16 juin 2014

Tips and tricks: How to get a PhD position?

A number of our students consider a research career after completing their master thesis at the Hedda Master Programme in Higher EducationFor those of you who are considering this, here are some practical tips on how to proceed (but by no means do we assume this is a recipe for guaranteed success nor that this list is comprehensive). More...

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Low unemployment amongst Norwegian Master graduates

New data from a NIFU report suggests that nine out of ten of Norwegian Masters degree graduates are at work six months after graduation. The data was compiled based on a nation wide survey of Masters degree candidates six months after graduation where main focus was put on the transfer from education to work. More...

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New report from EUA on quality assurance

The European University Association (EUA) has published a case study report, which in essence is a selection of papers from the 8th European Quality Assurance Forum that took place in November 2013. The publication is edited by: Dan Derricott, Helka Kekäläinen, Maria Kelo, Regitze Sparre Kristensen, Tia Loukkola, Barbara Michalk, Fernando Galán Palomares, Norma Ryan, and Bjørn Stensaker. More...

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MOOC Research Initiative: Reports Released

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MOOC Research Initiative: Reports Released
George Siemens, elearnspace, June 10, 2014
George Siemens posts that the reports from the MOOC Research Initiative are now available. There's a disclaimer on the page saying "reports have not been peer reviewed and are provided without comment or assessment regarding research method and outcome" but I read through a dozen of so of them and find the work would be generally acceptable in academic journals (provided they added a 'literature review' section citing previously published works by the journal's editors and reviewers). More...

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Communal Constructivism and Dual Layer MOOCs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Communal Constructivism and Dual Layer MOOCs
Matt Crosslin, EduGeek Journal, June 10, 2014
There's a lot of interesting work being done on open online learning these days (I can barely comprehend it all). This is an example: a project designed to combine the best of an xMOOC and a cMOOC. More...

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Lecture capture: Privacy, please

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Lecture capture: Privacy, please
Ioanna Opidee, University Business, June 11, 2014
People who attend the tapings of sitcoms and game shows don't expect privacy. I don't see why students attending lectures at universities should expect to be any different. Today, when you attend class, the cameras will be on (unless it's one of those very small and intimate seminars, but even here, no single rule prevails). More...

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How online 'chatbots' are already tricking you

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How online 'chatbots' are already tricking you
Chris Baraniuk, BBC, June 11, 2014
OK, so chatbots that lure people to dating sites or convince bitcoin users to give each other tips are not going to impact most of us. But with as much as 65 percent of online chatter being generated by bots, chances are you've read or interacted with one. More...

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Do the new anonymous social media apps encourage us to overshare?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Do the new anonymous social media apps encourage us to overshare?
Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian, June 11, 2014
I guess the answer to that question is, "who knows?" What we do know is that there has been a negative response to the Facebook dictum that " The days of you having a different image for your work friends [and] for the other people you know are probably coming to an end… " But there are certainly downsides to anonymity. More...

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The Revolution Will Not Be Monetized

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Revolution Will Not Be Monetized
Will Bourne, Inc., June 11, 2014
This is becoming an increasingly loud trend. "For years, the internet's biggest players have hoarded your personal data and sold it for billions. Now, a band of angry startups is demanding privacy and aiming to overhaul the social-media business forever." This article introduces us to Wickr, with the slogan,  "The Internet is forever. More...

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ProQuest Case Study: Using the Oscillation Principle for Software Development

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ProQuest Case Study: Using the Oscillation Principle for Software Development
Nancy Dixon, Conversation Matters, June 11, 2014
This is an interesting and extended look at the software development methodology employed by ProQuest (you may have seen their online maps). They use what Dixon calls the "oscillation principle" meeting three times a year for three days. More...

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