Dave Cormier and Jeff Lebow join the discussion. And we discuss our reactions to our recent loss of data and how the community has responded. We also revisit the notion of community and what it means in online environments.
Dave out of town and offline, Jeff cranks up the stream and hopes
EdTech'ers skype in to hang out. Fortunately, he's joined by Rob Wall,
Bud Hunt, Graham Stanley, and Christine Bauer-Ramazani and we talk
about everything from wysiwyg wiki's to podcasting in academia.
EdTechTalk#34 - George Siemens and Stephen Downes - On Knowledge
As Jeff said in the intro, some weeks we talk about technology, some times we do interviews and sometimes we talk philosophy of education. Today it was the latter. Stephen Downes and George Siemens came by for a 90 minute debate on some of the core issues of our field. Is knowledge objective or subjective? What does this mean for education? The starting point for the show was an article that Stephen wrote at the end of last year.
Dave & Jeff discuss the latest developments with Educationbridge's 'Wiki based course textbook' project, and provide a weekly round-up of edtech and edublogosphere news. We also welcome James Ryan of Adviser Education Services who shares his perpectives on comparisons between the worlds of educational technology and corporate training, the role of open source software, and how podcasting and new media can be used for training purposes.
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