Tag Archives: George Siemens

Cattle in the mist: the promise of learning analytics (#CFHE12)


“If you have three pet dogs, give them names. If you have 10,000 head of cattle, don’t bother” (David Gelernter in Long & Siemens, 2011, p. 32). Once upon a time, education consisted of small, intimate Socratic circles where learners … Continue reading

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Of kittens and tigers in open education (#oped12)


In a blog post in 2003, George Siemens wondered whether OER, at that stage, was not just (yet another) cute kitten.  It is almost incomprehensible that one would find someone who does not love cute kittens, and therefore, by the … Continue reading

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Open teaching (#OMDE)


As more and more distance education and traditional brick-and-mortar institutions explore and embrace ‘open learning’; a lot is being written on opening access, open curricula, open assessment and open accreditation.  Less is written on the impact of open learning on … Continue reading

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