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Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

0, Canada

CO14: A Personal Learning Framework with Stephen Downes

8 Feb

2014 05:00 PM (CST)

This class ran for 76 minutes

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This webinar is hosted in English

A Personal Learning Framework with Stephen Downes

As we evolved into the next generation of MOOCs, it will become increasingly important to be able to manage our personal learning activities ourselves, rather than to depend on a particular institution. In this presentation, Stephen Downes outlines and defends this proposition, showing how personal learning support will benefit people from school through formal education through to the workplace. Downes will outline the structure of this learning support through an overview of the National Research Council’s ‘Learning and Performance Support Systems’ program, a Canadian government initiative linking education providers, employers and learners in a content and learning support environment.

A senior researcher with the Canada’s National Research Council since 2001, Stephen Downes is the program manager for NRCs ‘Learning and Performance Support Systems’ program. Downes is known for his online newsletter, OLDaily, and for work developing the concept of learning networks and connectivism, as well as the development of the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Downes writes software (such as the gRSShopper personal learning application), has published hundreds of scientific and technical articles, and has spoken at education conferences more than 300 times. Downes lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada with his wife, Andrea, and four cats (Bart, Polly, Lexi and Alex).

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch


0, Canada

A senior researcher with the Canada’s National Research Council since 2001, Stephen Downes is the program manager for NRCs ‘Learning and Performance Support Systems’ program. Downes is known for his online newsletter, OLDaily, and for work developing the concept of learning networks and connectivism, as well as the development of the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Downes writes software (such as the gRSShopper personal learning application), has published hundreds of scientific and technical articles, and has spoken at education conferences more than 300 times. Downes lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada with his wife, Andrea, and four cats (Bart, Polly, Lexi and Alex).

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