01 décembre 2017

2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress

2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress
2017/09/20
This is video from the 2nd World OER Congress, now in progress, subtitled, "OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action." As Indrajit Banerjee opens the 'Ljubljana OER Action Plan' session: "For a knowledge society to become reality, there should be shared information." More...

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Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster

Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster
Jenny Abamu, EdSurge, 2017/09/20
The reference to Equifax is just a little priming for the search engines; this story has nothing to do with data leaks (there's a well-worn strategy called 'streaming' in blog writing where you follow in the wake of popular stories to catch a little of the search traffic; I'm not a fan). The article tracks a fictitious student through a surveilled school. Every movement is tracked, every interaction is logged. More...

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The Open Faculty Patchbook

The Open Faculty Patchbook
Terry Greene, et.al., PressBooks, 2017/09/20
I like the idea of a 'patchbook', which draws on the idea of a quilt, in which each contribution is distinct, as opposed to a wili, where the contributions are melded into a single whole. In this patchbook 26 authors create "a quasi-textbook about pedagogy for teaching & learning in college. More...

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Learning as Artifact Creation

Learning as Artifact Creation
George Siemens, elearnspace, 2017/09/20
"One aspect of connectivism that has great potential for development is the role of the artifact in learning," writes George Siemens. "he web had its velveteen rabbit moment and became real to people who had previously been unable to easy share their creative artifacts. Eventually we were blessed with the ugly stepchildren of this movement (Twitter, Facebook) that enabled flow of creative artifacts but in themselves where not primarily generative technologies." Quite so. More...

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Opening Up Higher Education against the Policy Backdrop of the ‘Knowledge Economy’ – Navigating the Conflicting Discourses

Opening Up Higher Education against the Policy Backdrop of the ‘Knowledge Economy’ – Navigating the Conflicting Discourses
Gabi Witthaus, SlideShare, 2017/09/20
Once again I find myself wishing people would record their conference sessions - even an audio recording would be far better than slides, padlet and an outline. And this looks like an interesting one. More...

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Canada needs a national overhaul of university IP policies

Canada needs a national overhaul of university IP policies
Bart De Baere, Elicia Maine , University Affairs, 2017/09/19
According to the authors, young scientists and innovators have difficulty obtaining funding. This could be addressed by revising institutional intellectual [property (IP) rules to that they have full ownership of anything they create, even if they're working at a university (or government research lab?), which would attract investors and given them incentive to commercialize their innovations. More...

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World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns

World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 2017/09/19
Should digital rights management (DRM) be a world wide web standard? It's a tough question and so it's not surprising that the WWW Consortium (W3C) split almost down the middle on it. Now I've done work in DRM; I even have a patent in the area. But I have also argued consistently that DRM should be enforced in the resource, not the network. More...

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Subscription Learning as Performance Support Coaching

Subscription Learning as Performance Support Coaching
Will Thalheimer, Subscription Learning, 2017/09/19
Will Thalheimer describes an interesting performance support application called Trek. "Using employee's smartphones’ sensors (camera, audio and video recorder, and GPS)... employees captured evidence of their critical actions at each step in their learning path. More...

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We've failed: Pirate black open access is trumping green and gold and we must change our approach

We've failed: Pirate black open access is trumping green and gold and we must change our approach
Toby Green, Learned Publishing, 2017/09/19
This is another article on Sci-Hub (beyond the one cited here) asserting essentially that illegal open access is succeeding because legal open access is failing. The author points to a recent OpenAire report (77 page PDF) identifying six roadblocks to open access what all need to be addressed: these include author and publisher incentives, transparency, pluralism, and infrastructure. More...

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Here are 9 email newsletters about data… I think you’ll like at least 4 of them

Here are 9 email newsletters about data… I think you’ll like at least 4 of them
Paul Bradshaw, Online Journalism Blog, 2017/09/19
This list is focused mostly on data journalism, but it also overlaps into open data, and this is of significant interest here because one of the applications of open data is (or will be eventually) to feed directly into personal learning resources such as simulations, discussion rooms, and personal learning. More...

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