04 juin 2018

Over 16,000 sound effects made available for free from BBC library

Over 16,000 sound effects made available for free from BBC library
Clarisse Loughrey, Independent, 2018/05/03
It's great to have access to this library of sound effects in a reusable .wav format (though I wish I could download them all at once instead of searching through their library each time). What was most interesting (aside from the effects themselves) was the BBC's use of a RemArc license (instead of, say, Creative Commons). More...

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Building Desire Paths: An Online Calendar Smooths the Way for Student Success

Building Desire Paths: An Online Calendar Smooths the Way for Student Success
Kes Schroer, EDUCAUSE Review, 2018/05/03
This EDUCAUSE article reads a bit like an advertorial for Calendy, a cloud-based calendar, but it's also a pretty good case study of a calendaring implementation project at The George Washington University including the process of planning and mapping the user experience. Why Calendy. More...

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The Conduit Hypothesis: How Reading Leads to Academic Language Competence

The Conduit Hypothesis: How Reading Leads to Academic Language Competence
Stephen Krashen, 2018/05/03
Academic Language Proficiency (ALP) is "the mastery of the vocabulary, grammar, and discourse style of language needed for complex and specialized functions." It is typically taught through study and memorization, a process Stephen Krashen dispute. More...

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What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning

What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning
Yusef Waghid, Faiq Waghid, Zayd Waghid, The Conversation, 2018/05/03

African philosophy is depicted in this article as "the concepts of ubuntu (human interdependence) and ukama (relationality)." These were addressed in a MOOC called Teaching for Change. More...

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Is Copyright Piracy Morally Wrong or Merely Illegal? The Malum Prohibitum/Malum in Se Conundrum

Is Copyright Piracy Morally Wrong or Merely Illegal? The Malum Prohibitum/Malum in Se Conundrum
Rick Anderson, The Scholarly Kitchen, 2018/05/04
I view this post as a continuation of the lobbying effort to make unauthorized copying a moral issue rather than the straightforward legal issue that it is. The distinction being drawn here is between "mala prohibita (acts that are technically illegal but not morally wrong), and those considered mala in se (bad in themselves)" and Rick Anderson wants us to believe that "the whole malum prohibitum/malum in se argument really boils down to a question of moral philosophy." But not exactly. I think that people outside the publishing industry see the “malum in se” interpretation in legal code as evidence of the influence of wealth and lobbying to create property (and crime) where there was previously none, to the benefit of those who are already wealthy. More...

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The Average Guy Who Spent 6,003 Hours Trying to Be a Professional Golfer

The Average Guy Who Spent 6,003 Hours Trying to Be a Professional Golfer
Stephen Phillips, The Atlantic, 2018/05/04
The premise here is that Dan McLaughlin worked his 10,000 hours (or most of them, at any rate) in an effort to be a pro golfer. But if there are 245 spots on the PGA Tour, then if 246 people spend that 10,000 hours, then by definition the principle will fail. More...

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Online learning isn’t as inclusive as you may think

Online learning isn’t as inclusive as you may think
Erin Clow, Klodiana Kolomitro, University Affairs, 2018/05/04
I will agree that inclusivity is more than just access, pace and choice of learning paths. But I push back against the idea that "a sense of isolation and a lack of community for both students and faculty" are unique to online learning. I've seen it in in-person classrooms. More...

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What I Learned Producing 90 eLearning Videos In 8 Weeks At Google

What I Learned Producing 90 eLearning Videos In 8 Weeks At Google
Sam Rogers, eLearning Industry, 2018/05/02
A lot of this may be familiar to those already steeped in e-learning production, but it's a good quick read and will help managers (and employees!) very quickly determine whether a production process is on track or in danger of becoming bogged down. More...

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Interview with SoapBox Labs Founder on Speech Recognition API to Enhance Children’s Interactions with Smart Devices

Interview with SoapBox Labs Founder on Speech Recognition API to Enhance Children’s Interactions with Smart Devices
Sandra Rogers, AACE Review, 2018/05/02

So this is pretty cool. Speech interfaces for educational technology are advancing rapidly (as I guess shopuld not be surprising in the age of voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa and Google). More...

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As Facebook Shows Its Flaws, What Might A Better Social Network Look Like?

As Facebook Shows Its Flaws, What Might A Better Social Network Look Like?
Laurel Wamsley, NPR, 2018/05/02
This topic is on my mind a lot as I work through the various permutations of what a learning network might look like. Not like Facebook. Not like Twitter. This article mentions Mastodon, which is one of my current social networks of choice. More...

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