29 octobre 2015

Wearable tech expands new horizons in schools

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Alison DeNisco, District Adminisstration, 2015/10/26
The headline is misleading - the article is mostly about Google's Cardboard, a $16 set of cardboard goggles you can use with your mobile phone to see 3Dish scenes and videos using specially designed applications. More...

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Leader-less ants make super efficient networks

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Phys.org, 2015/10/23
We actually see this sort of phenomenon fairly frequently. It's yet another example of simple low-level processes working over time to create order and efficiency without management or leadership. More...

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It's Never That Simple

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Dave Snowden, Cignitive Edge, 2015/10/23
This article raises three reasons to question "evidence-based policy." The first two are versions of the same thing, and a common problem. More...

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Slides and Resources from My Keynote at The Allen Experience

OLDaily, by Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Slides and Resources from My Keynote at The Allen Experience
Karl Kapp, Kapp Notes, 2015/10/23
Here's a slide presentation that reflects some of the themes I talked about in my own presentation this week. "Don't think like an instructional designer," he advises. More...

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Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

OLDaily, by Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015
Jenny Mackness, 2015/10/23
I'm not particularly enamoured of the Edinburgh University's manifesto for teaching online in and of itself, but I really appreciated Jenny Mackness's commentary, which either raises questions about the individual points or, more usefully, offers support and annotations from the literature. More...

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Learning -agogy Overload

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Matt Crosslin, EduGeek Journal, 2015/10/23
I sort of rolled my eyes when I first heard the term 'androgogy' (this would be back in the early 90s) not so much because I couldn't see how teaching adults might be different from teaching children but because I couldn't see why the term 'pedagogy' couldn't just be expanded to include all forms of teaching. More...

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Beyond Instructional Design: Open Spaces and Learning Places

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Stephen Downes, Oct 22, 2015, American Distance Education Consortium, Online, via GoToMeeting
This presentation focuses on the differences between a program and an environment, instructional design approaches through multi-year games, and the pedagogy of spaces and places that lend themselves to connectivist learning environment designs. More...

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Learning and the World of “Apps”

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TeachOnline.ca, 2015/10/22
The focus of this post is a report published last March from McGraw-Hill Education, The Impact of Technology on College Student Study Habits, which "found that 81% of US college students use mobile devices to study." You can see their video, "SmartBook Made Success Possible". More...

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Social Media Listening: Essential Tool for Both PR & Marketing (and Competitive Intelligence Too)

OLDaily, by Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Social Media Listening: Essential Tool for Both PR & Marketing (and Competitive Intelligence Too)
CyberAlert, 2015/10/22
OK, this is a marketing piece for CyberAlert - they don't post their prices so you can't afford it. I certainly can't afford it. But the idea of the service is that it scans various forms of media and returns you results relevant to your business or industry. More...

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MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons

OLDaily, by Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons
Sebastian Anthony, Extreme Tech, 2015/10/22
This is reported with all the breathless urgency of an MIT press release announcing something discovered for the first time, but though it's a significant finding it restates what others have been saying for a long time (and just for fun, the headline also gets it wrong). More...

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