Pieter Jansegers

French teacher and ICT enthusiast.
More info ? see jansegers.atspace.com
Feb 02
Dec 29

MOOCs recall ITV (instructional television)


ITV is seen as the solution to 2 pressing problems: teacher shortages and

overcrowded classrooms. The model for use is based on “talented teachers”

delivering lectures which would then be broadcast widely; classroom teachers

would deliver individual instruction to supplement these lectures. The main results

of this approach were bored students, alienated teachers, and limited use of ITV.

(Cambre, 1995)

A 20th Century Timeline: Classroom Use of Instructional Film, Television, and Radio -

Nov 01

Calvin - Histoire et réception d’une Réforme

Calvin - Histoire et réception d’une Réforme | Coursera.org - https://www.coursera.org/course/calvin


Jun 06

News sources worldwide

Newspapers and news sources from Kidon Media-Link -http://www.kidon.com/media-link/index.php
Mar 28

 tumblr.com has made in into the listing Quality microblogs worldwide - http://www.mabano.com/viewupdate.php?id=293

Mar 27

The Genius Formula G = iC²

G = iC² – The Genius Formula | Posted by Praveen Baratam on October 31, 2012 - 


Genius = ideas . conversations (squared to imply the relative importance)”

Mar 24

Getting e-learning right…

"The educational and social impacts of Plan Ceibal" - Miguel Brechner at ALT-C 2011

 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAHcA56SZX8

Jan 17
Jan 08

Modern times

We feel unbelievably lucky to be at this time and place - to feel the ground shifting beneath our feet and see the world change in ways we can barely imagine.”

(Maria Ressa, introducing Rappler.com)


Jan 02

Microblogging (by jiscnetskills)

Sep 29

Out-of-the-box thinking and value Claire Boonstra

Education, out-of-the-box thinking and value : listen to Claire Boonstra at TEDxAmsterdamED

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEDM3zzYN_I

Jul 26

Twitter and its Follow Limits (I can’t follow people)

Due to Twitter Follow Limits my personality is getting smashed into pieces.

I’ve, ofcourse, an open twitter account @jansegers and a closed one @pieterjansegers is many sensible tweeps do,

but next to that I’m tweeting in Dutch as @pjansegers like I couldn’t follow more then 2000 people on my first account I was using for international connections.

I’m also using @Frenchteachers for informing my colleagues worldwide and just now I’ve created @jnsgrs to be able to communicate via twitter with my fellow students of the Coursera.com course on

Internet History, Technology, and Security #IHTS

It’s a pitty that I can’t do it from my main twitter account, and I’ve some other accounts on Twitter as well, all for a specific audience.

It makes me wondering how many individual users Twitter really has

Feb 20

Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery — without cuts

Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery — healing without cuts http://on.ted.com/ANw8 #TED

Jun 07

Bottom-up versus top-down solutionizing

Bottom-up versus top-down solutionizing

(first published in reaction on a blog article at http://www.bubblegeneration.com/2008/02/bankrupted.cfm )

This is the distinction that you can come up with.

The difference between to the styles can be pictured easily with this image:

If everyone cleans up the room after staying there a while, the room doesn’t get to dirty and the cleaning staff is quite happy to achieve a higher standard of cleaniness.

If no-one cleans up the room after passing bye, the room gets so dirty that even the cleaning staff is desperate about the chances of cleaning the room upto an acceptable level.

The same goes for security (everyone looks out /vs/ no-one), civilty (everyone is polite /vs/ no-one) and tolerance (everyone is tolerant /vs/ no-one).

No authority can dictate society, society is born with the effort put into it by individuals.

Society is an emerging level of individual behavior. Any chance of that behavior is a change of the society as a whole.