11 janvier 2016

Kitchen coding

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Kitchen coding
Brett Terpstra, BrettTerpstra.com, 2016/01/11

I found this via Doug Belshaw's weekly newsletter. It identifies the similarities between cooking and coding. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:26 - - Permalien [#]


Review of Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Review of Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession
Elizabeth J. Meyer, Research, Great Lakes Center for Educationm Policy, 2016/01/08

This review basically shreds the recent Center for American Progress (CAP) report outlining a vision for elevating and modernizing the teaching profession. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:26 - - Permalien [#]

Newton’s New Law of Teaching: When Quality Instruction and Technology Intersect

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Newton’s New Law of Teaching: When Quality Instruction and Technology Intersect
Gary Waddell, EdSurge, 2016/01/08
According to this article, " we can borrow from Sir Isaac and posit that in terms of student outcomes, Achievement equals Quality Instruction times Innovation (A = QI x I)." The point the author is trying to make here is that "Both of these variables—good teachers and good technology—can transform a student’s learning experience. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:25 - - Permalien [#]

The Triumph of Email

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Triumph of Email
Adrienne LaFrance, The Atlantic, 2016/01/08
I had a long and interesting conversation with someone from a technology company on Thursday and he asked me for examples of connectivist-style learning networks in practice. The closest think I could think of was the cMOOC, but on reflection I was able to think of two really good examples: the telephone network, and email. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:24 - - Permalien [#]

You Can’t Trust What You Read About Nutrition

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. You Can’t Trust What You Read About Nutrition
Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight, 2016/01/08

We could probably substitutre the word 'education' for 'nutrition' in this headline and still have the same article. I read (and you probably do too) a lot of articles relating this or that think to educational outcomes. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:24 - - Permalien [#]


Three Vegas psychics predict the year in tech

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Three Vegas psychics predict the year in tech
Joseph Volpe, Engadget, 2016/01/08

This will be my first and last article featuring psychics in OLDaily. But I have to admit Joseph Volpe's article in Engadget held me spellbound. It's actually two psychics making predictions and one psychic trying to scam him, but it is Las Vegas, after all. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:23 - - Permalien [#]

A better start for children in Tonga

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A better start for children in Tonga
World Bank, 2016/01/05
Account of a World Bank effort to support community play-based activities programs in Tonga. The fact that it's Tonga makes it interesting, because there isn't a lot of news from Tonga. But more significantly, it highlights the importance of early childhood development with respect to longer term learning outcomes. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:22 - - Permalien [#]

MOOC for teachers: why to bring coding to school?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MOOC for teachers: why to bring coding to school?
Teemu Leinonen, 2016/01/05

Teemu Leinonen writes about the Code Alphabet MOOC, designed to help teachers bring coding to their classes in Finland. "Why are we doing this?" he asks. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:21 - - Permalien [#]

Open journals that piggyback on arXiv gather momentum

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open journals that piggyback on arXiv gather momentum
Elizabeth Gibney, Nature, 2016/01/05

We're beginning to approach the era of post-publication peer review through the use of preprint exchanges such as arXiv and journals that draw from them. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:20 - - Permalien [#]

Higher ed thought leaders forecast 2016 trends

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Higher ed thought leaders forecast 2016 trends
University Business, 2016/01/05

These are short predictions from U.S.-based university and e-learning company executives. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:20 - - Permalien [#]