01 juillet 2016

Things to Know (and Potential Dangers) with Third-Party Scripts

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Things to Know (and Potential Dangers) with Third-Party Scripts
Yaphi Berhanu, CSS-Tricks, 2016/06/28

One of the major reasons I use AdBlocker is that it blocks many third party scripts. These are bits of code web page owners place on their pages to display the advertisement - and to do a lot more. More...

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Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning
Eric Sheninger, A Principal's Reflections, 2016/06/28

In his monumental work The Idea of the Holy Rudolf Otto wrote of the 'numinous' as mysterious, (mysterium) terrifying (tremendum) and fascinating (fascinans). This post seems to want to do the same thing for education. The key of the tremendous and fascinating is that it holds us in awe. More...

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EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, 2016/06/28

Tony Bates summarizes the recent EDEN conference, writing "I was surprised at how much importance European institutions are still giving to MOOCs. More...

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Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy
Jackie Gerstein, User Generated Education, 2016/06/28
To be clear, the term 'Andragogy' does not mean (as suggested in this article) "self-directed learning". The term refers specifically to adult learning - "andr (meaning ‘man’) could be contrasted with pedagogy (paid- meaning ‘child’ and agogos (meaning ‘leading’)". More...

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SRI’s Study on Gates Personalized Learning Grants Is Out

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SRI’s Study on Gates Personalized Learning Grants Is Out
Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, 2016/06/28

Short note summarizing the Gates Foundation's SRI study (53 page PDF) on personalized learning grants. More...

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Remix culture and education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Remix culture and education
Steve Wheeler, Learning with 'e's, 2016/06/27

This post defines 'remix culture' and what it means to education. It is a follow-up to an earlier piece on digital literacies in remix culture. More...

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Staying Human in the Machine Age

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Staying Human in the Machine Age: An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff
Andrew O'Keefe, Singularity Hub, 2016/06/27
This is one of the better lines I've read today (applies equally to the internet and to Brexit): "What those of us unversed in Marxist theory at the time didn’t realize was if you get rid of government you create a very fertile soil for the unbridled growth of corporations." Rushkoff, of course, is talking about what happened to the world of the internet he talked about in Cyberia.. More...

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Six centuries of secularism

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Six centuries of secularism
William Eamon, Aeon, 2016/06/27

Interesting thesis: "by elaborating mechanical processes and spelling out how things worked – in striking contrast to the well-documented secrecy of the guilds – writers began to transform the mechanical arts from personal know-how into scientific knowledge. More...

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Talking numbers about open publishing and online learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Talking numbers about open publishing and online learning
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, 2016/06/27

I think I've always known this, but Tony Bates, who has a foot placed firmly in each camp, has the data to support it: "open, online publishing will almost certainly reach more readers than a commercial publication or an academic journal. More...

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Import Blackboard Common Cartridge into WordPress

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Import Blackboard Common Cartridge into WordPress
Tom Woodward, Bionic Teaching, 2016/06/27
It's hacks like this that make the world great. What we have here is basically a PHP script that read a Blackboard-produced common cartridge (the URL is hard-coded and inaccessible to me; you will need to substitute your own), creates an array of resources from the manifest, gets the resources as necessary, and then saves them as WordPress posts. More...

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