06 octobre 2017

Swearing in conference presentations works!

Swearing in conference presentations works!
Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, 2015/03/05

Donald Clark defends the use of swear words and expressions in conference presentations (language warning, not surprisingly). This is also common in various online publications. More...

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Rules, Attribution, and Doing The Right Thing

Rules, Attribution, and Doing The Right Thing
Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, 2015/03/05
I have to say I'm completely on board with the sentiments expressed in this post from Alan Levine. He writes, "Attribution not just about following rules and avoiding getting in trouble for copyright, it’s about paying forward the act of sharing content freely." More...

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To Get Big, Start Really Small

To Get Big, Start Really Small
Tim Kastelle, The Discipline of Innovation, 2015/03/05
I think this post is a classic example of post hoc ergo propter hoc - "after this therefore because of this". Here's the argument. More...

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4 Reasons You Don’t Have an E-Learning Portfolio

4 Reasons You Don’t Have an E-Learning Portfolio
Nicole Legault, Flirting W/ Elearning, 2015/03/05
Interesting perspective on why people don't have or use e-learning technology like e-learning portfolios. So why wouldn't you post your best work online? Here are the four reasons:

  • You're too busy
  • You don't have any experience
  • You don't have any e-learning software
  • You signed an NDA. More...

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People Have the Star Trek Computer Backwards

People Have the Star Trek Computer Backwards
Michael Caulfield, Hapgood, 2015/03/05

This is a great reconstruction of just what exactly is going on with the computers on Star Trek (the original series). More...

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Om Malik interviews Jenna Wortham

Jenna Wortham
Om Malik, pi.co, 2015/03/05
Om Malik interviews Jenna Wortham. I wasn't sure I'd like it because I'm a bit indifferent to Malik (and the early name-dropping and depiction of his subject as "sassy" didn't help). But it's a good conversation and they go into some depth into what's happening at least in the U.S. version of the internet. More...

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How Facebook Is Taking On "Dangerous" Speech

How Facebook Is Taking On "Dangerous" Speech
ReadWrite, Alicia Eler, 2015/03/04
Interesting article about Facebook's response to 'dangerous speech'. The article is situated with respect to "the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, who spent seven years in jail for inciting violence against Muslims and now advocates exiling them from Myanmar." The article lists five criteria for identifying "dangerous speech". More...

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The troubling psychology behind how we decide who’s a scientific “expert” — and who isn’t

The troubling psychology behind how we decide who’s a scientific “expert” — and who isn’t
Chris Mooney, Washington Post, 2015/03/04
The trouble with experts, according to this article, is that they're unreliable (and our choice of who counts as an expert is unreliable as well). So we should let the wisdom of crowds prevail. More...

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment
Stephen Downes, Mar 04, 2015, 4th International Conference e-Learning and Distance Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In this talk I address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council's Learning and Performance Support Systems program. More...

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If You Love Something, Set It Free

If You Love Something, Set It Free
Tim Sweeney, Unreal, 2015/03/03

The 'Unreal Engine' is a gaming system that has been available by subscription for some time, but as the headline suggests, it has now been made available for free. More...

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