12 février 2018

Analysis of 2001 MAP Results for eMINTS Students

Analysis of 2001 MAP Results for eMINTS Students
The eMINTS Program supports elementary teachers as they develop student-centered, inquiry-based instructional practices using multimedia and computer technology. This study reports on student test reqults under the eMINTS program as compared to a control group. More...

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Online Community Technologies and Concepts

Online Community Technologies and Concepts
Interesting account of some major new features of contemporary online communities, including reputation management, collaborative filtering, mailing list management, content management, categorization and indexing. More...

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Quality Assurance for Online Courses: Implementing Policy at RMIT

Quality Assurance for Online Courses: Implementing Policy at RMIT
There has been much discussion in recent months in online discussion lists (especially DEOS) about whether online learning can be measured against some sort of standard of quality. This essay describing the Royal melbourne Institute of Technology's quality assurance program suggests that it can by providing a good description of the policies and procedures implemented at that institution. More...

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Neurochips Detect Brain's Reaction to Learning

Neurochips Detect Brain's Reaction to Learning
I have long held that educational theories ought to align with cognitive science. That is, our theories of teaching ought to be consistent with our knowledge of how people learn. But we don't really know how people learn - not yet, in any case. I believe that people learn associatively, that learning is the creation of patterns of neural connectivity. Research like the work described in this article is taking us a lot closer to a true science of learning. More...

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Questia

Questia
This is pretty interesting. Questia is an online learning object repository. But it includes a step-by-step template for researching and authoring academic papers. More...

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SCORM Runtime Wrapper Extension

SCORM Runtime Wrapper Extension
Macromedia has made available extensions to its Dreamweaver content authoring software that create SCORM compliant 'wrappers' for learning objects. A wrapper is a small chunk of code that tells the learning management system where to find applets that report of the status of the learning object. They are required for full SCORM compliance. More...

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Guide to the Free Online Scholarship Movement

Guide to the Free Online Scholarship Movement
Freshly revised with corrected links and updated listings, this is the most complete and comprehensive guide on the internet to the terminology, acronyms, initiatives, standards, technologies, and players in the free online scholarship (FOS) movement. More...

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Stop Fixating on the Size of Your Audience

Stop Fixating on the Size of Your Audience
Mark Carrigan, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018/02/01
"Social media carries risks for scholarship, and many of them hinge upon these popularity metrics," writes Mark Carrigan. "Many scholars seem to think the huge scale of social media means they are talking to a vast undifferentiated public whenever they post anything. In reality, most of the time we are connecting with only the tiniest subset of potential readers." This seems reasonable to me. More...

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Dock.io

Dock.io
Dock.io, 2018/02/01
This is an alpha release of an application that uses blockchain technology to link the data in your various accounts around the internet.  "Most people have dozens of profiles online, many of which include information that is not up to date, resulting in lost time and opportunities. dock.io solves this by connecting different websites and apps you use, allowing you to save information to one source, and control how and where your information is used across the web," wrote Remote.com CEO Nick Macario by email today while announcing their partnership with Dock. More...

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Don’t Let Bad Journalism Get in the Way of a Good Online Education

Don’t Let Bad Journalism Get in the Way of a Good Online Education
Henry Kronk, eLearningInside News, 2018/02/01
I am often critical of traditional media in these pages (a tough sell in the age of fake news on social media) but my scepticism of what I read and view in supposedly trustworthy sources is well founded. This article makes a case. It cites as an example a Vox article from a few days ago that states that " virtual students statistically perform much worse than traditional students" based on a single study from 2015 looking at statistics from only 17 states. Now I'm no fan of charter schools but this report is not credible. It also cites a Wired article that says "online education, which is accessible, affordable and relevant, hasn’t lived up to its promise." This is supported only by a link to a previous Wired article which in turn cites no sources. More...

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