05 juin 2018

Research digest for practitioners: May 2018

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The May 2018 Journal of Studies in International Education is a special issue addressing the topic Internationalization and Research. Authors in the first article propose a common research model in the USA to foster comparative research considering how studying abroad influences degree completion. The second article offers a fascinating look into the evolution of research themes over the 20-year lifetime of this journal. More...

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Language development for female students abroad

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The number of international students attending higher institutions in Ireland has surged in recent years, with Saudi Arabia’s Scholarship Programme undoubtedly contributing to the upturn. The financial impact on the economy is clear to see, however, the impact on these students moving to a non-segregated society is less clear, especially the females. More...

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Grub, Google and the Sewmantic Web

Grub, Google and the Sewmantic Web
So could we ever have a real-time web search index? That is, a search index that is refresehed every day, so that when we search, it's right up to date? We could - but the answer isn't a massive centralized service like Google, it's a massively distributed service like Grub. More...

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Smarter, Simpler, Social

Smarter, Simpler, Social
This article captures many of the underlying theses of the blogging and syndicated content movement. In a nutshell, argue the authors, social software should be

  • Smarter, using XML syndication, distributed, collaborative metadata, ontologies, adaptive design and context-awareness
  • Simpler, developed using modular software with common methods and properties, web services and shared protocols, simple design shared and open source code
  • Social, in the way it is conceived, built, functions, and works, involving stakeholder engagement, inclusive process, collaborative development, and partnerships

This article also describes many of the features I think shouls characterize educational software. More...

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Futurist Fears End of Innovation

Futurist Fears End of Innovation
Howard Rheingold warns listeners at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference that entrenched interests are beginning to try to put the brakes on innovation. "They would very much like to get us back to the days when there were three radio stations and one telephone company," he said. "We're going to have to fight to remain users and not be turned back into consumers." I think this is exactly right. More...

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Building a Metadata-Based Website

Building a Metadata-Based Website
This article will be too technical for many readers, but is worth a quick scan in any case if only to develop an understanding of the way data will be managed and presented in websites (and other applications) of the future. More...

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In Defense of University Patent Licensing

In Defense of University Patent Licensing
This article defends the use of patents by colleges and universities to protect inventions created by their faculty. To its credit, it identifies the grounds for recent objections to the practice and meets them on those terms. More...

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A Weblog Learning Management System

A Weblog Learning Management System
This article (and Part Two) describes the concept of creating a learning management system (LMS) using weblogging technology. Citing Dave Davies, who he notes has also developed a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) using Manila, the author points to the capacity of a weblog system to empower student voices and create a genuine learning community. More...

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Common Sense Learning Principles

Common Sense Learning Principles
Jay Cross reprints this essay on educational principles. Back to the basics, he writes. It is certainly that, but also, certainly some straightforward and useful advice for designers drowning under a flood of new techniques and new technologies. More...

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Oregon Dad Sues to Ban Channel One From Schools

Oregon Dad Sues to Ban Channel One From Schools
A Portland, Oregon, parent has launched a lawsuit to ban the airing of Channel One, a commercial news and advertising service, into his child's classroom. More...

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