11 janvier 2015

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Teenager’s View on Social Media
Andrew Watts, Medium, 2015/01/09

I thought this was interesting - it presented a certain perspective (U.S. male teen in college in Texas), it posed me a mystery (which I solved: what does YikYak mean when it says 'enter your digits'? More...

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Apps Everywhere, but No Unifying Link

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Apps Everywhere, but No Unifying Link
Conor Dougherty, New York Times, 2015/01/09

'Apps' - as introduced to the world by Apple and emulated by prettey much every other mobile platform - represent a huge step backward for the internet. We used to have this whole network of linked sites. Now apps stand alone, isolated from each other, each one in its own data universe. More...

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If I Could Make a School

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. If I Could Make a School
Unattributed, Business Innovation Factory, 2015/01/09
Longish article (32 page PDF) describing the he Business Innovation Factory’s Student Experience Lab. They write, "Using BIF’s student-centered participatory design approach we seek to:

  1. Put the student at the center of the innovation in education conversation
  2. Develop and test innovative design concepts for new school experiences
  3. Provide new life and learning skills for student. More...

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The Core Model: Designing Inside Out for Better Results

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Core Model: Designing Inside Out for Better Results
Ida Aalen, A List Apart, 2015/01/09
The design of internet technology always gets back to what you want from your application, and what you want your users to do. It's easy to forget. This article reframes that discussion by focusing on the "core mode;" which defines "the core tasks users need to accomplish". More...

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Post-Collegiate Outcomes Initiative

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Post-Collegiate Outcomes Initiative
Teri Lyn Hinds, Kent Phillippe, American Association of Community Colleges, 2015/01/09
It seems a bit odd that the Gates Foundation is funding this project looking at redefining the outcomes of post-secondary education. After all, isn't that what a government would normally look at, as it assesses funding priorities? But then again, maybe it's not so odd, when we look at this background document. More...

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Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring
Stacey Clawson, EDUCAUSE, 2015/01/08
Get ready for this. The days of the transcript (if it was used at all) as a basis for hiring is about to change. Competencies, rather than transcripts or credentials, will become the hiring standard of the future (or - I should add - something like competencies (for a variety of reasons). More...

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Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class
Maya Kosoff, Business Insider, 2015/01/06


This article advertises describes AirDrop, an application for Apple iPhones. The underlying technology is overtaking Near-Field Communications (NFC) and depends on a combination of Bluetooth and Wifi but is Mac-only. More...

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Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History
Jason Schmitt, Huffington Post, 2015/01/06

According to this article, academic journals are out of date and overpriced. "A better approach to academic publishing is to cut out the whole notion of publishing. We don't really need journals as traditionally conceived. More...

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Manifesto 15

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Manifesto 15
Various authors, 2015/01/06

This document has been circulating around the Twittersphere, and while I won't be signing it I think it's worth sharing. More...

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Challenge Propagation: Towards a theory of distributed intelligence and the global brain

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Challenge Propagation: Towards a theory of distributed intelligence and the global brain
Francis Heylighen, Spanda Journal, 2015/01/05
This is a really good paper that outlines many of the major elements underlying connectivism. It begins by recognizing that "Contemporary science sees societies, organisms and brains as complex adaptive systems. More...

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