Laura,, 2018/11/13

This post is in response to the question asked by Frank Polster in his post about the conversation between Stephen Downes and George Siemens.  I found the question via Jenny Mackness’ post. The basic question was What are the core qualities that make us human?   Here’s what my gut says:   Primitive machines were reactionary. They […] The post What makes us human? appeared first on Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

Installation Grsshopper On Reclaim
joerglohrer – learning, 2018/11/13

Installation gRSShopper on Reclaim My way to the installation of gRSShopper on Reclaim Hosting There is a Tutorial for this on youtube by Stephen Downes with 1h04min playtime. I describe my steps by using his video — but with hyperlinks and screenshots — to give you a walkthrough: Hosting Sign up for hosting First of all i sign up for the … Continue reading "Installation gRSShopper on Reclaim" Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]