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November 12, 2012

Distributed Research: new models of inquiry (Nov 12- 18)

 

Introduction - Week Six

Distributed research, or more generally, open science, reflect the next logical progression of the internet’s influence on higher education. Early 2000’s saw the development of open content. Since 2008, teaching in open online courses has gained prominence. Distributed research labs and open science represent the next stage of development of openness in education.

Developing the knowledge of a discipline is a complex process. Currently, new ideas are developed and shared through peer review and peer publications. This process takes time. Years of research are followed by a long cycle of formal peer review and publication. It is not unusual for articles, after they’ve been written, to take 2+ years to be published. During this process, conference presentations and interactions with peers may open new discoveries to critique and review. Even then, discoveries require long periods of work in isolation (or in small labs) followed by publication years later. Responses to those publications, through other researchers validating results and building on the initial research, can take an additional multi-year cycle. Research that is shared early, iteratively, and with engagement through blogs and social media can benefit from the benefit from the small contributions of many (or, in the language of open source software, with many eyeballs, “all bugs are shallow”).



Readings & Resources - Week Six

Michael Nielsen, Open Science TEDxWaterloo video 16:36 

Principles of Open Science from Science Commons (pdf)   

Michael Nielsen, The Future of Science

Martin Weller, The Digital Scholar

In particular, read the chapter on researchers and new technology 

Example of a distributed research lab: http://www.distributedlab.net/


 

Activities - Week Six

As we conclude this course, reflect on the topics covered and the implications on the future of education. While bold proclamations have been issued by pundits regarding dramatic disruptions to higher education, change in complex fields is multifaceted. Many of the innovations considered - such as MOOCs - appear to add a layer to higher education, rather than replace the entire system of research, service, teaching, and scholarship. As you consider the future of education, reflect on what an integrated system of universities might look like when some components, such as teaching and learning, are distributed and online and other components, such as curriculum and testing, are handled by corporate partners.

Share your reflections and comments on your blog or in the Week Six Discussion Forum [Comment]


Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the 'CFHE12' keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.

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Reviewing Christensen’s Disruptive Technologies (Harvard Business Review, 1995) in MOOC Terms
Rolin Moe, All MOOCs, All The Time
One of the common citations in xMOOC artifacts and discussion is the idea of xMOOC as a disruptive technology.  The concept, developed by Harvard Business professor Clayton Christensen, is tossed into discussion as if it’s vital reading I should already know…none of the authors do more than give a cursory definition to the concept in [...] [Link] Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:36:06 +0000 [Comment]

The Digital Scholar in a public research university - any incentives at the University of Kentucky? CFHE12
Randolph Hollingsworth, My Day: Posts
Body: In finishing up this week a connectivist MOOC on the future of higher education (EdFuture.net), I began reading Martin Weller's book, The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice (2011). I hadn't read it before and found many parts of it very helpful.  In chapter 4 Weller discusses different definitions of "scholarship" and how the Internet and digital technologies have crafted new channels of communications and scholarly practice. http://ww... [Link] Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:05:09 GMT [Comment]

Send in the clowns – managers and leaders in higher education (#CFHE)
opendistanceteachingandlearning, opendistanceteachingandlearning
We can possibly describe 2012 in higher education as alternating between revolution and carnival as higher education institutions across the world respond to the stampede to roll out online learning, embrace various forms of open courseware, teaching and accreditation, different … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:12:00 +0000 [Comment]

MOOCs, Inference & Political Punditry
Rolin Moe, All MOOCs, All The Time
One US Presidential Election takeaway of note for me was the perception of veracity in the Republican party’s projections.  When I woke up on Tuesday morning and read Nate Silver’s ultimate blog post at fivethirtyeight.com, I relayed to my wife that for President Obama to lose, there would have to be a foundational problem with [...] [Link] Sun, 11 Nov 2012 17:43:03 +0000 [Comment]

MOOCs – Sliced Bread, or the Ron Popeil Bread Slicer?
Rolin Moe, All MOOCs, All The Time
There’s a lot of hype about MOOCs (and when I put hype and MOOC together, I mean xMOOC), and with the hype comes a resistance from ed tech folks.  The arguments go something like this:  hype machine says MOOCs are the next big thing and the best thing to happen in ages, and resistance says MOOCs aren’t great, [...] [Link] Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:33:49 +0000 [Comment]

#CFHE12 #Oped12 MOOCs emerging as Landscape of Change – Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
This presentation on Power and Ecosystems of Change – by Ann Pendleton – Jullian is amazing. Here are some focus points: From Re-framing to Ecosystems of change We need new methods and mechanisms - reality mining, micro-narratives - boundaries, probes, and modulators - studio based methods and approaches - strategic game design I particularly like … Continue reading → [Link] Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:56:05 +0000 [Comment]

Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat With Learning Analytics
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights
I read something disturbing this week from Inside Higher Ed, Measuring Engagement with Books … "The big buzz in higher ed is analytics," said senior vice-president of marketing Cindy Clarke, of the e-textbook provider Course Smart. "Based on the issues … Continue reading → [Link] Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:14:41 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Posts

If you use the 'CFHE12' tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here.

@Annietoday tweeted: Gates Foundation has offered initial funding - New Paradigm for Remediation #CFHE12 http://t.co/1uKEMa2L 2012-11-13T03:52:02Z

@mabel0 tweeted: #CFHE12 on Week 5: Leadership, sharing an excellent read - How Will You Measure Your Life? - @HarvardBiz http://t.co/UNJd7d2D 2012-11-13T04:27:28Z

@clairebrooks tweeted: RT @marksmithers: Liking Clay Shirkey on "Napster, Udacity, and the Academy" http://t.co/U9waAO3t #cfhe12 #FutureHigherEd 2012-11-13T00:49:51Z

@larrylugo tweeted: #CFHE12 Twittersphere Analytics: Understanding the whole picture http://t.co/hKK8bIx7 #ARS #SNA #NodeXL 2012-11-13T00:21:39Z

@marksmithers tweeted: Liking Clay Shirkey on "Napster, Udacity, and the Academy" http://t.co/U9waAO3t #cfhe12 #FutureHigherEd 2012-11-13T00:05:46Z

@drricky tweeted: RT @RosieRedfield: #CFHE12 participants - see http://t.co/fRIttPjb for an example of an open research blog. 2012-11-12T23:34:21Z

@suifaijohnmak tweeted: Reposting #CFHE12 #Oped12 http://t.co/C7cjli8P 2012-11-12T21:55:11Z

@rmit_csit tweeted: A MOOC on how MOOCs will affect HE and social media http://t.co/nB7WQeOJ #CFHE12 #HigherEd #edtech #ictev #edchat #teaching #learning 2012-11-12T20:40:13Z

@BenjaminHarwood tweeted: #CFHE12 Michael Weller: The Digital Scholar http://t.co/A2EVm1er 2012-11-12T19:18:09Z

@mhawksey tweeted: Designing a Comment Scraper for MOOCs (and other animals) http://t.co/454gDiY8 #cfhe12 2012-11-12T19:30:28Z

@researchremix tweeted: RT @barrydahl: RT @barrydahl: Join us for a live #CFHE12 session with @researchremix on Thursday, 1 PM EST. Heather Piwowar "Rewarding impact, not jour ... 2012-11-12T18:05:32Z

@barrydahl tweeted: Join us for a live #CFHE12 session with @researchremix on Thursday, 1 PM EST. Heather Piwowar "Rewarding impact, not journal impact factor" 2012-11-12T17:44:32Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Example of open research lab - The Society for Learning Analytics Research, Distributed Research Lab #CFHE12 | @scoopit http://t.co/sMS9dKQ3 2012-11-12T15:58:51Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: The Future of Science by Michael Nielsen | 17 July 2008 #OER collaboration markets #CFHE12 | @scoopit http://t.co/JK2XsbnO 2012-11-12T14:12:22Z

@RosieRedfield tweeted: #CFHE12 participants - see http://t.co/fRIttPjb for an example of an open research blog. 2012-11-12T15:37:29Z

@elearning4 tweeted: RT @CommOER: RT @CommOER: Sign up for free online @CommOER workshops 20 Nov and 27 Nov - learn to edit Wikipiedia, http://t.co/oWu5L8ke #CFHE12 #high ... 2012-11-12T14:16:09Z

@veecam tweeted: #CFHE12 : on MOOCs - Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education http://t.co/bNwEStRk #TED 2012-11-12T12:59:18Z

@BarnetteAndrew tweeted: #CFHE12 "university presidents need more leadership training than business managers...instead, they get none." 2012-11-12T12:50:55Z

@Plan4Campus tweeted: http://t.co/EDizFrXr #CFHE12 #SCUP #ChangeMojo MOOCs "large potential markets with low overhead expense" and more 2012-11-12T13:25:18Z

@forprofits tweeted: http://t.co/nG99MjhH #CFHE12 #SCUP #ChangeMojo MOOCs "large potential markets with low overhead expense" and more 2012-11-12T13:25:17Z

@CampusHeritage tweeted: http://t.co/VRcJSJJC #CFHE12 #SCUP #ChangeMojo MOOCs "large potential markets with low overhead expense" and more 2012-11-12T13:25:16Z

@dwrgi tweeted: RT @mhawksey Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat With Learning Analytics | online learning insights http://t.co/gbMNQ2UQ #cfhe12 #rminhe 2012-11-12T13:19:43Z

@bodongchen tweeted: RT @mhawksey: RT @mhawksey: Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat With Learning Analytics | online learning insights http://t.co/ozOcgzFb #cfhe12 2012-11-12T13:35:21Z

@veecam tweeted: #CFHE12 Personalization built by virtue of large numbers using data analytics - Daphne Koller-->giving the right feedback to the person... 2012-11-12T13:28:16Z

@SCUPNews tweeted: http://t.co/5Ex8OiI8 #CFHE12 #SCUP #ChangeMojo MOOCs "large potential markets with low overhead expense" and more 2012-11-12T13:25:18Z

@splendid tweeted: http://t.co/62AenRS4 #CFHE12 #SCUP #ChangeMojo MOOCs "large potential markets with low overhead expense" and more 2012-11-12T13:25:18Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Principles of Open Science - Recommendations from Science Commonds 2008 #CFHE12 | @scoopit http://t.co/Vu4p4ohU 2012-11-12T14:03:51Z

@CommOER tweeted: Sign up for free online @CommOER workshops 20 Nov and 27 Nov - learn to edit Wikipiedia, http://t.co/oWu5L8ke #CFHE12 #highered #k12 #edtech 2012-11-12T14:02:01Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Michael Nielsen on Open Science - VIDEO #CFHE12 #OER | @scoopit http://t.co/Zi5MCdma 2012-11-12T13:59:45Z

@caddguru tweeted: #Education MRT @mhawksey: Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat w/Learning Analytics | online learning insights http://t.co/nTTaYuvz #cfhe12 2012-11-12T14:10:51Z

@rmit_csit tweeted: A MOOC on how MOOCs will affect HE and social media http://t.co/dV3eynRV #CFHE12 #HigherEd #edtech #ictev #edchat #teaching #learning 2012-11-12T09:30:08Z

@OU_management tweeted: New post Frank de Langen: The five big trends shaping higher education - background for MOOC #CFHE12 http://t.co/i7uHbS4g #oumw 2012-11-12T06:48:09Z

@larrylugo tweeted: #CFHE12: Analítica de la Twitteresfera. Entendiendo "la foto" del evento http://t.co/hKK8bIx7 OPENBLOCKNuevo postCLOSEBLOCK @omiratia @raymarq @p00k4 #ARS 2012-11-12T04:26:02Z

@outonalim tweeted: RT @rhollingsworth: RT @alexpickett Coursera will profit from "Free" courses #CFHE12 http://t.co/fy5ateEa ... so much for the revolution... 2012-11-12T01:51:20Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: RT @alexpickett Coursera will profit from "Free" courses, competition heats up #CFHE12 http://t.co/vJ8Xsnk8 #onlinelearning #highered 2012-11-11T23:32:25Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Tiffany Shlain, Thinkr VIDEO This Is Your Brain On The Internet @CreativityPost #CFHE12 http://t.co/kWlDC4cv 2012-11-11T23:31:04Z

@SAlexander_UTS tweeted: Connectivist MOOCs said to be "populated by committed e-learning enthusiasts and remain untested ..." http://t.co/vSxkTaj2 #cfhe12 2012-11-11T22:51:24Z

@barrydahl tweeted: Additional readings and thoughts to ponder added to the final week content for #CFHE12 - https://t.co/Y8f0u5yX (Updated from earlier today) 2012-11-11T22:10:06Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: "data does not speak for itself" - amen to that! :) #cfhe12 2012-11-11T20:56:50Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: listening to Nov6 #cfhe12 recording with J. Hilton 2012-11-11T19:27:03Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: standardizationa and commoditization are not the same thing (just saying) #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:49:21Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: commodization and education are a bit like oil and water #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:49:00Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: so many consultants in higher ed ;-) #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:42:49Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: organizational culture pointed to (yet again) as a major issue in change management :-) #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:41:44Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: Agreed! Institutions need to find what they are good at and focus on that. differentiation is key to competition and recruitment #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:58:17Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: Hilton is talking as if "online" is new... online learning has been here for a decade already #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:54:29Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: golden triangle seems to be ignored in this tall :) #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:54:03Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: quality will go up, pricing will go down, everyone will rejoice! #sarcasm #cfhe12 2012-11-11T19:53:37Z

@koutropoulos tweeted: catching up with Nov1 Simon Buckingham #cfhe12 talk 2012-11-11T20:42:20Z

@KAGE999 tweeted: AASCU great response by Leadership to changes in Education #CFHE12 #Technology #Leadership - slide pack was helpful too 2012-11-11T20:26:06Z

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