23 mars 2015

Udacity's Nanodegrees Get Accredible-d

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Udacity's Nanodegrees Get Accredible-d
Unattributed, EdSurge, 2015/03/19

This coverage from EdSurge is interesting: "Accredible, an Imagine K12 graduate that aims to offer trustworthy credentials for online learning providers and students, has nabbed one of its biggest partners yet: Udacity. More...

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Solving the Nation’s Teacher Shortage

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Solving the Nation’s Teacher Shortage
Mallory Dwinal, Christensen Institute, 2015/03/19
This white paper has two separate and very distinct parts. In the first part it analyzes the causes of teacher shortages, noting that women are migrating to higher-paying professions outside teaching, that technology in other traditionally women's sectors such as nursing and accounting, and that women staying in the profession prefer not to relocate. More...

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Twitter puts trillions of tweets up for sale to data miners

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Twitter puts trillions of tweets up for sale to data miners
Juliette Garside, The Guardian, 2015/03/19

Just in case you weren't clear that Twitter has the right to sell your tweets, this post makes it clear that Twitter is selling your tweets to advertisers. More...

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How did competencies come to dominate talent management in little more than three decades?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How did competencies come to dominate talent management in little more than three decades?
Sarah Beckett, HRSG, 2015/03/19

This is a short post that unintentionally illustrates the dangers inherent in a competency-based approach. More...

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Philosophical Investigations

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Philosophical Investigations
Ludwig Wittgenstein, 2015/03/18

If you've never read Philosophical Investigations you owe it to yourself to do so. This is not an easy book; it doesn't have a neat narrative and structure (though Wittgenstein's students tried to create one when assembling the notes from which it is comprised). More...

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How Valve's secret meeting got devs on board with Steam VR

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Valve's secret meeting got devs on board with Steam VR
Jessica Conditt, Engadget, 2015/03/18

If I had to place my wager on whether usable VR will be created by either sketchy Kickstarter start-up Oculus Rift or game developers Valve, I'd place my money on Valve. More...

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Down With Selfie Sticks?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Down With Selfie Sticks?
Rob Watson, Rob Watson Media, 2015/03/18

I saw my first selfie stick last September and the reaction since then has been, well, negative. Rob Watson questions this. "It seems that users of selfie sticks have broken some kind of taboo. More...

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Do We Have an Inborn Moral Sense?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Do We Have an Inborn Moral Sense?
Marilyn Walker, Open Journal of Philosophy, 2015/03/18
When we want people to behave appropriately, either online or offline, to what exactly are we appealing? One school of thought argues that morality is based on reason - this, for example, gives us utilitarianism or the categorical imperative. But what if morality is more like a sensation, as Hume argued, rather than reason. More...

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UNESCO's Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. UNESCO's Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online
Sanjaya Mishra, UNESCO, 2015/03/18

As the headline says, UNESCO has released its new open access curriculum. Here it is:
Curriculum for Library Schools

Curriculum for Researchers

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The difference between social learning and social collaboration

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The difference between social learning and social collaboration
Jane Hart, Learning in the Social Workplace, 2015/03/18
"Social learning," writes Jane Hart, "is too often deemed to be achieved primarily through an organised educational or training experience that involves people brought together explicitly to learn from one another." This presumes that learning objectives and the rest have been defined in advance. More...

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