19 avril 2016

Report: Education Leaders, Staff Want more Individualization

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Report: Education Leaders, Staff Want more Individualization
Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, 2016/04/05

Of course, I would make my usual distinction between personal and personalized, but beyond that, I can't say the story is a surprise (though you'd be hard-pressed to find technology supporting this objective). More...

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Mining the Quantified Self: Personal Knowledge Discovery as a Challenge for Data Science

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mining the Quantified Self: Personal Knowledge Discovery as a Challenge for Data Science
Tom Fawcett, Big Data, 2016/04/05
Researchers know how to do analytics on large data sets, but doing useful analytics on individual people still eludes them. "despite small dataset size, the QS domain should be appealing to re- searchers (because it opens up interesting issues) and significant in its impact on the real world (because it can have a direct effect on people’s lives)." But it's not, because it's hard. More...

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Crowd Source: Inside the company that fakes it all... for a price

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Crowd Source: Inside the company that fakes it all... for a price
Metafilter, 2016/04/05

I wonder how much data is fake. This is what makes me wonder: "Crowds on Demand brands themselves as "the experts at celebrating your top salesperson, your best clients or a family member with a memorable and fun event!". More...

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Going further

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Going further
Doug Peterson, doug — off the record, 2016/04/05

Doug peterson says there should be pushback on the post What does the fox say? More...

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Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition
Ron Ashkenas, Harvard Business Review, 2016/04/05
My time as the leader of the Learning and Performance Support Systems program has come to an end, and while I am still employed by NRC, I find myself a bit adrift at the moment. Which is natural. "People want to be respected and honored for who they are, and one’s chosen career is a big part of that. More...

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Apple 'abandons' QuickTime on Windows

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Apple 'abandons' QuickTime on Windows
BBC, 2016/04/15

Thank goodness. Now if we could only get Apple to 'abandon' Safari on Windows (and everywhere else). Then all those annoying update messages for products I never use would stop. More...

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I Don't Care About Your Life

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. I Don't Care About Your Life
Jason Guriel, The Walrus, 2016/04/15

I realize that you don't care about my life (at least, not nearly as much as I care about it). That's OK, I can deal with that. But when I was taking religious studies courses in the 1980s I first encountered the 'confessional' course, where we were studying religion not only as a phenomenon but also as an expression of personal faith. More...

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20 Videos and a Poster Explaining Logical Fallacies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 20 Videos and a Poster Explaining Logical Fallacies
Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers, 2016/04/15

I have it in mind to one day update my logical fallacies site and to incorporate into an online course. Meanwhile, there's this: "Your Logical Fallacy Is is a website that provides short explanations and examples of twenty-four common logical fallacies. More...

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Equal Promises, Unequal Experiences

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Equal Promises, Unequal Experiences
Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, 2016/04/15
Students from an online Master's degree course are suing because "the program doesn’t live up to its promise of being designed for an online setting and not a physical classroom." It's a textbook case of how not to deliver online instruction. More...

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OER as a participatory activity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OER as a participatory activity
Sean Connor, Saylor, 2016/04/15
Saylor writes and endorses the recent Creative Commons post on OER as a participatory activity. But it adds, "Saylor Academy would absolutely benefit from infrastructure that would encourage us, our students, our partners, and members of the wider open community to really create the open content we need from the open content that we have." Of course, I've spent my entire career working toward this. More...

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