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The concept of “mobile learning” (m-learning) started to appear in research literature in the early 2000’s. The first mLearn conference was organized in 2002. I have done mobile learning related research for 20 years. In 1998, we released the Future Learning Environment (FLE) that was already designed to be usable with mobile devices that feature […]
I think it was Pierre Dillenbourg, who once said that MOOCS are like marathons. You may find a map and run the Stockholm Marathon by yourself, but doing it together with some 20 000 other people is just more fun. With a crowd it is easier. People motivate each other. It is known that only […]
Wikimedia movement is in the middle of (global) discussion to consider its future. There are many ways to participate to the discussion. The Wikimedia 2030 site is one of them. For the Wikimedia 2017 conference the strategy team got together “A draft of the Wikimedia movement’s strategic direction”. We are all invited to comment and […]
“It is only through enforced standardization of methods, enforced adoption of the best implements and working conditions, and enforced cooperation that this faster work can be assured. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.” F.W. Taylor (1911). The Principles of Scientific Management Our time is […]
In Finland we have a great tradition of Open University. Almost all the Finnish universities provide Open University courses. The principal idea behind the Open University is to promote educational and regional equality. Every year close to 100 000 people take part in the Open University courses in Finland. In a country of 5 million+, […]
Related to the latest discussion on US-NSA’s PRISM program and Facebook’s privacy policies I have been thinking should there always be a possibility to stay anonymous in online learning. There are some research papers on the topic. For instance Blake (2000) argues that in an online course where students are not asked to give indications […]