03 février 2016

From Bricks to Clicks: the potential of data and analytics in Higher Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. From Bricks to Clicks: the potential of data and analytics in Higher Education
Philip Norton, Sarah Porter, The Higher Education Commission, 2016/01/22
This is a reasonably detailed view (76 page PDF) of learning analytics from a policy perspective and contains a series of recommendations pertaining to data ownership and use, ethical issues, the nature of the data collected, and implementation issue. More...

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What a post-Persona landscape means for Open Badges

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What a post-Persona landscape means for Open Badges
Doug Belshaw, Open Educational Thinkering, 2016/01/22

Mozilla is shuttering its 'Persona' project, which has an impact on the Open Badges project. Users needed a secure login to access the badge Backpack, which is what Persona provided. More...

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Centennial College to scrap Saudi training program

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Centennial College to scrap Saudi training program
Toronto Star, 2016/01/22

I think all my readers agree that education should be provided to both men and women. This is true even in Saudi Arabia, which has the world's largest women-only university. More...

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What I Learned Using Paypal

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What I Learned Using Paypal
Stephen Downes, Jan 22, 2016.

Doug Belshaw wrote an item this week called 3 things I’ve learned from 200 weeks of sending out an email newsletter which made me smile and think "newbie" to myself. That's not even four years. More...

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Network Development as Leverage for System Change

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Network Development as Leverage for System Change
Curtis Ogden, Interaction Institute for Social Change, 2016/01/21
This is subtitled "How focusing on diversity, flow and structure in human networks can be a foundation for great change." I don't think it's quite that simple, though the item caught my eye because I think of food distribution and learning and the economy as networks. More...

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Network Inequality

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Network Inequality
Anil Dash, Medium, 2016/01/21

Why isn't there more diversity in ranks of social media A-listers? It's because platform-builders are often advised to focus on theoir own niche first, and the A-listers "were simply talented people who were early to the platform, and often were chosen by the platform as 'featured users'" picked out of that handful of friends and family who joined the platform. More...

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Why IBM is buying Ustream: Cloud, marketing, analytics

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why IBM is buying Ustream: Cloud, marketing, analytics
Larry Dignan, ZD Net, 2016/01/21

I don't usually cover acquisition stories, but because live streaming is so central to education, and because options are so limited, I felt this acquisition should be noted. More...

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Canada faces doctoral dilemma: Conference Board

By Jennifer Lewington Karen Birchard. Canada needs to do a better job of capitalising on the knowledge and skills of its doctoral graduates – both home-grown and recruited from abroad – to contribute to the country’s economic success. More...

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Turkey: Atlas, EdCon agencies bullish for 2016

By admin. One of Turkey’s largest education agencies, Atlas, held its annual employee professional development seminar in Istanbul this month, where employees learned new sales tactics and gained market insight from key partner providers and The PIE News. More...

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Ignacio Mas de Xaxas, British Summer, Spain

By Amy Baker. Ignacio Mas De Xaxas is President of Spanish educational tours and study abroad agency, British Summer. He was prescient in seeing a lack of innovation among many language teaching providers, and talks to The PIE about the evolution he sees in business direction. More...

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