27 février 2018

Talking Killer Whales? Gullible Science Journalists More Likely

Talking Killer Whales? Gullible Science Journalists More Likely
Geoffrey Pullum, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018/02/08
We talk about literacies of various sorts but the enterprise begs the question: what counts as language? Geoffrey Pullum doesn'tt really tell us - though it has something to do with "the communication of simple ideas between people." But he's clear about things that are not languages. Music. Food. Sounds made by Orcas. " The claim that information transmission was demonstrated in the music is patently ridiculous," he writes. More...

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‘Instagram for classwork’ Seesaw in 1/2 of US schools

‘Instagram for classwork’ Seesaw in 1/2 of US schools
TechCrunch, 2018/02/08
According to this article, " half of all U.S. schools have teachers using Seesaw, up from one-quarter in June 2016." The service offers " iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebook and web apps where kids can share photos, videos, drawings, notes, links, files and blogs, and record voice-overs explaining their work." The idea is that if they're showing their work to a wider community, they'll work harder and pay more attention to it. More...

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Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege
Paul France, EdSurge, 2018/02/06
Yes it's another rant against personalization but there are also some interesting things in this article. First is this: "We often conflate individualization with personalization." According to Paul France, 'individualization' means " to have the assistance of a complex technological algorithm to assign activities to children," which he says is " impersonal and dehumanizing" and " focuses on consumption of educational material instead of interaction with meaningful provocations." But what is 'personalization'. More...

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Blogging With Young Students: Becky Versteeg’s Story

Blogging With Young Students: Becky Versteeg’s Story
Kathleen Morris, The Edublogger, 2018/02/06
This article is part case study and part advertisement for their course. It introduces Becky Versteeg, a grade two teacher from Listowel, Ontario, Canada​. "Most of Becky’s students are 6 and 7 years old," writes Kathleen Morris. "Becky’s fantastic blog is called Team 2 Eagles." She has published 631 posts, received 1372 comments, and created and moderated more than 100 student blogs. More...

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Educause Steps In to Save New Media Consortium

Educause Steps In to Save New Media Consortium
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/02/06

It's hard to imagine that the New Media Consortium ran up debts of half a million dollars, but that's what this article says. More...

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What It Takes for Employees to Own and Drive Their Own Learning (A Lot!) – Part 1

What It Takes for Employees to Own and Drive Their Own Learning (A Lot!) – Part 1
Mirjam Neelen, Paul A. Kirschner, 3-Star Learning Experiences, 2018/02/06
I'm not sure yet where Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner will take this discussion but it will be interesting to see. Interesting, I say, because there's p[lenty of evidence that employees can own and drive their own learning - not all, to be sure, but sufficiently many to say that it's not an anomaly. In this post we get a distinction between Self-Directed Learning (SDL) and Self-Regulated Learning (SRL). More...

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Educational Technology Magazine archive (1966-2017)

Educational Technology Magazine archive (1966-2017)
George Veletsianos, 2018/02/05
Nice. George Veletsianos writes " Educational Technology was a print-only publication. However, Howard Lipsitz, Larry’s brother, has collaborated with JSTOR to preserve Larry’s legacy and make all articles available online where they can be read for free. Here’s the Educational Technology magazine archives (1966-2017)." More...

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Identity in the Browser (Firefox)

Identity in the Browser (Firefox)
Aza Raskin, 2018/02/05
Longtime readers of OLDaily will remember I created something called mIDm back in 2004. The idea was to put an identifying URL in the browers so I could automatically log into sites. Three days later (literally!) the first proposals for OpenID were released and that's the direction the web went. OpenID was basically replaced by Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, which gives us the third party ID system we use today. It is not satisfying. More...

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The End of Cash; The End of Freedom

The End of Cash; The End of Freedom
2018/02/05
What is freedom anyways? Doug Belshaw posted this article from last July. It argues that the move toward a cashless society means the end of freedom, because government and corporations could then surveil your every transaction and cut off your access to money. More...

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