15 février 2018

American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy

American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy
Gallup, Knight Foundation, 2018/01/17
According to the Knight Foundation and Nieman Report summaries, "Americans say greater access to news sources is actually making it harder to stay informed." The analogy in education would be that greater access to educational resources makes it harder to become educated. More...

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A New Impact Investing Model for Education

A New Impact Investing Model for Education
Rahil Rangwala, 2018/01/17
This post describes a funding model for private schools in India where owners can get loans and, if the students achieve certain educational outcomes, they can get rebates on those loans. More...

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Coffee, communities, and condescension

Coffee, communities, and condescension
Harold Jarche, 2018/01/17
Harold Jarche uses a Twitter discussion to make the point that networks are not the same as communities. "Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections," he writes. More...

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What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server?

What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server?
Lisa Janicke Hinchcliffe, The Scholarly Kitchen, 2018/01/16
This article begins on a negative note about the RA21 authentication project, but reconciles itself by the end. The premise is that IP-based access to paywalled scholarly publications is coming to an end and will be replaced by (something like) RA21, which is an identity federation. More...

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Google Memory Loss

Google Memory Loss
Tim Bray, Ongoing, 2018/01/16
My experience is oddly the opposite: I am constantly setting Google to search only the last year because I keep getting irrelevant results from 2002. This is because the things I am searching for are often truly obscure. More...

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UBC Strategic Plan

UBC Strategic Plan
Alex Usher, Higher Education Strategy Associates, 2018/01/16
Alex Usher captures an item of significance in UBC's new strategic plan. "Under Draft Strategies for Transformative Learning (page 14) it says: ”Reframe undergraduate academic program design in competencies rather than credit hours: we will move towards competencies as a primary metric of program structure and completion." I think this is areflection of a wider trend. Usher advocates caution. More...

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How we scaled professional recognition for staff working with Learning Technology at the University of Edinburgh

How we scaled professional recognition for staff working with Learning Technology at the University of Edinburgh
Santanu Vasant, ALT, 2018/01/16
This is a quick case study combining professional development with the University of Edinburgh's strategic digital plans describinbg “a digital culture that will culminate in a university where: every core service is fully digital; every educator is a digital educator; and every student is a digital student.” I'm actuallyu hoping the students will be real students. More...

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A New Citation Database Launches Today: Digital Science’s Dimensions

A New Citation Database Launches Today: Digital Science’s Dimensions
Roger C. Schonfeld, 2018/01/15
According to this article, the company Digital Science has launched "a new product that includes a citation database, a research analytics suite, and streamlined article discovery and access." Called Dmensions, it is intended as direct competition for Elsevier's Scopus, as well as analytics suites such as Elsevier’s SciVal, Clarivate’s InCites and Essential Science Indicators, atop their citation databases. More...

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Meltdown

Meltdown
Adrian Colyer, The Morning Paper, 2018/01/15
Good technical description of the recent security flaws in compter chips explaining why we haven't seen the end of them. Out-of-order instructions (such as a speculative calculation) "introduce an exploitable side channel if their operation depends on a secret value." The impact is permanent. More...

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Getting in the groove

Getting in the groove
Jenny Judge, Aeon, 2018/01/15
Does music show that resonance without representation is a form of consciousness. More...

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