Archives for the month of: February, 2014

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point in http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201210/20-quotes-change

I am currently participating in the course #FDOL141. Last week, we discussed and shared our digital me and digital identities. I have always been critical and thoughtful about my private identity and public persona online. I have been testing (trying to test)  most of  the latest tools (quite a difficult task!), most of the times to check, how and if I can integrate them in learning processes. While doing this, I have been reflecting on open/closed social media; professional/private spaces; peer/individualism; multi/selective. This are critical dichotomies as they are currently shaping the online connections and relationships, the way we work and interact with the others, how we keep control of our own identities and self….difficult task, for sure. Looking for open source social media, I came across an almost nonexistent field, a few projects, for instance barnraiser seemed a promising one, that got lost ( http://www.barnraiser.org/software), others were directed to links that were no longer there. Colleagues, can you please share with me/us any open source social media that you are aware of? I truly appreciate it.

The Badge Alliance: Badges and the impact they may have, for ALL!

It has been discussed the importance of formal recognition of informal learning, competencies, developed through hobbies, work experience, without sometimes even realizing them. In Europe, the different countries have developed different formal recognition models, more or less, formal, requiring the participation in formal processes, before these competencies are formally recognized. The badges approach is quite different and requires a validation process, standards that will make it a formal reality for ALL. The badges have been mainly considered for those with less economic possibilities. This ethical basis, starts from an exclusion principle, instead of a right entitled to all (a Human Rights principle), no matter economical background, race, sexual orientation, age…The need to change the discourse is critical, become a normative discourse…why not make it part of the Sustainable Development Goals??? Just a thought… 🙂

Open Education Week is taking place from 10-15 March 2014

Open Education Week is a series of events to increase awareness of open education movement. The third annual Open Education Week takes place from March 10-15, both online and offline around the world. Through the events and resources, we hope to reach out to more people to demonstrate what kind of opportunities open education has created and what we have to look forward to.

 

I would say that digital me…started with a 2 year old  and turning on and off the television…that’s how it all started or at least how I believe it. from using the first tv game consoles to the spectrum…Macintosh, with diskette…to BBS and then , first system of videoconference and then suddenly things just started to move really fast! from technology, to content, to services, to ubiquity…:) and a long the way having a great time 🙂  #FDOL141